Today, the federal tax code stands at over 10 million words long. 10 million words of complicated twisting language and deductions that would confuse anyone willing to read it. How can we expect every citizen to know the ins and outs of such a system? Obviously we can not and so we need to work towards a simplified tax code that does not take 10 lawyers to explain. Simplification in our tax code will lead to a more efficient, understandable, and transparent government.