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  • No, the IRS cannot be fixed --- it must be abolished and replaced with the Fair Tax

    08/03/2014 11:56:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3 2014 | Washington Examiner Staff
    A Washington Examiner article asks “Can the IRS be fixed, or should it just be abolished?” The answer is clear to anybody who has followed the IRS scandal or filed a federal tax return. Washington’s individual income tax and its enforcement agency, the IRS, cannot be fixed, repaired, reformed or rehabilitated. They are a cancer eating away at this nation, her taxpayers and our economic engine. Congress created the income tax in 1913, and for 100 years the IRS has operated exactly as intended, as an agent of control with total impunity, even down to the political targeting of individuals...
  • US Jobless Claims Jumped 14,000 To 344,000 In April 26 Week

    05/01/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON (MNI) - Initial claims for U.S. state unemployment benefits jumped for the second straight week in the April 26 week, climbing by 14,000 to 344,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The Labor Department said there were no special factors, however, the latest report reflects a second straight week of a double digit increase in initial claims which are now at the highest level since February 22 week when they were 351,000. Expectations for this week's report was for a claims level of 320,000, which would have been a 9,000 decrease from the previously reported 329,000 level in the April...
  • 62 Percent of Americans Say They Favor a Flat Tax

    04/19/2014 11:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/19/2014 | Emily Ekins
    The latest Reason-Rupe poll asked Americans if they would support or oppose changing the federal tax system to a flat tax, where everyone pays the same percentage of his or her income, finding that 62 percent favor the flat tax and 33 percent are opposed. When asked where they would set the flat tax, the aveage response was 15 percent.This reflects another recent Reason-Rupe poll finding that 67 percent of Americans say it is "not the responsibility of the government to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes," while 29 percent...
  • A FairTax question - are investment transactions included as taxable end-user purchases? (vanity)

    04/08/2014 9:36:35 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 5 replies
    my lumpy little brain | 04/08/2014 | me
    An honest inquiry. I'm a big supporter of tax reform in general, and the FairTax in particular sounds like a very good proposal to me. Query as to whether investment purchases (stocks / bonds / ETFs / etc.) are included in the FairTax plan, and if so, at what rate (same as consumer purchases or different)? Opinions welcome as to whether this is or is not a good idea (increased tax base plus encouraging investing as a long-term purchase, vs. possible detriment to the financial market)? Thanks in advance, the lump.
  • Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan

    02/28/2014 9:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    To make fun of big efforts that produce small results, the famous Roman poet,Horace, wrote “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” That line sums up my view of the new tax reform plan introduced by Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. To his credit, Congressman Camp put in a lot of work. But I can’t help but wonder why he went through the time and trouble. To understand why I’m so underwhelmed, let’s first go back in time. Back in 1995, tax reform was a hot issue....
  • A Conservative View of Dave Camp’s Tax Reform Bill

    02/27/2014 5:39:24 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | February 27th, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), the House Ways Committee Chairman, released his draft proposal for comprehensive tax reform. The mere proposition of positive tax reform is a welcome development. Even though we clearly lack the votes to enact any tax reform until at least 2017, it is still important to stand on bold colors and offer an alternative vision to the current socialist path from this administration. On the other hand, if we are going to propose Republican ideas for tax reform just for messaging purposes, we should put forth the boldest tax plan possible – one that embraces completely the...
  • Tax Neutrality Key to Pro-Growth Economy

    08/12/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 8-12-13 | Will Freeland
    The American Legislative Exchange Council released today a letter signed by nearly 300 state legislators from 39 states that expresses dismay over Senator Durbin’s letter inquiring into businesses and organizations’ participation in the American Legislative Exchange Council. The letter follows a statement released Friday by the American Legislative Exchange Council expressing concern over Senator Durbin’s inquiries. The letter, sent to all members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, can be accessed here.
  • Ted Cruz: 'We need to padlock and shut down' the IRS

