Monday, April 22, 2013


No one sells their "tax plan"  in honest terms,  because honesty and tax plans do not go together.

Necessarily when a group sells their tax plan, OF COURSE they will make it sound wonderful.   Human nature, nothing wrong with that.

But what happens when there is no tax plan,  and it's a fund raising fraud only.   

What kind of slogans would hustlers use?

Well we know the answer to that, because of the fund raising fraud, Fairtax.  



The slogans sound great -- but the details, when you actually read the fine print, are several layers of absurdities.  Specifically most of Fairtax has nothing to do with retail personal consumption.

Only about 40% of Fairtax is about retail personal sales. 

Sixty percent of Fairtax projected revenues are from massive and impossible to collect taxes on all cities counties and states -- they would be taxed on all operational expenditures, all wage and pension expenditures, even all capital expenditures.

So if your local library spent 10 million a year operating your library, your library district would owe 2.3 million in taxes to the federal government.

If your local police and fire department spent 20 million a year, they would owe 4.6 million in taxes to the federal government.

And that's only the beginning.

By not telling you this -- and by their great slogans, they made sure you did not know.  It's in their fine print -- very cleverly.   But they made sure you would not know that even if you read HR 25.  

To understand it, you would need to very carefully read not just the clever HR25, you would need to read what they call "research". 

You would need to read them carefully.  Very carefully. 


If you only know the slogans, and never study the fine print, it would be impossible, not difficult, to notice the absurdities, or the fraud.

If you read the Fairtax book,  you already know ---  Fairtax is a "very very simple"   personal retail sales tax that was researched by "80 leading economist"  who invented Fairtax "To save America".

The research cost 22 million dollars,  and the plan is "so simple a 7th grader can explain it.

Just pay 23% federal tax on all new goods and services. 

That's it. No double talk, to no tricks.

You will see the tax on your cash register receipt.

All prices will drop 22%,  so the 23% tax won't be a burden.   Everyone gets a "prebate" check every month from the government.

Take home pay, wrote Boortz in the Fairtax Book, goes up by an average of 50%.    The only problem with Fairtax, Boortz said in interviews, where be where to put all the money.
US economy will increase by over 30%,   Social Security and Medicare taxes go away, income taxes go away,  the only federal tax is that 23% retail sales tax.

"Yes, there would be a retail sales tax,  that's not the problem, The problem is, that's only a small part of Fairtax."

The massive other taxes Boortz never mentioned are in Fairtax documents - we show you.  Those taxes are much larger overall that the retail sales tax.

Furthermore, Social Security and Medicare go from being funded, right now, by FICA and Medicare taxes, but those taxes entirely go away.  From almost 900 billion dollars a year coming in for those programs -- to nothing.  Not a dime.

If that were not absurd enough,  Fairtax has a 700 billion dollar cash give out -- the "prebates".    There is no tax in Fairtax to replace that 700 billion.   Astonishingly, brazenly, Fairtax cuts 900 billion dollars of tax revenue with nothing -- not a dime, and instantly creates a 700 billion dollar entitlement with the prebate.

Do they have research to show any of this is logical, feasible, or rational?  No.


The details in HR25 and the "research" documents by Beacon Hill are drastically, profoundly,  fundamentally different -- and Boortz knew it the entire time.  

What research?   We show you the documents they like to pass off as research.   Not only is it not research, (it's silly double speak)  it's not about a personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

When you know the fairtax fine print tricks, you will easily see that nothing --nothing --Boortz wrote was accurate.  A few trillion in "other taxes"  for example -- he never mentioned.

Yes, there would be a retail sales tax,  that's not the problem, The problem is, that's only a small part of Fairtax.

Fairtax was and is a great sounding bit of political theater -- and as we find out from Bruce Bartlett, he was approached by Scientology folks who wanted him to help them push Fairtax. 



 Vice President Pence actually sponsored it in Congress, along with 99 others!

Two candidates for President ran on Fairtax.  Forty Republican Senators voice support of it. 

So what the hell happened to it?

This might help explain where it went.


Fairtax goofy fraud sounded great!

The retail sales tax part was fine.  That was not the problem.

The problem is, if they ONLY taxed retail sales, the tax rate would be 89%.

To make up for that "extra" 2.1 trillion in taxes, they put very clever, and totally impossible, other taxes in the fine print.


Fairtax hustlers  make it SEEM (because they tell you )  that Fairtax is a simple personal consumption tax. And they make it seem so by repeating that distortion, and giving you all kinds of examples of retail sales taxes,

Personal consumption taxes like that would not bring in even half of what they need- hardly 40%.    They needed another 2 trillion in taxes.

Oh they have those other 2 trillion in taxes,  yes.  It's there, but you have to look very, very closely.


Only when you read it very closely, and check their math, their fine print, can you find it.

In other words, you have to be a tad critical, and smart enough to spot the double speak. 


You don't have to be  stupid to be fooled by Fairtax.... I'm not stupid, and I fell for it, mostly because they claimed they had 22 million dollars of "research"  and even listed the name of their researchers.

No way on earth would they list names of "top economist"  who developed Fairtax, lie about that, and claim 22 million in research.   What would happen is someone just asked those researchers!   

Turns out, that's what happened.  Someone just asked the "researchers"  -- and no one actually researched this 23% personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.  


Fairtax, like Flat tax, has fabulous slogans.   Flat tax has only slogans -- and deceptive narratives.   It has no actual research.   But Fairtax DOES have a group of documents that they claim are "22 million dollars"  of research.  

But they no more spent 22 million on that than you did, and the documents are quite the opposite of research, as you will see.   The "researcher"   that Neal Boortz repeatedly sold as essentially the founder of Fairtax is not for it, and did no research as Boortz sold it.  See below.


Their fine print is about as clever as any fraud... in fact, Fairtax hustlers deserve a pat on the back to HAVE fine print you can actually find (though it takes some doing to find it).   And that fine print is scattered, a few words here, a few words there, a tax revenue chart, a footnote, a defintion.  Usually not in the same document- -- you need to check back and forth between documents, line them all up. 

But when you get all the fine print  -- WOW.  Such goofy a goofy and fraudulent (deliberately misleading)  this "plan is. 

Why go to all this trouble to put out a fraud, which they know can not possibly pass, and if it passed, would be a laughing stock for 100 years?

Apparently they did it -- though we can't be sure -- as a fund raising scam.  A way to raise money from suckers. All facts seem to point in that direction.  Clearly whoever put together what we call the fine print tricks,  had no intention to pass it.  Just an intention to make stupid people send them money.



    Other goofy frauds  won't even put out such fine print, tricky, deceptive or otherwise.... they only use slogans (like Flat Tax, it has, literally, no fine print).  Flat tax dares not put out actual legislation, and what they call "research".   They just put out the slogans.

