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What Price 'Fairness'?

poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 5:46 PM
We tried almost a flat tax under Reagan (only 3 brackets and few deductions), The Fair Tax is the only solution to the tax problem. However, the real problem is out of control spending on illegal (unconstitutional) programs such as the Federal Department of Mis-Education and Indoctrination.
Realistic Republicans understand that President Obama and the Democrats head into fiscal cliff negotiations in a far stronger bargaining position now than in 2011. When voters were asked on Nov. 6 whether they favored raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a total of 60 percent said yes (47 percent favored increasing taxes for those who earn $250,000 or more, and 13 percent approved tax increases for all).

So taxes will be going up. As a matter of political strategy -- not to say survival -- Republicans will have to agree to raise taxes on those defined as rich. It's...