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H.R. 25, The Fair Tax Act of 2011 (145 comments ↓)

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H.R. 25 would promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.

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tc

March 14, 2011, 6:01pm (report abuse)

we need a simple tax system. The IRS has overstepped its boundary in the current tax code.

Concord Resident

March 16, 2011, 3:29pm (report abuse)

Fair tax is a great idea, but it won't be fair when the politicians get through with it, even if they pass it.

@tc

March 18, 2011, 12:16pm (report abuse)

The IRS isn't responsible for the current tax code. If you are upset take it up with the congress who pass the laws.

Resuscitator

March 18, 2011, 5:07pm (report abuse)

If you can't see the overwhelming advantage of this bill, then I can only assume that you're one of the fear-ridden underachievers who're just plain change-averse. Wake up! Read Boortz's books! It's time this country started working for the majority again!

politicaljules

March 18, 2011, 9:10pm (report abuse)

PLEASE pass the fair tax act. Taxes are killing my middle class family. We can barely afford to pay any of our bills because we are being sent to the poverty line with almost half of our salary going to the government. NO I am not rich, but I do have a daughter who is disabled and we cannot get one bit of assistance for her. We have applied three times, but the money we pay to the government is not for us, it is for everyone else. Well that is until we are so poverty stricken (for at least two years) that we might get a small pittance. I doubt it though.

wastewatcher

March 20, 2011, 4:16pm (report abuse)

The middle class and the upper middle class are being squeezed and when that happens, there is always a need for a paradigm shift or revolutionary way of resolving problems. The private sector is growing tired of having to give up our hard-earned income to pay for government officials’ wasteful spending, high salaries and pension plans and for the social benefits and virtually free health care of illegal aliens and those who chose not to work.

Everyday, working people who are supporting this Nation are talking about revolution, not necessarily a violent revolution, but a revolution in the way our Nation is run. The Government has alienated the people who are bearing most of the burden without reaping nearly any of the social benefits. To repair the damage and regain the trust of the people of the United States who are paying their salaries, Congress must pass the Fair Tax Act.

Unfair Tax

April 24, 2011, 10:53am (report abuse)

Resuscitator said:

"If you can't see the overwhelming advantage of this bill, then I can only assume that you're one of the fear-ridden underachievers who're just plain change-averse. Wake up! Read Boortz's books! It's time this country started working for the majority again!"

What an idiotic, self-serving, elitist a$$hole.

Those of us who paid the high taxes for years are now in a position to see less of a bite every month. You would have that turned around and continue to take that huge chunk so you can continue your greedy ways.

In my home state we have a 4.25 percent state sales tax and a 3 percent state income tax. The "fair tax" gomers are proposing to do away with the income tax for a sales tax of 12 percent for the state plus whatever the city/county can gouge out of us. Just how does that come out as a fair tax? Add on the 17 percent or more that your federal fair tax will levy and we will be paying even more.

Nothing fair about the "fair tax".

Voted No.

TheRealJoshTaylor

(logged-in user) July 6, 2011, 11:31pm (report abuse)

Fair Tax is fair.

Get rid of the IRS.

No more auditing. More Audis for Americans.

The "T" is silent.

VOTE YES.

J. T.

July 10, 2011, 1:36am (report abuse)

That silly little clown above who is claiming to be "The Real Josh Taylor" is actually a 12 year old boy living in his mother's basement in Kansas. His only friend is a vinyl blow-up doll and his mommy caught him doing bad things with it and took it away from him.

She also told him to stay away from her computer. When she isn't watching he sneaks upstairs and posts trash. Apparently she isn't paying close enough attention to what he is doing.

Poor little boy. So sad.

NOTHING FAIR ABOUT THIS BILL!

VOTE NO!

