Monday, April 22, 2013

You don't have to be stupid to fall for fairtax slogans -- I did.

Fairtax sounded great -- fantastic!  Finally, a very very simple personal retail sales tax.   That's it.  No other fed taxes.  No corporate tax, no income tax, no Social Security or Medicare tax.   Just that "very very simple" retail sales tax.

Let's do it !

Researched.  Simple.  Transparent. Voluntary.


But when you read the fine print......

Not voluntary at all. Not researched at all.  Not simple at all.  Not even rational. 


For example, no Fairtax book, no Fairtax speaker, no Fairtax video made it clear (or even mentioned) these massive taxes and tax increases on all cities.

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

According to Fairtax fine print, (see the definition of persons, below)  cities are "special kinds" of persons. It's not just "human persons" -- cities pay sales tax on retail purchases, yes

But city county and states pay drastically more, and they pay taxes on wage, pension, and capital expenditures. 





So you would have maybe the  highest sales tax on earth -- but what about those other taxes?  The ones on your city county and state.

Surprise surprise.  You pay those too.  And those would be, overall, the biggest taxes.

It's in the fine print -- you just have to find it, and decode it.

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

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

They told you -- right.  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 n speeches. Nope, they didn't tell you in books. Even when they told you- they did so cleverly, and in our opinion fraudulently. Fraudulently because clearly it was referred to in a way that didn't let you realize what the hell they were talking about. 

Only in the fine print. And only if you could piece it together.

See it again, it's that important.


Well, they tax a HELL of a lot more than retail sales.

You will have to pay all the taxes -- the retail sales tax will be just a tiny part.   And, if you patch their clever word games together, and see the math,  you see the fraud. 

Don't worry -- President Bush Tax Advisory Panel found all the fine print tricks, all the charts, all the defintions, all the "assumptions"  and exposed the fraud years ago.

We show you some of the fine print tricks.... like this.  But, they did tell you.


All consumption (not sales, notice that) are taxed without exception.   Wait till you see what that means in total.


All governemental "consumption expenditures".

This includes all wage expenditures, all pension expenditures, all capital expenditures, all operational expenditures. Without exception.

Actually they do "remove from the tax base"  education expenditures.  But essentially nothing else. So without making it clear, California state government would over over 20 billion -- yes 20 billion -- as a federal tax for their wage, pension, capital investment, operational expenditures, etc.

Spend 4 billion on operating prison system?   California would owe over 1 billion as a federal tax.  And that's in their revenue projections -- their "tax base".

The state of California would be a bit surprised. No one told them or even hinted of it. 

Steamboat Springs Colorado "expends" 1 million for a library system?   Steamboat would owe about 300,000 dollars as an expenditures tax.

Remember -- this is fundamental to their math.  This is how their math "adds up".  If they did not have these massive other taxes, the sales tax on retail purchases would need to be over 89% reported Bush Tax Panel.

According to sworn testimony to House Ways Means Committee,  these massive taxes on city county and states put a profound and unconstitutional burden on every city, every county, every state.

Remember, Fairtax anyone -- not cities, not counties, not states, not anyone. They never made this clear whatsoever.

Sound "transparent" to you?  Most of the taxes are on other things -- not retail sales. But they tell you it's a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax. 


For example, this woman above, who makes, say, 20K a year, would owe 32K or more on her cancer surgery and chemo. Fairtax math is based on that.   Doesn't matter who paid for the surgery and chemo -- Fairtax math is based on everyone who consumes any good or service paying these massive taxes. 

Rich poor, on medicare, destitute, whatever.  The math is based on billions of dollars of revenue which they know is impossible bullshit. 

This chart is about as close as you can get in Fairtax documents showing the "consumption"  they actually tax.  And no human being could deduce, from this chart alone, what they actually tax. It's not difficult to understand what they tax from their own charts like this.

It's impossible to understand from what they show you in any book, video, or speech we know of.  You must get all the pieces of their fraud, and put them together.

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.  They don't even use the term tax base here.  You can easily just skim right past this kind of thing and not notice. 


Huckabee, Hannity, Boortz
in front of giant US flag  at a
Fairtax Rally


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

Bush Tax Panel -- they  found  the fine print tricks. They can eat fine print tricks for breakfast, then spit them out for lunch. 

The Tax Panel bottom line?  Without all the other goofy taxes, Fairtax would need to be 89%.  If they ONLY taxed retail sales -- in order to replace all other federal taxes -- the rate would need to be 89%. 

Only by inserting these goofy impossible other taxes, hidden in a few words here, a few there, could Fairtax show anything other than an 89% tax, or more.

Remember, the only reason Fairtax hustlers do not show an 89% tax rate -- they included massive hidden and impossible taxes in the "tax base" documents. 


Fairtax did not dare sell an 89% retail sales tax. 
Fairtax just added a "few details"  to the "tax base."  Like trillions of "details" -- the dollars of taxes they made sure you did not know about, or even suspect existed.

Tax Base - what they tax.  By definition, if something is in a "tax base"  it is taxed.   That's where the hustlers did their "tricky shit" -- writing about their "tax base"  in such a clever way their suckers didn't have a clue.


There have been maybe hundreds of thousands of social media posts telling us how great Fairtax was (probably written by the same one or two guys).  Here is a typical one, apparently by an automated bot....

"Transparent as this?   And -- you only pay the tax for a service or purchase of NEW item."

That's exactly the problem -- and the fraud.   The "new item" tax is only a small part of Fairtax.    The massive other taxes, that have nothing to do with items at all (like the tax on all wage pension and capital expenditures by all city county and states)  are just one example of these other taxes.

And they never tell you -- they actually hide this biggest part of Fairtax.

They hide it because it's goofy, can't be enforced, and would never be paid.  But they needed their math to add up -- so they put these massive other "expenditures"  in the tax base. 



Neal Boortz. If you are a Fairtax sucker, Boortz is probably the reason why.  Mike Huckabee ran for president on Fairtax. FOX news pushed Fairtax -- Hannity and Cavuto.  CATO institute spoke glowingly about it.  Grover Norquest loved it.   For about three years Fairtax was the rage.

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

Well why did all that stop?   FOX news virtually never mentions it. Vice President Pence sponsored Fairtax -now, no mention.  Huckabee's big thing was Fairtax- - now no mention.  

