I find it hard to believe the comments made that there is no political will for tax reform, when there is a Tax Plan out there that is far superior to the current system. If this pannel does not see the obvious path to follow on this subject there is something seriously wrong with are current government. And we should not only consider s. s. reform and tax reform. We should start to consider a serious reform for the government itself. So they can start doing things that actually benefit the majority of the citizens in this country, instead of all the special interests groups currently running things. Things do reach a breaking point, and it's up to you people to head it off before it's to late. You should take a serious look at H. R. 25 (The Fair Tax Plan) (www.fairtax.org). We all have a golden opportunity here to put the country on a path to prosperity, lets not blow the opportunity. Thank You Jim from Wi.