"There seems to be some
perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult." -
Feature Article: An Easy Answer
Even as candidates offer more debate responses, the real
problems facing America continue.
Lately, the toughest questions directed at Democrats and
Republicans are about resurrecting our economy. Worse, partisan plans dissolve
into bitter Washington gridlock and there is no vision to put Americans back to
However, there already is a proven answer that can appeal to
both sides of the DC aisle – and more importantly – benefit all Americans.
David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill
Institute, explains In an Boston
“By agreeing to adopt
the FairTax now, the president and congressional Democrats could say that they
considered spending cuts only after finding a way to increase revenues. And
congressional Republicans could say that they got spending cuts only by
accepting a revenue increase that benefited the economy. Progressives and Tea
Partiers alike would be accommodated, the crisis over the debt ceiling would
pass, and the economy would grow.”
Another expert, George P. Shultz, who was an economics
professor before serving as a Secretary of Labor and Secretary of State,
in on the benefits of fundamental tax reform.
“Shultz, 90, said a
simplification of the code would allow Congress to lower rates on a
“revenue-neutral” basis, while economic expansion would boost tax receipts.
“You’ll get a gusher,” Shultz said. “If you get this kind of stimulative tax
policy and other things into effect, there will be a response and revenue will
The FairTax even trumps generic tax reform. An enormous
amount of research points to the FairTax transforming the economy, creating
the opportunity for millions of new jobs
and raising wages.
With so much opportunity in a single answer plus an educated
base of enthusiastic FairTax volunteers, why is Washington talking around the
FairTax and not about it?
Professor Tuerck fittingly adds, “The idea is sitting
there, just waiting for someone to see the obvious and take credit for it.”
So, will your presidential candidate sign the FairTax into