Apparently the sworn testimony to Congress, exposing the fraud and fine print, and President Bush Tax Panel report, made an impact.   This was exposed years ago,  yet no one that pushed Fairtax had the honesty to admit it, or tell you they were pushing a fraud. 

Neal wrote  two best selling books on Fairtax.  And Neal repeatedly told  us Fairtax was a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

Just pay that retail sales tax,  and don't you worry.  The 30% tax is really just 23%,  and besides, all prices drop 22%.     Somehow,  that very high sales tax is really nothing at all.  "It's a wash"  Boortz told us.  You will pay essentially the same as before, but that is enough!   All other fed taxes simply vanish.

Sounded too great -- but Neal had an answer.  No, it's not too great --because there is 22 million dollars of research -- and 80 "top economist,"   liberal and conservative designed it!

They designed it "to save America".    A very very simple personal retail sales tax.  That's it.   

Only those bad old IRS agents will be against.   Boortz told us to "watch out".   IRS agents and the like will tell you every lie they can. 

Clever guy, Boortz. 

But Neal had many other great sounding distortions --like all prices drop, paychecks go up average of 50%, and research proved US becomes "the economic powerhouse of the world". 

As an added bonus,  Fairtax gets rid of "illegals". 

  The problem will be -- what will we do with all the money in the future!  

Sure sounded great -- until you read the fine print.   

 Fairtax --  a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax.  

Transparent, said Neal Boortz, 

Researched -- 22 million dollars of research, said Neal Boortz,

You will see the tax on your cash register receipt, said Boortz.

80 economic experts developed it "to save the United States" 

Absolutely none of that -- not one word -- is true. 


National sales tax -- to replace all other fed taxes -- sounds great!     

Hustlers made it sound great.  It is not a national sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.   They have massive -- massive-- other taxes in the fine print.   I show you that fine print. 

 I fell for it.  Here is why you should not.

1) -- Fairtax is a goofy ass fraud.  Scientologists started the fraud to raise money,  not to get it passed into law but to raise money from stupid people.  

 2) -- If this Scientology fund raising scam is the best we can do -- let's do it!.  


Pass a fraud to learn a lesson? 

  If we pass this fraud, we can all have a good laugh,  that is if you laugh at the idea of California owing maybe 20 billion (yes billion) dollars in capital expenditure taxes, wage and pension expenditures, etc)

Americans are so stupid about fine print - - we love slogans and hate to read fine print.  Which is exactly why Fairtax hustlers used fine print tricks that were drastically different than their great sounding slogans.

 We need an entirely new tax code anyway.   So pass the fraud, if that's all we can do, and we can have a good laugh, learn our lesson, and maybe get something better.


If the national personal retail sales tax were the ONLY federal tax,  the tax rate would need to be 80-90%.  

And here is the proof.  It's a question of MATH.

Boortz sold Fairtax -- and was paid to sell it. 

Which is fine, of course, only - Fairtax was and is a fraud.  Scientologist used it as a fund raiser -- and still do.  

Fund raiser -- but it is NOT a simple personal retail sales tax with 22 million dollars of research.

That's the big deal -- Fairtax hustlers claimed 22 million dollars of research, and brazenly listed 80 economist who they claimed, at various times, designed Fairtax or vetted it.

Nonsense.  We contacted over 12 names listed as "researchers"  and not only did they not research it, they did not know what was in it.  

They THOUGHT they know, but when we asked them a few questions, it was clear they had no idea about these massive other taxes.

No idea! 

Now remember, these are the people Fairtax hustlers tried to say created Fairtax -- "designed"  Fairtax -- to save America.

So who did that "research".  And what the hello is in that "research"  anyway?


Only one person on the "researcher"  list even knew Fairtax had massive taxes on city county and states.    He was paid by Fairtax and he works for, if not owns, a public relations company that put out Fairtax documents.   But read those carefully -- hilarious and bogus, and quite the opposite of research.

Hiding goofy double talk in your footnotes and fine print is the opposite of research.   See the definition of research we use, below, for the 50K  offer about 1 page of the 22 million in research.

As a practical matter, there is no actual research to back Fairtax claims of being a simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes, including Social Security and Medicare.

We don't mean the research is wrong -- we mean there is no such research.   And certainly not 22 million dollars of it.

As you will see, their "research" documents have massive goofy impossible taxes in the fine print.  So it can't be a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes, in "revenue neutral fashion"  as they cleverly say. 

This is the  Story of Neal Boortz and Fairtax Fraud. 

Neal Boortz wrote two -- not just one -- "best sellers" about Fairtax.

In the second book "Answering the Critics'  Boortz cleverly made up his own critics,  then repeated his fraud from the first book.  He dared not mention anyone who exposed the basic fraud of fairtax -- they lie to you about what they tax.  

In their books, videos, speeches, they make Fairtax seem like a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax -- with 22 million dollars of research by economist who did the "research"  to "Save America".

The problem, Boortz said with a straight face, will be what to do with all the money.


Huckabee  ran for president based on Fairtax.   So did Herman Cain, before he flipped to an even more absure "9-9-9" plan. 

Since then, however,  what little actual  "grassroot" Fairtax support their was, died up.

On twitter, there are about 200 tweets a day concerning Fairtax -- apparently 199 of them more or less, by the same guy to two guys.   Twenty four hours a day, some bot apparently put out Fairtax fraudulent slogans.  Virtually no actual persons are pushing it,  except for an occasional sucker.   And those few suckers do not seem to know he fine print.


Essentially no one is trying to pass Fairtax,  not even the "sponsors" of Fairtax are trying to pass it. At one point they claimed 100 Congressional "sponsors". Not supporters -- in typical Fairtax BS, they had 100 sponsors.  Strange indeed then, they could not get it passed. 

Actually, they never were trying to pass it.

It was always political theater.


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

It was always political theater.

I am a real person.   My name is Mark Curran. I have something in common with Mike Pence -- we both fell for Fairtax fraud.  Then I read the fine print.  

I put my picture and name here because for a time, Boortz told folks I was some IRS agent or someone out to disable Fairtax.

Nonsense, I fell for Fairtax and found out it was a goofy fraud.