    07/02/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by onyx · 78 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | JULY 1, 2013 - 6:10PM | STEVE CONTORNO
    Sen. Ted Cruz is joining Tea Party activists in calling on Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service as the freshman lawmaker made the case from tax reform. The Texas Republican on Monday said news that the IRS targeted the nonprofit applications of conservative-leaning political groups was an "inspiration" because of how it has sparked "normal American citizens that are standing up for liberty." In the wake of the IRS scandal, Tea Party groups have repeatedly called for the agency to close its doors, and Cruz, a hero of the conservative movement, echoed their sentiments. "It is a challenge that...
  • Reports: IRS Targeting Was Broader, Lasted Longer Than Previously Disclosed

    06/24/2013 7:53:40 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 24, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Who's ready for another major shift in the IRS' official story? In recent days, Darrell Issa's Democratic counterpart on the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, has been telling anyone who will listen that Congress' IRS "witch hunt" is over and resolved. His absurd assertions -- from which he's edged away slightly -- smack of desperation, especially considering that new developments continue to arise. Why, here's one just now, and it's a biggie: The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday....
  • IRS Refunds Tens Of Millions Of Your Tax Dollars To Illegal Aliens

    06/22/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 37 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 22, 2013 | Suzanne Hamner
    While many Americans struggle to earn a living or barely scrape by on unemployment and live in fear of IRS audits, illegal aliens and non-resident aliens have gained cumulative millions off our taxpayer money. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in 2011, the IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta address wasn’t the only one that received millions in tax refunds housing thousands; there were actually four addresses in Atlanta and six in other states that were issued...
  • North Carolina picks prosperity through pro-growth tax reform

    06/20/2013 8:41:39 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 6-20-13 | William Freeland
    Both houses of the North Carolina legislature are currently considering competing bills that lower taxes by $1 billion or more over the next five years, move the state to a pro-growth flat rate income tax system, and slash tax rates on businesses and North Carolina families. Both proposals have incredible potential to supercharge economic growth in North Carolina, leading to higher job creation and higher income growth across the income spectrum. ALEC’s Rich States, Poor States Economic Outlook Index measures a state’s future growth prospects given the state’s current public policy environment. The 6th Edition of Rich States, Poor States...
  • Answering Greg Gutfeld's Question

    06/14/2013 9:19:17 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jeanne C Minton
    Greg Gutfeld opened the June 6th broadcast of The Five by talking about the IRS scandal and asking "What can we do as Americans right now? This seems like a golden opportunity to go after a bloated bureaucracy, clean it out and create something." The answer is to spark a national protest demanding limited government by doing 3 things: First, unhide our taxes. Even the 47% who don't pay federal income tax pay taxes. During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said "There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president, no matter what..." and "These are...
  • Video: Fair Tax group makes argument handed to it on silver platter by IRS

    06/13/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The Fair Tax didn't get a lot of support in two different presidential-primary cycles. Mike Huckabee tried to win the Republican nomination on the Fair Tax platform in 2008, and Herman Cain tried again in the 2012 cycle with a modified approach to it in his 9-9-9 plan. It didn't have enough political juice to create momentum for either candidate — but that was before the exposure of political corruption at the IRS reaching all the way to its headquarters in Washington DC. Suddenly, any plan that eliminates the IRS looks better, and Americans for Fair Taxation strikes while the...
  • Fundamentally Transformative Tax Reform

    06/11/2013 6:05:49 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 11, 2013 | Andy Withers
    Our new tax system must be very simple and highly transparent to the average taxpayer. NO more vicious IRS attacks against taxpayers (garnishment of wages, freezing assets, interviewing employers, family, or friends). NO more need for interpretation of convoluted, ambiguous or lengthy regulations. NO more manipulation of Congress by lobbyists for benefit of special interests. NO more manipulation of IRS by Congress or the White House for political benefit. NO annual individual tax filing should be required. No rules to read and comprehend, no shoebox of receipts to keep, no tax software to buy, no tax accountant to hire, no...
  • Our new tax code: Pick one!

