(for instance, is a $100 pair of jeans a "necessity when I can get a $20 pair?)
Mike, this is the beauty of the prebate, every household gets a prebate according to family size, regardless of income or wealth. It allows each individual, not some government beaurocrat, to decide what their basic necessities are. Yours may be rent and food, mine may be cigarettes and beer. That's what makes it the FairTax.