In fact as you will see, I hope Fairtax passes. I don't want it to go away. I want them to pass it. I think it would be hilarious. Please, please pass it.



Apparently -- not many. 

If Pence ever bothered to read the fine print, he gave no indication of that.  He knew the slogans -- yes the slogans sound great.

The fine print is not that hard to read -- if you can find it.  You have to find all the Beacon Hill documents, all the tax base documents, all the footnotes.  Everything they hilariously call research  you need to find to understand how goofy it is.

President Bush Tax Panel already studied Fairtax over a decade ago -- after Boortz told Bush about it, and made it sound like the "magic wand"   Huckabee claimed it was.

Of course the Bush Tax Panel can eat fine print tricks for breakfast, and spit them out for lunch.    They wrote a very polite and academic sounding report on it, for the public.  In private, the head of the Panel said of Fairtax "They lie a lot".

Indeed they do.

But most people could not even find all the fine print, and even if they did, likely not see the clever footnotes, definitions, and most of all -- tax base documents.

Those tax base documents are key.  Key to Fairtax fraud, and key to understand that Fairtax is a fraud -- or if you like -- political theater.

HR 25 may look like a tax code -- with jibberish and legalese.  But read it closely - and even more, read their own "research"  that "validated"   Fairtax.  Hilarious stuff, really. 

heir slogans sound good, but the fine print is goofy balderdash. 

Maybe in most things  you don't really need to read the fine print.  People are not blatantly dishonest, right?

But in Fairtax, you need to read the fine print.  

Or find someone who can. 


Drop me a line below with any questions or comments.  If I am in error about any of this, let me know. I will change it. 


Yes, Fairtax did sound great,  in fact, it sounded so good, it could  not be true.  Yet, it was --  it had to be true!  right? 

22 million dollars of research,  by 80 economists, even the "liberals" at Harvard were for it!   So it can't be silly, can't be a fraud. It is true, and it is as wonderful as Boortz and others claimed.

"The most researched economic plan in history."   Neal Boortz

Not just one economist -- but 80 economists developed it. They  did the research to "Save America".  

So -- no way, no way  -- could it be a goofy fraud.


Uh -- not so much.



Remember -- this is just one of many absurdities in Fairtax. A massive tax on all cancer victims...

CAN SHE PAY 32,000 extra in fed taxes, 
because she got sick?

Forget if she should have to pay 32k extra in federal taxes just because she got sick. Consider if she is able.

Can she?  Will she have the money?


If only half the cancer patients can not pay this massive  health care tax, then the "30%" tax rate has to go up to 36% or so.

But why on earth should a cancer victim have drastically higher taxes than their economic twin next door?

There is no logical reason to tax all cancer victims -yet as you will see, Fairtax fine print does exactly that.

Fairtax hustlers are not stupid. They know all cancer victims can't pay this, nor will they.  So why did they put this health care tax in Fairtax fine print?

In fact, Fairtax won't even tell their suckers it's actually a 30% tax, even that was too much truth.   But actually, if they only tax retail sales like they claim, the tax rate -- per President Bush Tax Advisory Panel report on Fairtax -- would be 89%.

To make their math look like it's a 23%  or 30% tax, they had to add massive other taxes.  The cancer tax is just one small example.

So to answer the question -- why have all these other taxes in the fine print?  To make the math work, that's why. 

This cancer patient (regardless of income)  would owe 32, 016 dollars more in federal taxes, just because she got sick. Other cancer victims could owe more :  50, 60, 80 thousand in taxes, even more.  And Fairtax math is based on all cancer victims paying the tax without exception. 


Fairtax -- with a 30% tax on retail sales only, would not bring in nearly enough. Not even half enough.

So they did this -- they wrote documents (we show you) about their "TAX BASE"    Tax base is by definition what they tax.   They have  retail sales in the tax base -- but in a fraudulent and purposely misleading way, they also have massive other "expenditures"  in the tax base.

Like your city "expenditures"  for operating a library.  Say your library "expends"  1 million a year, in wages, pensions, books, operational expenditures.  

Your city would owe a 30% tax on those library "expenditures". 

Did they ever mention a "Library expenditure  tax"?

Hell no. 

They also tax your city on their police and firemen "expenditures"   Suppose your city has 20 million in "wage and pension expenditures."  

 That means your city would owe a stunning 6 million in taxes. 

Yes, a tax on wage and pension EXPENDITURES.

But they sorta told you -- if you put this page together with that page, and this definition together with another in an entirely different chapter or document.   You then have to check the "tax base" documents.   President Bush Tax Panel, of course, had no trouble unravelling Fairtax BS, and exposed it, in polite terms.

But most Fairtax suckers -- on the best day they ever lived -- could even find the fine print itself.   So how would they know?

They would not know.  They could not know. 

We show you the tax revenue tables. All such "consumption expenditures"  are in the "tax base" .   Tax base means by definition -- what they tax.  So in the tax base are all those things.   Just cleverly stated. 


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! 


Same way with all city county and state expenditures for wages, pensions, capital expenditures.... they are in the tax base. 

If the State of Florida "expends"  2 billion dollars a year on prison and court systems,  that 2 billion is "in the tax base"  per their fine print.

Remember, by definition "in the tax base" means they tax it. Not sorta, not kinda.  That's what in the tax base MEANS.

So you have to know what these hustlers have in their tax base.  They do tell you, if you can find those documents, and the few words here and there, and  find the "calculations"  and footnotes.  These hustlers worked very hard spreading the fraud to bits and pieces.  Most Fairtax suckers couldn't decode their hustle if they tried -- but few tried.

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

The State of Florida would owe 30% tax on that 2 billion.  You can do the math, but that's 600 million dollar TAX.   
Clever, no?



All city governments are "taxable employers"  and a special kind of "person"  who must "remi"  30% tax on wage, pension, and capital expenditures.  If  Kansas City Missouri "expends" 34 million dollars in wage, pension, operational and capital expenditures -- Kansas City city council would owe of 9 million dollars to the federal government.

We show you the fine print.  The point is, this is how Fairtax taxes work on paper -- huge, preposterously huge, other taxes they never told suckers about, except in goofy fine print. 

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"

Tax wages - paid out by city county and states.
Tax pensions -- paid out by city county and states
Tax capital expenditures -- paid out by city county and states.
Tax operaational expendiures paid out. 

Didn't tell you? Well if you found all the fine print, they sorta did.

But they made it seem like a very simple personal retail sales tax.

And for everything else -- the biggest part of Fairtax -- they were sneaky as hell, disingenuous and fraudulent .  

 See -- you just need to get all their clever documents.  Read each one very very carefully, and ignore everything else they said -- like those lies about a "very very simple" retail sales tax.   You have to ignore their lies, which is hard to do, because 99% of the time they are telling you anything, they are being deceptive. 

They collect the Fairtax from all city county and states -- the city count and state have to "remit" or send it in.

For that, they get a fee of .025.   

So cities and states  send in over 400 billion, and for their trouble, here, they can keep a quarter of one percent. 

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. 

Still think Fairtax is a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax?




One week before Fairtax, we'd  have about 3 billion coming in for Social Security and Medicare -- then wham.

Not a penny.  Not a dime.  Nothing therefore to pay out the nearly 3 billion going ou.    Not a single Fairtax sucker even noticed.

Let me repeat that -- not a single Fairtax sucker even noticed.

Not Kendall. Not Hannity. Not Huckabee. Not Vice President Pence.  Not Neal Cavuto.   Not anyone that we know of.

No one noticed.

Are all Fairtax suckers stupid?  No.  It's just Fairtax made sure no one told them --  and Fairtax suckers only knew what guys like Boortz and others told them.  

There was no research, so no, the researchers did not notice.  The "research"  Fairtax put out is by their own public relation hustlers -- Beacon Hill.  And if you read their goofy documents (all of them) very very very very closely, you might notice they completely defund Social Security and Medicare.   But you might not notice. 


Like Boortz, Huckabee knowingly assured us that all retail prices will drop by average of 21 or 22 %.  Sounded very sophisticated!  

 Yes it's 23 or 30% retail sales tax (they parse words on which figure is right) But do not worry.   Prices fall that much anyway!

 Research proves that.   Trouble is -- the actual "research"  by their guy Dale Jorgenson said essentially the opposite.   Prices do NOT drop.   And Jorgeson as you will see, did no "research"  but just wrote some papers.   And he said prices do NOT drop, even in those papers. In fact, their own guy, Jorgeson was for Obama's tax plan, not this Fairtax hustle.   See belos.


Only "politicians" and "lobbyist"  and the IRS will be against Fairtax.  Boortz even warned -- watch out those IRS guys, those lobbyist will tell you all kinds of lies about this.  When I spoke to Fairtax supporters (very few remain supporters) they said I must be with the IRS,  and Boortz told them not to believe me. He told them I would make up lies about Fairtax.

Pretty clever, that Boortz. 



Funny stuff.

 Boortz, Huckabee said in a knowing tone,  that we all get a check to pay our taxes on "necessities".    They were a little vague on the amount, they had some clever equations.   But that will pay your taxes on basic necessities.   So Fairtax "completely untaxed the poor".  The poor will get a check, and so will the rich. Everyone gets a check every month.

Without the prebate, Boortz said, Fairtax would be a cruel plan, and could not work.  Only the prebate makes it work so well.

 The most important thing? No evil government looking down your nose.  Secondarily -- the economy booms -- US becomes "the economic powerhouse of the world".

Simple?  Here -- from their own documents. 

Fairtax hilarious math.   They had to be --  really -- laughing their asses off, when they wrote this.

 A Fairtax "equation".  Hilarious.

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

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

So they did tell you -- if you looked very hard, and were very smart, and noticed every word. Kotlikoff was probably laughing his ass off. 

They told you in a disingenuous way -- the narrative, the overall message, was quite the opposite.  



It could not be a goofy fraud -- because over 80 economist designed it!   Even liberals at Harvard helped design Fairtax.

22 million dollars of research!   Liberals were for it, conservatives, this was so simple!  Just a tax on personal retail consumption. 

Everyone gets a check -- yes, but not illegals, they don't get the check. Only citizens!   

Prices drop by the amount of the tax, or nearly so

Therefore "it's a wash"  said Neal Boortz,  the increase tax will not matter.  Prices fall by that much!

And your pay goes way up!

And it's all proven! 

Oh  -- wait a minute. Your 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.  

Boortz specifically and repeatedly claimed research proved prices drop dramatically.  He can't show such research,  partly because the guy he claims proved exactly that, said essentially the opposite.


Jorgenson explained this:  IF - remember-- IF everyone gave their employers all the money they used to pay in fed taxes (nothing like that appears in Fairtax)   then theoretically employers could use the money they were given in this way to lower prices.  No one said anywhere that employees have to give all the money they used to pay in taxes to the employer, did they?   And the employer is not required,  by Jorgenson theoretical answer, to lower prices.   They could -- yes, theoretically.

Only if those two things happen - those two absurdities, that all employees give money to the employer, and that employees then use that money to lower prices, yes.  That would theoretically allow prices to drop.

Gee-- Boortz "forgot" to mention that. 

Yet the way Boortz made it sound, lower prices were inevitable.  

The only thing inevitable is that all employees are NOT going to give their employer all the money they used to pay in taxes, especially since no one told them, no one asked them,  this was just how Jorgenson explained prices might drop -- if all employees gave their employer all the money they used to pay in taxes.

Remember this -- Boortz knew this.  Boortz actually knew how absurd this all is --but has his suckers convinced of this and other absurdities.

Even when offered 50,000 dollars for one page of the 22 million dollars in research about a very simple personal retail sales tax, Boortz could not show a page. Not of actual research.(see below my defintion of research, per this offer). 

See Boortz and others, by  putting some BS double talk in some official looking papers, which say the opposite of what they claim in their narrative, is not really research at all. And it certainly is not research  about a simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

So you need to understand  and read what these guys try to pass off as research.   Even if you are gullible enough to believe it's "research" --- and it is not research and does not fit the definition of research for my offer -- it certainly is not research about a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

And of course, Boortz knows that.  You will know it too, if you read the "research"  and comments by the supposed researcher  Dale Jorgenson.   Jorgenson actually gave a drastically different account of his "research".   

He did not research what Boortz claim he did, nor did he report what Boortz claimed.

