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  • Ex-con James Traficant doesn’t make ballot in Congress comeback bid

    07/06/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the number of petition signatures required to get on the fall ballot. She says Traficant plans to appeal. Elections board officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Traficant was hoping to run as an independent in his Youngstown-area home turf against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. Traficant represented the region in Congress as a Democrat for nearly two decades....

    05/31/2010 8:08:42 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 63 replies · 850+ views
    Red County ^ | May 31, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    When the federal income tax was established in 1913, the tax return consisted of only one page and the entire tax code itself consisted of only 14 pages, with a minimum tax of one-percent and a maximum tax on the extremely wealthy tax of only seven-percent. Today...
  • The Triumph of Murthanomics

    05/19/2010 5:24:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 667+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 19, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Bill Steiner had a simple explanation for Tuesday night's result in Pennsylvania's 12th District. "It's Murtha's ghost," said Steiner, about a half-hour after Republican Tim Burns had conceded to Democrat Mark Critz, former aide to the late Rep. John Murtha. "People were afraid to change." Murtha died in February, three weeks after Republican Scott Brown had won the Massachusetts Senate seat held for more than four decades by Ted Kennedy, and the GOP clearly hoped to carry that momentum into the special election to fill the House seat that Murtha had held since the mid-1970s. What happened...
  • What Do You Think is Wrong with the Current Tax System in America?

    05/01/2010 6:41:36 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 64 replies · 698+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 30 April 2010 | Frank Hill
    “Everything!” it seems. No matter who you talk to, everyone seems to have a gripe with the current tax system in America. Part of it you can chalk up to the fact that no one really loves to have any of their hard-earned money extracted from their wallets to pay for government services. There is always a perception of “waste, fraud and abuse” as well as funding certain government programs that you completely disagree with. Maybe the tax code is the work of the Devil. "Obey Me! Or Else!" The other part has to do with the notion that everyone...
  • Fair Tax Now

    04/20/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 2 replies · 284+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    Both my Father and older brother were Certified Public Accountants. Around the dinner table, the Internal Revenue Services was spoken of as the adversary. “Tax time” which used to mean a March 15 deadline was preceded by a period of long working hours. Over the years the tax laws became so arcane and dense they defy comprehension. The income tax is probably the worst thing that ever happened to the United States in the last century because it was always punitive and regressive. It punishes saving. It deters economic growth through investment. It takes the wage earner’s money before he...
  • How to Fight the IRS

    04/12/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! News ^ | April 12, 2010 | by Tom Herman
    Get ready for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. With Washington searching for ways to cut the budget deficit, IRS officials face intense pressure to collect more revenue. The agency plans more audits, especially of taxpayers in high brackets or those who are self-employed and deal in large amounts of cash. The IRS also has turned up the heat in such areas as offshore tax evasion, including undisclosed foreign bank accounts. If you become an IRS target, what should you do? For many people, the answer may seem simple: Surrender as quickly as possible, no matter how good a...
  • Absolute Proof That We Need Tax Reform

    03/26/2010 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 153+ views
    The Lid/Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2010 | The Lid
    Some people are fighting for a fair tax, replacing our income tax structure with a VAT, a Value Added Tax(country wide sales tax). Others argue for a Flat tax, one tax rate on income for everybody, no deductions etc. Both sides are fighting for the same concept. Simplify the way the federal government collects taxes. America's Tax Structure is just so complicated and is getting more complicated every day. The $600 Billion plus in brand-spanking-new taxes passed as part of the Obamcare bill only serves to add to the tax code confusion. But Americans shouldn't feel bad because the general...
  • How Far Down The Rabbit Hole Must We Go?