    06/09/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 9, 2013 | Herman Cain
    It is way past time to stop talking about replacing the tax code, and to start talking about what to replace it with. The good news is that there are three great options for replacing our complex, unfair and outdated century-old tax code. Only a fool or a power hungry bureaucrat would want to keep the complex, unfair 74,000-page tax code we have today. Here is a brief description of each great plan: The Fair Tax, the Flat Tax, and the 9-9-9 Plan. Fair Tax The FairTax is a revenue-neutral, single-rate, federal retail sales tax collected only once, at the...
  • HISTORY OF THE 16TH AMENDMENT

    06/04/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 27 replies
    Not known | Unknown | W, CLEON SKOUSEN
    THE HISTORY OF THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT by Dr. W. Cleon Skousen Strange as it may seem, the Sixteenth Amendment (which gave the American people the affliction of confiscatory income taxes) was never supposed to have passed. It was introduced by the Republicans as part of a political scheme to trick the Democrats, but it backfired. Here's the story. The Founding Fathers had rejected income taxes (or any other direct taxes) unless they were apportioned to each state according to population. Nevertheless, an income tax was levied during the Civil War and upheld by the Supreme Court on the somewhat tenuous...
  • What is the purpose of a tax system?

    06/01/2013 8:44:48 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Watch Dog Wire ^ | May 30, 2013 | Steve Hayes
    In 1913, the United States passed the 16th Amendment and then enacted the income tax. Intended as a way of replacing revenues because of the perceived need to reduce the income from tariffs, it was only intended to apply to the wealthiest of the citizens. However Congress saw the potential advantages of the income tax to reward their friends and influence behavior. One of the reasons that Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto insisted on a “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax” is that an income tax allows a government to directly control people much more than any other form of...
  • Renegade IRS is making even 'extreme' ideas seem rational

    06/01/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 32 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | May 30, 2013 | Kevin Leininger
    “This could be the largest transfer of power (in American government) since the Revolutionary War,” Armstrong told members of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club Wednesday, referring to the so-called “Fair Tax,” which would essentially replace federal income taxes with a national sales tax. With allegations of Nixon-style skullduggery making headlines on a seemingly daily basis, there's no denying the appeal of what may be the Fair Tax's most revolutionary feature: The elimination of the IRS. Extreme? Compared to what? The fact that one president has already faced impeachment for abusing the agency's awesome power and that current IRS has been...
  • AFFT Calls on Congress to Eliminate IRS Targeting by Enacting the FairTax(R)

    05/23/2013 7:42:09 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 75 replies
    Globe News wire ^ | May 16, 2013 | Americans For Fair Taxation
    Americans For Fair Taxation® (AFFT), outraged by the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) continued political abuse and intimidation of citizens and organizations, is calling on Congress to immediately enact HR 25 / S 122, the FairTax® Act of 2013 and phase out the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). "No person or group is safe from IRS targeting; everyone is a bull's eye," said AFFT spokesperson Cynthia T. Canevaro. She added, "The agency, with over 90,000 employees and an annual budget in excess of $12 billion, has historically been the ultimate tool of extreme political manipulation by politicians of both major parties. That's...
  • IRS Scandal Is The Latest Evidence That We Need A Fair Tax

    05/23/2013 7:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/23/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    On the surface, conservatives and progressives seem to be in agreement about what should be done about the IRS scandal: Larry Kudlow: “…must find out exactly what happened and who was involved, and then come up with a fix so it never happens again.” Steven Rattner: “…the matter needs to be fully investigated, those responsible need to be held accountable and procedures need to be put in place to ensure that nothing like this can happen again.” However, abuse of IRS power has been going on for almost 80 years. It began under FDR, not long after the IRS was...
  • S 122 - A bill to abolish the IRS and establish a sales tax

    05/21/2013 8:10:25 AM PDT · by Westbrook · 57 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 21, 2013 | Westbrook
    S. 122: Fair Tax Act of 2013 Summary: A bill to promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States. More info ... http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s113-122 93% support out of 836 votes as of this post.
  • IRS- Shut ‘Em Down, Start Over

    05/15/2013 4:32:30 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 15, 2013 | Andy Withers
    The FBI has begun an investigation of this IRS thuggery, and Congress has already scheduled hearings. While these actions are both necessary and proper, they will not fix the underlying problem. This kind of abuse should have every American screaming bloody murder, and demanding serious and lasting reform. So, how should we fix a mammoth, arrogant, out-of-control bureaucracy? No federal thugs responsible for taxation should ever be loosed on private citizens or groups to limit their free exercise of First Amendment rights. Simply telling the IRS “don’t do that” is patently insufficient. Laws already exist for exactly that purpose, and...
  • Expose Obama’s abuse, then de-fang the IRS

