Re: Fair Tax?
- I think these guys are BASS-ACKWARDS.Why would anyone in their right mind trade a SINGLE EXCISE TAX (which the PERSONAL INCOME TAX is) that they DO NOT OWE or can in many cases LEGALLY AVOID, for HIGHER EXCISE TAXS (which is what the so-called CONSUMER TAX really is) on everything they buy or even a FLAT TAX on their earnings?The simple fact is that the CONSTITUTIONAL functions of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT are already FULLY FUNDED thru all of the miscellaneous EXCISE TAXES we ALREADY PAY without either this so-called "fair tax" or the current PERSONAL INCOME TAX.The very idea of EXEMPTING CORPORATIONS would be sheer folly, since of the main reasons for creating the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT was the regulation (and thus TAXATION) of COMMERCE."In May 1785, a committee of Congress made a report recommending an alteration in the Articles of Confederation, but no action was taken on it, and it was left to the State Legislatures to proceed in the matter. In January 1786, the Legislature of Virginia passed a resolution providing for the appointment of five commissioners, who, or any three of them, should meet such commissioners as might be appointed in the other States of the Union, at a time and place to be agreed upon, to take into consideration the trade of the United States; to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interest and their permanent harmony; and to report to the several States such an act, relative to this great object, as, when ratified by them, will enable the United States in Congress effectually to provide for the same. The Virginia commissioners, after some correspondence, fixed the first Monday in September as the time, and the city of Annapolis as the place for the meeting, but only four other States were represented, viz: Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; the commissioners appointed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Rhode Island failed to attend. Under the circumstances of so partial a representation, the commissioners present agreed upon a report, (drawn by Mr. Hamilton, of New York,) expressing their unanimous conviction that it might essentially tend to advance the interests of the Union if the States by which they were respectively delegated would concur, and use their endeavors to procure the concurrence of the other States, in the appointment of commissioners to meet at Philadelphia on the Second Monday of May following, to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise such further provisions as should appear to them necessary to render the Constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union; and to report such an act for that purpose to the United States in Congress assembled as, when agreed to by them and afterwards confirmed by the Legislatures of every State, would effectually provide for the same." NOTES to the CONSTITUTIONPeople who think a VALUE ADDED TAX is a good idea should ask the CANADIANS what they think.Just don't be suprise if they think you are being an IDIOT.Patrick in California"Mass mind control was an art in old testament times and it is not a lost art, but a perfected one."