Last week, House Republicans announced that they will vote on a bill to abolish the IRS and income taxes. Instead of an income tax, the bill, known as the Fair Tax Act, would create a 23% national sales tax. Although the bill won’t pass the Senate or sustain a presidential veto, some conservatives will continue to push for similar legislation for years to come.

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Ms. Pellegrino-Reid

Well said Kevin, well said. If people want to know how disproportiante that tax would be, take a look at the protections the rich have to being taxes, alas that 23% tax will once again, put the burden on the backs of the working class, the working poor and the indigent, elderly and our disabled Veterans. Take a good look at the charts and graphs of the Tax scam the Republicans are proposing, look at the longitudinal effects.

Anwer me this? In what Universe do Republicans think voters are actual imbeciles?

dejadoodoo

I find it fascinating that a certain number of Americans can have such an aversion for the word "taxes" that they would propose burning down an entire system that supports our American way of life just so they can claim they slayed a beast.

Give us more of that sledge hammer mentality -- beat those walls down and just complain that it was someone else who let the roof cave in, correct?

Steve Gern

23% sales tax.

Terrible idea!

UrsulaMajor

We need a flat tax and get rid of the IRS.

Yankee7

I agree that we need a VERY flat Income tax, with 1 tax rate, NO personal Exemptions/Deductions, and NO Refundable Tax Credits. Everyone pays from 1st dollar of income on 1 page in 1 hour.

We would still need an IRS, but it would be tamed.

kaydee44

Agree! Everyone has skin in the game. No more standing on the sidelines with your hand out yelling to "tax the rich."

whizbank

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Yankee7

The FAIRtax is a SCAM. For a summary of its many fatal flaws, see

https://sceldridge.wixsite.com/sceldridge/letter-to-the-editor

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