Monday, April 22, 2013

You don't have to be stupid to fall for fairtax -- but it helps.

under construction.    This is a mess of a blog, of that I do admit. 

I am not good at this blogging crap.   You can find the fine print yourself -- no one is stopping you.    This might save you some time, however.   




To make it short.... they claim to be a simple personal  retail sales tax, on "all goods and services."

That sounds simple enough, right? 

22 million dollars of research -- but very very simple.  Just pay your federal tax (all of them, even Social Security and Medicare taxes) when you buy something.   

Don't want to pay high fed taxes? No problem, buy used homes and cars. 

It's all transparent!  No tricks, everyone treated the same.

I believed it.  

But was it true?  Uh, actually, not so much.
Not even close. 

See the blue column?  That's retail sales.  See the other columns? 

 Those are the other taxes -- massive other federal taxes you have to pay, on top of, in addition to the retail sales tax. 

Massive other taxes --on city county and states.  It's almost comical, far from being a "simple personal retail sales tax"  Fairtax is actually FIVE LAYERS -- five layers! -- of taxation, only one layer is that retail sales tax.

Worse -- those other  "layers" of taxes are impossible to enforce, as you will see.  Mostly they are impossible to enforce because Fairtax itself never mentions them -- not once, ever -- in a clear way. 

Yet those "other taxes"  are by far the biggest part of Fairtax.

Oh yeah -- and those trillions of dollars of other taxes?  See the fine print. City county and states are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay it.  Take necessary measures to raise their tax rates".

All city taxes -- all state taxes - all county taxes -- in their own fine print, are supposed to go up.   They don't tell you how much, but we will -- about 20% across the board increase in all city county and state taxes.

And we are just getting started with those fine print tricks.  There is much, much more. 

Let me repeat -- city county and states are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay it. 

I was stupid enough to believe the slogans from Fairtax hustlers -- and why wouldn't I?  Who would lie about 22 million dollars in "research".

Then I read the fine print.  

"I read the fine print, because I was curious. Not because I was doubtful of the slogans.   Now I learned - the better the slogans, it's very likely the bigger the lies in the fine print."

 Fairtax seemed great!   Just a very simple tax -- a retail sales tax, you pay at the cash register. 

 Never mind the 30% retail sales tax,  they said, it would be 23% if you looked it at after the tax was applied -- and, more importantly, all prices fall 22%, so it won't matter.

A 100 dollar jacket is still about 100 dollars, anyway.   You won't mind that - because you will get 50% average increase in take home pay, and a check from the government every month to pay for the tax on "necessities" 


All from a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax!


Think Fairtax is a retail sales tax?  Think again. 

Fairtax big "secret" -- without the massive impossible other taxes (like taxing a Medicaid patient 40,000 dollars)  Fairtax would need to be 89%.  

Did you even know about the cancer taxes?

All health care "consumption" is taxed, without exception.  That might sound fine - but that does not mean purchase of health care. Read the charts -- read the fine print.



As President Bush Tax Panel showed, Fairtax actually taxes all consumption, not just sales. That's how the math adds up.  All medicare consumption, all police fireman and city county and state wage and pension expendituers are taxed.

How the hell are police, firemen, wages and pensions taxed (the city county or state would have to pay the taxes)?  Because they are "in the tax base". 

Retail sales?   Not just retail sales.  

Even a Medicare patient would be liable.  Why? Because that's in the fine print -- all consumption, no exceptions whatsoever.

Where is the research for that -- that it's even rational or possible?  

There is no research. And that's how you know Fairtax is a fraud- - not flawed -- it is literally a fraud. 


Fairtax hustlers claimed 22 million dollars of research - Harvard researchers, too. Eighty "top economist" came up with it. Nothing was ever "researched" as much as Fairtax! 
No way on earth this could be a goofy fraud, right?  One of those 80 "top economist" would spot that, and expose it, right?

All workers get a huge jump in take home pay!!  A "fifty percent" average increase said Neal Boortz in Fairtax Book.

 You will see  your tax on the receipt -- nothing could be more simple. You chose what taxes you pay simply by purchasing retail items at the store.   Don't want to pay federal tax, that's fine. You chose --just buy used items.


We want to be honest about this, said Neal Boortz. Your doctor visit may be taxed --and even food is taxed.  But do not worry, prices all drop anyway, and you will pay the same, but get so many other benefits, like higher pay.  And you still get Social Security, Medicare benefits.  


Prices go down.  Your pay goes up, way up. 

And guess what --you get a check from the government to pay those sales taxes on necessities.  You can just buy used items -Boortz claimed, and pay little or no federal tax, but still get your social security, still get medicare.

WOW -- I got the books,   I watched the videos.  FOX news loved it, CATO Institute loved it.   The only ones that will not like it are the IRS agents.

Better watch out, Boortz told us. Liars will be spreading lies and distortions about Fairtax.  Don't believe them (and don't read the fine print). 


Yes, I am going to be blunt here --

Retail sales tax my ass -- they do have a retail sales tax,  a 30% tax.  But that's only a tiny part of it. 

See the chart admitted to Ways Means Committee in sworn testimony which shows the massive "other taxes"  on top of, in addition to, the sales tax.

But Fairtax never showed such a chart, and never told the suckers about the massive other taxes.

As far as Fairtax told us, and it sounded wonderful, they had a simple retail sales tax, it was clear, transparent, researched "more than any economic plan in history"






Within one year, US businesses would see a 47% increase in profits.  The US would become "the economic powerhouse of the world". On and on.  All false, all knowingly fraudulent statements.  

We show you the fine print below.

 You could find the "fine print tricks"  yourself -- if you read very carefully every document, every footnote, and every "assumption".

This may save you some time.


Dallas Texas has over 400 million in expenditures each year -- police, fire, libraries, court system, roads, sewer.   As you will see all expenditures -- all payments out -- are taxed.  The only exception is education. 

Do you think Dallas Texas city council will read a footnote in Fairtax documents, and send in 80-`00 million dollars?   Think hard about that.   Because Fairtax math is based on all cities, all counties, all states sending in massive amounts of money.


Boortz spoke --he is a clever - of "maybe" a tax on your doctor's "office visit".   He kinda forgot to mention there is no maybe about it, and a woman with breast cancer, surgery, and chemo could easily be liable, without exception, of 30,000 dollar tax on 100,000 "consumption"  of those goods and services.

NO one in their right mind would assume when Boortz spoke about "we want to be honest"  about a "maybe" tax on doctor's office visit, that lurking in the details behind Boortz lying clever doublespeak, was a 30, even 60 thousand dollar tax on breast cancer victims.  It does not matter if that woman is wealthy, insured, or not. 

Remember this -- Fairtax math is based on "consumption" -- not sales. That's the amazing and audacious hustle guys like Boortz are playing on suckers. Look -- see the "consumption" chart.   This is what Fairtax actually taxes, not sales, CONSUMPTION.

No -- not just retail sales tax -- Dallas, Chicago, Keokuk Iowa, San Rosa CA,  will all have to send in 30% tax on wage expenditures, pension expenditures, capital expenditures, and operational expenditures.

Not just all cities- but all counties. Do you think LA County will send in 210 million?    

And remember this -- no one told them. It's in the fine print (we show you. It's in the math (we show you).  But no one told them.

And  -- that's not even the biggest fraud in Fairtax fine print and math.  There is more, much more. 


