ABSOLUTELY!!!!! The first $25,000 a person earns is tax free. This helps the poor and the working poor. After that first $25,000, EVERYBODY pays 18%. No charity deduction. No home mortgage interest deduction. No I got an itch on my butt deduction. No deductions or loopholes of any kind should be allowed. Interest and dividends are treated as ordinary income as well. The reason why people claim "the rich" don't pay their fair share is because of all the deductions and loopholes. Let's eliminate all deductions and loopholes. Let's treat all income the same. Now that's fair.