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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

douglasheuer Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:10 AM
Too bad no one is looking at the constitution when considering tax policies. The two great classes of taxes exists; one class of taxes has barely been used by Congress, the other class of taxes were meant for business and consumption, NOT MEANT TO BE PLACED DIRECTLY ON INDIVIDUALS. Without using the principles contained in the constitution, fair tax, flat tax, or any other contrivance is nothing more than BS,
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:24 AM
The constitution had to be amended to allow the Marxist income tax. Alexander Hamilton was one of our founding fathers and very knowledgeable of the provisions in the constitution. He was also our first Secretary of the Treasury. Since Alexander Hamilton advocated a consumer tax, I do believe that the Fair Tax does comply with the constitution and it not BS as you claim.

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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