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  • John Travolta stars in Scientology Night Fever

    11/01/2005 6:56:22 AM PST · by laney · 46 replies · 1,171+ views
    Religion News Blog ^ | November 1st, 2005
    Ever since the Church of Scientology's sprawling UK headquarters were located just three miles up the road, the sedate town of East Grinstead in Sussex has grown accustomed to life on the edge of a parallel universe. But nothing could have quite prepared it for the events of the past three days. First came reported sightings of Tom Cruise and his pregnant fiance'e, Katie Holmes, being chauffeured to Saint Hill Manor, the remote Georgian house which the Scientology founder, L Ron Hubbard, bought as his world base 45 years ago. Then John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, arrived at...
  • Fair Tax

    10/31/2005 7:16:58 AM PST · by Eaglewatcher · 261 replies · 2,067+ views
    Your Guide to U.S. Gov Info / Resources. ^ | 10/31/2005 | Is a 'Fair' Tax in America's Future?
    No more federal income tax... if bill passes If you thought the Flat Tax was a good idea that failed, you're going to utterly love the FairTax. The latest "let's dump the Tax Code" idea from Washington's wishful well of best intentions we call Congress, the FairTax bill would abolish all federal income taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes, and payroll taxes and replace them with a national retail sales tax. No, there is not a space missing between Fair and Tax. FairTax is how Rep. John Linder (R-Georgia, 7th), sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2003 has chosen...
  • VANITYY: Will a Flat Federal Sales Tax Stop the Flood of Illegals?

    10/26/2005 3:54:15 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 143 replies · 1,691+ views
    10/26/05 | Jo Nuvark
    Could we stop some of the abuse from illegal aliens by converting from an income tax that illegals avoid, to a federal sales tax that illegals cannot avoid? Many illegals from Mexico pay no taxes and send much of their income home. A federal sales tax could discourage the abuses and possibly stem the human flood.
  • Administrative Despotism

    10/24/2005 7:28:39 AM PDT · by Conservative Goddess · 42 replies · 1,061+ views
    Taken largely from Democracy in America by Alexis De Tocqueville | October 22, 2005 | Conservative Goddess
    Written as a letter to my Congressman: This morning I found myself killing 5 hours near the nemesis of any bibliophile: a bookstore. After dropping my high school son at a state-mandated volunteerism session, I entered the Barnes and Noble on Route 30, ruminating on the many forms of modern day involuntary servitude. I meandered to the History section where a copy of Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville, caught my eye. At $27.00, it promised to provide entertainment at a rate of $5.40 per hour; a bargain by any other name. I write today to encourage you to...
  • A "Thank You" from Congressman John Linder ...

    10/19/2005 6:19:50 PM PDT · by pigdog · 16 replies · 718+ views
    Linder's Website ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | John Linder
    A "thanks" from John Linder ...
  • Tax Reform Flops You Want Real Change? Support the Fair Tax

    10/18/2005 12:08:34 PM PDT · by groanup · 14 replies · 671+ views ^ | October 18, 2005 | Editorial
    Tax Reform Panel Flops You Want Real Change? Support the Fair Tax 2005-10-18 Augusta Chronicle, The President Bush gave his tax advisory commission the mission of finding changes that would make the tax system simpler, less costly and foster economic growth. Although the panel's final report isn't due until Nov. 1, advocates of serious tax reform are repulsed by the tentative recommendations so far. Recent suggestions called for getting rid of the Alternative Minimum Tax - a desirable goal - by cutting back on popular tax deductions for home mortgage interest and tax-free employer-provided health insurance. That's not tax reform;...
  • Dissolve the President's Tax Reform Panel

    10/15/2005 12:45:23 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 82 replies · 1,544+ views ^ | 10/14/05 | Neal Boortz
    When President Bush formed his President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform he charged that panel with developing a tax reform proposal that would achieve three principal objectives: 1. The proposal should simplify the Federal tax code so as to reduce the costs of tax compliance. 2. The proposal should promote home ownership and charitable giving. 3. The proposal should promote economic growth, job creation and encourage individual saving and investment while strengthening the competitiveness of the US in the global economy. We now have a clear indication of the proposals that will come from the president’s tax reform panel,...