Jen

July 28, 2011, 8:19am (report abuse)

Vote YES, and create a CONSUMPTION TAX at the retail level, pay the taxes when you spend your money, not when you earn it.

chiefh

July 29, 2011, 1:34pm (report abuse)

If I understand it correctly the Fair Tax System would replace all state, county and federal Taxes...Think about it...we payaprox15% Fed Income Tax, plus the Federal Medicare Tax and State Income Taxes...Plus state, county and city sales tax...I would gladly pay 12- 15 % Fair Tax on every thing that I buy!

If I am wrong show me.

B. Obama

August 9, 2011, 7:18pm (report abuse)

It is better for this country if slightly under 50% pay the majority of income taxes.

That way the rest don't realize they are also paying these taxes since 20% of income taxes are included in the price of merchandise. That's how we get the drug dealers, illegal immigrants, tax dodgers, and others in the underground economy to pay taxes.

It is much better for the USA that a person pays 25% of their income rather than 20% of their purchases.

So what if - according to HR.1125 - estimated tax code compliance costs 5,000,000,000 hours and $200,000,000,000.

It's not my time or money.

@chiefh

August 16, 2011, 12:00am (report abuse)

You don't understand it correctly. States can, and will, still levy their own income taxes. Many states are already working on proposals for similar "fair tax" structures.

Nothing about this is fair.

VOTE NO!

TheRealJoshTaylor

(logged-in user) August 16, 2011, 5:27pm (report abuse)

I had enough of your defamatory and discriminatory comments, Andy. Including your impersonations of other people.

Veterans, disabled, , fight back against Andy Johnson, his impersonations, and his defamatory comments.

Even if we "hide" Andy's defamatory comments, he's going to make everyone's lives miserable and continue to make defamatory, sexist, discriminating, pedophobic, self-righteous comments. He thinks he's doing God's will, but this isn't god's will, Andy is doing the Devil's Will.

I will pray that he will find true righteousness in the Savior. And if he doesn't, he will give every account of what he says and writes on the Day of Judgment.

I live in Georgia, not Kansas. I live in a trailer with no basement, have no inflatable adult toys in my house. I was born in 1983, not 1999.

Hoochie

October 25, 2011, 1:42pm (report abuse)

I am retired and live on SS and my savings from 43 years of hard work. I have already paid taxes on my savings, from which I now withdraw 42% of my annual income. If this act passes, I will pay another 23% on this money when I use it for living expenses. I can barely afford my living expense now, so an additional 23% tax on them terrifies me.

VOTE NO!

November 14, 2011, 11:36am (report abuse)

This bill is only going to benefit the rich. All the rest of us will pay more and more taxes just so the rich fat-cats can put more and more in their pockets.

VOTE NO!

***

January 29, 2012, 12:41am (report abuse)

Another fatcat rich guy bill. The only one's who will benefit are those who already have all the money.

Tell them NO!

buckongo

July 6, 2012, 2:49pm (report abuse)

the national sales tax is OK except the big mistake is the plan to allow exemptions. No exemptions and there are no freeloaders in the support of the government. The amount of tax paid is predicated upon the individual purchases - no purchases = no tax.

Markie Mark

July 6, 2012, 3:22pm (report abuse)

Most of you saying vote NO do not even have a grasp of what the FairTax is. Your uninformed opinion is of no value to the discussion. The FairTax eliminates FEDERAL income, payroll,medicare,alternitive minimum,death tax,and corporate taxes in exchange for a one-time tax at the retail register for new-only goods and services(used goods are not taxed). There is also a monthly rebate paid in advance to every legal family to cover the taxes paid up to the poverty level. The intrusive IRS goes away along with record keeping and filing returns AND no more fear of being audited. And those who do not file taxes now will be paying the FairTax with each new purchase. It currently has more co-sponsors than any other tax bill. I suggest going to the fairtax.org web site to get the correct information.

Daniel Uffner

July 6, 2012, 3:38pm (report abuse)

The Fair Tax is the ONLY fair tax -- everyone is treated the same, regardless of political connections. It is the only tax in which individuals have some control over how much tax they pay as they chose what, when and how much to buy. It will eliminate 95% of the lobbyists, because they no longer would be able to get tax benefits for their clients. That will enable individuals to have more impact on their elected lawmakers and reduce political corruption. The tax base will be increased by millions of taxpayers by adding everyone involved in illegal activities and the more than 50 million tourists who come to the U.S. every year.

