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noneyet: "Besides helping with a reference, would any fools wish to comment on this situation?"

I did not read the article, cannot name 9, and have been geeked on several, but another way is a national sales tax - e.g., FairTax.

You can google FairTax and see that it would like a federal sales equal to nearly 30% of the sales price before tax.

Regards, JAFO
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