I am  not the only one who read the fine print.....Others read the fine print, like President Bush Tax Advisory Panel.  

The tax panel, chaired by William Gale, PhD Stanford,  issued a very polite report -- essentially calling Fairtax a goofy ass fraud, but not that bluntly. I will be that blunt. 

William Gale, PhD Stanford,
Chairman of President Bush Tax Panel
read the fine print, too.

Fairtax attorney tells me how Fairtax taxes your city, your county, and  your state.   


You will never understand how bizarre and audacious Fairtax hustle is -- until you know what a "TAX BASE" is.

A tax base is, by definition, what they tax. 

Yes retail sales are "in the tax base".  But that's only a small part of what is in the tax base. Also in the tax base are all "consumption-expenditures"  by all city county and states (other than education).

Also in the tax base is all cancer care, all medical care, all medical expenditures.  Anything "expended".  Anything "consumed or used"  is taxed 30%.  No exceptions whatsoever (other than education).

But they told you -- if you read the fine print carefully.   They knew you would believe it was a simple retail sales tax, because they told you that, too.

Now you see why their innocuous sounding "principles of interpretation are".  They tax all consumption without exception -- not just retail sales. 

Seems very legal, doesn't it?   Watch how they use this -- without exception.

"Without exception." 

 And indeed their tax base, as far as they show such thing, has that. There is no exception for cancer care, or health insurance premiums, or rent.   But Boortz acted like he was "being honest" when he said there "may be"  a tax on your office doctor visit.

Don't trust men like Boortz after you find out what lying bastards they were on this. Really, don't.    



James Bennett is the number 2 man in Fairtax.   He told me where in HR25 it says all city county and states must pay massive taxes to the federal government.

Not just "natural persons"  pay these taxes.   All city county and states are very special kinds of persons -- persons who must pay 30% tax on all wage, pension, and capital expenditure.

 James Bennett -- official Fairtax attorney.
Listed as their # 2 man in the organization

For example, if Idaho state government builds a prison for 100 million dollars --Idaho state government would owe 30 million dollars.   Surprise surprise, right?

Don't believe me?  See Fairtax fine print and math tables below!

But I could not find that in HR25 in any clear way.  I looked and looked.  And looked.

Yet, over 800 billion dollars of Fairtax "other taxes"  are from such things. And overall, Fairtax has 2.1 trillion dollars in "other taxes.  None of which are clearly defined or even mentioned clearly, in HR25. 

Fairtax narrative (the overall story) is that Fairtax is a very simple personal retail sales tax.  But now we know, that retail sales tax is a tiny part of Fairtax- - and they never told their suckers about the huge other taxes, because the huge other taxes are impossible nonsense.

Finally Jim Bennett showed me.  - it's in HR25 he said. Oh yes, it's there. You have to read it closely.  

But I could not find it --then he showed me.

This sentence. Take a look at it. According to Jim Bennett himself, #2 man in Fairtax, (and an attorney) this sentence is the place in HR25 describing all city county and states paying 30% tax on all wages, pensions, capital investments, and operational expenditures.

Do you get anything like any tax at all from this sentence?  Jim says this is "clear enough"  and if city or states have any questions "they can call me".


Well it's also in their clever "research" documents.  

Like this   So it's not only in HR25.   They do have a word or two elsewhere, in various documents you likely would never see, if not for me.

This is some hilarious shit, here.

So it is  there if you put on magic glasses, ignore the overall message, and decode their BS. It's there.

Check out "GSft" 

GSft  means,  in this hilarious document, all taxable expenditures by all city county and states.  That means essentially all expenditures-- wages, pensions, capital investments, operational expenditures, etc etc.

Oh you didn't know that?   Well how could you, how many people out of 1 billion would guess GSft would mean all wages, pensions, capital expenditures, operational expenditures?

Zero -- thats how many. No one could possibly know, or even guess, that's what it means. But that is how Fairtax uses it. That's what kind of lying pieces of shit they are.  But did they lie?  It's there.   Is it their fault  you believe their other statements, their books, their videos, their speeches?   

They told you -- in a few words, here and there.  So maybe they aren't lying pieces of shit. 

Yes, retail sales too -- if Idaho buys a cop car, yes the would owe 30% sale  tax.

But if they pay a cop to drive that car -- they have to pay 30% tax on those wages, and any or all benefits.   Even if Idaho expends money for a court system -- anything at all other than education -- they would owe 30% tax.

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough".

Seriously - this is how they "tell you"  about the 800 billion dollar tax on city county and states.   Not in their books. Not in their speeches. But in these hilarious definitions and math formula.

See -- you can sue these bastards for fraud if you gave them any money, but this reaches the level of fraud, in that it's a deliberate effort to fool or misinform you.

Politically that is fine -- totally legal.  But if you gave these bastards any money based on this fraud, talk to your attorney.

It is -- literally -- impossible to know what Fairtax taxes unless you get all their documents, including what they call "research,"  

Even then, even if you can find all their documents, you better be smarter than the average bear.   Certainly you better not be in their cult, you likely would never get it.

You have to put the hustle together --  and be able to connect the math to the fine  print tricks.  We did it.

President Bush Tax Panel did it.   It's not easy, but it's possible. 


All consumption expenditures -- without exception.   You assume it means retail consumption, because the books speeches and videos gave you that impression.

Oh - not so much.

Retail sales tax of 23% would bring in about 1.4 Trillion dollars. But Fairtax claims they bring in over 3.5 Trillion.

Where does that "other" 2.1 Trillion come from??'

From the other taxes -- the impossible, illegal, hidden, and unconstitutional as hell taxes, that are in their fine print. 

Even here below, in "Table 3," Fairtax hustlers are disingenuous. Notice they don't have a listing for retail sales tax revenue.   If they did show retail sales tax revenue, you would quickly notice that's only a tiny part of what they tax, and you would ask "What are the other taxes"? 


The bottom line from Bush Tax Panel report -- after they read the fine print?

Essentially this, without all the goofy fraudulent and impossible fine print tricks, Fairtax would need to be 89%, not 23%, not 30%, if they only taxed retail sales. 

So they added --- in footnotes, in defintions, in "tax base" documents -- massive goofy impossible other taxes.

Notice the chart below - a like chart was presented to House Ways Means Committee in sworn testimony.

Notice retail sales, with the arrow?   That's only a small part of Fairtax.   The other columns show the impossible goofy and hidden taxes by the hustlers at Fairtax. 

Do you see the "city" category?  Cities, such as Los Angeles, would owe millions of dollars in federal taxes..... no, not on retail sales.  That's the fraud here, (or part of the fraud).

Cities are defined by Fairtax hustlers as special types of "persons" who must pay 30% tax on capital expenditures, wage expenditures, pension expenditures, etc.

All expenditures are taxed 30%.  Capital expenditures are taxed -- in advance.


Everything I tell you here -- bluntly and with appropriately crude language -- is the same basic thing President Bush Tax Panel reported.   G

Everything I tell you here is based 


A very simple personal retail sales tax.

Paid "at the cash register". 


I noticed a few "details"  in the hustle -- like that "the federal government itself will become a major taxpayer".  Odd, but not a big thing. 

Where was that, I asked, in HR 25.  Turns out, not anywhere in a clear way.

