Re: But what about muh socialism?
"Otherwise, you might as well just throw the whole taxation system out of the window. "
The first sentence here which makes any sense.
"The point of a taxation system is to CAPTURE people who are making money and take a fair percentage of it. If that percentage isn't sufficient, or the people making money are difficult to capture, laws are introduced to MAKE it sufficient and MAKE them let themselves known."
I call BS here. If that would be true we would have a simple tax system easy to follow and hard to abuse. TAX system has a lot of other priorities before you even think about a revenue. The most important role of it is to use it as a political tool with some special allowances or deductions to win some groups which are needed at the moment. That's the reason the whole TAX law is so complicated and it's getting even more complicated when someone is trying to "fix" issues like this (which is political as well).
How hard would it be to just use VAT as the only tax in existence? Easy to collect, easy to understand, hard to avoid. The more you buy the more you pay so rich pays more then poor by definition. But then how would politicians be able to confuse you with it?