    03/22/2010 12:28:05 AM PDT · by happygrl · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | March 21, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    The Truth is that we now require about $5 of debt to generate $1 of GDP. The Truth is that the reason you were not asked to approve $700 billion to capitalize 10 new banks, thereby creating seven trillion in lending capacity is that the economy cannot soak up that new lending capacity; each dollar of new debt generates almost no aggregate GDP. If this were not true then that would be the logical and effective cure for the 'credit crunch" - if the borrowing capacity and impact on GDP necessary to help existed. They do not. The Truth is...
  • Tax Fairness Reaches A Tipping Point

    03/16/2010 5:16:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,200+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Fiscal Policy: The latest data show a record number of people with no tax obligation. We also have the highest-earning nontaxpayers ever. With more riding the wagon and fewer pulling, it should soon break down. A record number of the 142 million tax returns filed in 2008 resulted in no taxes owed, according to the Tax Foundation's analysis of the latest IRS data. About 51.6 million returns, or 36.3%, were filed by those whose deductions, exemptions and tax credits wiped out any federal income-tax obligation. These aren't people who have overpaid their taxes or had so much withheld from their...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Hoagland, Behenna

    03/16/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 122+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-15-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Ken Hoagland, author of the book "The Fairtax Solution." Next we open a little Ron Paul hate mail. In the second part of the program I interview Vicki Behenna, mother of Lt. Michael Behenna who was sentenced to 25 years for the shooting death of suspected terrorist Ali mansur in Iraq. It is a tremendous story that all Americans should hear.
  • A Misleading Sales Pitch (Why the campaign for the Fair Tax will set back the cause of Tax Reform)

    03/15/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies · 1,036+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/15/2010 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Here’s the pitch: The FairTax — a plan to replace the federal income tax and payroll tax with a national sales tax — will get rid of the IRS forever. It will let workers keep their entire paychecks and retirees keep their entire pensions. It will raise just as much money as the current tax code. It will promote economic growth. It won’t hurt the middle class, and it won’t cause prices to rise. It will even end our illegal-immigration problem. These claims are drawn from the leading proponents of the plan: a group called Americans for Fair Taxation, former...
  • A Tax Rebellion is Brewing

    03/10/2010 5:32:35 PM PST · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,149+ views
    Fair Tax Nation ^ | March 10, 2010 | Ken Hoagland
    For many Americans the distance between what they believe is best for the nation and what government actually does has become an infuriating chasm that was never meant to exist in a representative government designed to reflect the will of the majority. No other single public policy so reinforces a perception of self-dealing, unfairness and incompetence as the corrupted federal tax code. Bloated beyond decipherability at 67,500 pages of regulations, the income tax system is driven by personal power, lobby profits and, through tax inducements and penalties, a changing menu of citizen and business manipulation. Married people pay higher rates...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Long,Pennell, Modesitt

    03/02/2010 8:05:06 AM PST · by 1pitech · 110+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-01-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas I speak to Earl Long, president of the Fair Tax KC. Next we air audio from the Winter Rally in Wichita Kansas. I also talk to Matthew Pennell in Wasgington DC about the healthcare debate. We have a very funny liberalgram and a special caller. We wrap up the show by talking to Lee Modesitt who is running for state representative in the 66th district, Another great show!
  • Steve King: True economic stimulus can be achieved with FairTax

    02/26/2010 4:58:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 144 replies · 1,061+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | February 25, 2010 | Representative Steven King
    The writer, of Kiron, Iowa, is Iowa’s 5th Congressional District representative.When President Barack Obama signed his $787 billion “stimulus” bill into law last year, he said the bill was “the beginning of what we need to do to create jobs for Americans scrambling in the wake of layoffs; to provide relief for families worried they won’t be able to pay next month’s bills; and to set our economy on a firmer foundation.” The actual results of the stimulus tell a different story. Since February 2009, our economy has lost nearly 3.3 million jobs. Despite President Obama’s statements that unemployment would...
  • Broke! Fixing America's Fiscal Crisis: What does Mike Huckabee want?

