The truth behind progressive tax plans
Keeping you in check.
"Divide and conquer."
People will overlook some high taxes if they think that a highly visible target group is paying more than they are.
The way to keep taxes low is to keep them uniform. No exemptions. No deductions. No mixing higher and lower rates.
That way there is no way to change taxes without angering people.
Which is precisely why the politicos will always argue against it. Politicos like playing one group of people against the others.