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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

DwightMann Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:13 AM
Income tax is not constitutional. . .
Born in the USA! Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:28 AM
Oh please not this nonsense. Yes, it is. It is an amendment and enough national legislators and states approved.
Vic156 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:56 AM
Actually there is much question about the 'amendment' that authorizes income tax.
Born in the USA! Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:29 AM
Questions from whom? Only from a small small minority of people who refuse to accept the amendment.
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:50 AM
Many states ratified the 16th amendment after making changes. 3/4 of the states did not ratify the amendment as written but it was excepted anyway.
george293 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:00 AM
actually the required amount of states did not ratify the income tax - it is unconstitutional

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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