Those making $24,000/yr will finally understand that government money is not free.
Finally! Because you know your income level obviously proves that you're horribly ignorant! You tell 'em, bub!
Then you won't have the problem of people who don't pay taxes voting to raise the tax rate on those that do.
Because that's what's happening, right. The greedy, selfish... how have I heard it put... "parasite" poor bastards! You gotta make 'em SUFFER what it means to be poor!
A sales tax is still going to a progressive tax since things like food, school supplies, and other absolute necessities won't be taxed at all.
It's still regressive. It just means someone making millions will continue to pay a relatively trivial amount, while the poor take it in the shorts.
Sure, a billionaire might spend $5 million on a house, but his grocery budget is not going to be 50x more than the guy who spent $100K on a house.
Indeed, so in the end the billionaire will make out like a bandit (no longer having to pay out on his income) and the guy making 100k will happily save a few k$ per year, and the poor likely won't benefit at all.
So low income people will spend a larger percentage of their income on non-taxed products, meaning they will pay a lower tax rate than the guy who eats out twice a day.
Or they'll probably continue paying that tax, because they don't have the time or energy to visit the store and prepare the untaxed food because they're still struggling to keep their head above water.