I don't really disagree with you at all Blade but I find it amusing that people care about the federal deficit now with Trump in office when before no one really cared as long as they were getting free stuff. The ACA clearly overestimated it's savings and drastically underestimated the cost it would impose and yet it wasn't really talked about. I'm really just over the whole two party system, neither of which really seem to care for the country or the citizens.
Personally, I'd just like to see a simplified tax code where I just look at my bracket and pay that percent. No write-offs, deductions, work-arounds, or whatever other name you want to call it. Of course, that would kill a whole lot of CPA jobs but would ensure everyone is "paying their fair share".
1. Corporate Tax 22%
2. Personal Tax: No deductions or write-offs. 3-4 brackets.
Pretty simple but IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN