I'm not particularly a follower of the people over at fairtax.org but it looks to me that they are only advocating a consumption tax which is also what I support. Where do you get the idea that a the goal of a consumption tax is to starve the government for money?
I've long held that one of the main goals of the "Fair" tax system is to starve the government for funds and thereby force massive downsizing and loss of popular programs that are otherwise untouchable. In one of the new gerrymandered districts near me [:-(] there are two Republicans in a primary runoff (the gerrymander is so effective there's no other candidate in November. One of the candidates, Ben Stusand, is making the Fair Tax the lynchpin of his campaign. He claims that Fair tax "will result in lower tax bills for 95% of all Americans." My question is, doesn't this PROVE that FAIRTAX.ORG's claim that their system would be "revenue-neutral" relative to the current system is just so much hot air?
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