Also turns out, all cities would pay massive taxes -- like Chicago would owe over 150 million dollars, as taxes on wages, pensions, capital spending, and operational expenditure

Won't Chicago  -- and all cities -- be surprised. Truely massive tax obligations. Oh and get this, they are supposed to pay it, in advance.

That's right, in ADVANCE.  Or as they cleverly say; "prepay approach" 

Footnote 19. 

Here is the document that has that footnote.

Can Medicare patients pay 32,000 dollars in fed taxes just on their cancer surgery and chemo?

Hell no, they can't.

So why does Fairtax tax all cancer victims, without exception?

Never mind fair -- is it even logical to tax cancer victims, regardless of income, 30,000 or more in federal taxes, just on a battle to stay alive?

See-- only a tiny part of Fairtax is retail sales.  Most of Fairtax taxes are on impossible goofy bullshit.  Why?   

To make the math add up, on paper. 

Here is the clever language making wage expenditures (paid out by certain persons, who end up being all city county and state government).

Certain wages -- clever right?  Certain wages are taxed.   The way they said it here sounds like no big deal, right? Domestic servants, their wages are taxed.  But read carefully -- and notice the tax revenue tables.   Fairtax actually counts as taxable all wages pensions and benefits paid out (expended) by city county and state government,. 


 A Fairtax "equation".  Hilarious.

Do you see the "taxable state and local consumption" language below?

Notice anything?  "We assume state and local governments taxke the neccesary measures..... which means in this setting raising their tax rates."  

So they did tell you -- if you looked very hard, and were very smart, and noticed every word. 

They told you in a disingenuous way -- the narrative, the overall message, was quite the opposite.  And even here, they didn't let you know candidly this means Chicago would owe over 160 million, that Dallas Texas would owe over 140 million.

Texas State legislature would owe over 18 billion -- 

And remember, they "assume" all city county and states will raise their tax rates accordingly. 

Does that sound rational? Hell no.  Is that what they told us in books, videos, and speeches?  Hell no. 

Some very clever double speak here.
Decoded -- it means, you don't have a clue what we tax, do you?

On cancer surgery and chemo alone, US citizens would owe over 100 billion in taxes.  Not in surgery and chemo cost -- the taxes on cancer care would be enormous. 

And there are -- per fairtax fine print and math -- no exceptions. 

Why not exempt cancer care and health care?   Because if Fairtax explained they even taxed cancer victims, on Medicare or not, their entire hustle would fall apart.

And because if they exempted health care, that 30% tax rate would go to 40%.  And if they exempted city county and states from the huge impossible other taxes (see below) their tax rate would go to 60%.

Fairtax only seems to be 30% because the lying bastards have all kinds of other and impossible taxes.

The retail sales tax is not the problem.  The massive other hidden taxes are the problem, and those lying bastards put those in the fine print. I show you.


IMHO, polite and academic doesn't quite do it when exposing Fairtax.

Still, my goal is not to stop Fairtax- - please, please, seriously, pass Fairtax, goofy ass fraud though it is. Our tax code is so bad that  even passing a goofy ass fraud, if we must, is worth it. 


Read the fine print.


Cook County Illinois would owe over 120 million. No one told them either. Yet there it is, cleverly in the Fairtax math, cleverly in the fine print.   And Cook County is supposed to raise their tax rates.

The State of IL is supposed to do that, too, by about 12 billion.  No one told anyone in Illinois about these massive taxes on their state legislature.   Remember, this is not "paid at the cash register".  States have to pay (remit) a 30% tax on all wage, pension, and capital expenditures, even a tax on all operational expenditures.

State education spending is not taxed -- but all other expenditures, including capital expenditures and operational expenditure, are taxed.  They are taxed by being in the "tax base".  

Fairtax tax base is where the fraud is. 

One little detail (of many) in Fairtax fine print you might have missed.....they never tell you exactly, but here is a "detail"  cleverly inserted in their "report".   They speak of wages and benefit expenditures being taxed, but the state "will receive" a fee for collecting this tax. 

Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   

Serious question - were the lying bastards at Fairtax laughing when they wrote this crap?   Probably yes.

The state of California would owe over 25 BILLION dollars -- let me repeat that cause this is some funny shit here.  The state of California would owe over 25 Billion dollars.


Don't you think Fairtax -- at least once in 15 years, in at least one book, one video, one speech -- should make it clear all cities will have to pay 30% tax on wage and pension and capital expenditures?
 Most of what Fairtax taxes have anything  whatsoever to do with cash registers or retail sales. 

Because otherwise the math would show an 89% or more tax.   


How much would your city county and state raise their tax rates?  They never say -- but we will. Roughly 20% increase in all city county state and even federal tax rates.  It's that goofy, that circular, and that much of a fraud.

And that's just one example of the amazing things in their fine print. 



 Fairtax started (yes it did) as Scientology fund raising scam, according to Bruce Bartlett, who was approached to push Fairtax when he worked for National Review. 


  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  



If you only pay attention to the Fairtax books,  and speeches, and videos it is literally impossible to know what the hell Fairtax taxes.

Not difficult -- it's impossible

To  understand what they tax you have to find all the fine print, and read it very carefully.

What is in Fairtax tax base?  All personal and government "consumption expenditures" are in the tax base.

All cancer surgery, chemo -- all health care -- is in the tax base.
And remember, the "person using or cosuming" the goods or services are liable.  That's a BFD.  The person using the cancer surgery, consuming the nursing home care, etc, is liable.

Without exception.  That's a goofy ass fraud, and that's drastically different than just retail ales. 

A tax base = what they tax. By definition a tax base is what a given plan taxes. 


If you think politicians care about details, or that they even read the fine print, you are sadly mistaken. Even libertarians like Gary Johnson never bothered to read the fine print, so he and outright goofs like Mike Huckabee sold Fairtax like salvation at a tent meeting.

How did a Scientology goofy ass fund raising hustle fool (for a while) so many people?   The answer is below.

The short answer though, is this.  The slogans are great -- and all false. The fine print, just a few words here and there, show a drastically different and goofy absurdity. 

Yes, absurdity.  And Fairtax hustlers are well aware of that. 


Please excuse me. I will speak bluntly here -- others  have exposed Fairtax fraud politely and academically.

If you want polite and academic terms about Fairtax fraud, you can read President Bush Tax Panel report showing that without the fine print trick (I show you those) Fairtax would be 89%.

Oh you COULD theoretically tax all retail sales just 35% -- to replace income tax.   But to replace all other fed taxes, try 89%.

 That link is below.

If Fairtax only taxed retail sales -- the tax rate would have to be 89%.  Remember that.

And no, the hustlers  at Fairtax have no research to show otherwise.  In fact, I have offered for years 50,000 dollars to the first person who can show me one page of that 22 million dollars of independent research proving Fairtax is a very simple retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other fed taxes.

They don't have a damn page -- and I will show you why.



You don't have to be stupid to be fooled by Fairtax, however. It started as a Scientology fund raising fraud, and these guys used very clever wording, just a few words here and there.

Still -- the fine print is there.  Flat tax as you will see, has no fine print, no legislation and "research" documents. Flat tax has only slogans.   Fairtax should have used that approach.

Fairtax is a fine print trick -- I show you the fine print.   You can find it yourself, though I can save you some time there.  But  you must be curious and able to read rather obtuse double speak in their fine print, and ignore the slogans.  When you understand what their fine print says, you might say "WTF?"

