We have headed east out of Billings, Montana, on our I-90 Run-N-Gun Tour. (I realize this is a bit of a departure from our Moseying in Montana Tour, but the polls are showing we’re behind — and no one else has even declared yet!) Yesterday we stopped in Sheridan, Montana, where I lifted some weights at The Body Shop Gym, then the family and I headed downtown for a Street Fair with, it seemed like, a couple thousand people. Liz, the kids and I walked about passing out a lot of “average Joe” campaign cards, and talked politics. (Incidentally, we urge our supporters to get creative with making up some “average Joe” cards yourself and stump in your respective areas — and beyond.) At the street fair, I got in a conversation with Alex Lee, who is running for City Council in Sheridan. He said his biggest plank is a one cent tax on everything sold in Sheridan, which he estimates will generate $5 million a year for local roads, a senior center, and other city services. Shortly after talking to Mr. Lee, I found myself in a conversation with a couple from Clovis, NM, who were vacationing here. They said they’d like to see a simplified tax system where a certain percentage was taken from every dollar they made (with no tax loopholes, etc.). They weren’t adverse to paying taxes. “We are willing to pay taxes for the privilege of living in this country,” the husband said. Note: We propose a simplified, progressive tax with an easy to decipher one-page form.