In general, consumption tasks are a good thing (only non-savings, non-investment gets taxed).
A VAT though is a hidden tax. It is a little tax at each stage of the production and delivery of a good or service. The tax burden is hidden from the view of voting citizens. A tax system based on hidden taxes can be manipulated by the elites and the “connected” for their own benefit and to reward their supports.
Implementing a Hidden Tax System goes against the principles of what I hope the next . will become
I will not support a VAT or anybody who does.