   The difference there is, Flat tax folks would love their plan to pass.   Fairtax folks make damn sure their fraud does not pass. 

"More than anything else, Fairtax fraud is a perfect example of how self confident hustlers can  --- and do  ---  fool stupid people endlessly. 

Even fooled Mike Pence, Mike Huckabee, John Stossel, Sean Hannity, and little old me.

 In the case of Fairtax fraud, the hustlers used what we call "fine print tricks".   

I show you their fine print tricks.....


But -- before I start,  I urge you to get their fine print yourself.   The fine print  THEY wrote --  all there, somewhere, in this definition, in that tax revenue projection table,  in the footnote over yonder, in their "research"  and even HR25.

This has all been exposed by others, such as President Bush Tax Advisory panel --- but they exposed it politely, in "academic terms".   I expose it bluntly, in candid terms.

If you do not read the fine print yourself -- or at least try to -- you will be easily offended, ironically, not against the hustlers, but against anyone who exposed the hustle.   If you are a Fairtax sucker (the few that are left) you won't like this -- at all.

I don't want to insult anyone, except the hustlers. 

It's impossible, not just difficult, to know  you were hustled,  if you believe their great slogans,  and do not have a clue what's in the "fine print".

I wish the "academic" folks like President Tax Advisory panel had been a bit  insulting ..... the fairtax hustlers deserve to be insulted.   But the Tax Advisor Panel report was, in public, polite. In private, the Chairman of the panel said of Fairtax hustlers "They lie a lot".



THIS IS WHAT THEY TOLD US ... this was the first thing the public saw on Fairtax fraudulent (purposely and profoundly misleading) web site.

FOX NEWS  pushed Fairtax for years -- Neil Cavuto and Mike Huckabee especially.  Sean Hannity even appeared at Fairtax "rallies" with Neal Boortz.  

Here is a picture of them at a Fairtax rally, with Neal Boortz. They "explain" Fairtax without ever mentioning the massive goofy impossible taxes that are in the details, the "fine print".

They "forget" to mention what's actually in the fine print.

Huckabee ran for President, largely on Fairtax!   Charles Grassley pushed it, Steve King of Iowa, Orrin Hatch, John Cornyn, on and on. Fairtax had 100 sponsors -- let that sink in.



100 sponsors in Congress -- 100 -- Fairtax sponsors.  Not just supporters -- sponsors.   A sponsor in Congress means, or should mean, the Congressman or Senator has vetted it closely, knows it very well.

A sponsor has their name on the legislation. 

No way 100 smart, caring, God fearing Republican Senators and Congressmen supported a goofy fundraising scam, right? (Spoiler alert: Fairtax is apparently just that, a fundraising scam). 

Someone in that 100 GOP congressmen and Senators would read the fine print, right?  

Someone would check the "research,"   right?



Fairtax  was even "voluntary"  (because you decide what to buy, they said.  

The problem there is -- most of Fairtax has nothing -- nothing ---to do with what you buy. 


Let me repeat that, most of Fairtax taxes, most of their "projected revenue"  is not a tax on purchases.  That's the impression they give, but the details in the fine print are drastically different, as you would know if you read all the fine print, very carefully.

But Fairtax hustlers told it is was that simple 23% retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes!   You "see the tax on your receipt". 

Well for the retail taxes, yes, you would see the tax.  But most of Fairtax has nothing to do with retail sales. You would not, could not, get a receipt for about 60% of Fairtax -- the part that has nothing to do with personal retail sales.

The "retail"  part of Fairtax is about 40% of it.  That leaves 60%.

You need to know about the "NIPA"  taxes.

The retail sales tax is only a part of Fairtax.  Gee, I wonder why they never told you ?

Maybe they didn't want you to know?


 You no longer pay Soc Security taxes, nor Medicare taxes, nor income taxes, no other fed taxes!   That's all funded, without you paying ANYTHING but this sales tax.

Crowds (including me) got excited at this --no other fed taxes, yet my Soc Sec is paid, Medicare,  my employer doesn't have to match my FICA -- wow!

My take home pay, according to Neal Boortz, would go up an average of 50%.   Not only don't I have any withholding, but I also get a check every month FROM the government!    Wow!   That check is to cover the retail sales tax I would have to pay.  But I can cut back, I can buy used cars, used houses.

All citizens get a "prebate" every month for every member of your family.   That's right, the government pays ALL legal residents every month anyway, so you come out far ahead. 

And it's all researched! 


Surely - surely these smart men, men of God (they opened Fairtax rallies with a prayer, naturally) would not push a fraud.

Well, they sure did.  And -- it was always a goofy fraud.  

Sounded great, though.


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

 I'm not a lobbyist, not a IRS guy,  just a former Fairtax sucker.  I loved those slogans, and I detest our tax code.   Fairtax seemed perfect -- researched, simple, transparent. 

Yes, they fooled me, too.      But they had 22 million in  research -- they even published the names of 80 economist that designed it!!!   

Who would lie about that?   Who on earth would publish a list of "economist"  who designed something,  spend 22 millio dollars on the research, and lie?

So everything in those books, the videos, the speeches -- WOW -- it could not be a goofy fraud.  No way!

Let's get Fairtax going!

Then I read the fine print.



Nothing I show should should be a surprise-  but it will be, to Fairtax suckers. The hustle was always in their own fine print -- a few words here, a few words there.   President Bush Tax Panel had no trouble spotting it-- but they are pros, and they first had to FIND the fine print. 

Frankly, Fairtax suckers loved the slogans, and did not bother to even find all the fine print tricks.



To make their hustle even harder to spot, they did not put it all in one place. 

A clever "assumption" is one example -- they "assume"  all city county and states will "raise their tax rates" to pay they massive impossible taxes,  taxes on their expenditures for wages, capital spending, and operational expenditures.     There is no place they even tell you about these massive taxes on your city county and states,  but in a footnote (yes footnote) they assume your city will pay these expenditures taxes, and then raise their tax rates sufficiently to cover that.

That's about a trillion dollars of expenditures --  taxes your city county and state would owe -- and they mention it no where clearly, but "assume"  they will be paid.

There were not stupid to do that, they were fraudulent -- deliberately deceptive.

A definition of a person.   Who knew such little "details" could be the source (on paper) of 60% of the trillions in tax revenue Fairtax would supposedly raise.

See -- 60% of Fairtax revenue has nothing to do with personal retail sales.  

Unless you understand that the sales tax they tell you about is only a small part of Fairtax,  and that the other 60% is impossible bullshit, you will stay stupid about the fraud.

Trillions -- trillions -- of dollars we would have to pay, not on retail sales, but on other "expenditures"  that they cleverly and fraudulently kept out of the books, videos, and speeches.

Do you think a cancer victim making 20,000 a year is going to pay 30 or 40K  in fed taxes, just on that "consumption"?