    02/10/2010 6:51:14 AM PST · by wastedpotential · 58 replies · 658+ views
    Fortune Magazine (via Cnn.Money) ^ | 2/10/2010 | Steve Tully
    NEW YORK (Fortune) -- This week, I posted a story on saying that a Value Added Tax is fast becoming the only option America has left to solve the current fiscal crisis. In the piece, I said that former Arkansas Governor and leading Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee favors a VAT to replace the income tax. I received numerous angry emails stating that the ex-governor advocates a solution called a "Fair Tax" that's quite different from a VAT.
  • Dave Ramsey Endorses the Fair Tax

    01/31/2010 1:25:50 PM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 726+ views
    Click on the Dave Ramsey fair_tax2.mp3 link at the Fair Tax Nation website to download the audio clip.
  • The Second American Tax Revolt

    01/28/2010 9:43:19 AM PST · by phil_will1 · 19 replies · 650+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | Michael Reagan
    We are speeding toward an economic cliff because our government can't practice restraint. We spend so much more than we take in because politicians at every level use the public treasury to win elections. The public mostly accepts lavish promises of more and more federal spending because the cost of government has been so effectively divorced from what actually comes out of our paychecks. Ask almost anyone how they did on their taxes and you're likely to hear a happy exclamation that the taxpayer got a little money back! But ask the same person how much they paid the government...

    01/16/2010 8:41:44 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies · 401+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 16, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, has been named the Honorary Chairman of the National FairTax Victory Campaign according to officials at
  • The Best Argument EVER For Tax Reform

    01/12/2010 7:54:08 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 464+ views
    The Lid/C-Span ^ | 1/12/01 | The Lid
    Some people are fighting for a fair tax, replacing our income tax structure with a VAT, a Value Added Tax(country wide sales tax). Others argue for a Flat tax, one tax rate on income for everybody, no deductions etc. Both sides are fighting for the same basic concept. simplify the way the federal government collects taxes. America's Tax Structure is just so complicated and is getting more complicated every day. The best proof for this argument was made by IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman on C-Span (video at bottom of post).
  • The Second American Revolution

    10/08/2009 11:31:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 1,068+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 8, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The Second American Revolution by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 08, 2009 “This is the real second American Revolution,” Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal announced to the applauding audience at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Defending the American Dream Summit on October 3, 2009. Moore began by addressing the economic troubles America faces today. “It was really very depressing to me to see that we now have an unemployment rate that’s just below ten percent, the highest it’s been in twenty-six years,” Moore said. “It is one of the great tragedies of the past fifty years that we have...
  • Legislative Proposal: Federalism tax credit

    10/01/2009 10:33:14 AM PDT · by cc2k · 12 replies · 1,466+ views
    October 1, 2009 | cc2k
    Please, Read and Comment!!! A quick note from the author. First, I want comments. Make a comment, please. Even you just say “it’ll never work,” or “Sounds good to me.” However, I make one other request. For this discussion, I ask you to acknowledge that we currently have an income tax system with various allowances for deductions and credits. This proposal works within that system. I understand that many people wish to reform or replace that entire system. And that there are many opinions on these other reform and replacment proposals. Like most FReepers, I support some of these proposals...

    10/02/2009 9:16:51 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 22 replies · 1,356+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 2, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    VIDEO: Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, recently appeared on the FOX Business Channel to discuss overhauling the nation's overbearing tax system. Huckabee makes a convincing case in favor of abolishing the IRS and implementing the Fair Tax.
  • Fair Tax Events September 14 - September 24

    09/13/2009 4:26:14 PM PDT · by Man50D · 2 replies · 468+ views
    September 14 Monday Fayetteville FairTax September 14, 2009 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm – Cliffdale Library Speaking engagement for the SouthGate Community Watch Program Organized by Scott Manning | Type: fairtax, event September 16 Wednesday Jarrod Martin September 16, 2009 from 7pm to 8:30pm – Peace Luthern Church Jarrod Martin has agreed to come out to talk with us at a meeting of the Beavercreek Liberty Group. Jarrod holds the seat in Ohio's 70th district. Jarrod is a Repub and is a staunch Fair tax advoca... Organized by Phil Claypool | Type: special, meeting September 17 Thursday Fayetteville FairTax September...
  • The Fair Price of Civilization?