Details matter.   First, Jorgenson did not even support Fairtax --and second,  Jorgenson said specifically that the only way prices drop, as Boortz claimed they would, would be if all employees simply donated -- gave -- the employer what they used to pay in federal taxes.

Yes, prices COULD drop-- theoretically, if (remember if) all employees would allow the employer to keep the money they used to pay in taxes.  


Boortz was so self confident -- and so brazen in his distortion, that even I believed him -- until I read the fine print and "research". 

Usually people will lie and distort in vague terms.   

Not Boortz -- he was very specific in his distortions.   He just listed them off as if all this was proven. 

Boortz is the guy specifically who insisted Everything will cost you nearly the same -- a 100 dollar jacket will still cost you 100 dollar at the cash register.   Maybe 101. 

As Boortz put it "it will be a wash".  The 100 dollar jacket will be 100 dollars, or every near it. 

An on.   As if it were all proven by 22 million dollars in independent research.  He can not show 1 page of that -- because it does not exist.

Who would be that specific in their lying?

Well -- Boortz and you will see. 


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

Hannity, Boortz and Huckabee selling Fairtax.

In front of a huge US flag, naturally.  

But Neal can't show 1 page of that 22 million in actual research, even when offered 50K to any charity for doing so.    No research about his "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax that replaces all other fed taxes.   None. I don't mean it's wrong, I mean there literally is no such research.  Boortz can't show what does not exist. No one can. 


It's voluntary because you decide if you want to pay taxes.   Don't want to pay fed taxes on a new house, new car?  No problem!!  Just buy used.   Very simple!!  


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

Those bad politicians are against it -- never mind that nearly 100 Republicans were for it!!   

The "evil politicians" in the GOP were actually for it -- then.  They sponsored it. They bragged about it. They ran for president on it.

Yet they could claim politicians were trying to fool you about tax code.  We do need a entirely new tax code -- but this Fairtax is not even a tax code, its a FUND RAISING SCHEME 

Some politicians found the fund raising scheme and used it for their own purposes.   Huckabee was not the only one.


Neal Cavuto and Sean Hannity were all for it.   John Cornyn of Texas as 100% for it.

Now -- he does not mention it.  Why? 

 CATO Institute spoke glowingly about it, and Grover Norquest,  a major figure in the conservative tax world, was all  for it.  Wow, and those guys would not lie!!  Surely -- they read the fine print!

These guys were experts!!  Of course they knew it very well, right?

Not so much.  

It's hard to understand that those in politics, like Huckabee, Pence, Cornyn and 100 others can be so shallow that they will push pure bullshit -- even frauds- - if it sounds good to stupid people. 

And if Fairtax does anything, it's to sound good to stupid people.

Huck, Pence, Cornyn didn't care if it was true, is my point.  None of the politicians were in on the original fraud -- whoever dreamed up  this fraud did not run for office on it, as far as I know.  It's hard to know who dreamed up the fraud, though we know Beacon Hill put out the "documents"  - I show you those.

You might think guys like Huckabee first do their "due diligence".   That they don't just hear some bullshit and believe it.  

You'd be wrong.  Our  Congress has long been -- especially the GOP and Tea Party folks -- shallow and stupid about facts, but very good at knowing which slogans to use. Fairtax was just one of those fraudulent slogans. 

Another "Man of God", Mike Pence.  He not only supported it, 
Mike sponsored Fairtax in  Congress.   A  man of God would never push a fraud.

And surely Mike would read the fine print, right? He was a man of God too!

But oddly, Pence won't even mention it now.  He was all for it, before. And now, not a word.

Same thing with others.  Not a word. It was "most important economic research" in history- -  and then nothing.


Fox news?  Hannity used to push it. He went to Fairtax rallies.  Probably paid to appear, Boortz certainly was. 

Huckabee -- ran for President on it -- not a word now.  Why not?  It was magic then?  What changed now? 

Neal Cavuto --not a word now. He pushed it then. Does not push it n ow. 

Grover Norquest --not a word now. He was a very early Fairtax pusher.  Weird. 

CATO institute -- not a word now.

Remember,  Fairtax "did more good by accident than any tax plan has done on purpose".

There has to be a reason they pushed it -- ran for POTUS on it, wrote books about it, gave speeches about it, and then -- crickets.  Hardly a word, unless asked.   They you get some bs.   They certainly are not pushing it, bragging about it, running for office on it now.   But they did then. 

Why? Why did it sound so good, then just peter out? 

Because it's a fraud, that's why.  And enough people learned about the fine print.




Those drug dealers will pay, those prostitutes. Finally, no more free ride for criminals!

Sounds reasonable right?   One tiny problem.  

 The math is off by trillions -- not billions, but trillions. 

If Fairtax only taxed retail sales  and the difference was retail purchases by "illegals"   that would only increase revenue by small amount.  To make revenue skyrocket to 3.5 trillion, "illegals"  would have to increase their retail spending by some  8000%.  

 See -- the increased revenue Fairtax counts on has nothing to do with illegals.   The increased revenue has to come from trillions of dollars of "other taxes"   Taxes on city county and state capital expenditures, taxes on wage, pension and operational expenditures is just one example   

Yet over and over Fairtax suckers claim the revenue from "illegals" will make all this work.  Utter nonsense.   Maybe we need to learn the "tax base" tricks -- we show you below.

Tax base = what they tax. 

Only a little more than 1/3 of Fairtax revenue would come from retail sales taxes

Fairtax hustlers "forgot" to let you know about the massive other taxes. 

  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with retail sales. And of course the hustlers knew that -- they had to put in the sneaky fine print to make it seem it was mathematically rational. 

No -- as you will see, it is mathematically absurd. Wacko.  

The Vice President of the United States,  Mike Pence, actually sponsored the Fairtax in Congress.  He was the SPONSOR.

Fairtax had over 100 Congressional sponsors -- not supporters, but  over 100 sponsors!    No tax bill in US history has had (as far as I know) over 100 sponsors.

Well what the hell happened?  They blamed Obama -- can't pass it now, Obama will just veto it. 

Now what?   Uh -- they have no answer.  Nonse.

So they sorta "forget" they ever had 100 sponsors. 

Forget they used to preach it like the gospel, from Huckabee, to Norquest to FOX NEWS, to Orin Hatch to most of the Southern Republicans absolutely nuts about it.

Now -- you don't even hear a peep.   Gee, I wonder why?

What could it be?  Oh yeah -- the fine print.

Here is what happened -- someone read the fine print.


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.

And this is in their fine print, we show you here.

From an official Fairtax document:


You can see it online yourself 

This is from that document - "A comparison of Fairtax Base and Rate" 

Is this lunacy or a fraud?  It has to be one or the other, it is certainly not rational research into a very very simple personal retail sales tax.   You have to wonder if they were laughing as the wrote this, or drunk, or in need of help. 


 Even when you read their official documents you may have no understanding what they are talking about.  Just remember this much -- tax base is by definition what they tax.   Of course they never explain anything clearly, but they do have the information there if you can decode the doublespeak.

30% tax on wage expenditures.

30% tax on pension expenditures.

30% tax on capital expenditures.

30% tax on operational expenditures. 

Per testimony to House Way and Means Committee.  No, not from Fairtax, they refused to show anything clear or honest. 

This was submitted by a Fairtax critic --and sworn to.  It would be perjury to submit sworn testimony that was a lie.  Fairtax never would correct this chart, or submit their own.

Remember that, though Fairtax has massive taxes on city county and states, Fairtax never ever ever let their suckers know such a thing. So they sure as hell did not make a chart like this.





This is why fine print is so important.

They told you -- a few words here, a few there.  They told you in a way to fool you, but they did tell you, sorta kinda.

Here they told you they assume city county and states will have to "raise their tax rates"  to pay these massive taxes on city county and states. 

They didn't even tell you anywhere in a clear way that they tax city count and states in a massive way.  But they did sneak in a few words about "we assume".

Clever, no?





Yet they claimed 80 economist designed it.  They did it, say Fairtax hustlers in typical bluster and deception "They designed it to save America".

As you will see below, no "economist" designed Fairtax, and there is no research about this "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 

David Kendall

Spoke publicly for Fairtax as one of their experts.

David did not read the fine print closely

David literally did not know what they taxed.

But he thought he knew. 


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

Still, David should be ashamed.  He failed a very basic premise- - in fact several. 

1)   If it's too good to be true, it's probably not true. 

2)  And -- check the fine print. 

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

Why not be upset at the fraud? 

We actually contacted 10 of the people Fairtax hustlers said "designed"  or "vetted"  Fairtax.  (Early on, Fairtax hustlers bluntly lied and  gave the impression these folks DESIGNED Fairtax by saying "Meet our economist"  right after claiming they had 80 economists)

None of those we contacted said they designed it at all.  In fact, some were embarrassed they ever said anything nice about it.  They had no clue about the details-- they had agreed, at some point, in some conference, to the idea of a national sales tax.   But they were not even showed the fine print.

Fairtax huslters, well aware they actually had no economist design it at all, claimed these folks designed it.

They did not know Fairtax taxed, for example, all government wage and capital expenditures. They had no idea most of Fairtax is not a sales tax at all, or that they have massive other taxes in the fine print.



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.

And then, when Kendall found out he was fooled, as far as I know, never corrected his mistakes, never went to the same people he misinformed at first, and set them straight. Probably too embarrassed.  Human nature. 

Specifically  David had no idea wage, pension, capital expenditures, operational expenditures are in the tax base. When we told him of these taxes he insisted we were wrong. So we showed him the fine print.

David just knew the slogans.  Yeah, big mistake.  He liked to CLAIM he read all their documents.  No, he did not.   If he read them he was stupid, given his level of education, he should have spotted the fraud.



As you will see, only about 300 words in Fairtax matter -- that means, tell you what they tax.  That's the issue here: what does Fairtax actually tax?

Fairtax books, speeches, videos, and even testimony gives the impression they tax personal retail sales.  

But the retail sales tax is only a small part of the taxes you would pay.  



It's like they tax moonbeams and baby farts for 2 trillion dollars, but only said they tax moonbeams and baby farts in a footnote and showed it on one tax revenue projection.


Their documents are sure as hell NOT research about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 


Or course they are not going to say "We tax moonbeams, we tax baby farts".   It's more clever...they say "our tax base consists of all personal and government consumption expenditures".  

 At no one place can you read Fairtax fine print and say "that's just nuts". In fact, if you  just skim it, and do not check the defintions, math and footnotes, you would be dumb as hell about what they tax.

Fairtax does not tell you what they tax. 
To be blunty, they lie about it. I show you. 






  Check out how Boortz  "tells you" about the taxes on all city county and states. 

 He claims "even the federal government will become a major tax payer" in one sentence toward the back of the book.  Not a bad start, right?  But then he does not mention or indicate in any way how many hundreds of billions city county states and federal government would have to pay.  

And of course, he often says "only people pay taxes".   That's why we can't tax corporations. But wait till you see how much "taxes" the government "pays".   Where will they get the money to pay those taxes?


 Boortz makes you think he is talking about "retail" purchase by the government.  As if the government bought a car, they too would pay a 30% sales tax,  

But it's drastically different, and drastically larger.


Governments are "special" kinds of persons. Fairtax has "natural persons"  and then "others".  Government is  a different type of person.

Governments must pay taxes on wage expenditures, pension expenditures, capital expenditures --  because all government consumption expenditures are in the tax base.

And tax base is what they tax.


Boortz was in Dallas hundreds of times since he pushed Fairtax.

 He was in Atlanta 10000 times. Never once did Boortz make it clear that Dallas would owe over 100 million dollars, and Atlanta would owe likewise.

Instead, Boortz would talk about a jacket. The jacket would cost  74 dollars.  With tax, 100 dollars.  But the jacket will drop in price because of the "research"  and be so much cheaper, it will still cost 74 dollars.  Absurd nonsense, of course, there is no such research as we show.  But that's  how Boortz played it.

Boortz never mentioned how Dallas would owe an absurd 100 million.  Do their police and fireman all take a cut in pay?

Do the judges, sewer workers, librarians tax a cut in pay? Somehow the city itself has to "remit"  a 30% tax on all those expenditures. Remember, wages, pensions, capital investments, operational expenditures are all in the "tax base".

Remember too the tax base MUST include all government expenditures for the math to seem to work.


Boortz hopes you just think that Dallas, the State of Florida, etc., would pay "retail" sales tax like anyone else. 

Well yes, sorta true.  But those retail sales tax revenue from that is a trifle.  Dallas Texas would owe maybe 2 million dollars per that retail sales tax. But because of the fine print in Fairtax, their tax would be over 100 million, assuming their total non-education expenditures are over 400 million.

2 million -- vs 100 million.  And Boortz knew that the entire time.  Remember that.   We know he knew the entire time by how carefully he parsed words.  He sold this to cheering crowds as a very very simple personal retail sales tax, and claimed there was 22 million dollars of research.

Utter nonsense.   But how else could he sell it? Would he say "Okay so Dallas has to pay 100 million, So what? And every cancer victim would personally be liable for massive personal taxes.  So what?  It's a great plan."

Boortz is no fool.  Why tell the truth about a fraud?  That's exactly the opposite mind set of people pushing frauds, of course.


Suppose your state has a court and prison system where the "expend" 4 billion dollars for wages, buildings, food, uniforms, heat, pensions, judges, juries, court houses, etc etc etc.

Your state would owe a 30% tax on that.

In advance.   And then Fairtax document cleverly said "we adopt" a prepay approach to such taxes.   Hilarious, right?  Prepay those massive taxes they hid in a few words.

They "adopt" that "approach".  

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

Did Boortz ever mention that in his two best selling books?  Massive tax rate increases?  No, he left that out. They would be massive tax rate increases because these are massive taxes -- 30% tax on all their expenditures.  That means roughly 30% tax rate increases. Yes, it does.  If they have to "remit" 30% tax on all their expenditures, where the hell do you think they get the money for those expenditures?  From taxes.

And if they now have to pay 30% tax all those very expenditures, and raise their tax rates accordingly, what the hell do you think that means?


 Boortz made sure he not only didn't tell you, and did not hint at it, Boortz went a step further. He acted as if it was just a retail sales tax,  and the government should pay too.  When Boortz wrote about these "taxes on government"  he made sure you thought he was talking about RETAIL taxes.  Over and over he uses this fraud.  The retail  taxes are but a tiny part of the taxes all government entities pay -- according to Fairtax clever fine print and tax revenue tables.

And Boortz was exceedingly aware of the fraud, he tip toed very carefully in these books.  

They project (assume, pretend) Chicago and all city county and states will pay massive -- almost a  trillion dollars --in taxes on all capital expenditures. All wage expenditures All retirement expenditures. All operational expenditures. 

We show you those -- they sure as hell never did. And they do not deny it -- it's in their fine print.  This is how their math adds up. 

They tax all government expenditures -- including operational expenditures, capital investment expenditures,  wage and pension expenditures.  Even government expenditures for Medicare, NASA, and Defense Department, are in the "tax base".


According to sworn testimony to House Ways Means Committee, this chart shows the massive taxes on city county and states.

Notice retail sales are only a part of Fairtax taxes.  


Fairtax was sponsored in Congress by now Vice President Pence. 

Pence -- nor anyone else - ever told crowds, ever even mentioned, that all cancer victims rich or poor, deadly sick or recovering,  would owe massive fed taxes on their consumption of goods and services.

The math in Fairtax depends on it.


Remember that - the math in Fairtax depends on it.

If Fairtax did not tax all health care, then mathematically, the 30% tax rate would go to something like 40%.

Even Fairtax suckers know a 40% sales tax is stupid as hell.

And if they exempted all city county and states from taxes on wage, pension, capital expenditures, and operational expenditures, that 40% would go to 60 or 70%.

Fairtax did "exempt"  education expenditures --they do so by "removing" those expenditures from the tax base.

 It all boils down to their "tax base".  

If it is in the tax base -- they tax it. 

Everything is in the tax base -- military spending, retail sales, medical consumption, city county and state wages and pensions, even NASA expenditures!  

You city "expenditures"  for cop wages and pensions are in the tax base.

Your county library expenditures, wages, pensions, books, lighting, insurance, whatever -- is in the tax base.

See how that works?  

But they told you in that sentence!!!  So did they lie?

Hell yes they lied. They put that sentence in a document they knew you would likely never even see. And even then, they wrote that in a way to fool you, not inform you.

We call that lies, by lying bastards.

You can call it a peanut.  Whatever, But that's what the bastards did. 


 I show you their tables - very slick, but it's there -- about NIPA issues.  They cleverly work their hustle even there, but the NIPA charts they provide show massive taxes on cancer victims, massive taxes on all city county and states, if you know how to read double speak.

Of course President Bush Tax Panel had no trouble finding the fine print, finding the tax revenue charts, finding the tax base documents.  I show you all that.  Bet you never saw or heard any of it before -- because Fairtax hustlers sure as hell did not want you to know.





City county and states COULD theoretically raise their taxes drastically to pay the Fairtax on them.   

But if you think Dallas Texas will just send in over 100 million dollars because of some clever tax charts or double speak or footnotes in a Fairtax hustler document, you need to get mental help.

Dallas nor any city will send in millions of dollars because these hustlers hid some bullshit in a footnote (I show you the footnote).

But theoretically they COULD send it in and just raise holy hell out of their own taxes.  And Fairtax fine print tells them to do just that.  See it your self.   



We adopt a prepay approach?   They "adopt" a  prepay approach - how damn sneaky is that? 

They are talking about "prepay" all government expenditures taxes. As you will see, in the tax base, and in the revenue projection charts, they have all government wages, benefits and pension expenditures. And all operational expenditures.

These are massive expenditures, and therefore 30% of that is also massive.

That's why this chart looks like it does....

 In a footnote, they "adopt" a pre pay approach for all cities, all counties, all states, to pay these massive taxes.

They told you -- did you read the footnote?

So did they lie?   Well, they only told you in a way you had no clue what the hell they were talking about. Prepay? Approach?

In a footnote. A footnote in a document you would never even see?

That's telling you ?

Boortz told us this was all "SIMPLE and TRANSPARENT".

And researched.  The research -- that's the amazing part- - what they call  research is where they put the hilarious bullshit. And no, that nonsense did not cost 22 million dollars. 

They clearly paid Kotlikoff  (see below, he is the guy who apparently put this goofy fine print fraud together, and called it "research" for them.)

Were they going to tell us about these 2 trillion in other taxes later?

