The so called Fair tax, is proof of the sheer ignorance the people of this country have about our nations tax laws.
We have 2 problems. Runaway growth and spending by our government, and massive ignorance by the population concerning our nations financial laws.
I have to comment about the fair tax, that is being talked about for both Federal and State levels.
First on the federal level. Fair tax people want to convince others that our current system cannot be fixed - it can, but only if we the people hold the US congress to doing so. While it may not be the best system, it is the best that we have. Minor changes can be made that will achieve the desired results. However, those results will mean the US Congress will have to admit that it has a limited amount of access to our funds, and that our funds are also limited, thus the US congress cannot take what ever it wants, when it wants.
The Fair tax wants to convince people that the current system would be better served with a national retail sales tax, collected at the retail level. And that this system would cause people who apparently now are not paying taxes, to paying their fair share of taxes. They claim that the fair tax will touch everyone equally. And that their system will eliminate the IRS.
They could not be more wrong. FULL STORY