Tea2Dump

July 6, 2012, 4:17pm (report abuse)

Let's not forget the PRIVACY factor, folks!

I know I'm not the only one who is troubled by a system where some federal worker in Atlanta or wherever opens my tax return and can see how much I earn and where and how much I invest annually. It is NONE of the federal government's business.

Pass the Fair Tax and that intrusion ends. We'd just have to report our annual earnings to the Social Security Administration for the purpose of SS accounting. (We may be able to opt out of that.)

santa1951

July 6, 2012, 5:26pm (report abuse)

I,am tired of 67,000 pages that no one understands any more,plus i believe that we work hard for our money,and that we are entittled to a whole pay check. The Fair Tax is the only sales tax bill on the table.8% of the 23% goes to preserve social security,and medicare. After the first year the 23% rate will be petitioned down ,and probably be taken down a little bit each year,and the prebate could be eliminated.We need to stop penalizing people for working,and investing. The Fair Tax is a step in the right direction.Lets go out and get support for the bill from our representatives in D.C. to get this worthy legislation passed,so we can move on to tommorrow.Also we need to get rid of The u.s dept,s of education,and energy,and any other garbage non serving waste federal agency,s,which would help downsize government,and have it the way our forfathers intended it to be,and also make our legislators,partimers with term limits.

Johhnycreek

July 6, 2012, 7:45pm (report abuse)

Fair Tax-if you pay $1.00 for a product now,it will still be $1.00 then as the 23% is in the $1.00,not in addition to it like state and local sales taxes. It is a much better way to collect taxes.

VOTE NO!

July 6, 2012, 10:34pm (report abuse)

This bill is only going to benefit the rich. All the rest of us will pay more and more taxes just so the rich fat-cats can put more and more in their pockets.

VOTE NO!

JohnWesleyNobles

July 7, 2012, 2:33pm (report abuse)

HR 25/S13 is not perfect legislation but it is the best proposal on the table. Taxing income has never made sense and never will. It is time to tax consumption so everyone has skin in the game. Fair Tax will accomplish the goals of most Americans. HR 25 is a bill in congress and it warrants investigation by all citizens. Learn more about taxes by going to Fair Tax Nation.Com and Fair Tax.Org. We have people available to answer your questions.

FT Warrior

July 7, 2012, 4:25pm (report abuse)

Completely eliminating the federal income tax code and replacing it with a single consumption tax on new goods and services would revolutionize and revitalize this nation's economy. Anyone who thinks only "the rich" stand to benefit from the FairTax is ignorant of the prebate and has not read the bill. It's bad enough Congress votes on bills they haven't read. Don't add to it by voting before reading this 135 page bill for yourself.

Daar Fisher

July 7, 2012, 4:34pm (report abuse)

One needs only to review FairTax research findings to realize how badly it's needed: ► Synopsis of FairTax Research Conclusions

http://www.facebook.com/groups/endclasswarfare/doc/244790505544211/

http://www.scribd.com/doc/98067394/Synopsis-of-FairTax-Research-Conclusions

Gracemarie Collins

July 7, 2012, 7:06pm (report abuse)

The FairTax HR 25 is by far the best solution to the economic mess we are in today. It is simple fair and transparent.Takes power away from those politicians who don't have our best interest at heart. The research and principles of the FairTax is sound and I would encourage everyone to please take the time to study it and ask questions. Once you understand it you will demand it!

TN FairTaxer

July 7, 2012, 7:32pm (report abuse)

The FairTax will solve or help to solve so many problems that our country is dealing with right now. We need to pass this soon.

ONLY VOTE FOR PRO-FAIRTAX CANDIDATES IN NOVEMBER!!

