Do you know about the FairTax?

June 28, 2008

This won’t be a little blurb on the FairTax.  But I would heartily recommend any of you reading this to look into it.  With John McCain recently endorsing tax reform in the form of a flat tax, this is extremely pertinent political news.  So while checking out the FairTax blog, I ran across this funny little bit that is worth re-“printing” (what is the word we should use for this now?)…

In a piece on Townhall today Mike Adams offers an amusing look at conversations from the trenches of a grassroots movement.  The premise is that he carries around, in public, a copy of FairTax: The Truth which draws out unsolicited comments from various critics. Here is one:

    Supporter of the Flat Tax of Yesterday (SOFTY): Sorry, I support the flat tax.

    Adams: How often do you change your underwear?

    SOFTY: What?

    Adams: I assume you change your underwear every day?

    SOFTY: Yes, what the hell does that have to do with it?

    Adams: That means you’ve changed underwear 8036 times in the last 22 years.

    SOFTY: And?

    Adams: And the I.R.S. has changed the tax code 16,000 times in the last 22 years. They change the tax code twice as often as you change underwear. How long do you think a flat tax would remain flat?

    SOFTY: (Silence)

    Adams: Would you like to borrow my book?

Now that is a conversation you’re likely to remember the next time you change ya draw’s!


One Response to “Do you know about the FairTax?”

  1. Bill Hermann Says:

    If you really want to see a tax system toroughly researched and published by a reknown economist and achieves ALL the benfits of Fair Tax while none of the negatives then review

    and email me your thoughts. Thanks

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