Argument: Progressive tax rates hide size and growth of government
James A. Dorn. "Ending Tax Socialism". CATO Institute. 13 Sept. 1996 - "One major benefit of a flat-rate tax is that it would make the cost of government expansion visible to all taxpayers, especially if combined with a balanced-budget amendment. There would be a built-in incentive to compare the costs and benefits of new government programs. The invisible hand of the democratic process would then work more judiciously to determine the size of government."