Thanks. Missed you. Welcome back.
This is exactly why I think we need the Democrats to call the Republicans' bluff with the FairTax plan. Embrace it and negotiate the prebate to the level of UBI and the rate to be a consumption tax, all while eliminating 75% of the lobbyists on K street and entrenched resistance to informing the public of the real costs of consumptionism.
Let people have all of their pay before the corporate government gets it, but show how much it all costs at the decision point; the cash register.
The opposite of capitalism isn’t socialism: it’s sales tax.
Ironically, the FairTax is sponsored by capitalists.