Hell no, you aren't stupid.   And those who put these taxes on all such consumption, by everyone, without exception, are not stupid, either.

But they had to insert such goofy impossible things, or their math would not add up.  They would be over 2 trillion dollars short.



Hustles must sound great -- not just good, but fantastic.

Fairtax fraud is no exception to that rule. 

 It could not be a fraud, right? It had (they claimed) 22 million in research.

It had (they claimed) 80 economist who "designed" it -- to save America!   No way those economist would design a fraud -- (hint, there were no economist designing this, and there was no actual research, we will get to that)

 But Fairtax had two best selling books by radio host Neal Boortz,  and two men ran for President with Fairtax as their main economic plan!  The news media would not simply read the fine print and expose the fraud.  Instead, even the media simply repeated the slogans.



Further, Fairtax had 100 sponsors in Congress --no tax plan ever had 100 sponsors. Not supporters, SPONSORS.  

Those Congressmen had experts who would spot that fraud a mile offm right?  They read it, right? (Uh, no, they did not read it)

Why,  those boys in Washington are all about details, and getting things right, right? At least someone on their staff would spot such a goofy fraud.  Right?

Those boys in Washington, like Mike Pence, they were brilliant, and men of GOD!

Fraud and deceit would find no home way! 




We would learn more by passing this fraud than we could learn by a college degree in economics..... we would learn how self confident lying bastards can make us believe anything, as long as we only go by their self confident slogans.

And, we need a new tax code, anyway.  Win win.


   What I found-- by reading all their documents closely -- is a goofy, almost comical fraud.   If you read on, you will find out.... these guys had to be laughing writing parts of it. 

Of course it sounds great.  Every single Fairtax sucker I meet, 100% of the time, simply repeat the slogans they heard from the people putting out this nonsense.  

They are clueless -- absolutely clueless-  that slogans mean nothing.   It's the fine print, the "details" that matter. 



They do "tell you" -- in clever way -- in these funny equations that they tax all wage, pension, capital investments and expenditures.   

So what if they gave the opposite impression for 15 years in books, videos, speeches and newspaper articles.   You could find those equations if you spent a few hours,  then studied those equations very closely --  but you would have to ignore those books, videos and speeches that gave quite the opposite impression:  that Fairtax was just a "very very simple personal retail sales tax".


But in the real world,  likely Fairtax suckers  could not even find these equations -- they are in their "research" documents.  Only online, and even if you can find them (we show you) the titles and overall narrative give the impression to casual reader that this is a simple retail sales tax.  


I didn't write this document -- Fairtax did.  I get nasty emails from people saying I made this up.   Look, its THEIR OWN DOCUMENT.  If you are a Fairtax sucker, try to grasp that.   Their own official document -- this is from their own official document.

Most people are fooled by such nonsense -- in fact, most people are IMPRESSED when glancing at this type of "research".   They called this "research"  which is like calling my dog "research". 

There is nothing illegal about fooling you this way, unless you give them money.  They told you in the equations, right?

Yes -- after they told you just the opposite in the videos, speeches and books about a very very simple retail sales tax, etc etc.   Then they "told" you this way.

and this ......

Can most fairtax suckers even find these documents?  No.  

Did most fairtax suckers even know they existed?


So how the hell would fairtax suckers figure out what the lying bastards actually taxed, if they didn't read any of this, could not find it, and were never told about it in an honest way?

They could not have a clue.   

That's what we mean by fine print tricks.   Oh, they tell you, but they tell you in a way they created to deliberately fool you -- not to inform you.

Now, why would they do that? 

Good question. 


Yes, they put much of the goofy fraud in what they call "research".    So did they lie?  

Yes, actually, it is their fault.  At any point in their documents they could have made it clear what they tax. 

Quit the opposite, Fairtax went to extraordinary lengths to include massive goofy taxes that you could not possibly understand, without getting all their documents,  going through every footnote, every chart, every "assumption".  

They have absurd nonsense -- and nothing but absurd nonsense - when you find and understand the entirety of the clever documents.



This takes the cake- - Fairtax tells you they are a "very very simple sales tax on retail sales".   

You will see the tax on your "receipt".

Oh hell no -- because that tax on the receipt is only a tiny part of the taxes you have to pay, and they of course know that/

Their definition of a person, which is goofy and meaningless at it gets, when you understand how they use it. 

Like the definition of a "person"  in a long line of defintions..... after (remember this)  after the defintion of "personal 

Definitions which, according to their own spokesmen,  uses one word to have all city county and states be a  "special" kind of "person".    This "person" must pay 23 or 30% taxes on all wage, pension, capital expenditures, and operational expenditures.

How is this word -- this one word -- including in HR25?

After a long list of mind numbing defintions -- such as defining what a "designated commercial private courier service is"  -- they nonchalantly describe what a person is, in a profoundly and deliberately goofy and fraudulent way.  This is most important single word in their goofy fraud, and they needed to do this, so they did it. 


Why on earth put this "definition of a person"  far far down the definitions -- after such things as the defintion of professional personal courier service??

Yet this definition -- according to their own James Bennett, #2 man in the organization, and an attorney  -- is the "legal basis"  for the massive taxes on wage, pension, capital expenditures, etc.  

Not just the legal basis, but the entire language city county and states would understand to mean they have to send in these massive amounts of money.  No further explanation needed than this word in this definition

If cities counties and states had any question about it, they can call him!  

Hilarious stuff.



Why is it there, that way?

Given these massive taxes on city county and states, the name of this plan should be "Huge taxes on all city county and states"  because these other taxes are most of their projected revenue -- not the retail sales tax.

So why not call it a huge tax on city county and states?  

Why call it a very simple personal retail sales tax?

Clearly to fool you, not to inform you, not to alert city county and states about these massive taxes.


And cities counties and states are supposed to pay these -- in advance..... in  advance.

Let me repeat that -- in advance.  Because as Fairtax fine print states, they "adopt a prepay approach"  to taxing government "investment".  Turns out,  that investment is an goofy and ambiguous term to use, which is why they used it. 


On its face,  this definition is absurd nonsense, but done by lying bastard so sound scholarly. It's not scholarly at all, it's a fraud.  All businesses would owe this tax, all organizations,  all corporations.   Yet corporations, of course, don't pay any taxes in Fairtax, unless you take this definition literally.

Here that definition is, in a page of HR25.

Better look closely.  Does that convey to you that Dallas would owe over 100 million dollars in "expenditure" tax on wages and pensions alone?

Remember, these massive impossible taxes make up over 60% of Fairtax revenue projections -- in fact we should not call it projections, because they don't believe this nonsense, which is why they hid it in the double speak.  

This is what they PRETEND.... and they know better.  Hence, it's a goof fraud. Not mistaken, it's a fraud. 

This defintion of a person -- using one word deep in the defintion, is as candid as they dare be.  One word in a long line.  Yet the narrative overall gives you the opposite impression.   You think that was by accident? 

