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  • Philip Hinson
    budget.republicans@mail.house.gov The flat tax has been on life support for years now. The Republican establishment keeps trying to resuscitate it and no
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 28, 2010

      "The flat tax" has been on life support for years now. 
      The Republican establishment keeps trying to resuscitate it and no matter what new wrinkles they add, it still does not excite anyone.

      One of the reasons that  I believe they do this is because it does not disrupt the corrupt system of trading tax preferences for campaign cash the way the FairTax does.  Both sides are complicit in this perversion of our representative form of government and both sides eagerly await the day when they can "cash in" by going to work as lobbyists and making many times more than they made as government employees.

      This is why polls show an increasing disconnect between the public and their elected leaders in Washington.  A Rasmussen poll in December indicated that 75% of Republican voters do not believe that their representatives do a good job of representing them.

      I believe that it is time to let these people know that we are on to their racket.  If you agree with me, please send an e-mail to the above address and let them know how futile their attempts are to push some kind of half-measure tax reform.

      Phil Hinson

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      From: Chippewa Valley FairTax <smartytax@...>
      To: Fairtax Leadership <FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thu, January 28, 2010 3:34:09 AM
      Subject: [FAIRTAX_DD] A republicans tax plan?


      Did anyone hear Rep. Paul Ryan Wis Dist-1 on Bill Bennett yesterday? I did and just about passed out. He detailed his tax plan which I have included below. Unbelievable.. Please go to his web site:   http://www.house. gov/ryan/   and respond. I sent a response and will wait to hear from him. We are hoping to talk to him at an Americans for Prosperity event in March here in Wis. I am also going to point this out to Boortz, Cain, Linder and anyone else I can think of.


      Here it is:


      This plan discards a needlessly complex and manipulative tax code, replacing it with a simplified mechanism that promotes work, saving, and investment.

      • Provides individual income tax payers a choice of how to pay their taxes – through existing law, or through a highly simplified code that fits on a postcard with just two rates and virtually no special tax deductions, credits, or exclusions (except the health care tax credit).
      • Simplifies tax rates to 10 percent on income up to $100,000 for joint filers, and $50,000 for single filers; and 25 percent on taxable income above these amounts. Also includes a generous standard deduction and personal exemption (totaling $39,000 for a family of four).
      • Eliminates the alternative minimum tax [AMT].
      • Promotes saving by eliminating taxes on interest, capital gains, and dividends; also eliminates the death tax.
      • Replaces the corporate income tax – currently the second highest in the industrialized world – with a border-adjustable business consumption tax of 8.5 percent. This new rate is roughly half that of the rest of the industrialized world.

                (I hope he is not considering a VAT here??!!$#% since he compares it to other industrialized nations.)

      Bob Martin
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