But maybe you will stay true to your cult -- your choice. 


That was no problem for President Bush Tax Panel -- they eat fine print tricks for breakfast, and spit them out for lunch.   But people not at that level of experience and intelligence can easily miss it.

Plus --  you'd need to find the fine print -- not an easy tax.   Most of the important fine print tricks are in the documents they call "research," which is no more research than my dog is.

And I don't even have a dog.


 Bartlett reported 12 years ago on CBS that the Fairtax leaders tried to hire him to push this goofy fraud.

Instead, he exposed them.

But pass Fairtax anyway.  Though frauds, though it's a Scientology fund raiser, though it's hilarious,   it will at least get rid of our current monster US tax code.   Pull it all down. 

We can have a good laugh, and then get a new beginning, much wiser for it. 

If you read any further -- please don't think I want to stop Fairtax. I'd give six months pay for this fraud to pass. It would be hilarious.



Not many folks bother with Fairtax now -- it was once a darling of FOX News and CATO institute. Sean Hannity and Neal Cavuto were all over it. Hannity was paid to speak at a "rally"  as was Neal Boortz.

But once President Bush Tax Panel report came out - polite or not -- no one with a brain ever took it seriously again.

 Fairtax sorta drifted away, except for a few especially stupid or gullible folks.




Don't feel bad, I was one of the suckers.  

Slogans from hustlers, bullshitters, and cult daddy always sound great.  Nothing sounded better than Fairtax and Flat tax, and I fell for both.

The slogans sounded so great that fools who had no idea what Fairtax or Flat tax actually taxed,  went around "teaching"  both hustles.

They didn't teach the fine print or the details -- hell no, they had no clue about the details.  They taught the fraudulent slogans, because that is what they knew. 

Slogans vs  Fine Print.

The stupid leading the stupid, the blind leading the blind..... always always always with slogans. 

So happens people are fooled by slogans.  Fairtax and flat tax are just two examples.



But I then read the fine print -- (Flat tax has no official fine print  -- it's all slogans, and wisely so.  But  Fairtax does have fine print,  so cleverly written you have to actually READ it. Yeah, read the fine print, something cult members and suckers don't do well).

Here is my picture -- I'm not in IRS, I'm not some pro IRS guy, I loved Fairtax because it was going to get fairness and simplicity into our government.  And I put my money where my mouth is -- see my 50,000 dollar legal offer below, for anyone who can show me 1 page of that 22 million dollars of "independent research"  about Fairtax "very very simple" personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.


Here is how they sold Fairtax fraud, from their own web site.....

They also showed videos of and examples of people buying lunch, people buying a jacket.


Notice-- no videos of Steamboat Springs Colorado owing 12 million dollar tax on their wage and pension expenditures?

Image result for Sarasota Florida city council

Notice -- no videos or mention of Sarasota Florida owing 80 million dollars or more, on capital investments, operational expenditures.   Gee, almost like Fairtax didn't want people to know?

All 20,000 or so US cities.

All 5,000 or so county governments.

All fifty states.  Including California, New York, Texas.

Gee, won't they be surprised!

Not only pay these massive taxes -- but the raise their tax rates, to pay that...

Raising the tax rates to pay all these taxes?  Don't blame me  you didn't see it -- I showed it to you, they did not.

California - would need to raise tax rates by 17 billion. That's billion.

Texas 14 billion tax increase.  Illinois 9 billion, and so on.  That's in their fine print. Still think they have a "very simple" retail sales tax?

Still think they have research about a simple retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes? Hell no they don't, because this kind of crap is in their fine print, making all the claims about research of a simple retail sales tax as goofy, and fraudulent, as goofy and fraudulent get.  Whatever those papers are -- they call them research -- it's certainly not research about a very simple personal retail sales tax. 

As Boortz said over and over, "a very very simple retail sales tax to replace all other federal taxes."  No loopholes, all researched.   The only problem will be where to put all the money coming in.

Sounded great!  Like most things from lying bastards and hustlers -- they sound great.

You can't sell a goofy fraud unless you make it sound great, so they did. They made it sound great. 


Yes, they DO have a retail sales tax.   But if they only had a retail sales tax, the tax rate would need to be 89%.

So to show suckers on paper a 30% tax rate, Fairtax hustlers (we show you) inserted massive other taxes on top of, in addition to, the retail sales tax.  The problem is, those other taxes are goofy and impossible, but they had to insert them or show an 89% tax rate. 

This is a "sloppy mess" of a blog, I admit fully.   I am horrible at blog organization, so sue me.

As long as we fall for fraud after goofy fraud (and we do exactly that) we can't get a new tax code. 

Sadly, Fairtax sounds great, but is yet another goofy fraud, as you will see. Flat tax is a goofy fraud too, (It's not flat at all).  But Flat tax has no fine print, Fairtax does.

I show you the fine print tricks. 

You don't have to be stupid, however, to be fooled by the hustle. It SOUNDED so good!   Just a very simple tax -- pay it at the cash register, and prices drop so much that won't even matter.  

Even more, you get a check every month to pay your taxes anyway.  22 million dollars of research -- even liberals loved it at Harvard!!

Or that's what  the hustlers told us, anyway. 

 Who would lie about 22 million dollars of research?


Fairtax was exposed as a fraud -- politely as can be -- by President Bush Tax Panel.  The problem with exposing a fraud as goofy as Fairtax in a polite way - the suckers don't get it.  First they never heard of President Bush Tax Panel, much less of their report on Fairtax.  FOX news and CATO, and others, started to mention Fairtax less and less, though the hustlers raising money on it never did stop that. They still raise money right now (and if you gave them any money, contact your attorney, you may be able to get that money back)
Turns out, Fairtax is a goofy ass fraud (yes it is). It sounds great, it was pushed by paid hustlers like Neal Boortz (yes, he was paid). 

Fairtax is so goofy, it's like taxing baby farts for 3 trillion dollars.  No, Fairtax does not tax baby farts, but when you understand the fine print, it's exactly the same thing.  See their fine print.

Three trillion dollars of "other taxes"  that are as impossible to collect as a 3T tax on baby farts.  It's cleverly in the fine print.  


Fairtax is different, it's not written to screw anyone over.  It was written 100% as a fund raising scam, to raise money from suckers to support it. And hustlers still raise money from suckers to support it.



Read the fine print -- closely.   Millions of people would owe 5 to 10 times higher federal tax - and even owe more in fed taxes than they had as income.

Can you afford to pay 5x your income as a federal tax?  Of course not.  And Fairtax hustlers do not expect you to.

This is not a tax plan, remember that, as much as it's a fund raising fraud started by Scientologist, according to Bruce Bartlett.  We believe him. 

That's why I say -- go ahead, pass this fraud, please. I want to see them try to collect these absurd taxes.  It will be funny for  a week or two, then it will be thrown out, and maybe we can get an honest tax code.

Virtually everyone on Medicaid would owe drastically higher fed taxes than they had as income, because you can have little or no income, and little or no assets if you are on Medicare.

Can a woman making 10K a year pay 50K in fed taxes?  No of course not.  


It does not matter for Fairtax if the cancer victim makes 20,000 dollars a year, or makes 50,000 or 100,000 a  year.   If a breast cancer victims CONSUMES 100K in cancer surgery, chemo and recovery services, she would owe 30,000 dollars in fed taxes.