    05/13/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2013 | Herman Cain
    Just an IRS demand for documents can virtually cripple an organization that can find itself needing to bring all hands on deck to comply with the demand. The White House will claim, of course, that it had nothing to do with this and was completely unaware of it. Congress should certainly not accept that claim on its face. House Republicans should stop at nothing to bring the truth about this matter to light, because most Americans don’t realize the power the IRS has to harass ordinary citizens. Do we have evidence that the Obama political team drove this in any...
  • IRS Now Robo-audits Your Spending

    04/09/2013 5:33:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    These are the types of invasive tax maneuvers that boiled the blood of our Founding Fathers. But there's still a way out of all our Internal Revenue Service wars and woes. U.S. News & World Report highlighted some more encroaching news this past week in the article "IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints." The IRS is "collecting a lot more than taxes this year," the report explained. "It's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records." It...
  • Tax Bills For The Rich Near 30-Year High

    03/03/2013 12:35:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | 3/3/2013 | staff
    Although Washington is gridlocked again over whether to raise taxes on the rich, wealthy families are already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades, while the rest of the population continues to pay at historically low rates. A new analysis shows that average tax bills for high-income families rarely have been higher since the Congressional Budget Office began tracking the data in 1979.
  • Push for online sales taxes picks up steam in Congress

    02/15/2013 3:27:45 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2013 | Reuters
    U.S. states could collect millions of dollars in online sales taxes, with members of both parties in Congress sponsoring legislation Thursday that would resolve states' decades-long struggle to tax businesses beyond their borders. "Small businesses and states alike are suffering from the inability to collect due — not new — taxes from purchases made online," said Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adding the legislation is a "bipartisan, bicameral, common-sense solution that promotes states' rights and levels the playing field for our Main Street businesses." Legislation on the Amazon tax, named for the colossal Internet retailer, has languished for years. ..... <...
  • Will President Obama Sit Down With Me To Discuss the FairTax?

    02/08/2013 8:17:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    When someone says “First Amendment” you immediately think about your right to free speech, or perhaps freedom of religion. The First Amendment actually goes beyond that. For those of you who attended government schools, it’s time for a refresher. Here’s the actual wording: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Most people have a handle on the free speech, freedom of religion...
  • The 2013 Sword of Damocles (Fairtax)

    11/09/2012 8:08:31 AM PST · by Hostage · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/9/2012 | Hostage
    In the aftermath of a surreal election shock, those that ponder how to organize their way forward should heed this plea to familiarize themselves with every detail and nuance of the most innovative and inspirational legislation that has more support in Congress than all other competing proposals. Here is an easy intro link: http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FAQs Like the Sword of Damocles in Greek mythology, the FairTax can be held over the heads of those that have ascended the throne of the most powerful nation under God that has ever existed in human history.
  • Real Effective Tax Rates | Romney's versus Obama's

    10/21/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 20, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Content of Character ::According to a report released by the Tax Foundation, an effective federal tax rate of 14.0% is higher than what 97 percent of Americans pay.- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -And according to The Tax Policy Center, the average effective federal tax rate for all Americans, as a percentage of cash income, was only 9.3% in 2011. Those in the Top 20 Percent (with incomes over $103,465) paid an average of 14.9%, while those in the Bottom 20 Percent (with incomes below $16,812) received back refundable tax credits averaging 5.8% of their incomes.Within the Top Quintile, the Top...
  • 5 Myths About America's Tax System That You Probably Believe

    09/25/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT · by bthockey · 15 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 9/25/12 | Bryan Thomas
    Most mainstream media outlets aide in the proliferation of myths about our tax system and our economy. Here are 5 myths about the US tax system that you probably thought were true. 1. Once A Millionaire, Always A Millionaire As you can see by the graph below, this shows how many consecutive years millionaires file their taxes as millionaires. Half of the people who become millionaires are only at that status for one year.​ 2. Tax Credits Only Help The Rich This graph shows the effective tax rates since 1980. As you can see, because of tax credits and deductions,...
  • “FairTax: Fire Up Our Economic Engine.”

