Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Fair Tax?


(fm the BC thread "Jobs")

I have been looking at the Fair Tax concept as a way to shift the economy back towards real productive activity. There are reasonable arguments raised against it regarding compliance and other issues. Perhaps this could be a case where Federalism should be put to work.

Paul,
At #26 you have described the problem well. The only way to cut that knot that I can see is my idea of withdrawing the franchise to vote in any federal election in which the aspirant Elector has received the majority of their income during the any 12 of the preceding 24 months from funds disbursed at that level of government, with an exemption for enlisted members of the armed forces. A similar restriction should apply to persons who draw the majority of their income from funds drawn from the state treasury.

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