If a woman has breast cancer -- and buys a new car, and a new house the same year, she could easily be liable for 500,000 dollars in fed taxes,  even though her income is 50K.

Remember, her income does not matter.

Maybe she borrowed to pay for the new house.  Maybe she borrowed to pay for the cancer surgery -- or used savings.  It does n not matter.  

Why not just exempt health care, then?   

Because if they exempt health care, instead of a 30% tax rate on all other consumption, they would have to charge 40 or 42%  tax rate.

But a bigger reason -- if they exempted health care and had a 40% tax rate, what happens if they also exempt food?   Then that 40% tax jumps to about 50% tax on everything else.

What if they also exempted rent?

If they exempted rent, that 50% tax rate would go to about 60% and so on. 

If they only taxed what they could rationally tax -- the sales tax rate would be 89%.   To make their goofy ass fraud math work, they had to tax (and they did so, on paper) all kinds of things that would be impossible to actually tax.

And yes, the lying bastards who made this up, knew this the entire time.  Every damn time they opened their mouths, they knew it was a goofy ass political fraud.


And that's just the start of the absurdities.

But but but, wouldn't the "researchers"  spot that and other absurdities?

That's the clincher.   There is no -- I  mean no - research about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other federal taxes. Yes, they have no research about Fairtax - we show you what they call research.  It's no more research than a McDonald wrapper is research, but lucky for them, they are legally able to call their BS research.

Yet, if you sent them any money -- contact an attorney.  They did commit fraud if they raised money on false pretenses,  and this most certainly does rise to the level of false pretenses.   
Speaking of legal -- I put up 50,000 dollars to anyone who can show  1 page of that 22 million dollars in Fairtax research about their "very simple"  personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 


   A "very very" simple retail sales tax.
   Paid at the cash register.
   All researched. 

Sounded great. All prices drop (remember, it's all researched)  US becomes "economic power of the world" (all researched)  and 80 economist came up with this idea and is now "the most researched economic plan in history".

Wow. Oh wow, let's do it already!!!!

Mind if we read the fine print first???

Actually, Fairtax hustlers very much DO NOT want you to see their fine print.  They put the fine print we refer to here,  in what they call "research" documents.

Very clever, these guys.

Just one of the absurdities in Fairtax....yes, absurdities. 

 Did you know that all cities, all counties, all states are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay these other massive taxes.

In fact, these "other taxes"  are by far the biggest part of Fairtax??



Not one Fairtax sucker has ever noticed the fraud from the books, videos and speeches.

It's impossible to see the fraud from their slogans --books, videoes.  Those sound great.   

Let me repeat that. 

They did not make it difficult to know -- deliberately, they made it impossible for you to know about these trillions of dollars of other taxes in their books, videos and speeches.

So guys like  like Boortz, Huckabee, Gary Johnson could fool anyone who just bought into the great slogans.   The fine print is there, a few words here, a few there, and most importantly, in their MATH.

We show you.

Here is one "tiny example" -- according to that fine print, all city county and states should raise their tax rates.  They don't tell you that in books videos and speeches, it's very cleverly placed in their "research" and placed there in a way to deceive, not inform.

All city taxes -- up 15-30%.  All state taxes up 15  or more percent. All county taxes - up 15-30 percent. 

That's just one tiny thing -- 800 billion dollars of new taxes you have to pay.  They "forgot" to mention that in any clear way.

But in this document, you can find it.  Did you know this document even existed? 

Yes.  That's in Fairtax own fine print.

Once we and others exposed this goofy nonsense, Fairtax hustlers apparently issued other "versions"  of this nonsense and made it even more bizzare and deceptive.

The point is, they have massive other impossible taxes -- ONE set of those impossible goofy taxes are the 800 billion dollars or so taxes on all city county and states.

They can't tax city and county and states a dime, much less 800 billion.   

So why would they tax (on paper) all city county and states?  

To make their fraudulent math work, if you didn't look closely.



You won't pay a dime extra taxes because of Fairtax because it's goofy and impossible nonsense, and won't pass.  But pretend it would pass, and pretend all city county and states would send in about 800 billion.

How much do they assume city county and states will have to raise taxes?  Of course they don't tell you.  But we will.

According to sworn testimony to Ways Means Committee, a good estimate for the increase  of all state, county and city taxes is 15-25%.  All retail taxes -- up.  All property taxes. All everything -up.

Way up. 


 As Bruce Bartlett said, Fairtax is so goofy, that if it were implemented, the actual sales tax would be over 100% on retail sales. 

Let me repeat that -- OVER 100% if they only taxed retail sales.  SO Fairtax does not just tax retail sales.  

States, cities and counties  would owe hundreds of billions in taxes.  Dallas Texas would owe over 100 million, and raise their tax rates by that much -- THAT IS IN THE FINE PRINT.

Read the fine print.  It's there.  And it's very much the biggest part of Fairtax.  These "other taxes" are what Fairtax uses to make their math work.  We would, seriously, love to see Fairtax hustlers explain this to Dallas Texas, Los Angeles County, and the State of California.

Dallas city council, for example, might be a tad surprised with the 80 or 100 million dollar tax on their wage pension and capital expenditure taxes. 

Odd,  Weird.  Massive -- over two trillion dollars of other taxes? 

Taxes that are impossible to collect -- like a 30,000 dollar fed tax on a cancer victim on medicaid.

How is that Fair or rational to tax a cancer victim 30,000 dollars even if she had the money?   

How about that "Footnote"  -- yes footnote -- which "assumes"  all city county and states will pay a 30% tax on all government "investments"  including wage pension and operational expenditures.

And they are to pay these massive impossible hidden taxes IN ADVANCE.



Cleverly Fairtax fine print and math taxes everyone who "consumes" cancer surgery or chemo or nursing care.  No exceptions whatsoever.  Yes, they do. See their math and fine print.

In fact, the biggest part of Fairtax revenue as nothing (remember- nothing) to do with retail or personal consumption.  


No one is stopping you from finding the fine print yourself, ya know.   In fact, you should find the fine print yourself.  I did.  And others did -- like President Bush Tax Panel did in 2005 when the exposed this goofy fraud in polite terms.

I am not polite.

If you won't want to find all the fine print, this may save you some time, however. 

FAIRTAX NEVER TOLD ANYONE  -- in 17 years, not one time, in speeches, videos and books, about what they actually tax.

You think it's a "very simple retail sales tax"  right?  Paid at the cash register, right?    That's what they told you.  

WRONG. There were no researchers -- not about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes....

  We mean none -- zero, nada. 



You can't "fix"  Fairtax because it's not broken. It's a fraud, and as such, is working well for those pushing it. 


At one time, most folks on FOX NEWS pushed Fairtax, including Sean Hannity, Neal Cavuto, and Mike Huckabee. 

  Strange how they started to mention Fairtax less and less?




 They had 80 top economists, right?

They had 22 million dollars of research!  "The most researched economic plan of all time"  is the kind of thing Boortz and others repeated in smug certainty.

Harvard research proved all kinds of things from it, right?   

Nonsense.   Dale Jorgenson of Harvard, for example, did not even support Fairtax and refuted the claims of Neal Boortz not long after Boortz put out his amazing, and amazingly deceptive, Fairtax Book.   