    10/12/2005 8:39:34 AM PDT · by pigdog · 248 replies · 2,286+ views
    Neal's Nuze ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | Neal Boortz
    TAX REFORM COMMISSION? YEAH ... RIGHT. The president's so-called tax reform commission telegraphed its intentions several months ago when members stated that they were not going to recommend a full reform of our federal tax system, rather they were going to recommend some incremental reforms. The The FairTax Book hit the book stores and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's list. Politicians and other Beltway denizens told co-author Congressman John Linder that the success of The FairTax Book was a certain indication that the people of this country were in the mood for wholesale reform. Who...
  • The American taxpayer speaks (does he ever!) to the Tax Panel.

    10/12/2005 3:44:33 PM PDT · by pigdog · 90 replies · 1,939+ views
    It may indeed by that the members of the Tax Panel, collectively, cannot read but there is no doubt that the American Taxpayer at large is giving that opportunity (AND IN SPADES). Here are the first few General Comments to them after their recent pontification that "reform" really is not needed, but just a bit of tinkering. All but about 6 or so comments have been included - some with "Subject" line where appropriate. Some are: funny, sad, biting, reflective, even discerning or not well informed. All are expressions of the American system. The Panel would do well to read...
  • President's Advisory Tax Panel July 20. 2005 meeting - partial transcript.

    10/09/2005 1:51:42 PM PDT · by pigdog · 22 replies · 368+ views
    President's Advisory Tax Panel website ^ | July 20, 2005 | Pressident's Advisory Tax Panel
    And, the last comment that I would make before I turn to Senator Breaux for his comments, I think it's fair to say that as we go through this process of developing a better system, better tax system for America, that there will be five areas in which -- five principles, if you will, that will focus our effort. The first is filing taxes will be straightforward and easy to understand. Point two, our tax system will be fair and transparent. Taxpayers will be able to understand their tax obligations, and have confidence that they and their neighbors are all...
  • Your Support needed for the Fair Tax Bill HR-25

    10/09/2005 6:24:50 AM PDT · by TaxFreeAmerica · 27 replies · 552+ views
    Brief by Author | 10-9-2005 | FreeTaxAmerica
    Your Support needed for the Fair Tax Bill HR-25 I have seen all the bogs writings and none of them are even close to getting the real priority that faces every American today. It’s not the accountability of some of our politicians or other outspoken nobodies, lobbyist, or world opinion of snake oil to pick a topic. The real test if facing all of you right in the face. Can America from the Grass roots take a hold of the most important piece of legislation of the 21 century? What is it? The “Fairfax” bill HR-25 before Congress. Do you...
  • Winners and Losers under the 'FairTax'

    09/28/2005 12:14:25 PM PDT · by hripka · 449 replies · 4,021+ views
    hripka | September 28, 2005 | self
    A change in a tax affects that area of the economy . . . and beyond. Taxes hurt whatever is taxed. Income taxes hurt income (production). Sales taxes hurt sales (consumption). Higher rates have higher effects. After having read "The FairTax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS" by Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder, I realized that the 'FairTax' proposed by Boortz and Linder would change EVERYTHING. The 'FairTax' is not tax reform, it is tax upheaval. Since it taxes consumption instead of income, consumption WILL fall, and incomes WILL rise. All of the incentives (and...
  • Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Fair Tax Proposal

    04/20/2005 1:25:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 76 replies · 1,676+ views
    I know you're tempted not to read this article. I know this because there is nothing (except maybe an all-night marathon of Al Gore documentaries) more mind-numbingly boring than reading an article about taxes. Since my column on taxes is not competing as an alternative to "The Internet, Al Gore, & You," I must instead resort to begging each of you to indulge me for a brief moment of your time. I always thought that only grumpy old men cared about taxes. I vividly remember many days during my childhood, watching my Dad—normally as cool as a cucumber—emerge red-faced from...

