Too bad the other four candidates were not asked about the FairTax.
Well, Ron Paul is already opposed to the Fairtax, simply because he would rather see a tax rate closer to zero. But as far as principled candidates, it's hard to find one more principled than Ron Paul.
Also, I really think these candidates need to find a better way to explain the Fairtax in a way that the average American will find it appealing.... Perhaps emphasizing the prebate more....
"masses" is a pretty strong word though. I'll agree with you that the politicians are the main problem, but I wouldn't say that the Fairtax has that much support.
The main reason being that people simply don't know what it is still. If we took a random poll of voting Americans asking them what the Fairtax is, I bet most of them still would say that they've never heard of it.
I think that is where we come in. Putting ads out on talk radio and TV that explain what the fairtax does. Were on the right track!
Yes, masses is pretty strong. I guess in my own neck of the woods, its pretty easy to say the masses brcuse I and others in the area have worked hard to spread the word locally. But as we both agree, the "leaders" of our great nation are the problem.
We would love to put ads on t.v. and radio, but it takes alot of money for that and we seem to have a hard time getting it as times are tough for everyone (even the rich a little). We will keep working towards that end though as well.
Have a great day.
The ADVERTISING is word of mouth! And Douglas talking about the prebate before they understand the FairTax only causes more confusion! This is a RADICAL idea as we have been ingrained ... indoctrinated in the current system to coming up to 100 years. It is up to US --- WE THE PEOPLE --- to educate, promote and show support AS INDIVIDUALS. Anyone behind the FairTax is FOR FREEDOM...FOR POWER to WE THE PEOPLE! While Ron Paul is wanting it to be less he has chosen to NOT give this bill a voice among his followers which there in leaves the POWER IN THEIR HANDS.
Note.... Once the FairTax is passed WE the PEOPLE can DEMAND a lower rate or vote the representative OUT. The FairTax is FAR better than our current system or the FLAT TAX!
ONE doesn't HAVE to get a question to insert once answer... "leadership".... "In regards to the FairTax....I....."
Or at the end of one of the answers he could state "I too want the FairTax to pass"....etc. I am VERY capable to work the FairTax into MOST of my conversations because it covers soooo many areas when dealing with power to we the people, getting rid of class warfare, being proud to succeed and so much more. Herman Cain has passion and is not an insider! SOoooooo refreshing! Seriously what other candidate could say "I didn't just come off the Democratic plantation and I'm not going back?"
Looking forward to the next debate...wait ... QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION....they are so not a debate!
Here we have a large part of the problem. People in this country are so indoctrinated as concerns the income tax that they can't even conceive of any other system. So many times when I mention the FairTax as a tax on consumption, I'm confronted with; "We have to have the income tax".
People don't realize that before the income tax the U.S. was the wealthiest nation on earth with the fastest growing economy too. They have been taught that this economic aberation is needed. We must tell them the truth!
Per a sentence in the Declaration of Independence: "That mankind are more disposed to suffer, when evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed".