While pretty much everybody agrees that the U.S. tax code is a mess, nobody does anything about it. Oh, politicians talk about doing something, but mainly what they do is make it worse.
There’s a reason for this. You. You’re the reason.
People, alas, tend to be greedy and selfish and their attitude toward taxation is expressed in the old rhyme: “Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.”‘