    08/24/2005 9:40:44 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 711 replies · 18,180+ views
    self | August 25, 2005 | RobFromGa
    August 24, 2005 U.S. Representative John Linder 1026 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 770-232-3005 Fax: 770-232-2909 Copy: Neal Boortz, WSB Radio, Dr. Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University Dear Representative Linder: I wrote to you two days ago regarding what I consider to be serious misrepresentations of the Fair Tax plan contained in your book, “The FairTax Book”. On page 2, you state “Let’s agree up front that this book is about honesty” and I intend to hold you at your word. Since that time, I have been in contact with Dr. Jorgenson in an attempt to clarify his...
  • FairTax Update -

    09/22/2005 12:29:37 PM PDT · by pigdog · 81 replies · 1,075+ views
    Nealz Nuze Archives ^ | September 20, 2005 | Neal Boortz
    FAIRTAX UPDATE There is no doubt that the story of H.R. 25, the FairTax, has been pushed into the background by the Katrina disaster, and perhaps that is as it should be. When hundreds of thousands of people are suffering as they are in the aftermath of Katrina, that is the story. The FairTax is, however, still on the minds of the political class in Washington DC. Congressman Linder tells me that the Republican leadership is more than impressed with the success of The FairTax Book. They have been receiving a steady stream of phone calls, emails, faxes ... and...
  • [RAMBLINGS] Bu's Views

    09/20/2005 5:50:29 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 351+ views
    Mark Bureau ^ | 9/20/2005 | Mark Bureau
    bureau's take on: The Fair Tax Bill, Newt in 2008? More....
  • Facts on Fair Tax show it's a great idea

    09/16/2005 5:15:32 PM PDT · by Man50D · 359 replies · 2,958+ views
    Tribune & Georgian ^ | 9/16/2005 | Jay Moreno
    Dear Editor, I've just read a new best-seller, which I highly recommend to you and your readers: "The Fair Tax Book, Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS." The co-authors are "reformed lawyer" and syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz, and Congressman John Linder, R-Ga. Linder is also the principal author/sponsor of The Fair Tax Bill (H.R. 25), currently before Congress. In the interest of brevity (the book is only 180 pages, by the way), I'll quote from the back of the dust jacket. "What the Fair Tax will do for America: eliminate the income tax and the...
  • Fair Tax - Straightening Out Some Confusion

    09/15/2005 7:03:21 AM PDT · by groanup · 438 replies · 5,688+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 9/15/2005 | Neal Boortz
    THE FAIRTAX --- STRAIGHTENING OUT SOME CONFUSION When Congressman Linder and I were busy researching and writing The FairTax Book we knew full well that it would one day become the focal point for those opposed to this tax reform idea. We tried, therefore, to make sure that our numbers and claims were correct and consistent with the research that went into the drafting of HR 25. On review, and after reading the critiques of opponents to the FairTax plan, we have concluded that there is one element of the FairTax that could have been present with more clarity in...
  • Toward a Fairer Tax

    09/13/2005 12:16:56 PM PDT · by ancient_geezer · 13 replies · 426+ views
    Toward a Fairer Tax 2005-09-13 Augusta Chronicle, The Most criticisms of our tax code center on the fact that it's much too complicated, and it favors the wealthy at the expense of the poor. Criticism about the tax code's complexity is accurate, but it may come as a surprise to many that the part about exploiting poor people is nonsense. Despite the "tax cuts for the rich" President Bush passed early in his first term, the wealthiest Americans ended up carrying more of the federal tax load than ever before. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, up to 40 percent...
  • Just how fair is the 'FairTax'?

    09/07/2005 5:15:28 PM PDT · by Man50D · 270 replies · 2,784+ views
    Money.cnn ^ | 9/7/05 | Pat Regnier
    NEW YORK (Money magazine) - If you don't care much for talk radio, or you don't live in the South, the name Neal Boortz might not ring a bell. But pay attention: Around 4 million people nationwide catch his radio show. It's No. 1 in Boortz's home market of Atlanta and ranks first or second in numerous smaller cities in red states. His 180-page polemic for radical tax reform, The FairTax Book, made its debut at No. 1 on the New York Times' bestseller list in August. When Boortz came to Jacksonville for a book signing at a downtown hotel...