If this belongs in the War Zone, then delete it as I don't participate there. But I had this thought the other day and thought I'd share with my friends here: Since the Supreme Court in "Citizens United" ruled that corporations are people in terms of First Amendment protected speech, why not treat corporations and people equally in terms of taxation? What is called individual income tax is actually a revenue tax. Individuals are required to pay taxes on each pay check based on the amount they are paid. Then at the end of each year that total gets adjusted based on certain deductions, etc. The actual costs of living are not taken into account. Businesses do not pay tax on revenue, they pay tax on profits. They deduct all costs of doing business from gross revenues and then pay taxes on what is left over. Why not treat both the same? Either tax businesses based on their receipts, or allow individuals to deduct all costs of living and then pay tax on their profits? It only seems fair.