PASS THE FAIRTAX!

dhleake

July 7, 2012, 7:49pm (report abuse)

It is clear from many of the negative comments that those people have not read this legislation, nor any of the $20 million that went into making it a progressive tax that benefits us all. Why not visit www.FairTax.org, read the bill (only 131 pages, double spaced), review the research, and then comment INTELLIGENTLY?

Tony L

July 7, 2012, 7:53pm (report abuse)

Research the bill yourself and you'll see its the only way to be fair to everyone without screwing those who produce or those who need help. Only people it hurts is Washington...boo freakin' hoo!!

shep0507

July 7, 2012, 10:19pm (report abuse)

Reading through the comments, I had started working on a rebuttal to the less than acurate and completely wrong anti-FairTax posts....then I reached the bottom few posts and realized that some of the smarter FairTaxers were already involved. With that, I will just echo their posts....Please, educate yourselves before you post, if you don't know what you are talking about you are part of the problem, not the solution.

Bill E.

July 7, 2012, 11:05pm (report abuse)

I've studied the FairTax (HR15/S13) and been an activist for nearly 10 years. No tax system is perfect, but the FairTax is the closest there is. If you are finding negatives in it, you are missing something and need to study it a bit more - or listen to someone who has. There's a lot of info at fairtax.org, and you can find out how you can help at fairtaxnation.com. Don't wait for politicians to pass it. It's up to US.

VOTE NO!

July 7, 2012, 11:46pm (report abuse)

This bill is only going to benefit the rich. All the rest of us will pay more and more taxes just so the rich fat-cats can put more and more in their pockets.

VOTE NO!

Paul Burgener

July 8, 2012, 9:16am (report abuse)

After the FairTax Prices won't go up. If they DO go up, you take home pay will increase enough to offset it. All income-based taxes are hidden in retail prices. The FairTax simply replace those hidden taxes with the national sales tax. There's no guarantees in economics, but the theory is prices will remain the same.

What's more, criminals and illegals will contribute to the tax, and the poverty poor will be "untaxes" with the prebate.

bigun12

July 8, 2012, 10:07am (report abuse)

We will never again be a truly FREE people for so long as we continue to abide the income tax and the IRS!

bigun12

July 8, 2012, 10:10am (report abuse)

The truly rich LOVE the income tax because they have the ability to limit how much of what they take in qualifies as "income". The do however consume like it's going out of style!

Steve Curtis

July 8, 2012, 10:38am (report abuse)

This bill could be the most important one in recent history. Not only would it "fix" our current income tax system, it would provide economic stimulus, greater accountability, and millions of new jobs.

Can anyone truly admit they like and support the current system of income taxation, and would prefer it over the FairTax? Not if they are concerned for the future of our Nation, and the kind of country our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.

David Behrman

July 8, 2012, 10:48am (report abuse)

The Fair Tax is the first sensible legislation introduced that will solve all the ills of the federal income tax system. It needs to be passed, and it needs to be passed NOW!

Jim Wright

July 8, 2012, 10:54am (report abuse)

The FAIR TAX is the best way to get our economy going and to be FAIR to all tax payers. Let's get is passed.

Ray Jender

July 8, 2012, 11:01am (report abuse)

@Hoochie Where did you get that false information from concerning seniors and their retirement income?

This is from the FairTax FAQ:

The income tax imposed on investment income and pension benefits or IRA withdrawals is repealed. Pension funds, IRAs, and 401(k) plans had assets of $12 trillion in 2004. An income tax deduction was taken for contributions to most of these plans. All beneficiaries and owners of these plans expected to pay income tax on them upon withdrawal, but are not required to do so under the FairTax.

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_faq_answers

If you can't prove negative or positive FairTax claims, don't post them!