    08/15/2012 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Americans for Fair Taxation ^ | August 15, 2012 | Cynthia T. Canevaro
    Would you take just four minutes to help our cause? We need thousands of Americans to discover the FairTax video, and the way we do that is to rapidly get as many views on YouTube as possible. The more people that view it, the more prominently it will be displayed. Would you help us by immediately viewing the video so it goes viral across the internet? Please note, you will only be counted if you watch it to the end. To transform our economy and to get America working again, we need your friends to join our efforts to replace...
  • US Federal Individual Income Taxes by Income Level 2001-2009

    07/05/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT · by justlurking · 29 replies
    Internal Revenue Service ^ | July, 2011 | IRS
    Since the "soak the rich" rhetoric has begun again, I though it was a good time to make sure that everyone knows exactly how adjusted gross income and federal individual income taxes are distributed among the various income brackets. I hope the moderators will indulge me and leave this in front-page news. I encourage everyone to bookmark this thread or the original source of data, so that you can refer to it when someone claims that the rich aren't paying their fair share. First, let's start with the source of the data: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/09in03etr.xls That's an Excel workbook. If you don't...
  • TODAY'S RULING UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR THE FAIRTAX! REPEAL THE 16TH AMENDMENT NOW!

    06/28/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT · by Hostage · 63 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/28/12 | SELF
    I pointed out in extensive discussions after March 21, 2010 and throughout 2011 that the democrats were following the FDR playbook on Social Security in pushing Obamacare. I tried my best to point out that regardless of the Commerce Clause or any uniformity provisions of constitutional law, that the 16th Amendment would be used to characterize Obamacare as a tax. Our enemy are those that impose on us and acquiesce to the 16th Amendment. If you are for appealing the 16th Amendment, it does not mean you are a tax protester, it does not mean you are not wanting to...
  • Herman Cain launches ‘Cain’s Solutions Revolution’ to ‘keep 999 alive’

    01/04/2012 8:08:18 PM PST · by Fred · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 010412 | Dylan Stableford
    Herman Cain appeared on Fox News Wednesday night to make what was billed as a "very big announcement" on Sean Hannity's show. Very big it was not. The former Republican hopeful and pizza chain CEO did not endorse a current GOP candidate, as some had predicted he might. Nor did he announce he was getting back into the 2012 race, as Hannity teased he could. Instead, Cain announced the launch--or continuation--of his 999 economic plan with another catchy tagline: "Cain's Solutions Revolution." "The biggest comment when I ended my candidacy was, 'Keep 999 alive,'" Cain said. "And that's what this...
  • Cain: ‘Look for My Army on Capitol Hill’

    12/20/2011 1:03:38 PM PST · by Fred · 123 replies
    NRO Online ^ | 122011 | Robert Costa
    Herman Cain tells National Review Online that he will launch a new political-action committee in January. The outfit, whose final name remains under wraps, will be Cain’s main project next year. Its mission will be to enact his “9-9-9” economic plan. “We continue the campaign without a candidate,” says Cain, who hinted at the endeavor during his departure speech. “There are a lot of people who are willing to support the campaign for solutions without the end objective being my election as president of the United States.” As Cain transitions to private life, “Friends of Herman Cain,” the financial force...
  • Gingrich, Paul Virtually Tied for First Place in Iowa (PPP POLL: Newt-22, Paul-21, Mitt - 16)

    12/13/2011 12:13:15 PM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies
    The Corner ^ | 12/13/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Results from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling poll of likely GOP caucus goers: Newt Gingrich (22 percent), Ron Paul (21 percent), Mitt Romney (16 percent), Michele Bachmann (11 percent), Rick Perry (9 percent), Rick Santorum (8 percent), Jon Huntsman (5 percent), and Gary Johnson (1 percent). The poll’s margin of error is 4.2 percentage points. Down in the weeds, PPP notices a couple of factors that might be contributing to these numbers: He’s [Gingrich] also seen a significant decline in his favorability numbers. Last week he was at +31 (62/31) and he’s now dropped 19 points to +12 (52/40). The...
  • A Horribly, Horribly Fairer Tax Proposal

