Smallest tax rate???? Really????
The only reason for this is that taxes in the US are split between various level of government and that health insurance is not included in taxes as it is in most countries. When you compare oranges with oranges the tax rates are quite similar. It is for example only a few percentage point lower than Canada even through Canada has tax funded universal health coverage.
I thing there is large space for improvement. And also I thoroughly dislike the tea party they have a point.