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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

tmarney Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:30 PM
The FairTax cannot reasonably called "Theft" as participation is entirely voluntary. If you don't want to pay the tax, don't spend more than the poverty limit on new goods and services: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Forcing everyone to pay a "head tax", however, IS theft as participation would be mandatory for citizenship. Under the FairTax, even non-citizens would pay their fair share for ALL goods and services and would not enjoy the progressive rates created by the prebate that is given only to legal 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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