Specifically Boortz claimed Jorgenson proved all prices would come down under Fairtax, so the tax would not matter.   That's not what Jorgenson said-  at all.  Click for Jorgenson interview

Apparently Jorgenson was not even told about the massive taxes on city county and states.   Nor was he told about the massive impossible taxes on cancer victims, etc.

And what's more, Jorgenson explained that Boortz distortion that  of  prices would drop 22% so that the 23% tax  would "not matter". 

Jorgenson explain that such price drops would only be possible if everyone allowed their employer to keep all money they used to pay in fed taxes.

Did you get that? Prices drop ONLY  if everyone allows their employer to keep what they used to pay in income and social security taxes.   Then -- only then -- theoretically  prices might drop.  

Do you think everyone will voluntarily and without being told, give all the money they used to pay in income and Social Security taxes to their employer???

Think about that for a minute. 

Prices can only drop IF -- IF -- all employees, every worker in the USA - were to allow their employer to keep the money they used to pay in fed taxes.

Get your head around that one.

There is nothing like that in HR25.  No mention anywhere by anyone that you are supposed to give all the money you used to pay in taxes, to your employer.  

  Yet for prices to drop, as Boortz claimed they would, insanely everyone would have to donate massive amounts of money to their employer, or the price drop does not happen. 

Boortz knew that -- remember, he knew that -- when he claimed prices would drop 22%.  He knew very well that for that to happen even theoretically all employees in US would have to inexplicably, without being told to, without being required to, let their employer keep the money they used to pay in income tax, medicare tax, ect, before Fairtax.

That should give a you a clue what a lying sneaky bastard Boortz is -- and Boortz was paid for Fairtax support. Yes, he was. 

You can call something research -- even when it's not.  So they do. My 50K offer is for actual research about a simple personal retail sales tax, one page, that proves a 23% retail sales tax can replace all other fed taxes in a "revenue neutral" way as they claimed.

See details are below.



Uh no- -  no Harvard researcher supports Fairtax as a "simple personal retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other fed taxes.  

What they have is goofy double talk, though it sure LOOKs like legalese and sophisticated, look closely.

It's bizzare.   It's goofy.   And they had to pay folks to write this fraud in this style.  

They paid Beacon Hill. 

According to Bruce Bartlett, former economic advisor to President Reagan, Fairtax hustlers first tried to hire him to push this hustle.   Bartlett is friends with the guy at Beacon Hill -- and said he made "very good money"  for putting out the Beacon Hill BS.

But did the guys at Beacon Hill actually lie?    Not really,  because in their double speak bullshit, they have the massive goofy other taxes.   Very clever, a few words here, a few there.  So you probably can't sue them for fraud.

But if you gave Fairtax hustlers any money, you could sue them for fraud.



The point is, there is  research whatsoever. And certainly not 22 million dollars of research about this "very very simple" personal retail sales tax collected at the cash register to replace all other fed taxes.

  No research about this "very simple" personal retail sales tax to replace anything.   Read the Beacon Hill documents closely -- don't worry I show you, if you cant find them.   They have goofy-ass impossible "assumptions"  such as Fairtax will collect over 2 trillion dollars in taxes that have nothing -- nothing - nothing to do with retail sales.

And they do those "assumptions" with words -- clever details we show you.   Look them up yourself. It's not that hard if you have all their clever documents, and can ignore their slogans and fraudulent misleading public statements. 


How can something so great sounding.....

See the charts -- they use TOTAL CONSUMPTION, all personal and all governmental "consumption expenditures".   




That's the total "consumption"  of the US in those years. The total consumption is essentially their "tax base".

Here is the link.  Use it.

Please don't email me and claim I showed no documents from Fairtax. This is one of many I show.  

Fairtax clever deceptive fraud. Read the fine print yourself

Written cleverly as possible to make you think Fairtax is some kind of retail sales tax -- but the details are drastically, fraudulently, different.

Read it closely.  And remember, it's the "research"  they told suckers costs 22 million and proves all kinds of great things about a simple personal retail sales tax.

It gives the impression that this is some kind of retail sales tax, but what do pensions, capital expenditures, wages, death benefits, etc etc have to do with retail sales?

Their tax base is a hell of a lot more than retail sales -- in fact, retail sales is only a small portion of what they tax.

In that "tax base" is even all  federal government expenditures- -including military spending.  That's "in the tax base".  By definition, what they put in the tax base, is taxed.

So you think the Pentagon is going to send in about 220 billion?  If you think that you are an idiot. But suppose the Pentagon will actually send it 220 billion. Where they hell are they going to get that money?

Government "investment" includes wages pensions capital expenditures.


This is not research about a very simple personal retail sales tax. 

It's a goofy ass fraud they sell -- and call it research. 






Most people would never notice. We did. So did President Bush Tax Advisory Panel. 


Oh really? Where are they?

We contacted a dozen of those "economists" that they claim "designed"  Fairtax. 

Not they didn't design it, in fact, almost none of those we contacted had any idea what the hell was actually in Fairtax.   Davis Kendall is an example, see below.

David Kendall - they listed him as one of the guys who "designed" Fairtax.  He had no role in "designing" it - - but supported it.

And David had no clue -- really, no clue whatsoever -- what Fairtax actually taxed for most of its revenue.  

 David just believed the slogans.   Yet David was out there, on TV, in front of audiences telling folks how great it was.

And he had no idea what they taxed for most of their revenue. 

He thought the slogans were valid-- no, they were not. We had to tell him what they taxed -- the tax on wage expenditures, capital expenditures, pension and benefit expenditures -- David knew nothing about. Zero.

So who actually wrote Fairtax fraud?

 Most of the documents we found were one way or another apparently part of a public relations firm, Beacon Hill.

And Beacon Hill were paid. They were no more doing research than the McDonald billboards are telling you to eat a Big Mac.

Did Beacon Hill actually lie?  Well yes, they sure did, but in a way that you could not exactly call a lie in court, because here and there, they gave to clever footnotes and "assumptions"  and goofy ass definitions. 

They lied their asses off, and knew they were doing to, to the extend they furthered the fraud by Fairtax hustlers about a "very very simple" retail sales tax.

They did no research, remember that.  They did bullshit, and then called it research.




All expenditures -- remember that - all expenditures, without exception, all personal  and all governmental "expenditures"  are in the tax base.

They do "remove"  education expenditures - therefore education expenditures are not taxed.  If it's in the tax base, it's taxed.  If it's  not in the tax base, it's not taxed.   Very clever.

And their math is based exactly on that. 




Fairtax Book author Neal Boortz told crowds that "you decide" how much taxes you pay. Very simple -- just buy used cars, and used houses. You can avoid essentially all taxes.

Ever hear of used cancer surgery?

How about used rent? 

How about used car insurance (yes that's taxed)

How about used police and fireman wage "expenditures"? As you will see, all city county and states have to pay a 23% tax on all such "expenditures".     So are there any used police and fireman wage expenditures laying around?

How about used capital investments, like building a library or prison or court house?

Because all such capital investments -expenditures are taxed.  They are taxed because they are in "the tax base".  Tax base by defintion is what they tax.

See any used court houses Chicago can buy and move up there, so they don't have to pay 20 million in tax on that expenditure?

On and on.


Fair Tax "calculator" is hilarious.

Wont ALLOW you to put anything that matters.

Then shows you huge saving! 


The Fairtax  "calculator".

