Bradley Byrne uses half-truth approach to Fair Tax
In an early August candidate forum and more recently on a local radio show, candidate Bradley Byrne grossly mislead voters by stating that "his opponent supports the Fair Tax which is a 23% tax increase and that it hurts the elderly".
The only truth in his statement is that his opponent supports it. Candidate Byrne failed to inform the electorate that under the Fair Tax Plan, all income and payroll tax withholding is eliminated and all legal families will be able to consume the basic necessities of life free of tax due to the unique "prebate" provision in the Fair Tax legislation.
He also failed to say that the Fair Tax totally replaces all individual and corporate taxes with a single rate consumption tax collected on new goods and services at retail sales counters while relieving every legal resident from taxes on the basic necessities of life.
Repeatedly, studies have shown that all income groups are better off under the Fair Tax, including the elderly. Be careful of candidates telling half truths. I know the candidate understands the Fair Tax concepts as I personally explained it to him in a 50 minute session in late July. For more information on the Fair Tax go to www.fairtax.org.
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