BREN

July 8, 2012, 11:05am (report abuse)

Equality, as designed by the founders of the United States of America was based on equal opportunity & equal access. The fairtax returns our nation to equity among inhabitants. If you are a visitor to the land of the free and the home of the brave, or if you are a natural born citizen you are given the same opportunity to enjoy the blessings of Liberty. The fairtax allows all inhabitants to work to provide for themselves and their family members unencumbered by taxation. Then as inhabitants of USA make choices how to spend those dollars earned all are taxed based on purchase choices. Genuine Legal Citizens of the USA are given a break on the necessities of life up to the Poverty Level in the form of a prebate. Visitors and non-citizens do not receive the prebate, yet they are free to live, work, buy property, raise a family, go to school, innovate in the USA. The only difference is that they will not be given a break on the basic necessities of life. Citizenship has its privileges.

UT

July 8, 2012, 11:09am (report abuse)

To @tc - The IRS may not of written the tax code but the IRS is responsible for understanding and enforcing the tax code of which THEY don't understand and do a horrible job of enforcing. They have publicly admitted this.

brunblogger

July 8, 2012, 11:17am (report abuse)

The Fair Tax is fair. It should be passed only after a Constitutional amendment to abolish the income tax and replace it with a sales tax. That amendment should also limit states to a 5% sales tax and allow them to have income taxes.

Stan Malkemus

July 8, 2012, 11:22am (report abuse)

America is headed to the bottom of the trash can until we can break the chains of the IRS with a tax code that no human can decipher. The FAIRTAX taxes our consumption and not our productivity. The IRS and the federal income tax penalizes those of U.S. who work the hardest and rewards the lazy and the non-producers who do not pay their fair share of the tax burden. "Nuff said!

Ed W.Scruggs

July 8, 2012, 11:43am (report abuse)

I was advocating Fair Tax before Bill Archer from Texas introduce it in the late 90;s. I donated monthly until it became obvious the Organization was working too much from the top down.

We will not succed until we can extatlish Chapters in every Prescint in America. I have Local, County, and State elected Officials if they khew about the Fair Tax Plan and it is not unusual to get a no. I say this to be constructive. I am for the Fair Tax Plan 100%.

Ed W. Scruggs

July 8, 2012, 11:45am (report abuse)

Okay! I created an account

Stan Malkemus

July 8, 2012, 11:48am (report abuse)

SUGGESTION: I am informing my U.S. Representative and my two Senators that I will be voting for the opposing candidate if that candidate announces their intention to vote for passage of FAIRTAX legislation.

Kate

July 8, 2012, 12:07pm (report abuse)

Michele obama stands in 501.c churches violating the tax code for their tax exemption-if you're going to violate the law and tax code-abolish it!

The FAIR Tax is the only way to stop this absurd violation in black churches and leftist tax exempt groups. NO TAX EXEMPTION for anyone or any group

There's FAIR and aquitable

Dan Dyer

July 8, 2012, 12:10pm (report abuse)

For an explanation of the FairTax and why we need it, see my nine-minute YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4Xlo278aM

with more than 10,000 views.

freedom lover

July 8, 2012, 12:21pm (report abuse)

The FairTax is the only way to get our freedom and power as citizens back.

Coachbrian

July 8, 2012, 12:26pm (report abuse)

With the Fairtax, income, savings, and investment are not taxed. This will encourage savings and investment. This will motivate companies to do business in our country. Thus, stimulating hiring and economic growth. there will be an explosion of hiring and GDP.

dbsr

July 8, 2012, 12:27pm (report abuse)

People who are against the Fair Tax usually don't understand it. If they would take the time to read factual material (as opposed to politicians who misspeak on the bill b/c they would lose power) on it, I'd lay odds they would support it.

natezman

July 8, 2012, 12:49pm (report abuse)

It's a shame that most of you know so little about the "FairTax" bill. It replaces FEDERAL TAXES, NOT State and County; i.e. Federal INCOME Tax, Payroll Tax, Medicare Tax, Social Security Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Estate (Death) Tax, Corporate Tax.

