E.J. Conzola II writes on AdirondackDailyenterprise.com that Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in New York's 23rd Congressional District special election is now backing the flat tax idea. Hoffman was quoted saying, "The tax code that we have is so complex. ... It's basically corrupt."
That is a bold moved because Hoffman is an accountant. He estimates that roughly half the business done by his accounting firm is helping taxpayers deal with the IRS.
Hoffman later added in the article, "High taxes and complex government regulations and red tape stifles businesses."
When contacted for Conzola’s article, the spokesman for Republican backed Dede Scozzafava said his candidate does not want a flat tax, but “does support reforming existing tax laws”.