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That's why I conceal. I have a belt case for a multi-tool that effectively disguises the small bulge where my holster sits, and I doubt that anybody but a trained professional has ever even known that I was armed. I'm not worried about the trained professionals, and they know enough not to be worried about me. I've even spoken to cops around here, and even the ones who look me up-and-down don't linger very long on my belt. They note the multi-tool (contains a knife) and move on. As for trouble: The first round is bird shot, which probably wouldn't be lethal, but would definitely get your attention (and if shot in the face would almost certainly leave you permanently blinded) but the next five are .357 Mag 138gr semi-jacketed hollow point. (If you ever need more than five of those then you shouldn't be carrying anything. If you're facing more than five armed thugs, let them know they've been kissed before they take you down!) So; Start trouble, you get one chance to reconsider. If the situation gets so bad that I decide to pull it out, then the decision has already been made to fire it. From close enough range, even bird-shot can be lethal - I wouldn't fire at anything that I truly wanted to survive - but the hope is that bystanders wouldn't be in any danger from a ricochet or a pass-through shot. After the first, though, I expect that most would take cover.
The IRS would shift its focus from auditing individuals to auditing states. They will still be there, they just won't be terrorizing our citizens; They will be terrorizing other bureaucrats. Win, win!
The prebate reimburses the FairTax up to the poverty line. You would still pay sales tax on food, but this is the way they rebate that tax up to the federal poverty level.
The FairTax does not seek to eliminate the IRS, only to shift its focus from individuals to states, to audit their tax-collecting systems
Nice try with the $30 red herring. The author is either ignorant of the subject or is deliberately lying. The FairTax is calculated exactly as the income tax, which is called an "inclusive" tax. Sales taxes, by contrast, are "exclusive." A $23 tax on a $77 purchase, calculated exclusively, as sales taxes are, would be a ~30% tax. When calculated as income taxes are, the tax is 23% ($23 of a $100 total purchase is 23%) By the same logic, a 10% inclusive income tax on a $10,000 income would be $1,000. If calculated exclusively, it would be $909. ($9,091 income plus $909 tax = $10,000) (figures rounded to nearest dollar, which is what tax forms require.)
Nothing in the FairTax requires anyone to register with the federal government. Registration would only be required if you wish to receive the prebate. If you do not wish to register with the IRS, you don't have to register, but you forfeit your prebate.
I am reminded of an old quote. Maybe it's time to hang one senator to encourage the others.
No more delays. Let it collapse under its own weight and let the voters suffer under the burden they've brought on themselves!
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