The Republican candidate Ted Cruz is not the first candidate pandering to those TEA party enthusiasts who would like to establish a flat tax rate that would make it simple for every person currently paying federal taxes. Doing so he believes the country could save roughly $500 billion or what he believed was the equivalent of the budget for the Department of Defense. To be factual the $500 billion estimate was from a few years ago when he was running for the US Senate, and estimates at the time for the DOD were about the same except it did not include a couple of items which increased the costs of the military to almost a trillion dollars.
The guys down at Boraie Development feel there is something to be said for a candidate who is bold enough to put a real plan in place that every American can understand and the majority support. For the voters on the left he is not robbing entitlement programs such as Medicare or Social Security. For the voters on the right he is reducing the size of government. The major problem his opponents will bring up is it increases the tax burden on the middle and lower economic classes, which currently pays little to no taxes when everything is said and done. But it does reduce the tax burden on the wealthier population which the Republicans believe will lead to increased economic development by adding more companies and more jobs. The truth is they have enough money to add jobs and companies if they really wanted too.