Exemptions and Exclusions under the FairTax

What’s going to keep tax exemptions and exclusions from undermining the FairTax system?

That’s a fair question. The goal of the FairTax system is to tax everyone fairly. The same tax will apply to everyone and the few exemptions and exclusions that are written into the bill will apply to everyone, as well. Because of this transparency any attempt to tinker with the tax code will also effect everyone. Lawmakers will no longer be able to use the tax code to divide and conquer the people of this country by excluding or exempting certain groups from paying certain taxes, or heaping additional taxes onto specific groups. Because the tax is collected at the retail level at the point of consumption it applies across the board and the power to manipulate the code, and thus the people, simply goes away. Will it be possible for politicians to tinker with the FairTax? Only if we, as a people, let them.

Would FairTax tax services?

One point of confusion on the FairTax is that it will tax services that are not currently taxed. The truth is that consumers are already paying taxes when they pay for services. The income and payroll taxes that businesses are required to pay are included in the fees they charge for their services. The difference under the FairTax will be that the consumer will know exactly how much of the fee they pay is going to pay taxes and how much is actually going to the company they are patronizing.

Transparency in our tax system is something we have never known, but I think we could get used to it. If you don’t like it we can always hand the power back over to the politicians.

Herman Cain – FairTax would supercharge US economy

Herman Cain, business man, political conservative, and possible Presidential candidate in 2012 talks about the ways the FairTax plan would supercharge the U.S. economy sooner rather than later.

  • The FairTax plan will replace the federal income and payroll based tax system with a simple, transparent and fair national retail sales tax.
  • You will bring home your entire paycheck, and then you decide when and how much you pay in taxes when you spend your money.
  • Taxes are assessed at the retail, or consumption, level so businesses will be able to compete globally.
  • The ability of politicians and lobbyists to manipulate the tax system to benefit themselves and their interests goes away under the FairTax plan.

The benefits of the FairTax plan are many, and the only way to make it happen is to get involved. Visit FairTax.org for more information or read the FairTax bill, H.R. 25, for yourself.

New Spelling of “Politician”

Opossum wrapped in American flag
Trust me

In general I believe in giving people second and sometimes even third chances to get things right. For the most part I believe people are good and decent, and yet afflicted with human frailties. I believe that given a choice most people will choose to do the right thing.

And then, there are politicians.

The politicians of today bear no resemblance to those that founded and fought for this Country. Our modern politicians bear a closer resemblance to the opossums we had back home. They would sneak around in the shadows getting into anything that smelled good to them; when they sensed conflict they’d lie down still as death until the threat passed and then scurry away; when cornered with nowhere to run they’d raise an awful stink; they’d turn and fight, but only for their own survival. I think perhaps, given the character our present day politicians evince, a new spelling of the word is called for: Opolitician.