    07/06/2009 3:35:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 59 replies · 3,007+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2009 | Jon N. Hall
    "Taxes are the price we pay for civilization" ... Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The U.S. Tax Code is a perennial whipping boy, and rightly so. It's unfair and monstrously complex. Some would like to replace the entire Tax Code and the IRS with a totally new system. One such idea is the so-called FairTax, which is essentially a national retail sales tax. Although Bruce Bartlett in "FairTax, Flawed Tax" and others have roundly criticized this idea, here are my main reservations about the FairTax: The FairTax treats savers badly. Under the current system, savings have already been taxed. But with...
  • 'Fair Tax Book' makes a surprisingly strong case

    06/25/2009 4:20:47 AM PDT · by Man50D · 238 replies · 4,710+ views
    Citizen-Times | June 21, 2009 | Roger Lirely
    The article can't be posted due to copyright complaints. The link to the article is below. 'Fair Tax Book' makes a surprisingly strong case
  • FairTax rally draws thousands

    06/15/2009 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Man50D · 243 replies · 4,681+ views
    Missourian ^ | June 14, 2009 | Furqaan Sadiq
    COLUMBIA — According to rally organizers, about 4,760 people attended the Midwest FairTax rally Saturday afternoon to speak in favor of the tax plan that would essentially replace the federal income tax with a national sales tax. The rally was held from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The director for the consumption tax movement in the 9th Congressional District, Colin Malaker, has been busy with not only renting the fairgrounds, but also paying for the travel costs of flying in Georgia State Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, and *Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the...
  • Rally calls for change in tax system(Rally For The Fair Tax)

    06/15/2009 12:22:56 PM PDT · by Man50D · 49 replies · 2,421+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | June 14, 2009 | T.J. Greaney
    A daylong rally in support of replacing the federal income tax with a 23 percent retail sales tax drew thousands to the Boone County Fairgrounds yesterday. In the style of a Southern revival meeting, a series of speakers took the stage to rail against a government they see as recklessly speeding toward socialism and mortgaging the wealth of future generations in the process. Nearly all interviewed for this story believe it is high time to put the Internal Revenue Service out of business. “Our tax code right now is a man-caused disaster,” said Neal Boortz, a nationally syndicated radio host...
  • Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Obama Administration’s Scary Trial Balloon

    05/30/2009 5:59:30 AM PDT · by phil_will1 · 37 replies · 2,811+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    In today’s Washington Post, the White House floats a really scary trial balloon—a new national Value-Added Tax (VAT) to pay for out-of-control spending and a Washington take over of health care. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad appears to be on board. So does Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel, who has been hired by the White House budget office to help design the health care plan and whose book on health care uses a VAT to fund the new government program. Obama economic adviser Paul Volcker is also on-board the VAT-train. ————— "We need to draw...
  • Fair Tax Events June 6-June 13

    05/29/2009 12:40:39 PM PDT · by Man50D · 7 replies · 1,088+ views
    Wade Founder's Day June 6, 2009 all day – Wade Community Park Wade Founder's Day Event. Providing handout material and Yard Signs, Bumper Stickers, T-Shirts, and FairTax Books Organized by Scott Manning | Type: fundraiserYou have not responded. Dothan, AL Fair Tax Information/Action Seminar June 6, 2009 from 9am to 12pm – Houston County Farm Center Learn about the Fair Tax and see what you can do to help bring it to a reality. Organized by Wiregrass Area Fair Tax Group | Type: seminar You have not responded. June 7 Sunday Murphreesboro TN FairTax Rally June 7, 2009 from...
  • 18% Favor National Sales Tax, 68% Oppose

    05/29/2009 9:48:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 104 replies · 5,055+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 29, 2009
    To raise additional money for the government, just 18% of Americans nationwide favor a national sales tax. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 68% oppose such a tax. There is more support for the concept if sales tax revenue is used to provide health insurance for all Americans. In that scenario, 40% favor a national sales tax and 49% are opposed. Democrats strongly support a national sales tax to provide universal health insurance coverage. Republicans are opposed by a three-to-one margin, and those not affiliated with either major party are opposed two-to-one. A plurality of Americans would...
  • National Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look; Rahm Emanuel's brother advises 10% VAT...

