Why a Flat Tax Hurts the Poor

Michael Francis
7 min readFeb 26, 2020

As we enter the election year, it’s no doubt that we will hear countless policy suggestions, some we agree with, some we don’t; some better than others. It is important to understand some of these proposals so we can best judge the policy for what it is, independent of what team or side it’s coming from.

“It’s worth it to explain the flat tax for what it is: a regressive…