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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The FairTax -- The Truth

By Neal Boortz

Last Thursday Townhall contributor Hank Adler published a column on this website entitled “A Hard Look At The Fair Tax (sic)”. Almost immediately the emails started pouring into my show – literally by the hundreds – urging me to post a response to Adler’s rather stinging critique of the FairTax.

Since Congressman John Linder, the author of H.R. 25, The FairTax Act, and I wrote “The FairTax Book” in 2005 we’ve seen an unprecedented and ever-growing nationwide interest in this tax reform idea. Let’s face it, you have to be doing something to capture the imagination of the American people to have a book on taxes debut No. 1 on The New York Times Bestsellers List. There are some, though not in what we call the mainstream media, who think that Governor Mike Huckabee’s embrace of The FairTax is an important element to his rise in the GOP presidential sweepstakes.

The FairTax eliminates all corporate, business and personal federal income taxes, all payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, dividend taxes and estate taxes, and replaces them all with ...........

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  • The real reason the Left's Congressional leaders object so much to The Fair Tax is because with it everyone will understand exactly what the impact on them will be of any increases in the tax rate that are necessitated by increases in Federal spending. They will no longer be able to convince the public that they, as individuals, will be the benefactors of the increased government revenue coming from the 'rich' who are so unfairly better off than they. 'Don't tax me, don't tax thee, tax that guy behind the tree.'

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 9:41 AM  

  • Good to hear from you anotmo.

    I think the Fair Tax is something we won't see in our lifetime.

    Taxes, the IRS, and the silly notion that many have come to believe that government is the answer to all our problems - well - have become too entrenched into our thought processes - not to mention the Fair Tax idea can be so easily undermined through ignorance, distortion, etc.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 9:56 AM  

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