Monday, April 22, 2013

HOW A FUND RAISING FRAUD FOOLED MIKE PENCE --- AND ME

Fairtax sounded great!

If you think Dallas Texas city council will send in (remit, as Fairtax liars say it) 100 million dollars because Fairtax liars wrote a footnote in a document you never see -- Fairtax is for you.

If you think a woman with breast cancer, who makes 18,000 dollars a year, can or will or should be 23,000 extra in federal taxes because she consumed cancer surgery and chemo -- Fairtax is for you.



My name is Mark Curran.  Here I am in China, learning Tia Chi, near Hong Kong.

 I'm not a lobbyist, not a IRS guy,  just a former Fairtax sucker.  Then I read the fine print.




I am not the first person to expose Fairtax goofy ass fraud. 


In 2005, President Bush Tax Advisory Panel exposed the fraud -- in polite terms -- on the same basis as I expose the goofy fraud, though I am not polite about it.  In fact, I am quite blunt.

Bruce Bartlett, of National Review at the time, also exposed the fraud, in more blunt terms, but on the same basis -- the massive impossible other taxes in the fine print. 

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You could, of course, just read all the fine print yourself.  

Read all the footnotes, all their definitions, all their assorted documents.  With a little effort, you may even decode all their clever fraudulent math.  (deliberately misleading = fraudulent in our book).

But that would take you, likely, a week or more.   It's not that easy to even find all their documents.  

 This "ugly" blog might save you some time. 

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These are the most important words in any Fairtax deceptive documents......   




Their "tax base"  = by definition, what they tax.

It does not matter one iota what they claim in their books, their videos, their speeches.  The slogans always sound great.

What matters is what they tax -- in the tax base.

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The "tax base" gives them a number, all the items in the tax base added up is what matters.

Government "consumption of wages" is taxed.  That means y our city, when they "expend"  1 million in wages,  must "remit"   230,000 dollars in federal taxes to the federal government.  

Likewise, wages are defined as any benefit -- including pensions, insurance, sick pay.   This is from HR25, itself. 




They never even give you that clearly, but in convoluted double talk.  It seems as if Fairtax is a very simple personal retail sales tax.

If you live in Dallas, for example, your city would owe over 100 million in personnel and capital  expenditures, because Dallas "expends" over 400 million dollars in personal and capital expenditures.

But you get no clue of that from Fairtax hustlers.

You read their fine print, and never does it make clear Dallas would owe over 100 million, but Dallas is supposed to raise their taxes -- on you -- to pay that 100 million.

Here is the clever page -- that they tell you about this "assumption" that all city county and states will raise their tax rates to pay it. 




A closer look -- same page 




Not just Dallas -- every city.

And Dallas COUNTY government, too.

And every library district, too.

And the STATE of Texas too.

Dallas, over 100 million. Dallas County, over 120 million.  The State of Texas, over 16 billion.

Whatever these government entities "expended"  (except for education)  is "in the tax base".

Maybe now you see why "Tax base" is such a big deal,   

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TOTAL TAX BASE?   

Fairtax is a devious fraud, their words are arranged to fool you, not inform.  But they do at least have words, if devious and misleading.

For example, this chart, in their own document,  is about as close as you will get, and even there they are sly; See the term "Gross Domestic Product"   which is not the total figure figure for taxes, and actually has nothing to do with what is taxed.   But they do this kind of razzle dazzle, like all hustlers do, in one way or another. 

But if you are paying attention,  you can see part of their hustle here....   



Still, this gives you some idea that they add all "personal consumption expenditures" (very slick term)  and all "government consumption expenditures" (another very slick term)  gives you total consumption.  

They tax that total consumption. 

They had already told suckers  repeatedly they are a very simple retail sales tax. ( You will see your tax on your receipt, etc etc. )   You therefore would have no clue, unless you are pretty bright, frankly, that this is a drastic departure from, and profoundly more taxes, than a tax on retail sales. 


Without these massive other taxes -- as President Bush Tax Panel found over 10 years ago -- the Fairtax rate would be over 89%.

Not 23%.


The 23% is ONLY if they can actually collect these goofy hidden and massive other taxes. 

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Fairtax sounds great, because they did not tell you about their goofy massive taxes in any clear way.   

Yes they do tax retail sales.  But they tax much much more -- and most of it, it impossible bullshit, meaning taxes which can not be collected, like the 100 million from Dallas city council, and the 23,000 or more from the woman with breast cancer.

Which is why they hid these massive other taxes in the fine print.





Fairtax has 100 sponsors in Congress. Not supportersm SPONSORS.


No other tax bill has ever had 100 sponsors.  So why the hell did they not even pass it out of Way Means Committee?

To be blunt -- they did not pass it out of committee, because it was, and is, a goofy ass fraud.  Evidence presented to the committee showed the fraud -- and the fine print in Fairtax showed it was a goofy ass fraud, anyway.

Stick with me for a few minutes, I show you how the lying bastards did it, and why they have no intention to pass it. 

That's right, the Fairtax hustlers THEMSELVES dare not pass their own fraud. 
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MORE THAN ABOUT FAIRTAX

Fairtax is no threat, it is not going anywhere, because it's a goofy fraud, a fund raising scam. 

 For me, Fairtax is a "teachable" moment that helped me understand what the hell Orwell and others were talking about. 

It's about lying bastards, self confident cult daddies, and fools who believe them.  

 I fell for Fairtax at first, you don't have to be stupid to fall for these self confident lying bastards.   But you do need to be stupid to stay fooled, after you learn the fine print. 

You can contact me easily. Email me at EMAIL ME.






I really was a Fairtax sucker.  Then I really read the fine print.  I will show you much more below -- but the basic fraud was in the "tax base".   

Tax base is -- by definition = what they tax.  You need to know about their tax base.  Fairtax lying bastards never say "We tax this" in a clear way.    If they only taxed retail sales, for example, only retail sales would be in the tax base.

This is the tax base document I refer to several times below.




Simple enough.

The problem is not the retail sales tax -- the problem is the massive impossible goofy ass other taxes in the "tax base".
Let me repeat, in the tax base are massive impossible taxes.

This is the kind of scholarly looking bullshit in these pages.

Laughable, when you decode them. They had to be laughing.  These tricky bits of deception actually tell you, if you can untwist them, that the retail sales tax is only a small PART of Fairtax massive other taxes. 




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Notice anything  here? 

 To tax all consumption of goods and services.... without exception.  So they do tell you -- but you have no way, no earthly way -- to know that at this point that it means not just massive taxes on retail sales, but other taxes, much larger taxes.  

Let that sink in -- you have no earthly way to know what they actually tax, unless you read all the double speak and bullshit, every footnote, every defintion.   That was deliberate.
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They sure as hell did not tell us in the books, videos and speeches.   That's what I mean by fraud by lying bastards.   They made sure -- very sure --you could not know what they taxed, from their slogans, from HR25, from their books and videos.

The only way you can know is if someone like me tells you, or you spend many hours decoding their bullshit deception. 

Even their own spokesmen did not know about these massive other taxes -- see more below. 


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One basic, and massive, deception that makes Fairtax goofy as goofy gets, is the impossible to collect taxes on all cities, all states, and all counties.

Yet -- if you get into the fine print word for word, patch it together, with the footnotes, defintions, charts, and "assumptions"  you can sort it out eventually, if you keep at it.

But Fairtax didn't tell you, of course, that you had to patch their fraud together.

They told you they were "transparent" and simple  and researched.  Bullshit. 

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WAGE EXPENDITURES
PENSION EXPENDITURES
OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURES
CAPITAL SPENDING EXPENDITURE

TAXED -- IN ADVANCE!!

You have to know about "all government consumption expenditures"  and what that means.  It means, for a start, that all all "pension expenditures"  all capital expenditures. 

So if a city county or state build a library or sewer system for 50 million,   that city or county or state is taxed 23% on those expenditures.

And to operate that library, to operate the sewer system, the city county or state is also taxed on that operational expenditures. 

But you have to search around for that information -- it's never show clear --- but their goofy math is based on it.

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WE ADOPT A PREPAY APPROACH?


Capital expenditures -- by your city, your county and your state -- would be taxed, and taxed  in advance.

You heard right -taxed in advance.  Footnote 19. You didn't see it before? Surprise, surprise.

Here it is.


 Footnote 19.  We "adopt a prepayment approach to taxing government investment since much of the consumption generated by government investment would otherwise never be taxed".

Clever, no.   Who the hell are all city counties and states supposed to pay, exactly?   What do the mean by "investment".   Does that mean wage expenditures are taxed in advance?  Because wage expenditures are taxed.  Pension expenditures are taxed.   

 See this.....

And this 

Fairtax taxes on government wages and pensions is "collected at the state level"   and the state "will receive a 0,25 fee" for collecting this tax.




Still think Fairtax is a simple retail sales tax?

They have massive other taxes.   Like the taxes on wage, pension and capital investments I just showed you.


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Their own spokesmen did not know these things - and many others...

Fairtax own spokesmen, like David Kendall (see more below) did not know about these massive other taxes.  He never read the fine print, or if he did, he didn't notice the slick double speak, did not study every footnote, every defintion, ever "assumption" 


Kendall thought what I thought, what Mike Pence thought, what every Fairtax sucker thinks -- that Boortz and others surely told the truth, that Fairtax was a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax, with 22 million in research.

Oh hell no, not even close. And they don't have any research, much less 22 million.  The documents they claim are research, are from their own public relations company, and is part of the fraud. Putting out double speak deception is quite the opposite of research.


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WHY INCLUDE MASSIVE "OTHER" TAXES?

Q  Why would anyone insert massive impossible "other" taxes in the fine print? 

A. To make the math seem to add up.

As you will see, Fairtax hustlers have no intention to tax your city 10 million dollars on their  capital expenditures, wage expenditures, and pension expenditures.  Yet, those "expenditures"   are in the tax base.   That is what these lying bastards use to make their math seem to add up.

They never tell you that candidly, or honestly, of course.  Quit the opposite.  But they do tell you, a few words  here, a few there, in a disingenuous (we call it fraudulent) way. 

Someone - we are not sure who -- spent a lot of time and money to lie about Fairtax.  Clever folks, really. At times, they had to be laughing their asses off. 


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CANCER TAXES ANYONE 

Impossible meaning -- can not be applied, can not be paid. I don't mean it's difficult to collect these taxes -- I mean literally impossible.  

Like 25 billion dollar taxes on cancer patients.   Did you know about the cancer taxes? 

Yes, some cancer victims could pay these taxes -- though it would cause a revolt.  Why on earth should a cancer victim pay 30,000 in fed taxes, just because they got sick?

But millions of those cancer victims would not be able to pay 30,000 in fed taxes. 

And Fairtax knew it. But Fairtax had to tax all health care - all "personal and governmental consumption"  as they tell you,  for the math to add up.
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If they took  health care out of the "tax base"  the tax rate would need to be 40% or more.  Even stupid people know a 40% sales tax is idiotic.

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 But cancer taxes is the tip of the iceberg.  The big impossible taxes  are the massive taxes on city county and states.   More about those goofy taxes, below.

But the massive taxes on city county and states are in the fine print for the exact same reason -- to make their fraudulent math seem to add up. 

See the fine print. See the math.


Don't worry, we show you both the fine print, and the math...



 This is at the very beginning of HR25.

It may seem like boilerplate - but it's very important part of the fine print.  They did tell you, without exception.  

But you think it's just "retail purchases" or the like, so it did not get your attention.   Turns out that "without exception"  is a BFD.

The cancer "consumption" taxes is just the tip of the iceberg. 



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When you read their clever double talk -- in documents the call "research"  but is actually the fraud --  you see massive other things in the tax base, and because it's in the tax base, it is taxed.

From this document....


You find this...





What's in the tax base?

Lots of things -- retail sales is not even listed, but it's there.  It's only a small part of what is taxed.

Also taxed -- because it's in the tax base -- are all wages, all pensions, all capital expenditures by all cities all counties and all states.   If your city "expends"  20 million dollars, your city owes about 5 million in taxes to the federal government.



No, your city does not get to "deduct" the five million from what they pay the police and so forth.  Your city just has to pay the 5 million, and raise their own taxes by 5 million.

Don't believe me?  Read the fine print ! 


Five million -- that's for a small city, like Quincy IL.

For a large city, like Dallas, that would be over 100 million. Yes, over 100 million.  Dallas has well over 500 million in expenditures.

The only "expenditure"  not taxed is education expenditures.  All other expenditures are taxed, because they are in the tax base.

Do you think Dallas is going to see this later (no one told any city about this  - Fairtax never did)  and send in 100 million?  Hell no, they won't, and of course, Fairtax knows that. But they needed to make their math add up.  These goofy impossible other taxes (over 2 Trillion) is how they made their math add up.


That may seem obvious after we show it -- but 99.999 of Fairtax suckers never even saw these things -- they are not easy to find.  And they are tucked away in a narrative that suggest the opposite.  You have to gather various documents, but it is there, a few words here, a chart there, a definition yonder.



They never told city county and states about these massive taxes.  You have to get ALL their documents, read all their definitions, and check their "math" very very carefully.   Even then it's not clear.

Their own former spokesmen, David Kendall, PhD, who proudly gave lectures on Fairtax, had no clue whatsoever about these massive taxes on city county and states. He is oddly silent now about Fairtax -- as far as we know. 

We had to show him the fine print.    He thought Fairtax was as the slogans stated -- a very simple personal retail sales tax. Wrong.


So if their own volunteer spokesmen did not know it, there had to be a reason. The reason is -- Fairtax is a fraud.   Kendall was very keen on the slogans-- even smug on how brilliant he was re Fairtax.

David just knew the slogans.

Not the fine print. 

Big mistake, with Fairtax. 


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Yes, your city  would pay retail sales tax too. But city county and states are special people -- see their definition of a person below. Those "persons" must "remit" tax on police wages paid out, police pensions paid out, operational costs of libraries, sewer and streets, all their expenditures.  


Far down in HR25, way down, past their defintion of "gross payments"  and "education and training"  and even after their definition of "professional person currier"  they write a few very odd words about what a person is.  But if you read these closely, then all businesses are persons, too, and pay these taxes too. 

THIS SENTENCE IS THE LEGAL BASIS?

Yet according to Fairtax own # 2 man (James Bennett)   this word, in this definition, is the "LEGAL BASIS"  for the massive taxes on city county and states, for wages, pensions, and all other expenditures. 

This word -- in a definition.   That word alone is the legal basis?  It is impossible to tell from that definition that city county and states would have to pay any taxes whatsoever.  But Bennett said this is "clear enough"  and he had "no plans"  to explain further.

If city and states want clarification, Bennett said like a lunatic -- "they can contact me".  WTF? 



 # 2 guy -- Dave Bennett -- is a decent guy I suppose, but frankly kinda goofy about this.



Remember that -- Bennett is their #2 guy told me this --and an attorney.  He told me this was the legal basis.   He told me it's "clear enough".   

Are you getting it yet how goofy or fraudulent Fairtax is?

More about this below.

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Also, I put my money where my mouth is -- unlike anyone pushing Fairtax.  I have a legal offer below -50,000 dollars - for the first person who shows 1 page of that 22 million in research proving Fairtax is a simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.  More details below.

It was not until I read their "research" that I realized these guys were lying bastards, not mistaken.  Whoever put the absurdity together did not want to pass it -- nor will they.  It's goofy as  hell.  

And -- they can't show 1 page of the 22 million in research, because they don't have any research -- I mean they have none. Not 22 million,  not 22 cents.  

I show you what they do have -- a goofy ass fraud.

I am horrible at this blogging stuff -- you can just go read all the fine print yourself, nothing is stopping you.  But this might help, sloppy and amateurish as this article is --it shows what these lying bastards put in writing.

The funny part -- I want this fraud to pass.  The lying bastards who put it together sure ass hell DON'T want it to pass. Please- - please pass this hilarious fraud.  I will have a party if they pass it, and you are invited. 
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Just a "very very simple"  retail sales tax. 

Replaces all other fed taxes,  even Social Security, Medicare, income taxes, corporation taxes.  Every legal resident gets a check FROM the government each month.

Prices all drop -- 22% on average.  

Paychecks to up -- 50% on average, said Neal Boortz,  author of Fairtax Book. 

Pay goes way up, prices drop?  

Prices drop  so much, that the 23% won't even matter.  Prices stay the same!    And your take home pays goes up 50%, with that prebate!


THE ONLY TROUBLE?
  

The only trouble, Neal Boortz said with a straight face, will be what to do with all the money!   Yeah, even cancer surgery, chemo, etc, are taxed.   So a breast  cancer victim could easily owe 23,000 or 50,000 or more, because she fought cancer.

Boortz was surprised when a FOX news reporter asked him if cancer care was taxed.   Boortz blurted out "of course, we can't play favorites"  and then said "We save her so much money, it won't matter" ,





Why not just "exempt"  cancer surgery and medical care?  

1) Because Fairtax hustlers would have to show you a 35-45% sales tax if the exempted medical care. 

2) More importantly, you might notice the other impossible goofy taxes- - like the 100 million (really, over 100 million) dollar tax on the city of Dallas, for their wage, pension, and capital expenditures.   Dallas "expends" over 460 million a  year.  All those "expenditures"  are in the tax base.

Not just retail sales.  Retail sales are the small part of Fairtax.  


RESEARCH?

Yes, ''the most researched plan in history"  22 million dollars of  research.    Eighty economist designed it "to save America".

Could not a fraud by lying bastards -- not with all that research!

AND FOOLED ME

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Put up or shut up -- Fairtax hustlers.



I offer 50,000 dollars for one page of that 22 million in research they claim proved Fairtax was a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

If they have 22 million in research, should be easy to show 1 page, right?   They should want to show it.

Here is the definition of research -  they do not have 22 million dollars of this, not 22 thousand dollars,  not 22 cents. 



I believed Fairtax until I read that "research".   That's only not research, it's goofy nonsense by hustlers.  I show you that "research" below. 



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A tiny sample of Fairtax clever fine print.


These few words -- in one of their documents -- is the "legal basis" for their over 400 billion (yes billion)  in taxes on city county and states that includes a 23%  tax  for all wage pension and capital expenditures.

See, all those wages paid out (wage expenditures) all those pensions paid out (pension expenditures)  all that capital spending (capital expenditures)  and operational expenditures, are in the tax base. 

Tax base -- whatever is in the tax base, is what they tax.


If fairtax was only a retail sales tax -- then the tax base would be retail sales.

Go look at Fairtax lying bastards clever documents.  You won't find anything claiming there that they only tax retail sales.  In fact, the term retail sales is not in Fairtax documents in any clear way. 

In the fine print are these goofy definitions, "assumptions"  and footnotes.   Massive other taxes in the fine print.  Most Fairtax taxes are not retail sales taxes!

Fairtax lying bastards put a few words here -- a few there -- in footnotes, definitions, and "assumptions" that most Fairtax suckers could not find on the best day they ever lived.

But the words are there -- clever and deceptive.  Give Fairtax credit, they did write it somewhere, in a way to fool you, yes. But they wrote it down.

And they called that "research".  

Hilarious.

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Anyone -- you, your neighbor, your best friend from  high school, your attorney, your dentist, anyone - - can get the 50K.    Put up -- or shut up. You either have 22million in research, like you claim, or you are a hustler, a fraud.  So put up, or shut up.   See full details of the offer below.  

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Then I read the fine print  -- what they called, "research". 

Hilarious stuff.  

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FOX news pushed Fairtax for about a year.  Sean Hannity spoke glowingly about it dozens of times -- even appeared at fundraisers for it.  100 sponsors in congress -- not supporters, SPONSORS.

FOX news was for it.  CATO institute was for it, or "Flat tax".  Grover Norquest was for it.  Now Vice President Pense sponsored it.


 Notice the flag in the back. 

Huckabee and Hannity and Fairtax "rally"  six years ago.   They opened the fund raiser -- with a prayer. Naturally. 

No way someone opens a rally with a prayer, then lies their ass off, right? No way!  No way they claim 22 million in research, but have none.  NO WAY!
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100 SPONSORS?

Fairtax supporters claim they didn't pass it, because Obama would veto it!   They never even wanted a vote, they never wanted it to get out of Ways Means Committee.

My testimony to Ways and Means Committee is still there -- I exposed the fraud (yes, it's a fraud) in sworn testimony.  


No "economic" plan was ever pushed by 100 sponsors. Why not pass it.  Obama is not there to stop you now.   You have 22 million in research, right? 

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What's the excuse now?

Fairtax had 100 sponsors.  Two presidential candidates ran on it (Huckabee and Cain), several best selling books (supposedly) by Neal Boortz.

What the hell happened?

WHAT DOES A SPONSOR MEAN? 

To SPONSOR means they know every nook and cranny, their staff knows it, they spent dozens, hundreds of hours check it out, right? 

You don't  "sponsor" legislation by slogans and some razzle dazzle.  You know it, you know what it does, where it came from, your top staff had meetings about it, you talked to experts, did your homework, right?
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Wrong. The Fairtax sponsors, it turns out, didn't even know what the fine print was. And really, they didn't much care.   It sounded great.

 -- if you read this messy blog all the way through, you will probably spend more time than they or their staff did looking into Fairtax fine print.
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 Who needs to read the fine print, when they have 80 "top economist"  who "developed"  Fairtax to "save America".  Certainly the congressmen who sponsored it, didn't need to read it, or even ask their staff to study it.

All those "experts"  already checked in out, right?

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Fairtax "expert" Neal Boortz explained it so well, right?  The most researched plan in US history, right?

Uh - not so much.

 Who knew that a few dozen words, a few here, and a few there, could make such a drastic difference? 

An "assumption" here in a footnote, a "definition of a person" there,  and clever mention of  "consumption expenditure" in another place. 

 Just a "very simple" retail sales tax. No other taxes.  Replaces all income taxes, all Social Security taxes,  corporations taxes, business taxes, death taxes-- etc -- all gone!

Only IRS agents and "lobbyist" will be against it. 

Prices fall.

We all get a check every month.

Average paycheck goes up 50%

US becomes  economic powerhouse of the world!

Oh my my my.

And all that "research".
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Fairtax suckers - I was one -- thought Fairtax was explained so well, no need to even read the fine print. Right?

Uh -- well, not so much. Fairtax suckers knew how words were used to fool people, so no way would Fairtax be lying!  Fairtax was the good guys.  They hated liars, they hated double talk.  




Taxes are the playground of such hustlers.  Fairtax is no exception.   But my favorite is the "FLAT TAX"   which is the opposite of flat. Flat tax wisely has no fine print -- they dare  not show any fine print. They have no official proposals, just slogans.

Fairtax-  fraudulent as they are -- did put out documents, HR25, and what they called "research".  So give them credit for that.  But their fine print is why they are not going anyway-- and as you will see, they don't care.  Fairtax was never about passing. It was about fund raising.

See more below.

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WHAT?  FLAT TAX IS NOT FLAT???

Flat tax is not flat -- the "trick" is -- certain income is taxed at a flat rate.  But trillions of dollars of income is not taxed at all--zero, nada. No tax at all. No income tax on that income, to cap gains tax, no FICA, no nothing.  

For the purposes of taxes, massive amounts of income they just pretend is not income.

Then they call it flat.  

As flat a Pike's Peak  As flat as this woman's 58GGG's


BUT flat tax hustlers -- they are different.  They want their hustle to pass, they would love it.

Fairtax hustlers -- oh, they hope like hell no one passes it.  That's why we want Fairtax to pass.  It would be hilarious. 




SLOGANS  ALWAYS SOUND GREAT

WHEN DELIVERED WITH TOTAL SELF CONFIDENCE 

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" Humans are the most gullible creatures on earth.
   It is our beauty and our curse." 

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I loved Fairtax because our tax code is horrendous. Over 40 years, the more I learned about the tax code, the more clear it was, lying bastards used it to enrich the rich, and by necessity, push most taxes on those who worked the hardest.

Those who could afford to write the tax laws -- which the very wealthy have done for decades -- each time made it more punishing to the working class, and more enriching to the already rich.  Human nature -- I probably would have done the same thing.

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FAIRTAX HUSTLERS UNDERSTOOD THAT?

Fairtax hustle seemed to "get that".  Fairtax hustlers could recite chapter and verse how vile our tax code was.   

Fairtax hustlers persuaded me -- claims of research, books, candidates, millions of dollars of research - no way it's a fraud! 

At worst, Fairtax was oversold. Nothing could fix everything like this, a very simple personal retail sales tax.  Too good to be true entirely maybe...  but all that research.

Over and over, those claims of 22 million in research- - they even listed the names of the "researchers"  got me. That is, until I contact the "researchers"  and read the fine print.

Yeah, I contacted those researchers, and read the fine print.  Pretty crazy huh?




Cancer victims (even those on Medicare)
taxed on cancer surgery and chemo
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You can email me with any complaints, questions, or doubts. That's fine. I like doubts. Smart people have doubts.

I really was a Fairtax sucker -- it sounded great, it had all that research, and very self confident men told me about it. Videos, books, even Presidental candidates were for it.

100 sponsors in Congress!  They even listed the names of "researchers".

It couldn't be goofy fraud, No way!



It took me a while to realize -- yes, I need to read the fine print.

No one would name a tax "Flat tax" that was not flat, right?

No one would name a tax "Fairtax" that was a goofy fund raising fraud, right?
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THE RESEARCH -- WOW 

And that 22 million in research!!!   Eighty "top economist"  developed Fairtax "to save America".  The most researched plan in history!!

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"NIPA"  taxes are actually the biggest part of Fairtax.  And Neal forgot to mention it.  And they are goofy, impossible bits of nonsense.  They need this nonsense in the "fine print" to make their math add up. 


More about NIPA taxes below. First, a list of their great sounding slogans! 

All prices drop -- all businesses prosper.

The working class treated the same! 

No loopholes, no double talk. 

Very very simple.

Everyone pays the same!!  

Everyone decides how much to pay in taxes, from what they buy.

Transparent.

Designed by 80 economist "to save America".

The most researched economic plan in history. 

The big bad government will finally be out of our pockets.  

No more forms.  No more IRS.

Drug sellers, pimps, all illegal activity "under the table" is taxed -- when they buy anything.

WOW, WOW.  Every possible thing we want!


And not one -- not one -- of those slogans are true. But they sound amazing.
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WE DO NEED A NEW TAX CODE -- 

Even though Fairtax is a goofy fraud -- let's pass it, if that's our only choice.   We can laugh at ourselves for believing the liars like Boortz, Huckabee, and the rest -- and we we won't be so stupid next time.

Our tax code is that bad -- I'd rather have the fraud fairtax, and the public learn then how sneaky lying bastards like Boortz and FOX NEWS can be (FOX pushed Fairtax for about a year).  

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TYPICAL BOORTZ LIE


Boortz is a clever liar.   For example, he did sorta kinda tell you that cities will have to pay taxes-- and states, and county government.  

But he told you it was "retail sales" tax in an example.  Well, that's true.   Your police department would owe 23 dollar sales tax on a 100 dollar office chair.

But your city would owe 10 million dollars if your police department "expended"  42 million dollars in wage, pension and benefits.     He forgot to mention that?

Weird, huh?

In his Fairtax book, Neal wrote about medical costs --  told us "maybe a 10 dollar tax" on an office visit.   Ten dollars?  Well if the office visit was 40dollars and no more, okay.

But an office visit with test, etc, can easily be 200 dollars.  And the drugs are taxed.  The surgeries. The nursing home care.

Even -- yes even -- the insurance premiums are taxed.  So if you pay 1000 a month in insurance premiums, that 230 dollar of tax.

 So Boortz "forgot" to mention such things. 

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WHY SHOULD CANCER VICTIMS PAY?

If you had an economic twin -- same spending, same expenditures, as you, except for your child has high medical expenditures, why should you owe 40,000 in fed tax, and your twin only owe 4,000?

Boortz did not want you to ask that question.

Why should a breast cancer victim have to pay ANY fed taxes on her fight to stay alive?

And why didn't Boortz tell us about that -- and the massive other taxes he "forgot" to mention.
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"THE BEST THING"


Fairtax would be terrible, Boortz said, if not for the "prebate". Everyone gets a prebate -- a check -- every month.  So no one, he said, will ever have to pay taxes on necessities. 

Uh - that's not even close.  You would get about 200 a month prebate (total cost -700 billion dollars)  but your prebate is still 200 if you have cancer, or not.  A family of four, making 50K, could easily have 50K or 70K in fed taxes! 

Or more --  Yes -- if anyone in the family "consumed" cancer treatments, or if they bought a new house --or whatever. 

And there are many more taxes --we show you belose.

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THE TAX BASE TRICK 







Actually, Fairtax taxes  everything that the "NIPA "  defines as governmental consumption expenditures  and personal consumption expenditures.

Do you even know what "NIPA"" is?  

Seriously, do you even know what NIPA IS?

Hell no, you don't know. But that is in their "fine print".

That is in what they call "research".   


Hilarious stuff -- we show you more below.

When you decode this crap, it says "we think you are stupid for believing Fairtax is rational. " 
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THE MOST RESEARCHED PLAN IN US HISTORY?
Of course it can't be a fraud, with all the research, right?

Neal Boortz even gave us the name of the main researchers- - Dale Jorgenson.   Boortz again and again claimed "Harvard" researches proved Fairtax.

Uh -- no.  Actually Jorgenson said something quite different, and does not even, and never did, support Fairtax. 




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Jorgenson, stunningly, wanted HIGHER income taxes  on the wealthy, at least those with "capital income" -- not some bullshit fraud Boortz was talking about.

See this -- from the interview with Jorgenson.  Does it sound like Jorgenson wants Fairtax? Hell no. 

Mr. Jorgenson's "Efficient Taxation of Income" would reform the existing income tax system, by taxing capital income at an effective rate of about 30% and labor income at a flat rate of about 10%

Jorgenson wanted to DOUBLE the tax on capital income -- and reduce the income from work to 10%.

That is extremely liberal -- double the cap gainst tax, and lower tax on work to 10%.

Does that sound like a 23% sales tax to you?


Here is from Fairtax  "Research".   (Jorgenson had nothing to do with this nonsense -- though the way Boortz wrote and spoke, Jorgenson practically invented Fairtax.)







When  you "detangle"  or de-code this fraud, those DEF subet FT bits of nonsense, it means this

 "we tax all city county and states on all expenditures -- wage, pension, capital spending, etc"

Further "detangle" the bullshit, and it means "We tax cancer victims, without exception, 46,000 dollars on 200,000 dollar fight against cancer. 

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Fairtax   sounded so good, Mike Pence was one of 100 sponsors in Congress.    No other tax plan in US history had 100 sponsors.



FAIRTAX RAGE

Mike Huckabee ran for POTUS on Fairtax. At one stop, Huckabee said he will just "wave the magic wand"  of Fairtax.  

And why not?  Everyone gets more money, prices drop so much, the tax won't even matter - and it's all researched! Fairtax  will make US the "economic powerhouse" of the world!

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  And they never told you about it.
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And that is the tip of the iceberg.

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22 MILLION IN RESEAERCH

WHERE? 


I am going to show you many examples of goofy "other taxes" in Fiartax fine print. Most of Fairtax has nothing -- nothing -- to do with retail sales taxes.  

So  - there is no 'research'  about a very simple personal retail sales tax.    And there sure as hell is not 22 million dollars of research. 




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FIND THE FINE PRINT YOURSELF!


DECODE THEIR BULLSHIT
YOURSELF

It's possible to decode their fraud yourself.  Just find all their documents, all their footnotes, all their definitions.   Shouldn't take you but 2 or 3 days to collect it if you did nothing else.



 A "pre-payment" approach for taxing "government" investment. 



BUSH TAX PANEL READS THE FINE PRINT

President Bush Tax Panel found the fine print, because they found all the documents (including the "research" from Beacon Hill) .   

But then, the folks on the Tax Panel eat fine print tricks for breakfast, and spit them out. It's like a neurosurgeon reading a medical report by a third grader.   Even if the third grader had the best typing skills, the surgeon would spot the bullshit in about three seconds.


Hiding a few words in a footnote, for example, fools the hell out of stupid people.  But to Bush Tax Panel,  their eyes light up when they see clever and absurd "assumptions"  in the fine print.

President Bush Tax Panel  exposed all this over a decade ago, for the same reason. Massive goofy other taxes, hidden in a few words, here and there, in footnotes, defintions and clever "assumptions".

President Bush Tax Panel found that without the massive hidden goofy taxes, Fairtax math would have to show an 89% tax.    Not 23%

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We show the same thing President Bush Tax Panel showed -- but we are not polite.

Bush Tax Panel was polite and academic.  We are not that way.
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All government EXPENDITURE  are taxed.

Wages, 
Capital expenditures.
Pensions.
Operational expenditures.
Not just retail sales. 

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Except for education expenditures. Those alone are not taxed.   

If your state, for example, operates a court and prison system for 1 billion dollars, your state owes 230 million dollars (in advance - really!) on the operation of that court and prison system.

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SPIT IT OUT FOR LUNCH? 

Bush Tax Panel and Bartlett are PhDs, and or they eat find print for breakfast, and spit it out for lunch.    There is not one Fairtax sucker on earth, in his or her best day, that spotted the fraud.  It's well hidden -- and if you have those slogans in your head, if you believe those slogans, even if you found these fraudulent bits of goofy, you probably would  not notice.

The slogans, of course, are wonderful.
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1)   All government "expenditures"  are "in the tax base"

2)   Tax base by definition is what they tax 

3) All cancer surgery, chemo, and radiation services "consumed" by anyone, including Medicare patients-- are "in the tax base"

4)  The person using the cancer surgery, chemo, etc, are responsible for the taxes.  No exceptions.



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NO RESEARCH -- CLAIM 22 million.

FLAWED OR FRAUD?

One could assume Fairtax was just mistaken, or hyped -- promised more than they could deliver.

But that's not it.

You don't claim 22 million dollars of research, when you have none. 

What they have in the papers they tell suckers is "research"  is not only not research,  it's the opposite of research.




This is our research definition -- they have no such documents, and did not spend 22 million on anything.  So the documents they call research, we call nonsense and a fraud.   

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THIS FRAUD
 WAS NOT PUT TOGETHER
BY A STUPID PERSON




The "research" was put together by Beacon Hill,  a public relations company,  and they were paid to do so.   You can say, if you want, they did not lie, because they were clever how they "assumed" this, and clever more how they "defined" that. 

And they throw math equations in, which are comical when you start to decode them.  So that is telling you, right?


Do you think they sat there and made these funny equations and did not laugh their asses off?

They probably did laugh -- and remember, they were paid for it.  They did not do this fraud for free.

They were paid.

Who paid them?   We'd love to know!

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Then I read the fine print.





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PASS IT ANYWAY?

But don't be fooled by hustlers at Fairtax, like I was.  Like Pence was.
Still, if  this fraud is the only way to get rid of our tax code, please, please, enact this Scientology fund raising fraud. 

Maybe if we enact this fraud, people will  not be so stupid to fall for slogans.

Maybe then we can have an intelligent informed discussion about taxes.

Maybe people will actually read the fine print?

Maybe ask intelligent questions based on the fine print?

Naaah.  People love slogans, we really do. 

Self confident hustlers with great sounding slogans (like Fairtax and Flat tax) make great politicians.  


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CAN'T SHOW ONE PAGE

EVEN FOR 50K

 See our $50,000 dollar offer to show one page of that 22 million dollars of research into this "very very simple" personal retail sales tax that would replace all other fed taxes.

Oh they have some papers, some double talk, some nonsense like this 

That's their research.

Let that sink in.

If you know economics well,   you can decode that.

But you probably could not even find that. 

Here is a clue -- the papers Fairtax claims is research -- --has nothing to do with a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. And it's not research.  It's hilarious double talk.

The papers they claim are reseach has those calculations -- that include all government city county and state expenditures as being "in the tax base".

That means all city county and states would have to pay massive taxes.

And their fine print ALSO says they assume all city county and states will raise their tax rates to pay it!

They claimed 22 million in research.

They can't show 1 page of actual research.

What's that tell you?   It tells me they are lying bastards, but you can think of them as clever. I call it lying.

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TAKE HOME PAY INCREASES
PER RESEARCH?


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.  Jorgenson - their own supposed "researcher" named by Boortz, is not even for Fairtax. 

Certainly Jorgenson  never supported some huge hidden taxes in the fine print on all city county and states on their wages, pensions, capital spending, etc.
   
Nor did Jorgenson "research" or support massive impossible taxes on the poor, such as taxes on all cancer care, nor huge impossible taxes on Medicare and Medicare patients.
        Even "theoretically"  for prices to drop, everyone, everyone, let me repeat, everyone  would have to donate -- yes donate -- all the money you used to pay in fed taxes, to your employer. 


Yes, prices might fall --  if your employer could keep all the money  you used to pay in income taxes, in FICA taxes,  then -- and only then  could all prices fall,  if your employer used all that money to lower prices.

How absurd can you get?   Everyone -- without being told, without being asked, is going to donate all the money they used to pay in income taxes, and FICA taxes, to their employer.  Everyone?  Anyone?

   And the employer -- without being asked, without being required, with no notice whatsoever from Fairtax or HR25, would lower prices with that money?

You give all that money to your employer, and your employer will lower prices? 
There is no mention of any of this in HR25.

This is just Boortz made up distortions about how prices will drop -- you allow your employer to keep the money you used to pay in taxes.  And you also pay the huge taxes in Fairtax.

Do you yet see what a lying bastard Boortz is?  This is what he tried to sell as a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax,  proven to lower prices,  etc etc.   And in some column he tells you, in his own clever deceptive and fraudulent way - that for any of this to happen, you have to let your employer keep all the money you used to pay in income and FICA taxes.  Then -- to the extent that absurdity happens -- prices might fall.   

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It seems Fairtax hustlers never wanted it to  pass.  It seems they wanted to raise money on it, and did.  If you sent these guys any money, you could likely get it back, on the basis of fraud.

 But they are protected  -- and rightly so -- on the lies they tell for political purposes.  Lying is part of politics.   It is the job of the public and press to read the fine print.   Ideally people would not be stupid enough to fall for these frauds, but self confident hustlers and liars can make people believe almost anything.  It has always been this.  





Yes -- Fairtax SOUNDS great.  The name, the slogans, their claims, all sound great. 


EXPOSED BY NATIONAL REVIEW

National Review writer and former Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett exposed the Scientology - Fairtax connection years ago.  More than a "connection"   Fairtax was (is) a fund raising scam, not a tax code at all.


Bartlett also exposed the goofy math -- if they only taxed retail sales,  and they taxed it enough to be "revenue neutral" meaning bring in as much as income, corporate, estate, and Soc Security and Medicare taxes bring in, the actual tax rate could be over 100%.

It would be at least 89%  for federal sales tax-- but since Fairtax hustlers said state and local folks should tax the same way, that means if they too only taxed personal retail sales the tax rate for city, county, state, AND federal would be a staggering 100% of more.

FAIRTAX SUCKERS  MEANT WELL 

No -- 99% of Fairtax hustlers had nothing to do with Scientology.   But it sounded to so good that others (like Pence,  like Mike Huckabee, like Neal Boortz) used the slogans to get money and attention.   





EXPOSED BY BUSH TAX PANEL 

Neal Boortz tried to sell President Bush on Fairtax.

President Bush asked for a review of various tax "plans" by his "Advisory Tax Panel".


In private, William Gale, head of Tax Advisory Panel said of Fairtax folks "they lie a lot".

Indeed.  Liars tend to do that.

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WHY DIDN'T THEN TELL YOU?


Fairtax was never intended to pass.  Fairtax hustlers never wanted it to pass, never dreamed it would pass. 



They told you -- if you spotted this, they told you. 


From their own "research" documents....




Oh no, they never told you these and other goofy things in their books, videos and speeches.  

 Only in some very clever fine print tricks we show you, like this.

From their own "research" documents... this is how they told you.....






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Just one tiny problem. Well, more like 3 trillion tiny problems.  

The trillions of dollars in OTHER taxes you pay, too. On top of, in addition to, the retail sales tax.




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NOT.   ONE.    WORD. 


Not one word in any Fairtax book to make it clear that all city county and states would owe preposterously large taxes.


Yet -- it is in their their fine print,  in disingenuous ways. By far largest part of Fairtax revenue ( if it were not absurd) would come from  these non-retail and non-personal taxes in the fine print.  

From an official Fairtax document:

 

You can see it online yourself 


This is from that document - "A comparison of Fairtax Base and Rate."   These hustlers were probably laughing their asses off as they "told" you this funny way.



Most Fairtax suckers never saw these pages, and even if they did, probably could not "decode" them.

This is their "research".   Remember that. 



In their equations, charts, footnotes and definitions, if you can decode that crap, are these massive other taxes -- taxes quite the opposite of what they told us in slogans, in books, in speeches. 

Remember, these "other taxes" are by far the largest part of Fairtax "revenue" projections. 

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Fairtax had 100 sponsors -- not supporters, SPONSORS.  No tax bill in US history (as far as I know) had 100 sponsors.

The GOP did not pass it, some said, because that evil Obama would sure to veto it.  Why bother?

What's their excuse now? 

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BOORTZ SECOND BOOK: 


Boortz's second book about Fairtax "Answering the Critics"  shows just how clever and fraudulent Boortz can be. 

 Rather than show others had exposed the massive goofy impossible other taxes, Boortz put up his own largely imaginary charges against Fairtax.  Fairtax was exposed for the very reasons I tell you here.

Of course, Boortz was not about to tell you that.

Why not mention the critics who exposed the fraud?   

Because that would expose his own fraud.

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The problem with Bush Tax Panel





Fairtax never says clearly "we tax this".
   Instead, you get some funny stuff, like this. 


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Can or should a woman making 23,000 a year pay 32,000 in fed taxes, just because she fought cancer?

Of course not.  And Fairtax hustlers never believed for a moment that a cancer victim can, should or will pay 32,000 dollars in fed taxes,  whether she paid cash for the surgery and chemo, had insurance pay it, or was on Medicare or Medicaid.





FOX NEWS TALKING HEADS PUSHED FAIRTAX --


Huckabee and Hannity - with Boortz -- at Fairtax "rally".
Why did they stop? 

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But mostly, they have no RESEARCH.  This is the definition of research, and they have nothing like it. Not 22 million dollars, and not 1 dollar of actual research.  It's a goofy fraud, and they knew it was a goofy fraud, they WROTE it.




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A retail sales tax of 30% would only bring in about 1.4 Trillion dollars. 





MASSIVE IMPOSSIBLE OTHER TAXES




Do you think Pence -- or any Fairtax hustler -- actually wants to tax a cancer patient 30 or 40 thousand dollars? 

Of course he doesn't want her to owe this.

Of course he does not expect her to pay this.

But he never bothered to read the clever fine print, either.  

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The 30,000 dollar tax "won't matter" claimed Boortz.

Prices will fall so much "it's a wash".



The cancer victim won't be burdened by a 20 30 or even 40,000 dollar tax.  (Yes it could be that high, it's 30% of the consumption cost).


FOX news surprised Neal with a question about cancer consumption.  Will the poor have to pay this tax on their cancer surgery and chemo?  
Yes, Neal said -- "we can't  play favorites".   Boortz then hurriedly  added "it will save her so much, it won't matter". 



Without exception....



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"If they have any questions"  Dave told me "they can contact me."

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THE SLOGANS SOUNDED GREAT.






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Flat tax folks won't even bother to put out fine print -- it's totally slogans.

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WHAT IS IN THE FINE PRINT?


Fairtax "research"   is actually their own public relation's firms clever BS.  These papers are NOT research at all.    Research is this...




Research is NOT goofy double talk like these "assumptions". 


   It's no more research than the McDonald Big Mac wrapper is research.  

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The biggest part of Fairtax has nothing to -- at all --with personal retail sales. 

  


President Bush Tax panel had no trouble spotting the deceptive BS.  But they first gathered all the fine print -- all the documents.  They didn't care what the slogans were.  They cared what the fine print and math was.

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Some more Fairtax fine print.

Seriously, they had to be laughing.  When you decode this nonsense, it says they tax all kind of crap that is impossible to actually tax.

But they told you.  Is it their fault you don't get the joke? 

This is part of their "research".



Since all cancer surgery, care and rehab is in the tax base, it's taxed.

Did they tell you about cancer tax?  Rent tax?  Did they tell you about the nearly 2 trillion dollars of "other taxes"  that have nothing to do with retail sales? 

Sorta kinda. If you found all their documents, all their footnotes, all their "research" documents, and if you could decode their fraudulent double speak.

But they did tell you! 


  

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Your city, your county  and your state are supposed to "raise their tax rates".  


They told you -- if you found all their documents,  spread all over, in various places, and written in deceptive double speak, they told you. All city, all state, all county taxes must go up.

Way up.

They didn't make it clear -- of course not.  For example, they refused to say how much all city county and state taxes would have to go up.   But sworn testimony to Ways Means Committee did estimate the massive tax increases at every level -- as much as 25% tax increases at city county and state levels.  

They did not tell you in speeches. 

They didn't tell you in books.

The biggest taxes -- they did not tell you about.  They went to great lengths to make it seem like a "very very simple"   personal retail sales tax.   








All personal "consumption expenditures" is outlined in yellow.    That includes vastly more than retail sales, meaning, you are taxed on vastly more than retail sales.

All government "consumption expenditures" above, outlined in yellow.  All that is taxed 30% too. 

That's THEIR chart. In THEIR document.  No, even there it's not clear, they are never clear.  But this is as close as they dare get to showing you their tax base in one chart.  

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Huckabee, Hannity, Boortz
i


We doubt Huckabee or Hannity knew it was a fraud. Boortz had to have known, given how he parsed words in some of his written statements. He certainly knew it was not a simple personal retail sales tax.  

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Transparent?  Really?


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Clever "assumption"   -- we assume all city county and states will raise their tax rates.



All that research!!   No way it could be a fraud, with all that research, right?


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The "national retail sales tax"  is 92%  of revenue.  

Notice anything?

There are no Social Security or Medicare taxes.  Not one dime.

Instantly  -- overnight -- 800 billion dollars of revenue is simply gone.

The above chart makes it SEEM like a retail sales tax would bring in over 3 Trillion dollars.

Actually a 23% retail tax would only bring in about 1.4 or 1.5 trillion.

Here is from sworn testimony to Ways Means Committee -- under oath. Notice the massive other taxes, and we show you why those are impossible and hidden in a few words, here and there. 



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"The only problem will be where to put all the money."   Neal Boortz


IF Fairtax were just a retail sales tax -- they would only need one line below.  Look at all the lines of "consumption" .  Still deceptive,  they did not make it clear in books, videos and speeches that all this, and much more, is taxed. You probably could not find this, much less understand it. 


You see this part and you may think, oh, it's more or less retail sales taxes -- and new homes.

But read on. read the other documents which mention "NIPA"










Funny stuff.

Remember, Fairtax hustlers never told anyone this -- not in any book, not in any video, not in any speech.   It's only in one of their "research" documents -- the massive taxes on all cities, all states, all counties. A massive tax on all wages, all pensions, all capital expenditures. 

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 Hilarious.
But they told you, right?




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








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Fairtax own "researcher"   had  a drastically different explanation.  No prices don't fall. No Fairtax can't work,   We will probably have to keep income taxes and increase those.

That was their OWN main guy. Not someone else.  That was Dale W. Jorgenson.  Turns out, Boortz lied -- er-- misrepresented what Jorgeson said.  Surprise surprise 






Twenty Two million dollars of research.  "The most researched economic plan in history"  Boortz said with a straight face.



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Nothing voluntary about Fairtax.  



FOX NEWS PUSHED IT 

FOX News ran flattering pieces about it for over a year.

Very attractive, very confident, very Lord Loving folks pushed Fairtax.  

And they made sure YOU thought the IRS was the bad guy. They run the IRS. they pass IRS laws. These guys -- the guys selling you Fairtax fraud -- control Congress.

They got you idiots hating the IRS -- they make all the laws the IRS uses. They could change that in a minute -- and they will, they will make it worse!




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David Kendall

Spoke publicly for Fairtax as one of their experts.

David did not read the fine print closely

David literally did not know what they taxed.

But he thought he knew.


If they could get a guy like Kendall to speak publicly for Fairtax, though he did not know what they actually taxed,  (David teaches economics as Wise University)  then it's not a big trick to get uneducated folks to be fooled, too.

No doubt David would chastise any student for being fooled by a slick double talk fraud.   But David was fooled, and seemed more upset that someone pointed out that fraud.

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WHOSE FAULT IS IT?

Is it their fault?

  We think guys like David Kendall, and those politicians who pushed it, are at  fault.   Kendal especially - he has a degree in economics.   Had he looked at the fine print closely -- all of the fine print -- he could have seen the massive other taxes.

If you, as a politician, actually sponsor legislation, and push it in speech after speech, did not do your own "due diligence" on a fundamental matter like this, it is your fault.  

Kendall, as an economics professor, did not just agree with Fairtax, he was out there pushing it. He should have done his due diligence too, but did not. 
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BUSH TAX PANEL 

FOUND THE DAMN FINE PRINT

OVER 12 YEARS AGO












ONE GUY KNEW

HE WAS NOT HAPPY TO HEAR FROM ME

Of all those  I contacted, only one even knew what was in Fairtax fine print.

Only one.

And he worked for them. He was paid by Fairtax.  His name is  Laurence Kotlikoff. He apparently runs or owns "Beacon Hill" which is a public relations firm. He also runs for president. Interesting mix of trying to fool people for fun and profit. 

Yet Kotlikoff was clever to the point of being fraudulent, IMHO. But did he actually lie?

HOW MUCH ASSUMING CAN YOU DO?
WHAT DOES ASSUME EVEN MEAN?   

Maybe not lie technically, because Kotlikoff  would write  things like "we assume"  all city county and states will raise taxes (dramatically raise them). 

When you do that "assuming"  in economics,  to fool someone, which is a lot like saying "WE PRETEND" .

I could say "I assume a magic bunny will drop 2 trillion dollars in my bank account"  . 

No, Kotlikoff knew better than mention magic bunnies -- too obvious -- but what he did mention is just as goofy, and he always knew it.


When you help further a political fraud,  deliberately misleading folks, that is not research.  It's not a crime either, because it's political speech.  And Beacon Hill made "a lot of money " from this according to Bruce Bartlett. 





Not a bad way to making a living, if you can! 




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THEIR CALCULATOR

DARE TO COMPARE??  Hilarious.

Not only was there not research, as you will see, Fairtax developed a "DARE TO COMPARE" calculator  to prove how amazing it was.   They later took it down when I exposed it.

That "calculator"  too is a fraud, and we show you that.  The "calculator"  simply did not allow you to enter any information that mattered. No place to put anything that  mattered- -  you could not put a single thing in that mattered!

Your food costs?  No place to put that in.

Your rent?  No place to put that in.

Your health cost?  No place to put that in.

Did you buy a new house? No place to put that in.

Did you buy ANYTHING that is "taxable consumption"?

No place to put that in.

But wow, did make it look official.  You can be sure that cost them a pretty penny to create and promote that part of the fraud.

You don't create a fraudulent goofy calculator by accident.

That would take meetings -- and paying someone, and trying every which way to make it work.  And that was their "proof".

They "Dared to Compare"  and then the calculator literally, did not let you compare anything.

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When  your slogans are the exact opposite of the fine print


Cute, but check the diapers -- the fine print.
Full of poop. 
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JUST BUY USED

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USED WAGES?  (wage expenditures -paid out by city count and states, are taxed)

USED PENSIONS? (pension expenditures -paid out by city count and states, are taxed)

USED CANCER SURGERY? (cancer surgery and chemo are taxed, -- without exception-- regardless if the cancer victim paid for the care, or consumed it through insurance or medicare, etc). 


USED NURSING HOME CARE?
USED GASOLINE?
USED CABLE AND PHONE CHARGES
USED RENT?
USED CAPITAL EXPENDITURES ?

All those are taxed. 

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Yet the research is most fraudulent thing about it. They have no research.  Research is this....






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I was fooled by Fairtax by their amazing claims of 22 million dollars of "research".   They even listed (or so it seemed)  80 "economist"  who "designed" Fairtax.  Who would lie about that?



Turns out, Fairtax would.  



Kotlikoff, as his friend Bruce Bartlett told me, "made a lot of money"  from writing public relations nonsense for Fairtax.  Kotlikoff did no "research"  at least not by our definition of research -- and certainly not 22 million dollars of research into a very simple personal retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other fed taxes.  

Fairtax "research" documents is where goofy impossible, and almost hilarious, other taxes are. A few words here, and a few words there. We show you. 








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There simply is no research about this very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other federal taxes.  Why?   Because no matter how slick Kotlikoff types the BS, it's still BS.  The opposite of research.  
DID KOTLIKOFF LIE?

You can say he did not lie- that no one lied, because they used very slick double speak, definitions, and double talk.   We call it a lie,  because it was a deliberate and paid effort to keep the public stupid.  You can all it a tomato, a lie, or the truth artfully stated. That's up to you. 

 Kotlikoff apparently runs a scam "educational organization"  he calls "Beacon Hill".    He runs for President apparently.   It's no more an educational organization than my dog is a duck -- and I don't have a dog.



We show you what they call research -- and we offer 50,000 dollars (legal offer) to anyone who can show 1 page of that 22 million in research about a "very very simple personal retail sales tax"  to replace all other  fed taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes.  If  they can't show 1 damn pay of what you claim costs 22 million dollars, we believe they are damn liars. 

Notice- -we put our money where our mouth is.

Notice, too.  They don't. 
  

We have offered this to anyone -- anyone -- for over five years. We still offer  it.  You are about to learn why they can't show even one page.  They have none. 

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SELF CONFIDENT LIARS


Are we so stupid as a nation that we will be easily swayed by self confident liars?  Yes, we can be fooled.  Self confident fast talking hustlers have always fooled people.  Look who the POTUS is now -- look who controls Congress? 

Fast talking lying bastards.     But even they won't dare pass Fairtax.  Even they are not that stupid. Guys like Pence, Huckabee, and Sean Hannity will tell stupid people Fairtax is researched and wonderful.   But they will run like cowards, and make damn sure it's not passed -- then make excuses for that.

See why.  See why they would run like cowards from passing their own "magic wand"  tax plan, as Huckabee once called it. 



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Gee, why silent about it now?


Fairtax wisely tied into the hatred --- deserved hatred -- of our tax code.   There is not one person in the US that defends our tax code. It is horrible and needs to go -- every word of it needs to go.

So, though Fairtax is a goofy ass fraud (yes, it is) by lying bastards (yes, they are) pass it anyway, if that's how stupid we are that we must pass a goofy ass fraud, lets do that.

Maybe then we can get a rational and transparent tax code.

STILL PASS IT 




 DETAILS THEY FORGOT TO MENTION



Little "details"  like footnote 19 in a document you would likely never see.  Massive instant tax increases at every level  -- city, county, state and federal level. 

1)   That's just one tiny issue -- and it's massive.  For one thing, this would be almost a trillion dollars in tax increases at every level!

2)  For another thing, they never told any city county or state about it. They hid this nonsense in a few bits of deceptive double talk, but their math depends on it.

3) The federal government can not tax city county and states like that, and of course Fairtax hustlers know that. 

4) City county and states would just say no. No one told them, no one hinted it, and they would not have to. What are you going to do, put Dallas Texas city council in jail because they refused to pay a tax no one ever mentioned? 

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Remember, this is their biggest single tax -- the tax on all city county and states.  

A nearly 800 billion dollar "detail".   Gee, I wonder why they never told anyone? 

All city, all states, all counties, even the federal government, is suppose to "raise their tax rates" to pay for the massive taxes on operational expenditures, wage and pension expenditures, capital expenditures.   All such "expenditures"  are taxed 30%.

Did you know that?  We show you.   If your city "expends"  20 million on wage, pension, and operational costs of fire, police, and streets, your city is supposed to "remit"  (clever word, remit)  30% tax to the federal government. 

It's in the fine print. Don't blame you didn't see it.

And those are not even the most goofy and impossible other taxes these lying bastards hid in the fine print.   Much more goofy impossible taxes in the fine print -- and we show them to you.  

They sure as hell never would, and never did,

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But you probably never heard of their footnotes -- in their (fraudulent) research, did you?   And that's only one of many tricks by these lying bastards. 





How the lying bastards put "wages pensions and benefits" paid out  into to the tax base.  By definition, what is in the tax base, they tax. 


They assume all city county and states will raise their tax rates.
By a trillion dollars?   By a few words hidden in their tax base they insert trillions of dollars of "other taxes"  then tell suckers they have a "very very simple retail sales tax".   And they paid other liars (like Huckabee, Boortz,  Sean Hannity) to sell the idea. 

Yes, they did. 


Not everyone pushing Fairtax fraud is a lying bastard.

Most  just did not bother to read all the fine print. 



This is me, Mark Curran
I read the fine print.  So did others.  

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GREAT SLOGANS
BY 
SELF CONFIDENT LIARS
FOOL A LOT OF FOLKS.

Fairtax is an impossible bit of political theater.
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Neal Boortz was paid to push Fairtax -- yes he was.  We don't yet know who paid him, and it really does not matter.  
No, Boortz is not in Scientology, of course.  But as Bruce Bartlett established 15 years ago, in The New Republic,  Scientologist did create or use Fairtax as a fund raising scam. 

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Someone put a bunch of cash into this fraud, and we still don't know who.  They made it look "academic" and legit.   They used slogans, but they also had written text that was very sophisticated.

We don't have a clue who put the money into this fraud, but it seems almost certain Boortz and the public relations company pushing Fairtax fraud (Beacon Hill)  got money out.  

Why?  Why put all that money into pushing a fraud that could not possibly pass?

Fund raising is the only logic answer I can think of.   They are not delusional, they are deceptive. 


Some knew it was a fraud (like Boortz)  others apparently didn't know or care. Boortz knew it was a fraud, and you can tell by how  he backtracked and parsed words on some of his articles after he wrote the books. 





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DON'T WORRY PRICES WILL DROP


Some folks have asked if the  30% sales tax will hurt sales.

But remember, the 30% tax is on a lot more than just retail sales.

Fairtax hustlers insist that "research proves"  prices will drop so much it will not matter. Bullshit, there is no such research, and to say there is, is a damn lie.  We show you what they claim is the research, and you read it. You tell me if that's research about a very simple personal retail sales tax that will replace all other fed taxes.


In the Fairtax Book, Boortz told suckers "it will be a wash".   So a  100 dollar jacket, will still be 100 dollars even with the 30% tax.  Maybe 101 dollars. Essentially the same.

There is no research that claims any such thing. Dale Jorgenson did not find that Fairtax would drop prices. In fact, he responded to questions by saying essentially the opposite. See more below.  

But Boortz very fraudulently -- deliberately misleading, aka lied-- and made that seem so.  He did not tell folks the full story,.

And Boortz claimed "the most researched economic plan in history" in typical Boortz bravado. We have offered Boortz 50,000 dollars, for years now, to show us one page of that 22 million dollars of research about this very simple personal retail sales tax that does all he claims.

Remember -- Boortz personally claimed  there is 22 million dollars of research.  But he nor anyone else can actually show 1 page of it.
We show you what these hustlers claim is "research".  
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PRICES DROP
AND YOU GET 50% MORE TAKE HOME PAY
AND YOU GET A MONTHLY CHECK


Boortz, in Fairtax book, said  you get 50% more take home pay anyway.  The "average"  take home pay increases by 50%.  Such drivel, but so self confident is Boortz, he can make fools believe anything. 

And you get the monthly prebate to pay those taxes.

Let's see, 50% more take home pay.   Prices drop.  You can avoid almost all federal tax -- just buy used. Buy used cars. Buy used homes.   If you want to, you will pay nearly no tax at all.

Transparent. Fair.  Simple. Researched!

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CITY COUNTY AND STATES

PAY 30% TAX ON WAGE PENSION AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES.

Just one of the many bizarre and impossible "details"  you must read the fine print to get -- no mention of this in any Fairtax Book, any Fairtax speech, any Fairtax video. 

For 15 years Fairtax has kept up this fraud. Yes, it's a fraud.  

In the thousands of videos- tens of thousands online post, in a dozen books, in hundreds or thousand of speeches, in dozens of TV interviews, no Fairtax hustler ever gave a clue about these massive other taxes.   These are impossible goofy other taxes, on top of an in addition to the retail sales tax,.

Never -- remember that -- never  a clear mention ever.   Yet they boast of being "TRANSPARENT"   and "SIMPLE".  

Even small cities would owe 10, even 20 million dollars. Yes, they would.   We show you the fine print and math, below.  States would owe billions of dollars -- in advance.

Dallas Texas -- a large city -- would owe over 100 million.  Los Angeles County could owe over 1 billion. That's billion with a B.

Maybe someone should have explained that to Dallas and Los Angeles county.

IN ADVANCE TAXES??? WTF?


Yes, in advance. Watch how they do this "tricky shit" as we call it.  




 Why don't Fairtax suckers know about the massive  expenditure tax?  Because no one told them!   Unless you consider telling them as saying the opposite in books videos and speeches, but then cleverly inserting confusing double talk in some footnote they are never likely to see.

And frankly, no offense, but Fairtax suckers are too stupid or too swayed but cult daddies BS to even look at the fine print.   So they have no earthly way, none, to know what Fairtax taxes for most of its revenue.

Fairtax hustlers sure as hell never mentioned it. 



Oh it's there -- it's somewhere, in  footnote (like footnote 19)  or in a definition.  Or in one of their "research" documents.  It's there if you ignore the overall hustle and zero in on that fine print.

And Fairtax suckers just are not that smart.  They are not even curious. 

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This is the math worked out -- estimates -- of what cities would owe as 30% tax on all their "expenditures". These estimates were presented to House Ways Means Committee in sworn written testimony.  Let me repeat -- this was presented to the Ways Means Committee. Under oath.

Fairtax hustlers have never presented anything remotely like it -- not in testimony, not in books, not in videos, not in speeches.

Gee, I wonder why not? 



Fairtax hustlers have never -- ever -- submitted any estimates of what any individual city county or states would pay, and in fact, they went to extraordinary lengths to skirt the issue entirely.

