So without a balanced budget amendment and a 2/3rds majority vote in both house and senate to raise the fair tax rate...the fair tax is dead....plus...progressives will not view it as a progressive tax but a flat 31% tax that affects the poor as much as it affects the rich. How close seriously do you think we are to getting this passed? If you abolish the IRS think of the job loss for all the tax folks not in govt...I like the idea of it but it really seems like way too many hurdles to clear....better odds on burning the IRS building to the ground...IMHO
Libs will scream and holler no matter what. When we get all 3 branches (!) we should...
eliminate the IRS
implement an nrst (super-friendly to capital)
eliminate a dozen or so federal agencies
and walk to the capital building with gavel in speaker’s hand... et al.
And jam it down their farking throats
The nrst’s chances are as good as any major reform’s chances - maybe better. Lots of reasons including political environment and economic need. Such circumstances have not been evident to such an extent EVER.
I don’t believe that the “Super Majority” vote you call for is a show stopper. With FairTax in place, EVERY attempt by Congress to raise the rate would be met with some strong opposition by the American public. The fact is that all of the tinkering with the income tax has been done stealthily in the dead of night. Congress rarely publicizes the changes they make in the Internal Revenue Code to avoid the unwelcome and hostility such changes incur amongst the public.
FairTax is a 23% sales tax, not 31%. ALL essential purchases are rendered tax FRee by the rebate mechanism, so the tax is progressive, depending on one’s personal consumption above the essentials. We should studiously avoid engaging in class warfare rhetoric in these discussions, because once we go there, the LIEberals win. You will recall that the 2nd plank of the Communist Manifesto called for a “steeply progressive income tax” as a way to destroy the middle class. FairTax by not taxing work, savings and investments, will help rebuild our shrinking middle class, a phenomenon caused, in part, by the current tax code.
FairTax now has more public and Congressional support than it ever has. Momentum is growing, albeit slowly. We do have our work cut out for us!
I do not care about IRS job loss. Many will retire, others will find other work in government, and many will go find honest jobs. How often is “job loss” mentioned when the military services have a “Reduction in Force?”
Government is our slave, not our Master!
We must get used to demanding that government do our bidding!
No question about it — there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. HST, if we don’t try, we’ll never get there!
Let’s not burn the IRS down — we don’t need to go to prison!
HST, we can certainly burn the IRS down metaphorically. We need all the help we can get to do that, and there is no fear of going to prison!
Check FairTax out at http://www.fairtax.org, and we thank you for your help and support!