    05/27/2009 5:38:44 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 359 replies · 14,432+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2009 | Lori Montgomery
    With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax. Common around the world, including in Europe, such a tax -- called a value-added tax, or VAT -- has not been seriously considered in the United States. But advocates say few other options can generate the kind of money the nation will need to avert fiscal calamity. At a White House conference earlier this year on the government's budget problems, a roomful of tax experts pleaded...
  • Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

    05/27/2009 2:33:22 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies · 3,353+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2009 | Lori Montgomery
    Levy Viewed as Way to Reduce Deficits, Fund Health Reform With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax.
  • Californians knock the “Tea” Out of Taxes

    05/26/2009 9:00:48 AM PDT · by phil_will1 · 26 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | May 22, 2009 | Scott Wheeler
    On May 19, Californians sent a message that the people mean business when it comes to high taxes and big spending. Four ballot initiatives in a special election intended to allow the state government to raise taxes to cover a 21 billion dollar budget shortfall, were soundly defeated sending an unwelcome message to Sacramento that the people picking up the tab for California’s liberal policies have had enough. But it didn’t start, nor did it end, on May 19 in California. Organic tax protests that started as “tea parties” have grown and are now taking shape in different forms even...
  • New FairTax Webinar Thursday, May 28th, at 8 PM Eastern

    05/23/2009 4:15:31 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 604+ views
    My Brain ^ | 05/23/09 | Marc Maneiri
    FairTax News Alert An Important update for FairTaxers in Seminole County and Greater Orlando May 23, 2009 New FairTax Webinar Thursday, May 28th, at 8 PM Eastern. Following up on last month’s introduction to the FairTax, Marc Manieri’s second live Internet seminar will look at the need for stability of government revenue. Marc will contrast stability in the current income tax system with the stability of a consumption tax (i.e. the FairTax). There will be a presentation followed by Q&A. Audience participation is encouraged. To attend (from the comfort of your own home, of course) you need to register in...
  • FL 2010: The Marco Rubio effect [no to amnesty, yes to border security and fair tax, no to Obama]

    05/22/2009 2:09:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-05-22
    (snip) Rubio's pitch was classic Republican dogma: government is not the answer. He called for a federal balanced budget amendment, term limits, a strong national defense and tax reform -- he said he's a "fan'' of the fair tax and also likes the flat tax. He drew applause for sending his children to "faith-based'' schools and decrying government intervention in the healthcare system. "The more that we are like Democrats, the less need there is for a Republican party,'' he said. In response to a question about immigration, Rubio dropped his previous pleas against harsh attacks on illegal workers. He...
  • The Flat Tax vs. the Fair Tax

    05/19/2009 6:57:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies · 3,377+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 5/19/2009 | John Tamny
    If there’s a positive to the leftward economic lurch among our political class, it has to do with the certainty that the imposed initiatives will fail. No matter the political party or supposed ideology overseeing it, when politicians seek to share the gains of the productive, their efforts come up short. Simplified, collectivism applied is collectivism’s capitulation. So while there’s good reason right now to be pessimistic, there’s also reason to be optimistic given the certainty that we’ll eventually move in the other direction. On the tax front, whatever the result of President Obama’s attempts to move the cost of...
  • Social Security and Medicare finances worsen

    05/13/2009 7:07:57 AM PDT · by phil_will1 · 14 replies · 1,406+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | May 12, 2009 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger, Ap Economics Writer
    WASHINGTON – Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday. Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016, a year sooner than projected last year, and the giant trust fund will be depleted by 2037, four years sooner, trustees reported. Medicare is in even worse shape.
  • Needed: a new name or better acronym for Tea Parties?? (very brief Vanity)

