Article I, Section 9 clearly states, “no Capitation, or other direct Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census of Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”
Essentially, you can’t have tax brackets or graduated tax systems, like we do. Excise taxes are the most common way to collect monies for the government.
I do agree with loser-pays court fees. That should be the case across the board.
That's why I said we need to amend the Constitution. We need to simplify and restrict the way the government collects revenue. The four ways I mentioned would suffice. The system we have now is drowning us in fees and over-taxation. It needs replaced.