It DOESN'T "disproportionately affect the poor," its the opposite, it makes Everyone pay The Same: the very definition of PROportionate...and Fair. We're all in this together, and are obligated to pay the same %, Not some more than others. So, knock of the class war rhetoric and vote for a Level Playing field. No loopholes for the rich; No unfair "credits" to the poor and unproductive. If your ethic says someone needs "charity or a tax break," do it with your own dollars according to your own means, and Keep you hands Off my earnings, and leave me be to my own conscience to be charitable how, when and where I wish, not how You decide. Mind tour Own damn business, not mine. If you think taxes are a "burden" to some group, then work to lower them, make the government smaller and more efficient, and Quit trying to steal extra money from other citizens. Pay your share % and leave me to pay the same %.