Here is the latest fluff article on the alleged FairTax, compliments of our lazy and useless print media.
“The most interesting development was how the White House wasted no time ridiculing the FairTax, trying to make it a political millstone around the neck of every GOP lawmaker.
“It would raise taxes on the middle class by taxing thousands of everyday items from groceries to gas, while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans,” said President Biden, who issued a veto threat.”
It’s not that Biden is worried about the FairTax becoming law. Instead, this was more of an easy opportunity to accuse Republicans of raising taxes on working Americans.”
So, as is usual, we find a journalist is more interested in irrelevant political partisan nonsense than actually reporting on the fraudulent and deceptive nature of the FairTax proposal, which has “deep Georgia roots” as pointed out in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article by Jamie Dupree, author of the article.
Wouldn’t it be more productive to report what the alleged FairTax would and wouldn’t do? For example, the FairTax:
creates an entirely new tax, a 23 percent tax on articles of consumption, and on “taxable property”;
creates two new tax collecting agencies, an “Excise Tax Bureau” and the “Sales Tax Bureau", in addition to keeping the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms alive, which will also be collecting taxes.
Imposes the new 23% “FairTax” on American citizens and businesses while Congress’ power to lay and collect taxes on “incomes” remains fully intact;
requires taxpayers to file Fair Tax returns twelve times a year;
requires ordinary working people to register with government in order to exercise a fundamental right of mankind . . . selling the property each has in their own labor;
requires ordinary people to become tax collectors for government;
requires taxpayers to keep whatever records Congress may dream up;
allows Congress to lay and collect countless “excise taxes” which members of Congress may dream up, and are calculated from profits, gains and other incomes;
and creates a new entitlement, the “Family Consumption Allowance” [a monthly government check sent to every “qualified family” in the U.S.] that would become another political partisan wedge-issue used during election time to buy votes.
Why on earth would any politician, regardless of their political party affiliation, support this rope-a-dope proposal which enlarges and strengthens the federal government’s iron taxing grip around their constituents’ necks?
And why does our popular media, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, totally ignore the FairTax counter proposal ___ the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment___ which would return us to our Constitution’s original tax plan, as our founders intended it to operate, and would impose needed and necessary restraints upon Congress’ current suicidal taxing, spending and borrowing activities?
When Federal Reserve Notes were made a legal tender in violation of our Constitution, and a direct un-apportioned tax was imposed upon the people without their consent, America’s free enterprise, free market system was subjugated, and the tools of oppression were made available to some very immoral and nefariously evil people.