Let that sink in ---that ONE word in a long line of defintions, a definition which does not even make sense (because they also define corporations as persons).  Yet this ONE word is, according to Fairtax own official spokesman and number two man,  is the way they tell all cities, all states, all counties about that tax.

One word.

In a goofy definition.

One. Word.   And that is how they inform 20,000 cities, 6,000 county governments, and 50 states about this tax on them!

Then, then these lying bastards have the gaul to claim Fair Tax is "Transparent"    

Don't get mad at me -- get mad at them!

 This could  be, for most cities their biggest single expense,  after the wages and pensions  themselves. Let that sink in.   This could be their BIGGEST SINGLE EXPENSE... and Fairtax did not tell them, except in a fraudulent way.

And more -- Fairtax public BS was that this was a very very simple personal retail sales tax.  Remember?

And it is impossible -- impossible - to reach that conclusion in HR25 itself, or in any single document.   They put a few words here, a few there.

But their math depends on it.  Their collection of taxes depends on all cancer victims paying huge taxes, rich or poor -- not just those who pay, remember?  Those who "consume".   

They told you that -- they told you in a sentence that those who CONSUME such goods and services are personally liable for the tax. 

They did not tell you how goofy that was.  And yes, they knew how goofy it was, they had to be that goofy to make the math add up.



Fairtax suckers have a hard time grasping that -- I show you Fairtax own fine print, their own documents, their own "research,"  which is no more research than a McDonalds happy meal sack. 

Second,   Fairtax hustle was exposed over 12 years ago, in polite terms, by President Bush Tax Advisory Panel, headed by William Gale.  

President Bush Tax Panel had little trouble finding the other massive taxes -- but they didn't care about the slogans, so they read all the fine print.  Too, they read the "research"  by Fairtax hustlers..... including the clever words in footnotes,  definitions, such as defintion of a person, and certain kind of "wages". 

The tax panel members can eat fine print tricks for breakfast, and spit them out by lunch. 

Most Fairtax suckers, on the other hand,  could chew only on the wonderful sounding slogans -- which was exactly why Boortz and others gave them slogans.  Deceptive, fraudulent, purposely misleading slogans. 

Guys like Boortz followed W.C. Field's advice.... never give a sucker an even break. 

 For example,  in his Fairtax book,  Boortz does slyly admit the federal government will "become a major taxpayer".   

That is absurd on its face, but in the next sentence, Boortz rushed in the tricky bullshit, that the federal government will pay a "retail" sales tax.

True-- but that's a tiny fraction of what they'd pay, because on ALL ALL ALL non-educational expenditures, including military, research, wages, pensions, benefits, they would be taxed too.

That is what Fairtax  math is based on.  All cities, all states, all counties, all everyone (except education entities) is taxed on their "consumption expenditures".

An audacious absurdity, yet.  So absurd it's hard to believe they tried this fraud, but they did.  That's their basic fraud,  a personal retail sales tax is not nearly enough -- not even half enough, if it's only 23%.

And of course, they knew this.  They worked very hard to keep their suckers from knowing it, which is why we consider it a fraud -- not flawed.  A deliberate set of lies, we call a fraud, because the intent was always to fool, never to inform.

They had to do it.  A personal retail sales tax, by itself, to replace all other fed taxes, would be 89%

Remember this -- without the impossible other taxes,  which they included a few words here, a few distortions there --- the tax rate on retail sales taxes only would be 89%. 

Fairtax "assumes"  as you will see, that all city county and states implement this absurdity too, for their revenue, and to raise their taxes (see below).  We show it again.

Raise all city tax rates. Raise all state tax rates.  Raise all county tax rates..   that is their written assumption, in a footnote.   Never clearly, never candidly, so cleverly written that even if you found that document you could miss the importance of it. 

All city county and states would have to raise their tax rates by 20-40% -- though they never explained that.  To explain such things would be to undo the very fraud they just created. 

No one in their right mind, of course, would chose an 89 or 100 % sales tax rate.   Which is exactly why Fairtax made sure suckers had no honest clue what they tax, on paper, to make it SEEM like a 23 or 30% tax rate would work.

And of course, there is no research. I show you the nonsense they try to pass off as research.


Just one of the clever frauds in Fairtax is that, in the fine print, they have massive taxes on all wages, all pensions, all capital investments, virtually all "expenditures"   by all city county and states.

That's a massive tax on every city county and state.

A city like Dallas Texas, as you will see, would owe over 100 million dollars in taxes, just on their wage expenditures.   That is only part of what Dallas city council would owe -- and Fairtax never told anyone this.   Certainly they never told Dallas or any other city.

Not just Dallas, of course, every city. Not just cities but all county government..... all state government.

See any problem with that? You should, and if not, keep reading, you will spot the problem with that.



Uh - let's take a look at that research....


The biggest fraud in Fairtax is this absurdity.......  yes it sounds great, but most of the "revenue  projections"  are goofy as hell.

Not the retail part -- that's fine.   But the retail part is only a small part of it.

For example, government "consumption of wages" is taxed.  What does that mean?

 If your city  "expends"  1 million in wages (which includes, per their definitions, pensions, unemployment, all benefit expenditures)   your city  must "remit"   230,000 dollars in federal taxes to the federal government. 

Even small cities, like Quincy Illinois, would owe, from this wage expenditure tax alone, over 3 million dollars.  Altogether, Quincy expenditure taxes would be even higher.

This is in HR25, itself.   "Certain wages"- - they make it sound like a very small detail -- they tell you this is for "domestic servants"  for example, so you think it's a minor thing.   

Why should you worry about a tax on those who pay "domestic servants". 

But read further -- read the definitions.....  all city county and states, every city, every county, every state, pays 23% tax on all expenditures, all wage expenditures, all pension expenditures, all capital expenditures.

Wages, and all expenditures,  capital expenditures, pension expenditures, operational expenditures, are taxed. 

 So the way they wrote HR 25 was clever as hell....."domestic servants"  you see. No big deal, who has "domestic servants"?   

Why not say clearly - "all pay and benefits to policemen, all firemen, all judges,  all public employees, including soldiers,  is taxed at the same rate as the retail sales tax that natural persons pay on goods and services"  

 Because these lying bastards were clever and sneaky, it's almost impossible to spot it unless you are very good at fine print tricks. 

Of course President Bush Tax Panel had no trouble spotting the fraud.   But they read fine print tricks for breakfast and spit them out of lunch.   The average Fairtax sucker would have - could have -- no clue. And they knew that. 

You would need to read further, in their "research" documents, and their other clever fine print, that this means police, firemen, all wages except teacher wages, all pensions except teacher pensions - are "in the tax base".

In the tax base means it's taxed.  Wages, pensions, all operational expenditures are "in the tax base".   And they told you --sorta -- right?     Remember this?

