Jan 2019 2019 Higher Prebates announced
Jan 2019 Fairtax intro in 116th Cong - only 25 Co-Sponsors
Jul-Aug 2018 The Great FAIRtax "Emperor" Neal Boortz has no clothes! - see last page, What's New
Jan. 2017 FAIRtax (H.R. 25; S. 18) re-introduced into the 115th Congress with the least Co-Sponsorship in years (Co- Sponsorship is irrelevant anyway - see Nov. 2015, Kevin Brady, below).
10-8-15 YouTube video Flat Tax vs FAIRtax
June 2016; The GOP Tax Reform Blueprint was published - See my comment The GOP seeks to reduce taxpayers down to less than 50% of the total. We must get Congress to reverse this long-term Progressive trend, or the Republic is lost.
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July, 2106 GOP Platform:
"To guard against hyper-taxation of the American people, in any restructuring of the federal
tax system, any value added tax or national sales tax must be tied to the simultaneous repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment, which established the federal income tax".
The FAIRtax(sm) DOES NOT provide for that - instead, it has a laughable "Sunset Clause" that Congress would surely repeal and then enact a new Income Tax, in addition to the
Feb, 2016 - New AFFT lobbying push "Don't bother with FT's details.."
Nov. 2015 - U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady is the new Chairman of the House
Ways & Means (the powerful tax writing) Committee. The Wall St. Journal
asked him if the FAIRtax(sm) would be on his agenda because he is a Co-Sponsor
of H.R. 25 (the FAIRtax-sm). Chairman Brady politically dismissed the FAIRtax(sm) by saying that it would be a good idea if we were starting from scratch, but it would be too much of a dramatic leap to take from today's system. This exposes the fallacy of AFFT's superficial marketing-hype use the number of FAIRtax(sm)'s
Co-Sponsors as a (false) indication of "support" for the FAIRtax(sm). (Note also that almost all of the FAIRtax(sm) Co-Sponsors ALSO Co-Sponsor H.R. 27 which does
NOT repeal the SS/Medicare "taxes" as the FAIRtax(sm) does, so it is most uncertain what the FAIRtax(sm) Co-Sponsors really support with respect to this very important element of tax reform and of the FAIRtax(sm) bill)
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A Very Flat Income Tax vs the so-called "FairTax" (FT)
A Very Flat Income Tax - the discussion begins here.
Our current federal tax system has grown into a multi-headed monster, that does not collect tax revenues efficiently nor effectively and that hinders our economy, while consuming far
too much of our time, energies and resources. We must make major changes.
The goal is to develop a new tax system that is efficient, effective, and fair, and which takes very little time, energy and cost to deal with and would tend to spur economic growth.
After much study and analysis, I have concluded that the FT is a very dangerous proposal - Progressive wealth redistribution and a financial scam, which is superficially and deceptively marketed by Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT), a national grass roots lobby.
We must compare any proposal to the current tax system, not merely to other proposals.
If a proposal is a terrible idea on its own (i.e., the FT), it should fail on its own. If you can find a flaw in the Flat Income Tax, that does not per se make the FT a good idea - FT must stand on its own, but it cannot. Each proposal (in its totality) must be weighed against the current system - the Flat Income Tax is a big improvement while the FT is worse, in its own special ways.
You might also wish to review a few Other Tax Ideas.