You are already paying a tax on the items that you purchase, it is called "INBEDDED TAX". Corporations DO NOT pay taxes. They write the check, but you and I are paying their taxes. Their taxes are imbedded in the cost of the items we purchase;i.e. food, clothing, shelter, and ALL the rest. If ALL the Corporation TAXES go away with the "FairTax", the cost of "GOODS" will be reduced, which means you will pay less for the items you currently purchase. The 23% "Consumption Tax" will be added back at the time of payment which means you are NOT paying more. If anything you are paying the same as NOW or less.

Again, DO NOT comment, if you know nothing about the "FAIRTAX". You only embarrass yourself by so doing.

Mic

July 8, 2012, 12:57pm (report abuse)

Fair minded people who can read and understand this bill cannot logically or reasonably object to it.

TapDog's Dad

July 8, 2012, 12:58pm (report abuse)

dbsr is correct!

Few really understand it, and that is the source of much of the controversy. Those who really understand it - are for it (except for politicians, lobbyists, GE, and other low-life critters).

I actually watched about half of the fairly recent hearing on HR-25 - The Fair Tax a few months back, and can state without doubt, that, except for supporting congressmen and those testifying for and against, no one:

1. Understood The Fair Tax

2. Cared about The Fair Tax AND

3. Were mostly interested in pontificating about a totally unrelated topic of interest to them and no one else.

If this is the way business gets done in this nation, then it's no wonder we are in deep, deep doo-doo!

God help us all!

PS - Hell, we did the Obamacare thing without even reading it, so why not implement this little bill and see what happens? I'd bet my socks that almost everyone would LOVE IT!

natezman

July 8, 2012, 1:05pm (report abuse)

I'll add one more item.

In the last 40 years, that's 480 months, Taxes collected from INCOME, produced by ALL of us, would have been greater than Taxes produced by CONSUMPTION, ONLY 3 out of the 480 months.

To point out, How much money is the Government receiving from the 15 MILLION people who are Unemployeed? ZERO! But guess what folks, these 15 MILLION people are STILL Consuming. They are using savings, 401K funds even through they may be paying a penalty to get those funds, IRA's, receiving assistance from family, friends, their church, or where ever. But they are STILL CONSUMING, and the Government does not get one red cent.

John Gaver

July 8, 2012, 1:19pm (report abuse)

The FairTax not only solves the many problems with our current tax system, but will solve many other problems. It will create more US jobs, turn around the heavy flow of wealthy Americans who are now fleeing to other nations, bring in new foreign capital, dramatically increase compliance, and turn off the illegal alien magnet.

Read the bill. If you don't understand the legalese in the bill, then read "The FairTax Book". If you still have questions, read "The FairTax: The Truth". If you still can't see the benefits, read "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! …Or Do They?"

The government is using the current tax code to punish the people who pay the bills and create the jobs for the crime of success and, as a result, more and more of them are leaving and taking with them both the jobs that their US investments had created and the lion's share of taxes that they used to pay. Who will pay the taxes and create the jobs when they're gone?

Learn about the FairTax. It IS the answer.

BigCat

July 8, 2012, 1:44pm (report abuse)

To see the power of the Fair Tax you first must understand that the retail cost of new goods will largely remain the same, since the "inclusive" fair tax will replace the "imbedded" tax currently included by companies who "pass on" their income tax burden to consumers of their goods and services.

America products lose the current disadvantage they face when we export, because with zero corporate tax, there are zero imbedded taxes to foreign buyers. Industry booms and jobs return to America. Foreign companies will want to build factories in America to be part of the world's most lucrative market for sales. Lobbyists will lose their pervasive influence over our politicians who will no longer have the income tax code available to modify to create favors in exchange for political campaign

contributions. Tax compliance will increase substantially creating higher revenue, and the cost of compliance will drop dramatically. This bill will "fundamentally change America" in a positive way!

locodoc

(logged-in user) July 8, 2012, 1:48pm (report abuse)

Those of you who voted no on this bill without carefully reading and researching it are the reason that our country is in the sorry shape it is in. The FairTax would end the tax lobbying that has us all polarized and fighting each other instead of looking for the best way forward for the U.S. No the FairTax doesn't favor the rich. No the FairTax won't hurt the poor and middle class. No we can't just stop having taxes collected alltogether.

