Here's a video from The Center For Freedom And Prosperity about the hidden costs, the opportunity costs, and the obvious right-out-there-in-your-face costs of the American tax system:
Here's an example of the Hong Kong tax system:
In the Hong Kong system, you don't get deductions for doing what Barack and Nancy and Harry like. You don't get credit for politically correct behavior.
You pay a percentage of your income to the government.
(They do have an alternative form, where taxpayers are allowed to take deductions for a few things like charitable donations, care of elderly relatives, and retirement savings. Go here to read more. But for the most part, citizens send in the form shown above.)
Now, think of the time and effort you've spent calculating your taxes. Think of the tax accountants in the U.S. who have spent the last few months discovering tax loopholes, protecting their customers' money from the government, despite the fact that many of these same customers recently voted for a guy whose stated goal was for the government to spend more money.
Think of the things that your business can't do because of the tax implications.
Think of the employees you're now reluctant to hire because it would put you in a new Obamacare bracket.
If you're in the Obama administration, think of how much energy was required for you to be a successful tax cheat.
The Flat Tax is an idea whose time has come. Hit the link to learn more.