How much revenue does Fairtax get from states, overall?  They won't tell you.

How much revenue would Fairtax get from cities, overall?   Fairtax won't tell you in any clear way. 


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The above is about as close as Fairtax ever gets to telling you what city county and states would owe.  But you are dumber after you read their stuff, than before you read it. And that was apparently their intention.   Few Fairtax supporters even know these "research" documents exist,  and they are written in a way to deceive, not inform.

That's what we mean by fraud. 


If the estimates were wrong -- fine.  Why not show their own?  Because they dare not show anything about it. It's basic to their fraud. 




What does Chicago pay policemen and fireman in a year, for wages and benefits?   About 300 million  a year?   If so, Chicago would owe 30% tax on that.  They are supposed to "remit" that money in advance.  You heard me right -- in advance.  See  Fairtax own document which tries so hard to act like it's no big deal. They put this in a footnote, in their own document. See below, footnote 19.



In sworn testimony to House Ways and Means Committee, and in Fairtax own fine print,  it is indisputable that city county and states would owe these on wage, pension, and capital expenditures.

All operating expenditures too -- whatever your city, your county,  your state "expends"  (not just retail sales)  is taxed 30%.

These other taxes are far larger than the retail sales tax.

Yet guys like Boortz, Huckabee, Johnson, etc, never told anyone any of that.

Boortz always knew -- he was always misleading people.    It's hart to tell if the other folks knew.

These estimates might be off, doubtless they are not 100% accurate.

But why on earth didn't Fairtax even tell you about these massive other taxes?   The answer is simple -- they did not want you to know.






All cancer surgery, chemo and rehab is taxed 30%.

It does not matter who pays for it -- "the person using or consuming the goods or services" are liable.

Remember this -- Fairtax math is based on all people, all cities, all states, all counties, but also all cancer victims, all ALS victims, all everyone, to pay 30%.

Their math is based on this.  Remember -- their math is based on this absurdity,  And yes, they know it's an absurdity, that's why they hid that as much as possible. 

That's why they never mentioned the largest taxes in their "plan" are absurd nonsense, the taxes on all city county and states is but one example of the absurdities.

At least city county and states could raise the hell out of their taxes to pay it..... but the other absurd taxes are impossible for anyone to pay, like the 60,000 dollar tax on a woman who chooses to "consume" goods and services to fight breast cancer.

The fight against breast cancer can easily involved 200,000 dollars of chemo, radiation, surgery and care. That means the "person using or consuming the goods or services"  would be liable for 30% tax. Regardless of how they paid it, or even IF they paid it. Remember, the "consumption" figures are the"tax basis".  Not the purchase figures. And certainly not the purchase of retail goods and services.

Every woman fighting breast cancer would be liable for the 30% tax -- no on her purchase of it, but her "consumption" of those goods and services. Very tricky double talk by Fairtax hustlers.

They did tell you -- sorta kinda -- in the fine print. And in the math tables, they do -- sorta kinda -- show it. But never in an honest way, because they know it's several layers of absurdities.



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MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY TOO!

Fairtax taxes  your Social Security and Medicare "expenditures"  too.  It does not make any different if you can pay 150K, or your insurance pays, or you pay. All that consumption is taxed.

So a woman with breast cancer (no matter what her financial situation) is liable personally for 30,000 in federal tax, just on her "consumption"  of 100K in cancer treatment and rehab.

People who love Fairtax are just sure it will lower their taxes. Hell no.  

DID THEY BELIEVE CANCER VICTIMS SHOULD PAY HUGE TAXES??  

No.  But that's how they had to arrange their math. Their math is based on (in other words, they pretend) that all cancer victims would pay these huge taxes.

They just hope suckers do not read the fine print too closely.


Yes, even cancer victims will have to pay taxes on their "consumption" of breast and colon cancer, because all health care is taxed. But that won't matter.  Fairtax will save the breast cancer victim so much money, she won't mind a 30,000 dollar tax on cancer surgery and chemo.


This woman would owe 32,000 or more just in taxes on her breast surgery, chemo, and radiation treatment. No exceptions.

If they gave cancer and medical care a "free pass"   the tax rate would need to be 40%.   As you will see, they had to tax all medical consumption, and much other "consumption" to work on paper.

This fixes more things by accident than anything else ever could on purpose.  Deficits go away -- the problem, Neal Boortz said with a straight face, will be "what do to with all the money".

Boortz said we just have to be careful. This great plan will bring in so much money, create so much wealth, that we better make sure the government just doesn't spend this. 

Like a true hustler -- Boortz said he was willing to take the risk.  Take the risk of bringing in so much money to the government, they would just spend it.

Boortz said he would be ready to make sure they could not do that.

And all the while, every step of the way, Boortz knew about these massive other taxes, and never told anyone in an honest way. In fact, he made damn sure his followers and readers had no damn idea what Fairtax actually taxed.
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Gee, I wonder why Pence is not pushing a bill he sponsored?  

He did not merely say he would support it, he SPONSORED it. He made speeches about it.   He fooled a lot of stupid people with this crap -- and other crap just like it.  

So where is Pence on this?  Were is FOX News?  They were pushing it. Why not now?  Huckabee ran for President on it. Stephen King ran for President on it.   What the hello? 

Now, King, Pence and  others are the government. They should pass this today -- no one is stopping them.   Fairtax hustlers claimed they didn't pass it because Obama would surely veto such a great plan of liberty and common sense.


Over -- remember this -- OVER 100 sponsors. No bill in history, Boortz said, had this many sponsors. Not supporters -- SPONSORS. All kinds of sponsors.  Almost every Southern GOP house member, almost every Southern US Senator spoke highly of Fairtax or actually sponsored it. Actually have speeches about it.

Now? Not so much. 

Nothing on earth is preventing these guys from getting it on Trumps desk today. They have no excuse.

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THE EXCUSE WAS OBAMA

No more Obama. No more president who hated liberty, as they told stupid people.  

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PLEASE PASS THIS FRAUD!! 

Yes it's a fraud, and it won't work, it's goofy as goofy gets. But maybe passing this will finally make people less stupid- - and it gets rid of our vile tax code, which needs to go.  After passing this fraud, maybe we as a nation won't be so damn stupid 





All personal "consumption expenditures"  and all government "consumption expenditures." 

You can't tell it from this alone, but this INCLUDES all city county state and federal expenditures. Even -- get this -- even military expenditures. Let me repeat that because it's so audacious most people can not conceive of anything this absurd. 

Even Medicare and Medicaid and Defense Department expenditures  are in the tax base.

You can not possibly grasp how goofy Fairtax fraud is until you understand the tax base trick.

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WHAT WILL BE EXEMPT? 

They only exempt education expenditures. 

They "exempt" education expenditures by "removing them from the tax base". 

They do sorta tell you what they tax,  but only in a deceptive and fraudulent way.

They never say clearly what they tax, you have to piece that together from the math.   Because Fairtax "removed"  education expenditures from the tax base,  school boards will not be taxed 30% on their expenditures.

But still very much in the tax base is everything else, including military spending, police fireman wage, pension and operational expenditures. All capital expenditures, all wage, pension and insurance benefits, all everything, all expenditures, are in the "tax base".

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RETAIL NEVER MENTIONED CLEARLY

Retail sales -- yes, retail sales are in the tax base --but never in a clear way.  Why?

Why not have a separate listing for "retail sales"?

 If they listed "Retail sales"   you would see instantly that's only a tiny part. 

So why include those impossible taxes?  


Were they stupid? 

 Did they really believe all city county and states, and the Pentagon, and all library districts, police departments, highway departments, court systems, prison systems, even NASA, is going to "remit"  massive amounts of money because these guys wrote some bullshit?

Was Quincy Illinois going to send in over 10 million dollars -- 30% of it's entire revenue -- as a tax?

No, they knew no city could or would pay this. No county. No state. But they had to put those expenditures in the "tax base" to make the math work. 



Boortz made it SEEM like Federal government, and city county and state governments, would simply pay taxes on retail purchases.  Not a big deal.

But Boortz was very careful not to say that specifically -- he knew that was false. Again, and again, and again Boortz is clever about what he says.  So much so that it is literally impossible to know what  Fairtax taxes from Boortz's books or speeches.

There is no substitute for the fine print.

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PRESIDENT BUSH TAX PANEL

Boortz did try to sell President Bush on the Fairtax.  So Bush simply had his "Tax Panel"  study the fine print.

Great idea- - look at the fine print!

It does not matter what Boortz or others claimed - because Fairtax is a specific legislation, HR25, with specific documents explaining what they like to call their "research".

William Gale, PhD, Sanford, lead the Tax Panel.   It did not take long, nor was it that difficult for PhD's to read through the goofy fine print. 

In public, Gale did not call Fairtax a goofy fraud-- but in private, he might as well have.  Gale showed that, without the impossible goofy other taxes (I show you those other taxes)  Fairtax would need to be 89%.



No, Fairtax hustlers were not stupid.   They did not believe all cities, all states, all counties, and the Pentagon, would pay any taxes, much less massive taxes.  

Fairtax was always "political theater" -- to be polite.  But we are not polite, and it seems to us more of political fraud.

As you will see, this clever double talk -- and their "Dare to Compare" calculator took a lot of deliberate work. In other words -- political fraud.

However, if you gave them any money based on their lies, because it's fraud, you can very likely get your money back.  Just tell them you want it back, the last thing these hustlers want is a court case.

WHY DID THEY MAKE UP OTHER TAXES?

WHY PUT THEM  CAREFULLY IN THE FINE PRINT?

To make the math work, on paper, so they can fool people.



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FOOTNOTE 19

In their own document "Comparison of Fairtax Base and Rate" 

Sneaky bastards wrote this. Yes, they did. But at least it's there. 


 FOOTNOTE 19
THATS A DOOZEY.

THEY PUT THIS ABSURDITY IN A FOOTNOTE.

I seriously wonder if they were laughing when they put this information in a footnote. A footnote-- that covers about 30 billion in taxes.

A footnote.

And this footnote is about city county and states are supposed to pay IN ADVANCE.  Let me repeat that.  In advance!

All "investment" -- and when you read further, you realize all wage, all pension, all operational expenditures, all capital expenditures, fall into this hilarious category.  City county and states have to pay these taxes in ADVANCE.

They of course "forgot" to mention this even 1 time, in public, for 15 years.  This is at least 30 billion in taxes that they claim is to be paid in advance.

Or as they say it "We adopt a pre-pay approach". 