Coachbrian

(logged-in user) July 8, 2012, 2:02pm (report abuse)

I have noticed that some Seniors have expressed concern for implementation of the Fair Tax. Some of them think the tax code protects them. It does not. It is true they receive an exemption for being over 65. However, Congress is now looking at eliminating some deductions, including, but not limited to, the Senior exemption. In addition, Obama and the Democrats (and perhaps some rino Republicans) want to raise tax rates on all Americans. Regardless, the Senor deduction is insignificant compared to the amount of income tax they must pay. However, if it would bring them aboard the FairTax plan, I would support an exemption for the amount of tax that the Senior exemption provides in the Tax code. This exemption could be included in the Fairtax Prebate.

stevuhl

(logged-in user) July 8, 2012, 2:06pm (report abuse)

Before you vote against FairTax, please try to understand these FACTS:Prebate makes FairTax PROGRESSIVE & FAIR

Under FairTax, everyone takes home their entire paycheck; NO LOOPHOLES, no exclusions except for education and USED purchases. All (visitors, pimps, and all the huge underground cash economy) are taxed on what they SPEND on new purchases, not on what they EARN. No one has to report their income to anyone!

To make the FairTax truly fair, every LEGAL household receives a family consumption allowance, the “Prebate,” to offset taxes on life’s necessities. One-twelfth of the annual prebate is paid monthly to every legal household; the amount of your monthly prebate depends only on your FAMILY SIZE, NOT on your income level. Example: a family of two parents and two children would get about $600 monthly. Thus that family, if it spent only $30,000/yr. on NEW stuff would pay no taxes, none. The million dollar spenders are taxed at about 22 or 23% level. Get realistic; vote +

Coachbrian

(logged-in user) July 8, 2012, 2:07pm (report abuse)

The current Federal Tax Code discourages hiring, investment, and savings. That's why U.S. companies are moving overseas. Implementing the FairTax will bring them back!!

TerriLynn13

July 8, 2012, 2:11pm (report abuse)

Before voting no, please become informed about the fair tax. Your income will not be taxed. You keep every cent that you earn, and pay a tax on what you buy.

The FairTax provides a progressive program called a prebate. This gives every legal resident household an “advance refund” at the beginning of each month so that purchases made up to the poverty level are tax-free. The prebate prevents an unfair burden on low-income families.

If after finding out all the facts, on the fair tax, you feel it is a bad idea, then vote no. Call me crazy, but to me it is the tax that makes the most sense!

Johnny Gregory

July 8, 2012, 2:34pm (report abuse)

Friends,

This Fair Tax, or consumption tax has been a long time coming and holds many benefits for the U.S. We can lead a simpler life once nobody is scrambling to get 'returns' ready or figure out deductions. Finally everyone can run their business and personal lives freely. Privacy, less red tape, no audits, no worries.

We choose how much tax we pay based on what we choose to spend, never again being taxed a penny on incomes.

People and companies from around the world can come here to America, invest, work and share in profits with zero income tax. Imagine the boost to our economy.

Mary Oberle Hubley

July 8, 2012, 3:22pm (report abuse)

Enacting Fair Tax legislation would effectively collect monies from the black market,as well as from illegal aliens in this country.

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Harold T

July 8, 2012, 3:34pm (report abuse)

Fair Tax is the only way to go.

Mary for the Fair Tax

July 8, 2012, 3:47pm (report abuse)

With the Fair Tax there is less opportunity for tax fraud. Instead of all people with income self assessing their taxes, there are fewer points of collection, the retailers providing NEW goods and services. This means fewer people to audit, fewer people to chase after if they don't pay their taxes on time. This saves the tax payers money too!

Bill Boykin, Ph.D.

