The “Fair Tax”: Is it Fair? Is it an Improvement?


Fair Tax would require Constitutional amendment
“There are so many things about the Fair Tax to oppose that I could write a book. But before I begin listing the reasons I oppose the Fair Tax HR 25 itself I think it’s necessary to touch on a few things regarding the 16th amendment.” Read more…
DailyPaul.com 2007 December 3

Unspinning the FairTax
“In our recent article on the second GOP debate, we called out Gov. Mike Huckabee as well as Reps. Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter for their support of the FairTax. We wrote that the bipartisan Advisory Panel on Tax Reform had “calculated that a sales tax would have to be set at 34 percent of retail sales prices to bring in the same revenue as the taxes it would replace, meaning that an automobile with a retail price of $10,000 would cost $13,400 including the new sales tax.” A number of readers pointed out that H.R. 25, the specific bill mentioned by Gov. Huckabee, calls for a 23 percent retail sales tax and not the 34 percent used by the Advisory Panel on Tax Reform. That 23 percent number, however, is misleading and based on some extremely optimistic assumptions. We found that while there are several good economic arguments for the FairTax, unless you earn more than $200,000 per year, fairness is not one of them.” Read more…
FactCheck.org 2007 May 31

The Fraudulent Tax
“The twin truths that taxation is theft (no matter how the money is collected) and that the US government should never be given a budget that is in the trillions (no matter how the money is collected) are concepts that FairTax proponents have never grasped.” Read more…
Ludwig von Mises Institute 2006 October 9

The Fair Tax Fraud
“The FairTax is a fraud because it is based on the fallacy that government theft (taxation) should be done in a “fair” manner instead of eliminated altogether.” Read more…
Ludwig von Mises Institute 2005 May 18

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