If anyone needs any proof these guys are literally lying bastards, the fraudulent calculator should help you figure it out.

The "DARE TO COMPARE"  calculator as they called it,  literally prevented you comparing anything.

That's right.  They had this amazingly complex "calculator" which asked you a bunch of questions, none of which had anything to do with your taxable expenditures.

 It was not difficult to learn what Fairtax would tax you, or what they would tax you on, it was impossible. 

But they called it "DARE TO COMPARE"  calculator.  Then they made sure you could not compare.  

You don't accidentally make a fraudulent calculator. It took a lot of effort and money. 

No place in the calculator for rent, no place for food, no place for car or health insurance -- all taxed. No place for utilities -- no place for anything, I mean zero place for anything, that mattered.   Nor did they have a "calculator" for city county and states, which would be hit with massive goofy impossible taxes. 


If they only taxed person retail sales -- and nothing else --  the tax rate would be 89%, as President Bush Tax Panel showed.

 They have massive taxes on city county and states -- and they assume city county and states "will raise your tax rates" to pay for it.  

That would be massive tax increases at all levels -- they do not tell you that, but that's how it would have to work.   Yes, all city, all county, all states pay these taxes per their own fine print.

And, per the fine print, are supposed to raise their tax rates to pay it. I did not say that -- the fucking fine print tricks said that. But you have to actually read them. Not that easy to find, and the narrative-- the impression -- these fuckers give is quite the opposite.

This is from their own fine print, footnote 19, in the document cited. 

Government investment is not just capital spending - but they tax capital expenditures in advance too.   But also taxed are wages, pensions, operational expenditures. 

All expenditures  by your city - taxed 23%.

All expenditures by your state - taxed 23%

All expenditures by our county - taxed 23%.


Mesquite Arizona would owe over 200,000 dollars, of taxes,
just for the pay to these new recruits, for one year!


Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.




10 YEARS AGO.... 

.... everything we show you has been exposed politely, over a decade ago.  The facts are not in dispute, because we use Fairtax own documents. Remember that, we show you fairtax own documents. 

JAMES BENNETT -- number two man in Fairtax fraud, claimed the single word "person" in this long defintion, is the "legal basis" for massive taxes on all cities, all counties, and all states.

Let me repeat that. Bennett is the number 2 man in Fairtax heirarchy.

He is an attorney.

He told me that this word -- this ONE word -- is the "legal basis"  for city county state and federal government obligation, under Fairtax, to pay 30% tax on all expenditures, other than education expenditures.

No other notice is needed, Bennett told me. He had "no plans" to further explain that all city county and states, even the federal government, must "remit" a 30% tax on all wage, pensions, capital expenditures, all expenditures, other than education expenditures.


Bennett was not some goofy ass drunk at a bar saying this.

Bennett was an is an official Fairtax spox.  He is an attorney.  

He claims -- not me -- that this one word in the definition is the legal basis for massive taxes no city county or state knows about.

No reasonable person could know about this, the definition is so goofy, and well tucked away,.

Yet, indeed, Fairtax math is based on all city county and states, even the federal government, paying 30% tax on all expenditures.  NOT just retail purchases but all expenditures.

HOW WOULD THEY (city and states)  KNOW????

When we asked Bennett how city county and states were supposed to know that -- because Fairtax folks never mention it in books videos or speeches.

Bennett said "It's clear enough already..... if they have any questions, they can call me."

Bennett said city and states will of course know -- "they deal with fine print all the time".

This is the kind of shit they put endlessly in Fiartax HR25.

         ``(3) Designated commercial private courier service.--The 
        term `designated commercial private courier service' means a 
        firm designated as such by the Secretary or any sales tax 
        administering authority, upon application of the firm, if the 
                    ``(A) provides its services to the general public,
                    ``(B) records electronically to its data base kept 
                in the regular course of its business the date on which 
                an item was given to such firm for delivery, and
                    ``(C) has been operating for at least 1 year.
            ``(4) Education and training.--The term `education and 
        training' means tuition for primary, secondary, or 
        postsecondary level education, and job-related training 
        courses. Such term does not include room, board, sports 
        activities, recreational activities, hobbies, games, arts or  
        crafts or cultural activities.

All cities are supposed to read that definition, way down in there, and somehow KNOW they are supposed to send over 1 trillion dollars into the fed government?

Where do send these many billions?  Hell, they don't give you an address.  They don't ever make it clear there is such a tax, it's in their own tax base documents.  It's how their math adds up. 

But they never make it clear. 

And city county and states - by their own fine print -- are supposed to raise all tax rates, to pay it. That's in their own document they call "research".  But stated in a way you would not notice it, even if you found that document.

Fairtax cleverly never tells you that in books, videos or speeches. 




Anyone can get the 50K -- this is a serious, legit, binding offer. 

First person who can show 1 page of that 22million dollars of research, showing Fairtax is a 23%  very simple personal retail sales tax, to replace all other fed taxes,  in a "revenue neutral fashion"  as they say, I give them 50,000 dollars. 

 Full details on the offer is below. 

This is research, and they do not have a dollars worth of it, much less 22 million dollars of it.




Show us that one, please!

Boortz told us, in Fairtax book, as if he had all this research right there, that the "average" take home pay will go up 50%.

Uh -- actually nothing in their research shows that.  Nothing.  Zero.  If anything, their own "researcher"  Dale Jorgenson said that was not so.   You would have to donate -- yes donate -- all the money you used to pay in fed taxes, to your employer. Only THEN, said Jorgenson, could prices falL!   

Everyone -- get this -- everyone would have to DONATE (because HR25 does not require)  you do let your employer keep all the money you used to pay in taxes.

Only then -- this is from Jorgenson, remember that -- would it be possible for prices to go down!


The goofy "prebate".   Their own fine print says that money would "have to be generated" in some other way.  In other words,   they have no way to pay for it. 

A nearly 1 trillion dollar goofy PON (Piece of nonsense). 

You literally are unable, in their own calculator, to put in any information that matters!  What they do ask, does not matter. They may as well ask you how many dogs your neighbor has, then say -- HERE IS THE RESULTS -- you save 50,000 dollars!

Yes, it's that goofy.

What research Boortz?

Highest sales tax won't matter!

 "A  WASH"    All prices drop, per research.

Uh - no.   The "research"  done by Dale Jorgenson was not about Fairtax, anyway.  He ran the numbers on hypotehticals, which is not research anyway.  But Jorgenson said the OPPOSITE of what Boortz claimed.  Prices do not go down, they go UP with sales taxes,   Remember, Boortz made it seem like Jorgenson said they went DOWN 22%.

 The tax is 23%, to prices go DOWN 22% -- "it's a wash".   Everything costs the same.   Bull fucking shit.  

  Only -- remember this -- only if everyone in USA donates to their employer what they used to pay in income and social security taxes,  THEN maybe, theoretically, can prices go down. IF everyone lets their employer keep all the money they used to pay in taxes, then maybe the employer can lower prices. Hilarious.

Think Houston city council  will see these footnotes in one document, see the definition of wages in another,   see the assumptions in yet another, and send in over 100 million? 





Grover Norquest pushed Fairtax first -- then suddenly stopped.  Same thing with CATO.  They pushed it, suddenly stopped.  We don't know why.

Did they finally read the fine print?  Maybe. 

Who is behind Fairtax now? Who paid Boortz? Who paid Beacon Hill (see below)?

