Mike Huckabee was very bold when he campaigned on the idea of abolishing the IRS and instituting the FairTax
. While other GOP candidates admitted it was a good, even great idea, it was panned because of the claim that it would never happen. Well Governor Huckabee is convinced that if the American people understood the truth about the plan, they would get on board. And if we the people demanded it from our congressional leaders, we could see this lofty vision come to pass.
I personally looked into this and I think it deserves considerable attention. If you've never familiarized yourself with this alternative to a federal income tax, (a progressive national retail sales tax), then I highly recommend checking it out at FairTax.org
This would go a long way in solving many of our economic woes. This bill (H.R. 25) was re-introduced in Congress this past week and there are 34 co-sponsors of it right now. I think we should familiarize our committee members with this piece of legislation and determine whether or not we as a committee want to host or co-sponsor a FairTax rally in Fluvanna. At the very least, I'm sure folks will come out to speak on the subject if we'd like to invite them to a committee meeting of our own.
Talk about "lower taxes"! As Republicans we should be all over the idea of stopping taxation on productivity and promoting an alternate method of generating revenue for our federal government that is more fair to all citizens. Please check it out
and share your thoughts here.