Hilarious stuff.  Not as funny as their "Dare to Compare Calculator"  which does not allow you to put in any information that matters, so you can not possibly compare.

But still, dayum funny. Likely, they were laughing at both things. 







 I have yet to meet any Fairtax sucker (supporter) who had a clue about these massive other taxes.
Massive tax increases at city county and state level.  

You can get the document itself -- online. Please do. And then read it very slowly, every word. And check out their slick math in the tax base tables.




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HOW THE DID THEY EXEMPT SCHOOLS?

Fairtax "exempted" schools in the same way they taxed all other expenditures -- in the tax base. The tax base is a big fricking deal, as I mentioned.

In their "tax base" documents they "remove" education expenditures.   But that's it, essentially. Foreign travel is also excluded.  But even all federal military spending, all expenditures are in the tax base.   Remember, they needed to make their tax base absurdly large, to a 30% tax would seem to work.

Pence never told anyone that.  He never even hinted it. Instead, he told folks this was a "very very simple" retail sales tax. 
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OTHER FAIR TAXES MUCH LARGER
AND IMPOSSIBLE 

 VERY SIMPLE RETAIL SALES TAX?



Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with retail, or sales, or personal consumption.


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. 

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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.  This is a chart submitted to House Ways Means Committee in sworn testimony, under penalty of perjury.

Fairtax hustlers, of course, have never made this clear.  

The massive taxes on the poor, is in the fine print. 

The massive and impossible taxes on city county and states are in the fine print.  But these lying bastards (yes, they are) actually tell you it's "transparent"  like this



They did this fraud using about 300 words, a few here, a few there. A fo
Let me repeat -- city county and states are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay it. 

Even small cities, like Quincy Illinois, would owe almost 10 million dollars in expenditure taxes, because they "expended" 33.4 million.


Think Quincy will just raise tax rates to collect 10 million, and send that in?

If you believe Quincy will "take the necessary steps"  as Fairtax hustlers hilariously write, to pay this 10 million, you are an idiot, please get off this blog. Thanks. 

Nor will any other city, county or state.

And get this -- Fairtax lying bastards knew that.   


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AUDACITY

Their claims of research is their biggest fraud, and hilarious actually.   Which is why I offer -- seriously -- 50,000 dollars if you or anyone else can show one page of that 22 million dollars of actual research.

Surely they can show 1 page of research of 22 million dollars of research about a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes in a "revenue neutral" fashion, as they like to claim, pompously.

They do not  have 22 dollars of research, much less 22 million.   Why not show a page of it, if they have it?
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  The fine print shows the fraud, if you can find all of the fine print, and read it very, very, very closely. 



Fairtax  had a "calculator" fraud, too.


Almost as big a fraud as their claim of "research"  is their "Dare to Compare Calculator"



The "Dare to Compare Calculator" made it impossible (not just difficult) to compare Fairtax, because it prevented anyone from putting in any information about their taxable  consumption. 

Yet it was called "Dare to Compare"  and every one of their internet web pages had a link to the fraudulent calculator.  They removed those links after we exposed the fraud.

Remember,  they made up this glitzly looking thing, where you put your income, your savings, how much used products you buy, your tuition.  Gee, seemed thorough!

One problem

 Simple...not one question  about your taxable consumption.  

You are taxed not only on your taxable consumption, but you also have to pay much larger taxes via the massive taxes on your city county and state (see below).


But there was nowhere in their calculator for you to enter any  -- remember that --any taxable consumption.  Nor any calculator for city county and states. 

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DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT
ALL PRICES WILL FALL

Whatever the tax is, insisted Neal Boortz, it won't matter. Prices drop that much anyway.  

30K tax on surgery and chemo? Don't worry about that

5-10K tax on your rent?  Don't worry about that.

20 million dollar tax on your city?  Don't worry.

12 billion dollar tax on your state?  Dont worry.

Prices will fall that much -- research proves it!  

No, they have no such research.  None, as we showed. And we still offer 50K if anyone can show 1 page of that 22 million in research, see details below.




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




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". 





"WE WANT TO BE HONEST"

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.  

There was not a honest word out of Boortz mouth about Fairtax. 





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THINK YOU KNOW FAIRTAX???

FIVE QUESTIONS 



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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.  





If Fairtax only taxed retail sales, the rate would need to be more like 89%. 

Bruce Bartlett, of National Review, said more like 100% -- Fairtax cleverly says city and states should switch to this tax, and those  taxes would be on TOP of the goofy 89%. So 89% is just the federal tax.  States (according to Fairtax) are supposed to do the same thing. That would put the sales tax over 100%.

Even Fairtax suckers, on the worst day they ever lived, would realize a 100% sales tax (or even 89%) would be a monumentally stupid thing.  Sales would go into the toilet.   The economy could be destroyed.



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




THE TAX BASE TRICK
THE TAX BASE TRICK
THE TAX BASE TRICK



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.  So they did tell you. 

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



"Without exception." 

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

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FAIRTAX OFFICIALS ADMIT 

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.



When you read that sentence, does it convey to you that all cities, all states, all counties, even the federal government has to pay 30% tax on wage, pension, operational expenditures, capital expenditures?  

Is that what you get? 

Well Jim  says this is "clear enough"  and if city or states have any questions "they can call me". He is not going to explain it further than this sentence.  Remember, Jim Bennett is the number 2 man in Fairtax. He is actually in charge of explaining this to city county and states.  And that sentence -- remember this -- Jim said explains it fine. He won't explain it further, but they can contact him with questions.



Fairtax hulsters laugh their asses off?

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.


 Kendall could not have read it at all -- or he would know about the massive other taxes. He had no clue.  I told him about the massive taxes on city county and states for wage, pension and capital expenditures, as one example. 

He couldn't believe it.  No, he said, they just tax personal consumption. Oh hell no. Not even close. 

Where are the wage and pension expenditure taxes, he asked?   I sent him the information, and I put it here.  Not in one place, clearly, but by this definition, by that "assumption",  the hustlers do, kinda sorta in a fraudulent way, tell you about the other taxes.  




David -- poor David Kendall.   He forgot to read the fine print. He claimed he did, but he had no clue what was in it.

Check out "GSft" 

GSft  ( it's in their equations)  means,  in this hilarious document, all taxable expenditures by all city county and states. 

So they told you. Oh you didn't get that?  GSft didn't register as over a trillion dollars of taxable expenditures?   Gee, what a surprise. 

GSft  in their own equation (they were laughing as they made this up,  I bet money on it)  means essentially all expenditures-- wages, pensions, capital investments, operational expenditures, etc etc.


They told you -- in a few words, here and there.  So maybe they aren't lying pieces of shit.  But I think they are just that -- they told yo

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough". 

 But even their own David Kendall had no clue what Fairtax taxed, other than retail sales.   Kendall is one they listed as their "economist" who "designed" Fairtax.   And he did not know, he refused to believe me.  So how would all city county and states know about it, and send it in? 

Bennett may be a nice guy, but it seems someone played  him for a dupe, a sucker.  It's hard to believe anyone but a sucker would believe that a word in a long rambling definition would be enough for all city county and states to send in massive amounts of money. 


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

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NOW YOU SEE WHY I CALL THEM LYING BASTARDS?



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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.






THE MOST IMPORTANT 33 WORDS IN FAIRTAX FRAUD




A very simple personal retail sales tax.

Paid "at the cash register". 







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 ....even the military pay, military spending, military research -- all that -- is in the tax base. 

 That's by definition, therefore, taxed.  That is how they arrive at their tax rate.  




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Read the fine print.

Closely.


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".  





Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   


WE ASSUME CITY COUNTY AND STATES WILL RAISE THEIR TAX RATES (BY OVER 1 TRILLION ?)




WHY PUT IN THESE OTHER TAXES?   
Because otherwise the math would show an 89% or more tax.   

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How much would your city county and state raise their tax rates?  They never say -- but we will. We expect it would be 20% increase in all taxes, city county and state.  But no one  knows -- Fairtax has no clue either -- and they don't care.

This was a fraud the whole time.   




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


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SCIENTOLOGY AND FAIRTAX

 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. 


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  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  

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FRAUD -- NOT FLAWED.

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





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RAISE YOUR TAXES TO PAY IT


 If it's  not in the tax base, it's not taxed.    If it is in the tax base, they tax it. 

Very clever.




Fair Tax "calculator" is hilarious.

Wont ALLOW you to put anything that matters.

Then shows you huge saving! 

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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. 





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






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

IN ADVANCE

Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.


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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 
        firm--
                    ``(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.





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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? 



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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.

That includes replacing all  Social Security and Medicare taxes. 


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  sue to collect the 50,000, you must file suit in Tazwell County  Illinois, and there only.  Furthermore, you are hereby obligated to pay all my attorney fees,  if for any reason  you do not collect the 50K offer within five months of filing such a suit. 

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  costs 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. Even if you later withdraw the suit, you must pay all my costs and my attorney's costs, anyway.   


You must also prove Fairtax has 22 million dollars of research,   per the definition of research I showed above.  You must show all names of researchers, all their phone numbers and addresses, and get affidavits from each about what they contributed in research or information,  and a listing of what they were paid for this research.

You must also show payments by whoever paid for Fairtax,  clearly proving how much they paid, and who they paid, and that sum must add up to at least 22 million 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.

You must 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,  (in the year 2016)  including Fairtax bringing in the taxes that Social Security and Medicare taxes now bring in.

And -- you must show that 1 page of research is part of the 22 million in research, that proves Fairtax is a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other federal taxes, and that indeed someone paid 22 million dollars for that research.  To do that, you mush show who got the money, that it was actually 22 million dollars, and that it was only for legit research, not for public relation, not for someone to distort or speak or sell this as a very simple personal retail sales tax,


Specifically the tax can ONLY be 23% and ONLY be on retail personal items. 




See how fine print tricks matter?  

I did not put any absurdity in these details.  

Fairtax did put absurdities in their fine print.

Are you getting the picture yet?

Absurdities hidden in fine print are not research.


We laid this offer out far far more clearly than Fairtax laid out their "research" . 

Now -- now -- maybe you understand why fine print matters?   Your attorney can explain this to you.  But feel free to sue to collect the 50K. I will pay you 50K if you satisfy all these terms.   I just happen to know Fairtax is a goofy fraud, but it sounds good. It's possible a judge could get evidence that I did not see, perhaps they have 22 million in research, exactly as they say.  If so, and you can show 1 page of that per the above details,  I will actually pay the 50K.

I knew that you could!

If Fairtax has 22 million dollars of such research, it should be easy to show one page. Right?