Absolutely not! We have a growing problem of income inequality in this country and any form of a flat tax will exacerbate the problem. Americans who make more money should be paying more into the system that has helped them to create that wealth. This allows us to have a robust safety net for those who do not have as much. Essentially, a flat tax increases rates for poorer Americans who would now pay little in taxes and it lowers the rate for those at the top who would normally pay more.