No, the policeman does not pay it. The fireman does not pay it.  The city  is supposed to "remit" a  23 or30% tax on it.  They  dare not explain that, of course.

So Chicago city council would owe over 80 million just in taxes on their wage and pension expenditures.    No one in Chicago has a clue,  and how could they?   Fairtax made sure no one did  know.

Fairtax "research"   is no more research than my dog is -- and I don't have a dog.  Read it carefully - we show you some example.  Goofy, absurd,  even comical "assumptions"  and defintions. 

But it SOUNDS so academic, right?  No one would bother to go to all this trouble to fool you, would they?  



Fairtax hustlers knew very well that all city county and states are not going to send in a Trillion dollars or more, as "expenditure"  taxes on wages, pensions, capital investment, operational expenditures. 

Then those city county and states are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay it.   They wrote that down in a footnote, right?

A footnote in a document you would likely never see-- is it their fault you didn't know? (Yes, it is). 

Clever, no? 

And they told you the definition of a person -- sorta.  In the same devious and fraudulent way, but they did write it down. 
As you see this one goofy word is inserted in a long line of definitions.   

A person is ...blah blah.... any... blah blah  government.

As you will see, in that defintion, according to their own official spokesmen, an attorney no less (James Bennett)  that word in that definition is how they tell you that all city county and states will owe massive taxes on wages, pensions, and capital expenditures, etc.

That's not what I say -- that is what James Bennett said, Fairtax official #2 man.

Bennett said that definition is "clear enough already" and he has no plans to make city county and states more aware of it. 

Bennett told me that city county and state officials "read fine print all the time"  and will have no problem understanding this obligation, and will send it it.

You can't make that up.  



How do we know this is meaning and use of Fairtax definition of a person?


1) Because that is how their math adds up, using the massive expenditures by all city county and states, for wage expenditures, capital expenditures, etc.

2) Because their own expert, their own attorney, their own number two man told us, James Bennett.   More about that below.


No one reading the definition of a person ini HR25 could possibly assume  that that Dallas would have to pay over 100 million in taxes on wage expenditures.  The idea is goofy, preposterous. 

New York City is not going to send in 10 cents much less hundreds of millions of dollars.  

Los Angeles County is not going to send in hundreds of million dollars, then "raise their tax rates accordingly".   Fairtax lying bastards do not even give an address, a form,  or anything close to rational information about these very large taxes,  which are in these fine print tricks.

 In fact, no where in HR25 does it say that, in any meaningful way.  

  Remember, it would be impossible from their own text to grasp what they hell they are doing with this definition.


These documents are in their "research".

Then, these lying bastards claim their plan is wonderful, by the "research".  22 million in research.

Get this -- it's mostly in the documents they call "research" where you find  the absurd nonsense fine print 

Hiding goofy assumptions you know are bogus is not research. 

Yes, it's legal -- and it should be legal -- to call their fraud "research"   but that does not make it research.  We show the defintion of research- - and we require that defintion of research for the 22 million dollars they claim, that is research.   Lying to people on political issues is totally legal, and it should be.   But it's not research.

Whatever they have in those papers is  not research, and they know it. It did not cost 22 million dollars, I'd like to see where they pulled that figure from.  

Those documents are no more research than my dog is research, and I don't have  a dog.

So no, they don't have 22 million dollars of research about a very very simple personal retail sales tax.   They don't have 2 dollars worth of "research" as they describe,  so they sure as hell don't have 22 million in research, per the definition above. 

And they know it. 



This is in a footnote -- in a document you likely would never see.  They casually mention that they adopt -- hilarious -- a "prepayment"  approach to taxing "government investment".   Not only would  you not see this in the books, videos, speeches, they give you the exact opposite impression.

Even if you read this, it probably does not seem like a 800 billion dollar tax.   Yet they do tax governments over 800 billion dollars.   

Fairtax spokesmen like Neal Boortz (and many others) claimed Fairtax has 22 million in research.  Nonsense, they don't have 22 cents worth of research about a simple personal retail sales tax, much less 22 million of research.


Very simple,  they said.

A 23% retail sales tax, they said.   

That replaces everything, they said.

22 million in research, they said.

Wanna bet?  You don't even need to bet......I have a legal offer, see below for details.   Fifty thousand dollars for one page of that 22 million in research.   Fairtax fooled me, until I read the fine print in HR25, and took at a look at their "research".


PRICES DROP 22% -- so the 23 tax "won't matter"  anyway.   As Neal Boortz said, "It's a wash".  

All wages go up -- up   up -- 50%  increase in average take home pay, Boortz said, per research!   Everyone gets a check every month anyway, to pay for the taxes on "necessities". 

If Fairtax were anything like they claimed it to be - it would be fantastic, wonderful.    Just a simple retail sales tax,  we all get monthly checks anyway, prices fall by 22% -- and the average worker gets a 50% increase in tax home pay!

Strange,  however.  They never could show us any actual research.  Even more goofy, more fraudulent, their "calculator"  online made it impossible (not just difficult) to have any clue what your tax would be under Fairtax.

No research, but they claim 22million in research.

A "calculator"  (that they since took down) that told you to "Dare to Compare"   then actually prevented you from comparing, and made it impossible to learn what your Fairtax would be. 

We show that calculator fraud separately HERE



Mike Huckabee ran for President, largely on Fairtax.  At one Fairtax speech, he actually said  he will "wave the magic wand"  of Fairtax to essentially solve not just financial problems, but many other problems, including Social Security, national debt,  illegal immigration.  

But they did tell you,  if you read very closely every word.  All consumption (not just retail sales, but a drastically larger amount - all consumption of goods, service, wage expenditures, pension expenditures, capital expenditures, etc)  is taxed.

Without exception.  You didn't have a clue how crucial those words here, thrown in like this..... and indeed the math is based on this. Without exception, all wage expenditures by all city county and states, are taxed.  The "person"  that is supposed to pay those massive taxes is the city, is the county, is the state government.



So how are those massive programs funded?  Most people do not know it, but Soc Sec taxes are almost as big as income taxes.   And all that revenue would simply be gone.

There is no money coming in, therefore, to fund them. Not a time. Not twenty cents.   That's 800 billion dollars, simply not collected.

And of course, Fairtax hustlers knew that.   They just didn't tell you. The revenue coming in, supposedly, will be so large that 800 billion would be there without a problem. In fact, Boortz told us the problem will be (yes, he said this repeatedly) what to do with all the money coming in.
And it can't be a goofy ass fraud by lying bastards, right?

Because of all that research!







For example, in a list of rambling defintions,  in a page you likely would never even know existed, much less read, they sorta told you that all governments are persons.   Special kinds of persons -- "natural" persons like you and I do not pay taxes on money we "expend" for wages and pensions. 

From HR25 itself.....

