Judge Richard Posner supports a value-added tax as part of an overall tax reform plan to encourage entrepreneurial development and avoid increasing the debt burden on the future. "To compensate for any loss in tax revenue from these changes, and to help face the growing debt problem of the US, I would support a value added tax, but only as part of such a comprehensive reform of the tax structure. Value added taxes have many attractive incidence features that can be a valuable way to raise tax revenue in a system with low personal and corporate income taxes. ... Instead of introducing additional stimulus packages and further raising the cost of doing business, Congress and the President should try to create an environment where companies, both large and small, and entrepreneurs are recognized as crucial forces in a dynamic economy."