    11/02/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/2/2011 | "Frank J. Fleming
    The "Frank J. Fleming Super Double Extra Fair Tax Plan" What’s a fair tax plan? A lot of people say it’s one where the rich — especially that wealthiest 1% — pay for almost everything because they have lots of money. Others say fair is making sure everyone pays at least something, as right now 47% of Americans don’t pay any income tax at all. Still, others say simplicity is what makes a fairer tax plan. For instance, Herman Cain has his 9-9-9 tax plan that would replace our current tax system with a much simpler business flat tax, individual...
  • A conversation with Herman Cain at AEI! And you’re included! (999 Oct 31 /9am via blog & twitter)

    10/28/2011 1:24:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies · 1+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 102811 | James Pethokoukis
    What treat on Halloween! GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is coming to the American Enterprise Institute on October 31st for a 9 AM chat with AEI tax guru Kevin Hassett. (I just might sneak in a few questions, too!) As you know, Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan has incited energized discussion about the impact of taxes on Americans. The plan would throw out our current tax system and replace it with a 9 percent business tax, a 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax. Many economists believe that this move would promote growth, but detractors argue...
  • Demystifying 9-9-9 and Other Fair Taxes (What is the fairest revenue system?)

    10/27/2011 9:15:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/27/2011 | By Anthony J.Ciani
    Our tax system is a source of mystery and headache for many, filled with confusing benefits and detriments, depending on whether the payer did what his political masters wanted him to do. Even more disturbing is that most revenues have been hidden behind the sticker prices and omitted from our pay stubs. Revenues were hidden by politicians for two reasons: to make it impossible for the payer to determine if he received value for his dollar, and so that funds could be easily misappropriated on things the payer never used or could ever use. Herman Cain suggests that you visit...
  • Cain Up by Double-Digits in Iowa (Univ. of Iowa Poll) released 10/21/11

    10/21/2011 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Fred · 211 replies
    Univ of Iowa ^ | 102111 | Univ of Iowa
    Cain 37% Romney 27% Ron Paul 12% Perry 6% 86% say they're somewhat or very satisfied with the current GOP field. Univ of Iowa Poll Press Release 102111
  • Ditch Tax System? That's Fair, Group Says

    10/19/2011 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies
    Bob Martin doesn’t mind paying taxes. As a pharmacist at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, the Lake Hallie resident said he is paid a good salary and is glad to pay taxes. But, he said: “I shouldn’t have to pay someone $400 to do them.” Martin said the Fair Tax Act of 2011 would change that, revitalize the nation’s economy and spur the creation of thousands of jobs, if not more. The Fair Tax is still a tax, and it wouldn’t affect state income taxes. But instead of paying a federal income and payroll tax, people would pay what...
  • 9-9-9 and Empowerment Zones - an Explanation

    10/17/2011 6:33:33 AM PDT · by ziravan · 15 replies
    Vanity | 10/17/11 | Ziravan
    Several critics on FReeRepublic of Cain's 9-9-9 plan have made a big deal about the empowerment zones included within the plan, suggesting that this idea is less than conservative as a result. The key to understanding the 9-9-9 plan is that it is designed to be an interim step towards the FairTax. The FairTax has a mechanism to prevent and defend against the the regressive nature of a consumption tax. In the FairTax, that is the prebate. The prebate is a monthly check sent out to each Citizen family for the amount of sales tax that family would pay on...
  • Flat Tax Vs. Fair Tax Vs. Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan

    10/14/2011 6:40:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/13/2011 | Nathan Lewis
    For a number of years now, people have asked me whether I prefer a “flat tax” or a “fair tax.” Both are problematic. The “flat tax” is typically conceived as a replacement for the existing personal income tax. This is fine, but it ignores the payroll tax, which is really just another form of income tax. So, it is only half of an income tax reform. In practice, quite a few countries have gone this route, beginning especially with Russia in 2001, and the results have been very good. These countries have generally replaced their income tax systems, but have...
  • Cain’s ‘9-9-9’ tax plan hits poor, helps wealthy, experts say

    10/13/2011 6:16:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 128 replies · 1+ views
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | Oct. 13, 2011 | JODI ANN FERRIS,Michael A. Fletcher,The Washington Post
    The “9-9-9” plan that has helped propel businessman Herman Cain to the front of the GOP presidential field would stick many poor and middle-class people with a hefty tax increase while cutting taxes for those at the top, tax analysts say.The plan would do away with much of the current tax code and impose a 9 percent personal income tax, a 9 percent business tax and a 9 percent national sales tax, which tax experts say would mean that low- and middle-income Americans would pay more.“Right now, we have a strongly progressive income tax. High-income people are paying a higher...
  • Hauser's Law, or, How I Came to Love 9-9-9.