    05/11/2009 3:55:59 AM PDT · by NECAWA · 78 replies · 3,178+ views
    5/11/09 | self
    “TEA” in Tea Parties has been interpreted as standing for “Taxed Enough Already.” This is catchy and a clever linkage to the original Boston Tea Party. However it is such a narrow acronym that it seriously understates the scope of the current protest movement and lends credence to the left’s assertion that Tea Party protestors are just greedy rich people afraid they’ll have to pay a little more in taxes. The hundreds of thousands who are involved in today’s Tea Party movement are well informed Americans, deeply concerned about a host of issues beyond taxes: national security, socialization, corruption, voter...
  • Employers Cut 539,000 Jobs in April, Jobless Rate at 8.9%

    05/08/2009 5:36:58 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 139 replies · 6,772+ views
    Unemployment rate hits 8.9%

    05/06/2009 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 329 replies · 7,207+ views
    Nelz Nuze ^ | May 6, 2009 | Neal Boortz
    ... and this time it's none other than Dave Ramsey. The FairTax is a bold proposal. It is only natural that people are going to try to criticize it. Is it too much to ask for these people to do at least a modicum of research so that they at least appear to know what they're talking about? This time the culprit is Dave Ramsey. I like the guy, and I like his approach. His sermons on living debt free are right on, and no doubt he's helped millions of people to improve their financial. OK .. mighty fine. But...
  • Obama Takes First Step in Broad Overhaul of Taxes

    05/04/2009 5:15:46 PM PDT · by pleikumud · 17 replies · 2,532+ views
    CNBC Online ^ | May 4, 2009
    President Barack Obama's move to curb overseas tax havens and job outsourcing was his first major proposal in what promises to be a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax system. Obama chose a relatively populist initial step. Daniel Griswold, an expert at the Cato Institute think tank, said locating affiliates in foreign markets is now the chief way that U.S. companies reach new customers outside the United States. "This demagogic grab for more revenue will only cripple the ability of U.S. companies to expand their sales in global markets, putting in jeopardy the U.S.-based jobs that support their foreign affiliates,"...
  • GOP in desperate need of libertarian infusion

    04/30/2009 7:33:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 171 replies · 4,010+ views
    The Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH ^ | 2009-04-30 | Ed Lopez
    Over a year ago, Mitt Romney was losing primaries to John McCain, and conservative pundits from Ann Coulter to Rush Limbaugh predicted the end of the GOP – Coulter went as far as promising she would campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton if McCain became the party's nominee. By November 2008, the GOP had embraced a nominee who had considered switching parties twice, had opposed tax cuts, and had failed to advance an aggressive shift in a foreign policy that left the GOP discredited in an area it had always trumped in. It's not that McCain's willingness to reach across the...
  • Boehner says Obama's bills makes him 'want to throw up'

    04/29/2009 6:08:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 1,931+ views
    Boehner says Obama's bills makes him 'want to throw up' Kara Rowland (Contact) The top House Republican said Tuesday that the liberal bills being pushed by President Obama and congressional Democrats make him "want to throw up" and that Mr. Obama's first 100 days in office have shown he has "no plan for keeping America safe." Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio said in an interview that decisions such as closing Guantanamo Bay prison and releasing classified memos on CIA interrogation techniques reflect a dangerous, "piecemeal approach" to national security. "I'm just looking at some of these tactical moves...
  • GOP Base Rejects Calls to Moderate

    04/26/2009 5:32:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 83 replies · 3,471+ views ^ | April 26, 2009 | Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin
    A quick tour through the week’s headlines suggests the Republican Party is beginning to come to terms with the last election and that consensus is emerging among GOP elites that the party needs to move away from discordant social issues. There was Sen. John McCain's daughter and his campaign manager who last week demanded that their fellow Republicans embrace same-sex marriage. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman – the most devoted modernizer among the party's 2012 hopefuls – won approving words from New York Times columnist Frank Rich for his call to downplay divisive values issues. The party’s top elected leaders in...
  • "The Fair Tax Fantasy"

    04/20/2009 3:15:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 300 replies · 7,092+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/20/09 | Hugh Hewitt
    This is a new book that I have co-authored with Hank Adler, a professor at Chapman University's business school, a post he took up after retirement from a long and successful career as a partner with Deloitte. Hank and I undertook this project because we had --independent of each other and for different reasons-- arrived at the same conclusion: That the "Fair Tax" proposal put forward by my radio tal show host Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder is a disastrous mirage that far too many Republicans have been drawn too, and for all the wrong reasons. "The Fair Tax"...
  • Oppose the Fair-Tax? Then you are a supporter of Obama's and the far left's goals.