 Someone had to pay these folks -- especially they had to pay Beacon Hill.  They are a public relations company, they do not work for free.

Who paid them?   We don't know!   

Scientology & Fairtax


Fairtax web site shows Steven Hayes is the top in "Leadership".

A former Scientologist, it seems to us he is  more of a grifter -- raising money.   Not that folks don't often try to raise money to enrich themselves, for some dubious cause they know is nonsense. And that's fine.   It's political theater, not necessarily fraud.

Raising money on political hustles is legal, as far as we know. 

But Hayes gets the money from folks who probably believe Fairtax is a very simple personal retail sales tax,  and that he has, or someone has, all this amazing research.  

It's not a personal retail sales tax, it's not even a tax code. It's political theater. 


Former Scientologist.  Full time grifter?

Bruce Bartlett, in National Review, relied on the fine print to point out, Fairtax would actually be over 100%--because the 80-89% would be just federal sales  tax. 

The cities, county, and states have their OWN sales taxes.

So -- if Fairtax somehow passed, and they only taxed retail sales, the tax rate would be wacko high.  No -- Fairtax does not intend to pass their own fraud.  It was always political theater, not a tax code. 


Bartlett also pointed out -- Scientologist hustlers contacted him, to have him push Fairtax.  Bartlett showed, on CBS, that Fairtax was connected with Scientology.  Indeed, it is.

The head of Fairtax,  Steven Hayes, is  former Scientologist, who appears to be something of a grifter, for Fairtax.  He raises money to "promote" Fairtax.  From things he wrote, it seems Steven wants the "big donors" to himself

Are Hayes and others actually trying to pass Fairtax?

No. Not at all, apparently.  


OVER 100%

Bartlett showed that city county and states would also have "sales taxes"  on top of that, putting the real-world rate over 100, to a customer walking in a store to buy a jacket or couch.  

Did Fairtax hustlers KNOW this?

OF COURSE they knew. They knew this the entire time, it's the hustlers who put in the fine print tricks.

I doubt Huckabee knows any of this -- nor does he seem to care.   Huck would be an idiot to push something that, if passed, would make him leave the country in shame.

Did anyone tell Huck about these massive other taxes?  To hear Huck speak, Fairtax is almost magical, and just a very simple tax on retail sales.

Bartlett knew -- President Bush Tax Panel knew.  But Fairtax fine print tricks are so clever, you'd have to be much smarter than most people to notice, and you would have to discard the bullshit by Boortz, the Fairtax books, etc. You'd have to ONLY go by the fine print and math.

Fairtax hustlers tried to get Bartlett to push Fairtax.   Instead he exposed them.


FUNNY STUFF IN THEIR "RESEARCH"   This is their "very very simple"  tax plan.   They were probably laughing their asses off when they wrote this.  In fact, they probably were laughing their asses off a lot. 

For a quicker way to see their fraud -- see their "calculator trick".  Same deception, just on this calculator fraud.Calculator fraud -- see how they did it



You will never see Fairtax do a side by side comparison of before -after Fairtax, listing all consumption.   You are about to find out why.  We show how Fairtax would impact a guy named "Joe".   Fairtax won't show you such things.

Because Joe  had so much consumption (mostly due to medical consumption) his Fairtax would be 57,000 or more, because he "consumed"  251, 000 dollars.  He did not purchase that much, but remember, Fairtax is based literally and explicitly on all "consumption".   

Does not matter if Joe borrowed, or if Joe had insurance, or if Joe even went bankrupt and avoided paying it.   Fairtax tax tables, their "TAX BASE"  is based on all consumption "without exception".  That is how their math is set up, remember. 

Yes a lot of this tax would be on the surgery -- but even without that surgery, Joe's fed tax would be 300% higher than before, under Fairtax. With the surgery, Joe's Fairtax exceeds his entire income. That of course is impossible bullshit -- but that's what Fairtax is. Impossible bullshit. 



Someone put a lot of money into Fairtax -- and they paid Boortz, and Beacon Hill, plus for buses, and "education" web sites.   The "Fairtax calculator" fraud,  etc.  

Who would do that, and why? Suckers?  Did they raise money from suckers for all this?  To get more suckers?  We don't know.

Boortz said someone offered him a jet like this to fly him around and push Fairtax.  We don't know who paid Boortz or owns all this.  Apparently, they also tried to hire Bruce Bartlett, who refused, and instead, exposed Fairtax fraud.



The guy who Boortz said proved all this great stuff about Fairtax,  Dale Jorgenson, did no such thing, and is not for Fairtax.

Kotlikoff was well paid, according to his friend Bruce Bartlett, for pushing Fairtax.  We repeat -- Kotlikoff did no research, in the definition here, about Fairtax.

What he did, was clever, and perhaps technically he did not lie, because he parsed words with "assumptions"  and clever definitions, such as defintion of a person, to fool you.

But in our opinion, it seems clear he was lying his ass off, cleverly, and got paid for it.   He got paid to do this.  And he did it.  But the documents he put out are NOT, NOT, NOT about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

And while he tried to give that impression, he never exactly said it was a simple retail sales tax on personal retail items.  That kind of lying he left to Boortz, Huckabee and others. 

Kotlikoff is apparently in charge of making Fairtax seem like a very sophisticated bit of "research". 

Did Kotlikoff actually lie for Fairtax?   

Maybe not, We would call it lying, as it was deliberately deceptive.   Kotlikoff never said it was only a retail sales tax that was logical, did  he? No. He wrote shit like "we assume"  and the tricky defintions of their tax base. 


Boortz cleverly created his own "critics" --  and wrote a book to refute the critics.   Hilarious.   But smart way to fool suckers.

He of course never showed you any of what we show. 


FINE PRINT on Details of offer-- 

We were not kidding. $50,000 dollars paid to the first person who can show one page of the 22 million dollars of Fairtax research proving this "very very simple" personal retail sales tax  of 23% would replace all other fed taxes in "revenue neutral" fashion.

We have offered this to Boortz, for years.  To any charity he names, or he can keep it, we don't care.

We make the same offer to you, or anyone. We don't care -- you can't collect the 50K, because there is no 22 million dollars of Fairtax research -- and certainly not about a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes!

Hiding goofy fraud in your own fine print -- then call that research -- is  not research. Too complicated? 

Plus, since that supposed "research"  has massive other taxes, like the impossible taxes on city county and states, for wage and other expenditures, it can't be research about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxed.

Ask your attorney.

 Here are important details . If you are going  sue to collect the 50,000, you must file suit in Tazwell County  Illinois, and are hereby obligated to pay all my attorney fees,  if  you do not collect the 50K offer.  

And my attorney fees include cost of travel, research, communication with me and with the court and with your attorney or yourself.   You must pay those to me,  or to my attorney, if you do not prevail in court. By prevail, I mean you do not win a judgement of 50,000 dollars. 

 You must also pay for all your  attorney fees, travel  any  and other costs related to the suit, regardless of outcome.  This is central and basic to my offer of 50K, for you to show 1 page of Fairtax 22 million in independent research proving that they have a 23% personal retail sales tax that will replace all other federal taxes in a "revenue neutral  way"  meaning bring into the US Treasury at least a much cash as the tax system now does, including the payment of Soc Security and Medicare costs as they now are. 

See how fine print tricks matter?

I knew that you could!