"Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
"I endorse the FairTax" - In your words
We asked FairTax supporters on Facebook to tell the public why they support the FairTax as if they were running for President. Hundreds of you weighed in and some of the best explanations are below:
Wrangham - It is fair, simple, creates jobs, is
environmental friendly, and shifts the control of taxes away from the
government and into the hands of the people like no other piece of legislation
in our country’s history.
Freeman - Imagine the economic stimulus that
our country would have if everyone received the top line of their paycheck next
Peterson - It would more effectively fund our
government functions by tapping into the highest motives and incentives for
compliance rather than relying upon the worst impulses and requirements of
Price - It prevents the tax code from
favoring foreign made goods, being a tool of control by the government and
there are no loopholes.
Norwood - It would remove the tax discussion from political
discourse and force politicians to focus on real problems and workable solutions.
Its effects on the economy are, at this point, beyond debate and above
Corvenus Fretshredder - Both progressives and conservative's
strive for equality in some form. The FairTax gives prebates to the poor and
taxes a person not on what they make, but on what they buy
Blood - The fair tax makes us all equal.
Everybody pays. Instantly create millions of new taxpayers. Saves millions of
trees by eliminating all that paper work and encourages recycling. Takes the
power out of the hands of government and gives it back to the people. It is a
truely "progressive" tax. It encourages saving for the things we want
so reduces debt. Creates a prosperous environment for business. Equalizes
Williams - It is the ONLY way to remove ALL
taxation from poor people... that is, visible and invisible taxes.
Rainoshek - Because it levels the playing field
for all businesses and individuals and would be a sonic boom to our economy. No
longer would congress be able to pick favorites using the tax code!
Murphy - It is an honest, visible tax. Under a
Fair Tax, Americans will know that nobody is getting special treatment.
Gehres - 12 trillion dollar influx into the
economy, more money in everyone's pocket to spend or save, no IRS or tax day,
no more congress wasting time doing annual revamps of the current code and
millions of trees saved from the tax code printing presses. What's not to like?
Ted L Bullard - Because the vast majority of politicians are against it.
What does that tell you?
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