Now, look more closely....this definition is their "legal basis" for much of 2 trillion in other taxes...  taxes that can not possibly be collected.   

You think they wrote these deceptive goofy definitions and footnotes by accident?

You think they made up a very sophisticated "calculator" that they called "Dare to Compare" -- that did not allow you to enter into it anything about your consumption?



So goofy was Fairtax "Dare to Compare"  calculator that it was impossible,  not just difficult, to determine even one dollar of your tax under Fairtax. 

They put out a calculator which made it impossible -- impossible -- for anyone to calculate what their tax would be.

Then they called it "Dare to Compare". 

More hilarity.

Why is it impossible to calculate your tax with their "calculator".    Because there is no place, no way, no means for you to enter any information about your taxable expenditures.

But they made it seem very relevant and important.   They asked for all kinds of information -- but none of it mattered.

Your  taxable consumption.... is the only thing that mattered. They made sure they didn't ask that, or anything related to it!


How do we know this defintion of a person means, in use, that your city county, state and federal government is a certain kind of person who must pay taxes on wage, pension and operational expenditures?

Fairtax #2 guy,  Dave Bennett, not only boasted of it, Dave claimed idiotically that language was "clear enough already"  and he would not need to explain it further.

Bennett said If any city county or state has any questions, they can contact him!

They will know without further explanation, Bennett idiotically said, because "they deal with fine print all the time".

That --  that is what you are dealing with in Fairtax fraud. 


 What exactly are city county and states supposed to pay 23 or 30%  taxes on?

All expenditures other than education expenditures.  All police expenditures, court expenditures,  capital expenditures.   Everything except education expenditures are "in the tax base".

In the tax base = what they tax.

"Expend"  fifty million dollars for  a new sewer system -- your city would owe about 12 million in federal taxes.  Let me repeat that -- a new sewer system would be taxed 12 million just to build it.

Then, to operate the sewer system, say 30 employees,  would be 10-15 million a year, rough estimate.... your city would owe about 3 million in taxes on those expenditures, every year. And much more on other expenditures.

How is that a "retail sale"?

And why did they hide the massive other taxes?


Of course they never told you about it in their books, videos and speeches, in any rational or clear way.  

And their slogans gave us exactly the opposite impression.  

Fairtax is one or the other, as you will see.  

Fairtax is not going anywhere -- and it was never supposed to go anywhere.  As you will see, it started as a Scientology fund raising scam,  according to Bruce Bartlett,  and is as goofy as goofy gets.

It's goofy because most of the revenue they pretend to collect, is impossible to collect. It's like pretending to tax moonbeams and baby fart for 2 trillion dollars.

The retail sales tax in Fairtax is not the problem. 


I am not the first person to expose Fairtax  

In 2005, President Bush Tax Advisory Panel exposed the fraud -- in polite terms.  I expose the goofy fraud, in blunt terms,   I expose the same facts as they did but in a clearer way. 

 The basic fraud is this -- in Fairtax fine print, cleverly tucked away, a few words here, a few there, in footnotes, definitions, and "assumptions"   are massive impossible goofy ass taxes.  In fact, most of Fairtax has nothing to do with personal retail sales. 

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. 


What does Fairtax really tax, in the fine print?

They claim to just tax retail sales. Personal retail sales.  That is the impression in speeches, books, videos, etc.  A "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax. 

But is that even close to being right?  



The retail sales tax in Fairtax is only a small part of what they tax.  They did not want you to know that.


When fools say "I support Fairtax"   they have no clue -- none -- that means Dallas city council (and every city, county and state) would owe massive taxes on wages -- pensions - operational expenditures -- and capital gains.

How the hell is a 100 million dollar tax on Dallas city council, for wage, pension and capital expenditures,  a retail tax?

If Dallas payed a policeman 100,000 dollars,  Dallas would have to "remit"  30,000 dollars to the federal government.





 This is not the only absurdity -- and Fairtax hustlers know it.  This was exposed in House Ways Means Committee, over 10 years ago. Not my fault no one told you.  



What happens to this family,  if Fairtax goofy absurdity passes?    

Income, 55K.  One member of the family has cancer.   The same year, they bought a new car, went on vacation, had dental care,  etc etc.  It's all listed.   Before Fairtax their fed tax obligation was about 7 thousand.

Now look, after Fairtax.......57,000 tax obligation.

That's right-- 57,000 dollars (more actually) tax obligation.  Why?  Because of their "consumption expenditures".

Now you know exactly why Fairtax never -- ever ever -- showed a side by side comparison with "consumption expenditures"   before and after Fairtax.  If they showed such a thing, it would of course destroy their own goofy fraud.


This family's expenditures far exceeded their income because of surgeries and buying a new car.     This would not be that unusual -- at all.  People do buy new cars.  People do get surgery. 

You can say -- well, "don't buy a new car".  They bought this car early in the year, and had the cancer problem later.   They had no idea.   But the point is not what happens first, cancer or car buying.   The point is, millions of families would owe impossibly large taxes.  There are no exceptions.  

Nor could the family avoid the massive increase in state and local taxes- - remember Fairtax clever fine print that all city county and state tax rates would have to (dramatically) increase. 

And Fairtax hustlers always knew this -- remember that.  They were not stupid about any of this.  They went to great lengths, however, to make their suckers stupid about it.   It was always a fund raising fraud, it was never a tax code, and they did not have any research, much less 22million in research, about this "very very simple"   personal retail sales tax.


Others- - millions of others -- would owe 30 50  70% of their income as fed taxes,  depending on their consumption.  If you can find any of their "Dare to Compare Calculators"  (they took some some down)   go use  them.   See if they allow you to put in your consumption!!   They have you put all kinds of things in their "calculator"   but not taxable consumption!!

Remember too -- Fairtax math, without these massive other taxes --- would have to be 89%, not 23%. The whole purpose of sneaking these goofy other taxes into the fine print, is to make suckers think a 23% tax could work.

 If you or your family "consumes"  expensive surgery, or spends borrowed or saved funds for houses, cars, anything, you could owe massive taxes.

That is in their math --their math is based on that. All consumption.

There is no allowance, no exception, no anything for medical expenditures.  If you or your family "consume"   those goods or services, you or your family owe the tax.

It's audacious, it's preposterous.   But they had to do it this way for their math to add up. Either have no fine print, or make that fine print very deceptive.  So they went with the deceptive.

Flat tax hustlers would not even create fine print. 


This particular family would owe -- absurdly and impossibly - over 100% of their income as taxes.

Yes, some folks would pay less federal tax than before -- but very few would fall into that category.   You could already own your own home or buy used.  You could  raise your own food.   You could not get sick, or if you did, don't consume any health care.

Almost everyone who made under 100,000 dollars would pay drastically higher taxes-- and it would be instantly obvious to almost everyone, within a day or two of this bogus fraud passing (so it won't)   Whoever said one nice word about Fairtax would be thrown out of politics.