July 8, 2012, 4:13pm (report abuse)

As a Fair-Tax supporter since 1997 I have studied every reasonable plan, bill, etc. The Fair-Tax is the only way for all citizens to gain wealth through the pre-bate, taxing of Chinese etc goods for our industry and national wealth to grow, the wealth gained by personal responsibility, and the wealth gained by the reduction in corruption in government.

FairTax Advocate

July 8, 2012, 4:21pm (report abuse)

VOTE Y-E-S. Those who don't support it either don't understand it or are benefiting from the existing tax code, probably in a BIG way...either way those who don't support it need to go. This is a grass roots effort that needs activists. Everybody can talk to somebody or at least pass out educational materials. If you can help, get involved in your local group or at least support those candidates that see the light! Help vote the rest out! TAX REFORM IS COMING - DO WHAT YOU CAN TO MAKE SURE IT IS THE FAIRTAX.

David Boone

July 8, 2012, 5:36pm (report abuse)

The FairTax is the answer. The more you know about it the better it looks. Please put aside the superior know it all attitude, that we have no solutions. Do you want to see the economy come crashing down? Encourage small business, stop penalizing job creators, take away Congress's ability to choose winners and losers. The only way to create jobs is to grow the economy. You already knew that didn't you? Get busy and pass the answer, the FairTax. And yes to you skeptics out there, there is such a thing as a fair tax. $25M in research says it's so. If you have a better thought out solution, let's hear it.

Noah

July 8, 2012, 7:36pm (report abuse)

Those of us who paid the high taxes for years are now in a position to see less of a bite every month. You would have that turned around and continue to take that huge chunk so you can continue your greedy ways.

In my home state we have a 4.25 percent state sales tax and a 3 percent state income tax. The "fair tax" gomers are proposing to do away with the income tax for a sales tax of 12 percent for the state plus whatever the city/county can gouge out of us. Just how does that come out as a fair tax? Add on the 17 percent or more that your federal fair tax will levy and we will be paying even more.

Nothing fair about the "fair tax".

Pattrson@gmail.com

July 8, 2012, 9:00pm (report abuse)

Let's get off the stick and get it done !!!!

Kendall Ponder

July 8, 2012, 9:30pm (report abuse)

The FairTax would be a great improvement in many ways. It has a zero marginal rate which is a huge growth incentive and yet it is still a progressive tax. It elimanates depreciation so companies can invest to grow and not to minimize taxes. It taxes more of the underground economy, it elimates all loopholes, etc. No system is perfect but the FairTax would be a great improvement over what we have.

Gary Vincent O'Malley

July 8, 2012, 10:26pm (report abuse)

Any debate about the FairTax is nullified by our founding intent. Our founders chose the most equal and uniform way of taxation already. They guaranteed that every American had a right to the entirety of their sweat equity. They had the god givn right to have first choice on what do to with it. Private Property rights are the cornerstone of any free society. How can there be silly nilly willy arguments about "fairness" or "taxing consumption is "regressive".. its silly stories made up to confuse. Consumption taxes applied across the broad spectrum of new retail allows all here the full use of their sweat equity. Let your congressman know.

VOTE NO!

July 8, 2012, 11:21pm (report abuse)

This bill is only going to benefit the rich. All the rest of us will pay more and more taxes just so the rich fat-cats can put more and more in their pockets.

VOTE NO!

FairTax Frank

July 8, 2012, 11:34pm (report abuse)

The FairTax is the answer. Getting rid of the corruption associated with the current income tax is worth it's weight in gold. The tax code controls and manipulates us. Take back Liberty, pass the FairTax.

VOTE NO!

July 9, 2012, 8:37am (report abuse)

This bill is only going to benefit the rich. All the rest of us will pay more and more taxes just so the rich fat-cats can put more and more in their pockets.

VOTE NO!

Ken Fody

July 9, 2012, 8:43am (report abuse)

The Fair Tax is the best comprehensive tax reform proposal in Washington now. It is simple, efficient, and will create new jobs.

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