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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

lgoldhammer Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:06 AM
I prefer the Fair Tax as the Flat tax doesn't tax the illegals. HOWEVER, Mr. Mitchell makes a good point: if we create that there is a danger we could end up with that being implemented while the current tax system still exists. It may be ore strategic to move to a flat tax first, ensuring our current system is undone, then moving to Fair Tax. People fear change - they may be able to wrap their heads around a change to the current system of taxing income easier than a complete change to taxing spending. Either way we'd be better off than we are now.

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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