It's time we had a system through which people didn't have to figure out ways to cheat or even wade through 66,000 burdensome pages of IRS codes in order to save their own money. And the FairTax is that system.
The FairTax is a simple consumption-based tax system, in which equity would rule and no one could dodge his dues. With the FairTax, the harder you worked and the more money you made the better off you and our economy would be. You would pay taxes only when you bought something, which means that you could control how much you'd be taxed and that you never would be penalized inequitably for working hard.
Another huge plus about the FairTax: It would bring back to the U.S. economy trillions of dollars hiding in offshore accounts, which would give a monumental boost to our economy. As Mike Huckabee, my friend and the former governor of Arkansas, has said, "the FairTax is a completely transparent tax system. It doesn't increase taxes. It's revenue-neutral. But here's what it will do: It will bring business back to the United States that is leaving our shores because our tax laws make it impossible for an American-based business to compete. The FairTax was designed by economists from Harvard and Stanford and some of the leading think tanks across the country."
The FairTax would be the biggest stimulation package ever. As it says on FairTax.org, "think of it as the world's biggest economic jumper cables." (Of course, the FairTax rate would have to be palatable with or even incorporate state taxes, too.)
And there's one last benefit worthy of noting here. As Huckabee has often asked, "wouldn't it be nice if April 15 were just another sunny spring day?"
If you would like it to be, call or write your representatives, and then contact the White House at 202-456-1111 or comment here to share your sentiments about abolishing the IRS and enacting the FairTax.
With April 15, Tax Day, falling next week, the fight and title of my next article will be "America's Founders vs. the IRS."
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