Is the Fair Tax(Mike Huckabee) Better than No Tax(Ron Paul)?
by EJ Moosa - (Libertarian)
Two years ago I gave out copies of John Linder and Neal Boortz’s "The FairTax Book". This year I am giving out copies of Ron Paul’s "A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship". These two books are currently connected to the campaigns of these two republican presidential candidates.
Americans are so fed up with the federal income tax system, and all of the games and gimmicks that are part of it, that they are ready for change. The Fair Tax has the potential to make that change happen. If enacted, all of the disparate taxes along the production chain of a product will be collected at the end, when the product is purchased by the consumer. This allows each of us to know how much we are really paying in Federal Taxes. To get this plan past liberals it has been touted as "revenue neutral" by Boortz and Linder.
Under the Fair Tax, you could purchase an item at the store for $100, and $23 of the cost would be imbedded Federal Income taxes.
That is a great idea. Before Ron Paul’s campaign began to grow at the grassroots level, I may have even agreed that this was the best that we can do. But Ron Paul plans to go one step further: Eliminate the IRS and the Federal Income Tax.