    10/13/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT · by ziravan · 12 replies
    vanity | 10/13/11 | Ziravan
    Hauser's Law is an extension of the Laffer Curve (Art Laffer supports 9-9-9): "No matter what the tax rates have been, in postwar America tax revenues have remained at about 19.5% of GDP." The 9-9-9 plan is a bridge to the Fair Tax. A consumption tax is the ideal Republican tax. It is the least progressive tax and it ensures that everybody 'pay their fair share'. One of the chief complaints here on FR about the 9-9-9 plan is that is introduces a NRST without eliminating the income tax. What's to stop some future Congress from turning it into 20-20-20?...
  • Phase 2 of Cain's 999 plan: The FairTax!

    10/12/2011 8:34:49 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 102 replies
    HermanCain.com ^ | unknown | Herman Cain
    Few seem to know it, but Phase 2 of Cain's 999 plan is the FairTax. Cain's website says the following about the FairTax: 1.) Amidst a backdrop of the economic boom created by the Phase 1 Enhanced Plan, I will begin the process of educating the American people on the benefits of continuing the next step to the Fair Tax. 2.) The Fair Tax would ultimately replace individual and corporate income taxes. 3.) It would make it possible to end the IRS as we know it. 4.) The Fair Tax makes our exported goods and services the most competitively internationally...
  • Can Herman Cain's 999 Plan Work?

    10/10/2011 9:05:29 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 75 replies
    Axel Whiteman ^ | 10/5/11 | Axel Whiteman
    UPDATE: 9/27/2011 We were contacted directly by the Cain Campaign's chief economic advisors last week, and were advised that base numbers in our analysis significantly understate the initial revenue generated in the first year of the 999 plan. The Cain Campaign had indicated a willingness to share their raw data so that we might adjust our projections. We anticipate that this information will be made available shortly, and we'll review their data, and will modify our analysis if warranted. While the nation awaits Barack Obama's "Jobs Plan," which will be countered by the Romney "Jobs Plan"and the Wall Street Journal...
  • Herman Cain: pizza boss, radio host, ballistics expert, minister. President?

    10/09/2011 5:21:04 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 297 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 8 October 2011 | Staff
    He is the latest Tea Party favourite to burst through in the increasingly heated race for the Republican presidential nomination and see their poll numbers rocket them to frontrunner status. However, unlike previous rightwing darlings such as Texas governor Rick Perry and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, wealthy businessman Herman Cain, 65, can claim to be cut from a very different sort of cloth from the average Republican candidate. First, he is not actually a politician. Cain, whose CV includes being a radio show host, a navy ballistics expert, a Baptist minister and a Federal Reserve official, has never held elected...
  • Inslee: Ready to ‘rumble’ with the Tea Party(That's just meanspirited)

    09/30/2011 5:35:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    He didn’t break into song, but Rep. Jay Inslee otherwise sounded like a character in “West Side Story” as he excoriated young supporters during a Thursday fundraiser at Nabob on Queen Anne Hill.“It is time to get out on that field of battle with the Tea Party: It is time to stop rumbling with ourselves and start rumbling with the Tea Party,” said the gubernatorial hopeful.Inslee has sought to tie GOP Attorney General Rob McKenna, his all-but-certain 2012 opponent, to the Tea Party: Polls show rising public disapproval of the right-wing movement.Inslee was ready to rumble with a lot of...
  • Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan sounds good; but will it work?

    09/30/2011 8:50:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2011 | Byron York
    Herman Cain's supporters know their part by heart. On the campaign trail, at the point in Cain's stump speech when he begins to discuss his plan for economic growth, they're always ready to join the chorus: "Nine! Nine! Nine!" They're referring, of course, to the Republican presidential candidate's proposal to throw out today's tax structure and replace it with a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent business tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax. Cain would eliminate capital gains taxes, the payroll tax and the estate tax. For Cain, a Georgia businessman, 9-9-9 is a perfect platform. It's...