Would Trump's Simplified Tax Code Cost Thousands of Accountants Their Jobs?

What would Donald Trump do about the thousands of tax preparers that would lose their jobs if he simplifies the Tax Code? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Dave Consiglio, Chemistry and Physics High School Teacher and Community College Professor, on Quora:

Oh there you go again, looking at details and logically following them to their conclusions.

We don't do that here in America. Here we say things that sound good unless you investigate more closely. You know, things like "I'll simplify the tax code" and "I'll deport illegal immigrants" and "I'll repeal Obamacare."

All three of these have been popular with the GOP, but all three have
major
problems. You've spotted the first: rampant unemployment, both from the H&R Block subset of the tax economy, as well as the IRS, which employs
.

In addition, a simple tax code sounds like a good idea, but probably isn't. Every person is different, and a "one size fits all" method of taxation is likely to cause some serious problems. Sometimes complex problems have complex solutions.

Deporting Illegal Immigrants sounds like a decent idea, right? I mean, they're "illegal". But how exactly do you process 11-15 million people (depending on who you count)? Oh, and while you're processing them, more are coming in, more are having babies, and some that you deport come back.

As for Obamacare, repealing it would suddenly remove insurance from millions of people who currently have it. We have contracts and agreements in place to prevent that sort of thing from happening. Besides, what about people who are in surgery at the time you make that decision. Do they pay? What if they can't?

This is one of many reasons why Hillary Clinton is a far better choice for president. You may not like her politics, but believe me, when I tell you that she's considered (and reconsidered) the ramifications of her ideas and has a means to implement them that doesn't leave people out in the cold.

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