Oh I know they won't do it, but I always concentrate on what is right, and fair, not what idiots will do.You're basically suggesting VAT Don -- ask Europeans how they like that. Again - the IRS and code doesn't exist to raise money. It exists to allow the raising of money to be used to get policy objectives achieved. They won't do away with it.
The Fair Tax is not a VAT, at all, and nothing like it. It is an all encompassing single consumption tax, which absolutely everyone would pay. All criminals, all illegals, all diplomats, everyone, nobody is exempt. The cost is identical for everyone, the tax rate is printed on every receipt. There are no more embedded taxes, hidden taxes, or changing rates for special people, loop holes etc. That results in the most fair tax possible, funds the government in the exact same amount total, and only citizens receive monthly payments to recoup the basic necessities of living(prebates direct deposited and based on household size(head of household receives it, not the dependents)). Thus in theory, welfare could be reduced in large part, but we now have socialists in charge, they never do the right thing.