This scheme from the GOP clown car might have worked had it been tried back when Ron Paul proposed something similar, and if it was tied to repealing the 16th Amendment.

Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), eliminate the national income tax and replace it with a national consumption tax.

In the one-in-a-centillion chance this became law, within ten years (if that many remain), the empire would have a sales tax AND an income tax. But hey, if FAUX News tells you to get excited, then knock yourself out!