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Subject:  Re: FairTax Date:  9/27/2012  3:21 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  116685 of 121100

By no means am I trying to create a political debate

Then what is your purpose in asking for thoughts?

what I was curious what folks think of a flat sales tax being sold as a FairTax.

I think it's a lousy idea.

To me it seems overly simplistic but maybe it would work?

To even discuss that question is the opening of a political debate. I don't mind political debates, but they belong in a different place. I'd suggest PA for the view from the left and RECF or Conservative Fools for the view from the right.

Thoughts?

You won't actually get any rational discussion from either of those places. You will get the wild-eyed, hyped-up, "my way or the highway" points of view. So be prepared for that.

Personally, I don't think it is possible to get rational political discussion on the internet. The kooks from both sides of the aisle quickly invade and drown out any rational thought.

--Peter
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