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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

ChristopherAllen Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:23 PM
I agree to the purges. We should start a petition...
Frank158 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 1:38 PM
A petition is somewhat like a protection order. It won't stop a bullet. That said, I think the best way is to petition our state legislatures to take specific actions. For example; a balanced budget amendment resolution. They are closer to home and that makes it easier to twist their tails. An amendemnt requiring that the budget be balanced and based on a percentage of GDP with a cap on spending would be a very good thing. The language could also contain a requirement to use a specific portion of revenue to pay off the national debt, which should not exist. If the majority of states act, it will be most difficult to ignore.

I’m at Hillsdale College in Michigan for a conference on taxation. The event is called “The Federal Income Tax: A Centenary Consideration,” though I would have called it something like “100 Years of Misery from the IRS.”

I’m glad to be here, both because Hillsdale proudly refuses to take government money (which would mean being ensnared by government rules) and also because I’ve heard superb speeches by scholars such as Amity Shlaes (author of The Forgotten Man, as well as a

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