This is the year to talk about and push our candidates and current reps to take a stance on the FairTax. If they tell you they are for it, ask them why and see if they can actually talk about it. Offer to help them out if they seem to need more education. If they tell you, no they do not support the FairTax, ask them to articulate why not and what do they support instead. Again, see if they can articulate what they do not like about it. They better have an answer for you. Sometimes they just…Continue
Added by Laura McCue on July 26, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments
Opponents of free market capitalism ritually object to its alleged unfairness. This is not a deficiency in economic literacy, it is a deficiency in vocabulary – "free" and "fair" are two different concepts.
In economic exchange, "fair" is a subjective term; what is fair to one is seen as unfair to another. It is an emotional response made after the fact. "Free" is an objective term; it is an observable attribute of the process of exchange.
Freedom in economic exchange is…
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By Mike Bush
Riders supporting Fair Tax to visit all 48 contiguous states
ROSWELL — Mike McLean wants everyone around the continental United States to know about the Fair Tax.
So he and his wife, Carol, organized the Grass Roots Freedom Ride to let people across the country know about the proposal to replace the income tax with a consumption tax.
The McLeans were in Roswell Monday, where they met about 15 supporters,…Continue
Added by Laura McCue on July 17, 2010 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment
Here is a little bit of FairTax History and Lore. There were Democrats on the original legislation.
The FairTax was first introduced as the National Retial Sales Tax Act of 1997 by Congressman Dan Schaefer, R, CO-06, on June 19, 1997 in the 105th Congress as H.R.2001. John Linder was one of the original co-sponsors.
There was a related bill, H.R.1325, which had the same sponsor and same title, all of its 10 co-sponsors (including John Linder) in common,…Continue
Added by Jim Bennett on July 16, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment
If I wanted to research the Tea Party, I would not send Katie Couric to interview Sheryl Crow for Glamour magazine. But then again, it would not occur to me to ask for Shakira’s advice on immigration law.
Prompted by Ms. Couric, Ms. Crow recently informed Glamour readers that all Tea Partiers are uneducated, angry, and ignorant. She forgot to say racist and violent - perhaps she should have wrote a list on her palm. The mainstream media was happy to run with "uneducated" in a…
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