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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:52 AM
How can more than 100% of the citizens pay a consumer tax? Because anyone living in the USA would be a consumer and that includes illegal aliens and tourists who are not citizens.

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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