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What’s foul about the FairTax

July 4, 2010
Bruce Bartlett

[Ed. note ~ The only “fair” tax is NO tax !!!]

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s rise to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates is one of the major stories of this election cycle. Although his strong support among evangelical Christians is a factor in his rise, Huckabee has also benefited from the backing of a small but intense group of people favoring abolition of the federal tax system and its replacement by a 23 percent national retail sales tax known as the FairTax.

The states would be required to collect this new tax, thus allowing for abolition of the Internal Revenue Service. To prevent poor and middle-class people from being overly burdened, Americans would be sent monthly checks as a partial rebate of the tax.

Unfortunately, like all things in life that are too good to be true, so is this one. Here are a few problems with the FairTax.

The story continues …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Holtz permalink
    July 4, 2010 9:40 pm

    In case it is not widely known, and hopefully it is—Huckabee the guitar player is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds hands with King David and the other bastards.

  2. Wilyum permalink
    July 4, 2010 12:27 pm

    Once again, Mr Bartlett has it wrong. To contrast Mr Bartlett’s points with the actual facts, go to and read, from the source, what the FairTax is really all about.

    Have a safe and happy Fourth!!

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