“Sales taxes let the truly rich (that dont work, or participate in our earned economy) get off completely untaxed.”
You haven’t read the Fair Tax Bill. I recommend that you do so. You comment is untrue.
In fact, what you have written is true of the current, progressive, tax system.
I’ve read that piece of regressive crap, and my comment is factual.
The ‘fair’ tax is grossly unfair to those that spend a large part of their income on necessities.
To relieve those whose income is from non-earned sources from an income tax amounts to a massive gift to them, since they spend a minute portion of their income on necessities. By doing shopping in tax free locations, they could skip almost all taxation.
In addition, the unfair tax would extend taxation to areas that presently are untaxed, like professional services (doctors, dentists, lawyers,etc) further harming low and middle income tax payers.
It’s the worst idea to ever come along WRT taxation.