Another reason this family had taxes over 100% -- notice the state and local increase in taxes.

As you will see below, in the fine print, are massive tax increases at state and local levels.  We show you the fine print about that.

So Fairtax hustlers gave us all kinds of slogans, all kinds of bullshit, but never anything about how this all actually works, never anything clear and honest.  We show you their devious and fraudulent fine print.  

They never -- ever -- ever - ever -- show a side by side comparison of before and after Fairtax.  And now you will learn why.  

See the taxes on a family making 55K,  a family with high medical "consumption" could easily owe more fed taxes than they had in income. 

Fairtax is not going anywhere, because it's a goofy ass fraud.  A family with income of 55,000 could easily own over 55K  in fed taxes.  Yes, they could.  

That's why they never showed us such information.  

Fairtax lying bastards will never, have never, shown such examples.  This would not be so rare -- millions of people would owe over 60% of their income as federal taxes.   It's not flawed -- Fairtax is a fraud, a fund raising fraud. Not even an actual tax code

Mike Pence was one of 100 sponsors of Fairtax in Congress.

Mike Huckabee ran for POTUS based on Fairtax.

Fairtax claimed 22 million dollars of research.
Fox News pushed Fairtax for over a  year.

So, why does Fairtax have almost no public support now?   

What happened to the 100 co-sponsors?   What happened to FOX NEWS pushing it on air hundreds of times?   What happened to the "rallies"?

Why isn't CATO institute still pushing it?

Why isn't Grover Norquest still pushing it?
Why isn't Sean Hannity still pushing it? 

Why isn't Vice President Pence still pushing it?

Why on earth do almost all social media posts about Fairtax come from a few trolls?  




Throw the current tax code out -- every word, every page, every paragraph.  Start entirely over.    That is why I loved Fairtax.

But Fairtax is goofy  as hell. For example, not just the trillions of other taxes in the fine print, a few words here, there.   

Also they completely defund Social Security and Medicare. There is literally no funding for Medicare and Medicaid.  

Not a single dime collected for Social Security or Medicaid, whatsoever.  Yes, their slogans claim Social Security and Medicare are funded, but that is not what their fine print says


Then I found out -- Fairtax  sounded great, but when you find out what is in the fine print, it's clear that whoever put this fraud together, was a lying bastard.    They have no research -- yet they claim 22 million in research.

Why would you claim 22 million in research, but not have any? 

I will show you what they hoped suckers would think is "research"  --  but it's goofy nonsense.   And it did not cost 22 million dollars.   For years now, I have offered Fairtax spokesmen, and now, anyone, 50,000 dollars for one page of that 22 million in research.

See the details of the offer below.


Just a simple retail sales tax?  

Oh hell no.  The retail sales tax is a SMALL part of it. 

This graphic - claiming Fairtax was a retail sales tax on personal consumption,  with a place for folks to donate, used to be the first thing Fairtax showed on their web site.  

They since took it down, when we exposed the fraud.  But this remains their basic hustle- - a very simple personal retail sales tax, they claimed, to replace all other fed taxes.

And they had 22 million dollars of research to back it up.

Wanna bet?



Does your city operate  library system -- suppose your city "expends"  20 million a year, wages, books, supplies, benefits, upkeep, whatever the expenditures are -- your city would owe 30% of the 20 million as a tax.

No, your city does not get to "deduct" that 30% -- they would owe about 6 million dollars as a tax.

Goofy -- yes!  Very goofy.   Which is why Fairtax was clever how they inserted these other taxes (we show you below).

Hilariously,  Fairtax even inserted comments about HOW your city county and state are supposed to pay these massive other taxes....

-- your city county and state are supposed to RAISE THEIR TAX RATES TO PAY IT.

But, but, but -- they told us it was a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax -- paid at the cash register!

And they told us they had 22 million dollars of research to back it up!!  

22 million dollars of "research"  into this "very very simple" personal retail sales tax?     You might be surprised to learn, they don't have any such research.



They do have their own documents, by their own public relations firm.  But that's not only not research -- it's not about a simple retail sales tax.

Their "research" is dressed up to fool you. We show you what is in the "research".   They were paid to dress it up -- and it's not research. 



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.

Not just Dallas, all cities.

Not just cities -- all states.

All everything.  All counties. All library districts.  Only "education expenditures"  are not taxed 30%.

And you thought it was a retail sales tax?  Yeah, that's what they told you!

Are there states, cities and counties which would simply refuse to pay this (because no one even told them)?  Of course.

But Fairtax hustlers didn't care -- they just wanted their math to add up on paper.  So they included these massive other taxes in the fine print.


Can a woman earning 30,000 a year pay a 46,000 tax?   Hell no.

But guess what is in Fairtax fine print -- and guess why.


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

Fairtax taxes all such "consumption".    Their math depends on it.  All consumption --not just sales.   That's the basic and fraud, the basic way they fool you.   

Every cancer  victim is taxed -- no exceptions.  All consumption is taxed.   Yes, they COULD exempt all cancer victims, or exempt all medical expenditures.   Yet if they exempted medical expenditures,  that would make the sales tax rate 40%.  

That's why all these "other" taxes are in fairtax fine print tricks -- to make the math add up on paper.

Exempt cities counties and states, for the taxes on wage, pension, capital investments,  operational expenditures, and the tax rate would need to be 65% or so.  

Remember -- if Fairtax only taxed personal retail sales, the tax rate would need to be more like 89%.   That's the basic math,  and of course no one in their right mind would support an 89% tax rate.

Fairtax was never an actual tax proposal... it was always just a fraud -- political theater if you like that term better.   Whoever put this together, whoever wrote that clever fine print,  and made it SEEM like a simple retail sales tax, had to be focused on lying -- lying in the sense they sold it as a retail sales tax, but in the fine print had massive other taxes that they knew were goofy, absurd, and not about to become law.

It does not matter -- at all -- if the woman with breast cancer paid the bill.  Or if she just "consumed"  the goods and services.  The person "using or consuming"  the goods and services is liable personally for the tax.

That is the math of it.  Of course Fairtax hustlers are not stupid, they never expected, never wanted, never intended for cancer victims, rich or poor, to pay 30 or 60 thousand dollars in fed taxes.

But all medical expenses are "in the tax base".

Tax base by defintion is what they tax.

They did everything possible to make you stupid about that.  But if you read it very very carefully, including the goofy "assumptions"  did they lie?

Or did they just fool you?   Most likely, you never even knew those footnotes and "assumptions" existed.

  They told you they tax all personal and governmental expenditures. 

When Boortz told you, he told you in a way that made it SEEM like just retail sales.  Very clever.  He never exactly said ONLY retail sales, did he?

He never told you that Dallas would NOT have to pay 23 or 30% tax on capital expenditures, or wage expenditures, or operational expenditures, did he? 

