1. Taxes on wages and salaries with large individual exemptions but no deductions, i.e., all wages and salaries over the individual exemption would be taxed. 2. Federal, state and local retail sales taxes worth an aggregate total of 8% total. 3. A tax on individual and corporate debt with large exemptions for first mortgages on primary residences. 4. Various excise taxes on an assortment of goods and services, i.e., tax things we’d want less of. 5. A protective tariff. 6. A tax on energy that comes from non-renewable sources with all forms being taxed at the same rate according to their BTU content. 7. Property taxes on commercial and residential real estate. 8. Various fees on things like business licenses, automobiles and building permits. 9. A progressive wholesale sales tax, i.e., the more you buy in the wholesale market the higher your tax rate.