    04/19/2009 5:10:38 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 104 replies · 2,413+ views ^ | 04-17-2009 | Muny Dews
    I attended the Atlanta Tea Party on the 15th. I carried a sign promoting the Fair-Tax. Traveling to the event I wondered if I would see any other Fair-Tax supporters. To my surprise support for the Fair-Tax was everywhere. An outsider stumbling onto the scene would have had trouble determining if this was an anti-tax rally, or a pro-Fair-Tax rally. There were three chants that were regularly yelled by the crowd: USA Fair-Tax Freedom Why did these people associate the Fair-Tax with patriotism and freedom? Because they understand the truth. That the current tax system in this country isn't about...
  • Tax day raises question: Is there a better way? (Fair Tax)

    04/17/2009 11:34:03 AM PDT · by Man50D · 60 replies · 1,922+ views
    SouthTownStar ^ | April 15, 2009 | Fran Eaton
    A ny American who's fretted through filling out his or her income tax returns, churned through the confusing TurboTax online maze or plopped their shoe boxes of receipts down on their H&R Block representatives' desk has to be mumbling today, "There's got to be a better way." A predicted half million frustrated taxpayers will hit the streets nationwide today - the day that tax returns are due - to vent about increasing tax rates, wasteful spending, trillion dollar bailouts and debt being thrust onto our kids and grandkids. But after all the spouting, will anything change in the way we...
  • Do you stand with Obama and those that want to reshape America into a socialist utopia?

    04/17/2009 8:30:18 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 11 replies · 693+ views ^ | 04-17-2009 | Muny Dews
    I attended the Atlanta Tea Party on the 15th. I carried a sign promoting the Fair-Tax. Traveling to the event I wondered if I would see any other Fair-Tax supporters. To my surprise support for the Fair-Tax was everywhere. An outsider stumbling onto the scene would have had trouble determining if this was an anti-tax rally, or a pro-Fair-Tax rally. There were three chants that were regularly yelled by the crowd: USA Fair-Tax Freedom Why did these people associate the Fair-Tax with patriotism and freedom? Because they understand the truth. That the current tax system in this country isn't about...
  • Tea Party Protest - I Am Upset But It Was Revealing

    04/16/2009 2:01:48 PM PDT · by iThinkBig · 26 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Burning Platform ^ | 4-16-09 | Jason Rines
    Mainstream Media (MSM) reporting the protests were on opposite sides of the spectrum, one camp supportive of the protests and some against. Some MSM outlets reports I watched last night revealed a noticeable diversion from the description reported of the protestors I witnessed, here in New Hampshire. The reporting against the protestors was highly inflammatory and outright disgusting in my opinion. Calling the protesters 'teabaggers' and then proclaiming to a global viewing audience (with funny little smirks) that the slang was deserved because of the symbolic intrument of tea bags utilized seemed like an attempt to be cute in there...
  • 151 Taxes in a Loaf of Bread

    04/16/2009 4:16:17 AM PDT · by nametrader · 7 replies · 1,765+ views
    If people need any more concrete explanation of this, start with the staff of life, a loaf of bread. The simplest thing; the poorest man must have it. Well, there are 151 taxes now in the price of a loaf of bread — it accounts for more than half the cost of a loaf of bread. It begins with the first tax, on the farmer that raised the wheat. Any simpleton can understand that if that farmer cannot get enough money for his wheat, to pay the property tax on his farm, he can’t be a farmer. He loses his...