It's way past time for a type of flat tax that would benefit private growth and expedite government reform. The Republicans are at the forefront of these changes. A flat tax, Cain's 9-9-9 plan, both with a little tweaking and a selling job would be a huge improvement over the unfair system we have lived with for years.
Don't expect everyone to get on board. Just enough to get conservative Republicans and a few conservative Democrats elected to kill the Sarbane-Oxley and Dodd-Frank "reforms", amend the Davis-Bacon labor bill, etc.
And slow down the radical union bosses assault on the public sector and their own sometimes naive members.
What are conservatives? An over simplified answer would be, people who don't spend more than they take in and when in deep debt, spend only on high priority projects such as security and infrastructure, with less government regulations on both the private and public sectors.