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    Monday, March 14, 2005

    National Retail Sales Tax Gaining Notice, Favorable Opinion, But there's a Problem

    Story dated 10 March 2005

    At first glance, it seems that the FairTax is actually getting some positive media exposure. But if you look closer, you'll realize that what they're talking about in this story isn't actually the FairTax. They are discussing a very dangerous idea, one that is a grotesque perversion of the FairTax. The FairTax would replace our current oppressive income tax system with a national retail sales tax. Congress, apparently, in true greedy-politician fashion has found a way to corrupt the idea of the FairTax. Their brilliant idea? Keep the 'retail sales tax' part of the FairTax idea, and simply add that to our income tax. That's nice. Instead of liberating us to a certain degree with the FairTax, there are some RINOs in Congress wanting to add a national sales tax on top of our income tax. Excuse me for being annoyed, but if I had wanted this sort of behavior out of Congress, I would have voted for Democrats. I am really starting to think that the Republicans have completely lost it. Here's the relevant quote from the article: "House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., the key player in the House on tax policy and Social Security reform, has said a national sales tax might fit into an overall fix for Social Security. Thomas is looking for revenue to extend Social Security's solvency and finance private accounts. Creating a new sales tax and merging it with the income tax might solve the revenue problem." And there you have it: Republicans trying to find ways to raise our taxes. We ought to inform our members of Congress that we think this is a hideous idea and that we support the FairTax bill (H.R. 25, S. 25) -- not this new idea.
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