Everyone talks about how true reform of our tax laws should have three goals: 1) equitable; 2) efficient; and 3) simpler. In doing that, many have argued for removing the individual mandate, but at the same time have left in things like charitable deductions, SALT, and the mortgage deduction. This is ludicrous. With those three concepts above, the other provisions need to be addresses, as they are not equitable, efficient, or simpler — they are political. To leave them in, while removing the individual mandate, is illogical.