It looks there's some momentum building, so I offer some charts to help make the case.
As the chart above shows, there has been a dramatic decline in the federal budget deficit over the past 5 years. It's now just under 3% of GDP, and that's a level that is not at all problematic. We can easily afford to to something "crazy" like eliminating the corporate tax.
In any event, corporate profits are only a small part of federal revenues, so they wouldn't be greatly missed. But if we were to couple the elimination of the corporate profits tax with the taxation of profits passed through to shareholders (dividends and capital gains) at ordinary income tax rates, then surely the revenue lost to the federal government would be minimal. And if there were any supply-side effects from eliminating corporate taxes (e.g., more investment, more jobs, more spending), then federal revenues could easily surge as the tax base grew. It would also make sense to lower top individual marginal tax rates.
In my estimation, eliminating the corporate income tax would be the single most effective way to boost economic growth and restore prosperity to the middle class. It would also be a perfect way to begin to downsize our bloated government and simplify the tax code. It's a no-brainer, non-partisan solution to our still-anemic recovery.