But he made damn sure it SEEMED like cities and states and the federal government would be paying these taxes on retail --and that took effort on his part.   We call that lying, because it's deliberate deception.  But that is perfectly legal in politics, and unless you gave him some money, or gave Fairtax folks money, based on their lies, I doubt you can sue them to get it back.


Q. Do they believe all -- or any -- cancer victims will pay these massive taxes, rich or poor?

A.   Hell no, they no more believe these cancer victims will pay massive taxes than they believe all city county and states will pay these goofy hidden taxes on wage expenditures, capital expenditures,  pension expenditures, operational expenditures.  

So why put these massive other taxes in the fine print?  To make the math seem to add up.  That's why. 

The "tax base"  had to be extremely large -- so that, on paper, a 23 or 30% tax on everything in the tax base would seem to be enough to replace all fed taxes.   They knew it was a lie the entire time, they crafted the lie to begin with.   They were not mistaken fools, they were calculating and deceptive. 


Are there millions of cancer victims that could not pay this absurd tax? Of course.  But Fairtax hustlers just wanted their math to add up on paper, so they included cancer taxes in the fine print. 


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. 


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

"Consumption expenditures"   and "NIPA"

When you find out how these lying bastards used these words, you will know why you should never believe great sounding "simple" tax slogans again.

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.


Not once, not in 16 years, have Fairtax hustlers made this clear.  Yet these are not only the biggest part of Fairtax, there are even more impossibilities in their goofy fraud. 

Keep in mind, these guys put massive other things (not just retail sales)  in the "tax base"   to fool you.   And they did all they could to make you not notice.

Think that was an accident?


 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,   



Fairtax is a fraud, their words are arranged to foo, 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.   

It probably would not even occur to 99% of Fairtax suckers -- even if they found this document with this chart -- what they hell they are looking at.  Not because they are stupid -- but because they already believe Fairtax is some kind of simple retail consumption tax.

Still, you can see part of their hustle here.... there is no list for "retail sales".  Their clever use of "consumption" expenditures includes all wage, pension, capital expenditures, even military spending,  we already alluded to above.    

They are not about to list "military pay expenditures"  and show you they tax it.  They told you, however, in a way.  They told you governments are persons, and special kinds of persons, and persons who pay taxes on wage and benefit expenditures.

In fact, they told you that the only significant exception is education.  If government "expends" for anything else (because they did not except it)  that is in the tax base.


Clever ruse by lying bastards..... did they actually lie?   We think so, but cleverly.  

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. And of course they are not going to get the Pentagon to pay 23% tax on all military expenditures.  Nor will they even try to -- this is not a tax code, this is a fund raising fraud.  Political theater.


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. 


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. 


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.

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. 


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. 




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.



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.  Taxes on Medicare patients.

 A 10 million dollar tax, for example, on the operational expenditures for a library system that "expends"  40 million a year  to fund and operate that library. 




And remember -- Fairtax never told anyone.  I mean no one -- they never told anyone, yet it's central to their math.  And it's in their fine print, in fraudulent (deliberately deceptive) way.


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.



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. 



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.

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.


 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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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. 

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, 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.  


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!



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. 


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".  



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.  


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

Hilarious stuff.  


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!


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? 


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?


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?

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.
 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?


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".


 Clever names.... always the opposite of what the plan actually is.

For example,  Flat tax is not flat.  Why?  Because only ordinary income is taxed at all.

But trillions of dollars of income is not taxed at all--zero, nada. No tax at all. No income tax on that income, no tax on cap gains tax, no FICA, no nothing.  

Make your money on credit swaps, derivatives, short selling stocks,  leverage buy outs,  complicated real estate deals -- no tax whatsoever.

They just don't call that "income".  The tax is only on ordinary income.   

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

So a person making 20 million could pay zero tax, while the kid getting you coffee at McDonalds drive up pays more taxes than Donald Trump and Bill Gates combined.

But they call it flat.

See how that works?  Just call it flat.  But flat tax won't even show us their "fine print".  They have none.  They only have slogans.   

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


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


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






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. " 
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. 


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. 


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


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!


  And they never told you about it.

And that is the tip of the iceberg.




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. 




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. 


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%


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.

All government EXPENDITURE  are taxed.

Capital expenditures.
Operational expenditures.
Not just retail sales. 


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.



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.

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.


NO RESEARCH -- CLAIM 22 million.


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.   



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!



Then I read the fine print.



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.  


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.



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.   


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. 


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.


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.   


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.



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.....



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.


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. 


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? 



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.


The problem with Bush Tax Panel

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


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.


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


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.


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


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.  


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....


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




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



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.  


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.


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! 



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.  


Huckabee, Hannity, Boortz

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.  


Transparent?  Really?



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?


See this green pie chart?

Fairtax hustlers  show Fairtax retail sales tax (in green)  as by far the biggest source of income for the federal government. 

 Actually that retail sales tax is less than half of that -- and Fairtax lying bastards, of course, know it. When you learn all the other taxes (not just retail sales taxes)  you see the retail sales tax is just a part of Fairtax.

The rest of Fairtax are those goofy taxes they made sure people did not know about, because it was in a few fraudulent words, assumptions, definitions, here and there. 
Never in their books.

Never in their speeches.
Never in their videos.

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. 


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

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. 


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."  


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.

Nothing voluntary about Fairtax.  


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!




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.

Kendall claimed he read all the fine print, but clearly did not. He did not know - he had no clue -- about the massive other taxes, like 10 million dollar tax on a library system, a 100million dollar tax on the city of Dallas, etc etc.

If you, as a politician, actually sponsor legislation, and push it in speech after speech, but 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 proudly vouched for it.

He should have done his due diligence too, but did not. 






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?


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! 



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.


When  your slogans are the exact opposite of the fine print

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



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). 


All those are taxed. 


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


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. 

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.  

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. 



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. 


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.



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? 


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,


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. 


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. 


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. 



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".  


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!




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.


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. 


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. 


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.



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.  


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.

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.



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



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.




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. 



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

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

Q. How the hell are police, firemen, wages and pensions taxed (the city county or state would have to pay the taxes)?

A.   Because they are "in the tax base". 

Not only is that goofy as hell, it's impossible to collect this tax.   City and states are not even told about it.



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

Bruce Bartlett, of National Review, said more like 100% tax rate -- 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.


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



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?

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.  

This is some hilarious shit, here.

David -- poor David Kendall.   He forgot to read the fine print. He claimed he did, but he had no clue what was in it.  Maybe he doesn't read so well, or is lying?

Check out "GSft" 

GSft  ( this is 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. 

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough". 


State education spending is not taxed -- but all other expenditures, including capital expenditures, police, courts, parks, fire protection, environmental expenditures .... all expenditures other than education are in the "tax base".  

Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   



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


  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  





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


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. 


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


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


Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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? 


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?