Rand Paul's hopes for a flat tax

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If Rand Paul – the Libertarian-leaning, conservative senator from Kentucky – chooses to run for president in 2016, expect to hear a lot about a single-rate flat tax system.

When it comes to taxes, Rand Paul wants them simple and flat.

The blunt-spoken, Libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky, who won the 2016 presidential straw poll among leading conservatives, favors a flat tax: a one-rate income tax system with a minimum of tax breaks for individuals and businesses.