When?  For 15  years, they have never told folks in any honest way.  Why not?

Because it's a fraud.  It's political theater.  And it always was. 




Remember -- remember this -their revenue projections, their "tax base"  is literally based on all people (natural persons they call them) and all city county states paying 30% on all consumption expenditures.  

Wages are such a "consumption expenditure"  So it's taxed.

All cancer care, all health care, is "consumption expenditure"  and it's taxed 30%.

There are no exceptions because if they allow health care to be exempt, the rate needs to jump from 30 to 45% or so.

If city county and states are exempt, that 45% would need to jump to 65 or so -- and this was all revealed by President Bush Tax Advisory Panel.  They exposed this goofy fraud (in polite terms) over 12 years ago.


Why is Pence not pushing the legislation he sponsored. He did not just support it. He sponsored it. He sold it. He pushed it, at least in public.   It helped him get elected.  Huckabee and he BOTH pushed Fairtax in Indiana.  

Why on earth would Pence not push it now?  Why have so many who were so eager for it, back off pushing it?

This is why - the information right here -- this is why they have backed off.


300 words that matter....

 There are only about 300 words in Fairtax that matter -- and they are hidden, a few words here, a few there. Out of two million words, only 300 matter.


Boortz wrote the Fairtax Book, which created a sensation.  Not just one -- but two!  In the second, he claimed to show arguements against Fairtax, then show how they were wrong.

But Boortz never showed real arguments against fairtax, he made up his own .  He made damn sure not to write about what Fairtax actually said in the fine print.

He made damn sure not to mention the massive taxes on all city county and states, and how those city county and states would have to drastically raise taxes -- and how that too in is the fine print!

Bottom line, Neal made damn sure you had no clue what they actually tax,  and now clue people had exposed the fraud,on exactly the same line of facts we show you.

It's simply not possible to understand what Faritax taxes from Neal's book.  It was not just incomplete, it was a deliberate distortion.  

That was no accident.  A man who writes 2 books, gives thousands of talks (radio shows) about Fairtax, goes around the country selling it, but does not tell them in a candid way what it taxes,  is either a liar or a fool. 

He is no fool.   Boortz did and does very well with this type of hate mongering, fear mongering, and BS, for whatever purpose he has in mind. He is not always wrong, or always hateful, of course.

Just when he needs to be, maybe. 


Don't worry, you who can  not read fine print.  

I can, and I show you those 300 words.  President Bush Tax Advisory panel found those 300 words and wrote a report to the President and to the public about what a damn fraud Fairtax was, only they were polite and academic about it.

SO yes, real experts -- experts who can read -- read all of Fairtax documents.  Nothing prevented you from doing that.  I read it all and the Tax Panel read it all.  Don't blame me that you did not.

 Out of about 2 million words in their research and HR25, only 300 words are about what they actually tax.   The rest is "window dressing".



Maybe if we pass this goofy fraud people will then actually read the fine print and think for themselves, instead of believing the slogans by hustlers.  

If that's what we must do, let's do that!




A retail sales tax on personal consumption?  

All researched?   Very simple.  

You pay it at the cash register.  You see it right there, no loopholes, no tricks. Just a very very simple retail sales tax. 

All prices fall  anyway, so that 30% tax "won't matter"  said Boortz. 

 Your take home pay goes up big time ---50% average increase in tax home pay (said Boortz in the Fairtax Book).

The only problem, Boortz claimed with a straight face, "will be where to put the money."    The US will be "the economic powerhouse of the world".   This will fix more things "by accident" than anything else ever tried, on purpose.


I had a hard time realizing Fairtax was a goofy ass fraud, until I checked with their "researchers"

They list --boldly -- 82 economist who they said designed Fairtax. WOW.  Listed their names!!!  They couldn't be lying. These economist would know.

Actually, in typical Fairtax fraud fashion, they had no actual research or researchers. 

The people I contacted -- did no research at all.  Fairtax presented them as those who "designed"  Fairtax.  Some supported the idea of a consumption tax, but none of them (remember this) none of them knew what was in Fairtax fine print- save one, see below.

But they presented them as the economist who designed it!  

Later they tweaked that distortion, and claimed they were "associated" with Fairtax.   But  you can still find thousands of instances where they claimed those were the researchers.




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 he would say things like "we assume"  which is a lot like saying "WE PRETEND"   They assumed all city county and states will send in massive amounts of money - in advance.  They assumed that all city county and states would raise their tax rates.  They assumed, without expressly using the words "we assume" , that all cancer victims, even the poorest of the poor, would actually pay these hidden goofy and impossible taxes.

They showed the tax revenue charts.

They told us they use NIPA defined consumption expenditures.

They said "with exception".    But they did all that in very clever ways in documents no one was likely to read, and no one was likely to realize they were misleading, on purpose, rather than telling anything candid.

Kotlikoff's  name and company name is listed by Fairtax if they do "research" on "Fairtax".    In a rational definition of research, however, Kotlikoff did no such thing. Lucky for Laurence, you can, because he did, call something research when it's more like deliberately lying or obfuscating.  No crime in lying for political theater -- or money.   He had every legal right to distort, and was paid to do so.  

When you help further a political fraud,  deliberately misleading folks, that is not research.  It's not a crime either. 

I show you what Laurence Kotlikoff did, in detail below.  He did it with words.  Very clever words, by a very clever man.

 You decide if he lied, or just used deceptive fine print to fool stupid people.  Either way, he got paid for it. And either way, Fairtax is a goofy hustle by hustlers, not an actual rational tax plan with 22 million dollars of research.  Not even 22 cents of research about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed tax revenue. 

It's hard to tell if Kotlikoff wanted to help the country or cash in like so many have on lying to the public and calling it politics.   We now know a lot of people got rich running for POTUS.

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

It could not be bullshit or a fraud, right??  There was 22 million dollars of research. "The most researched plan in American history".  Even Harvard researchers were for it!

Eighty economist developed the plan - including Harvard professors -- to "Save America".  No way, with all the research, with all those reseachers, this could be a fraud.

Fairtax might be over stated, or even wrong - but NO WAY could it be a deliberate goofy fraud, used to raise money from stupid people.  No way.

UH, that's what Fairtax actually is.

A fund raising scam.  Political theater. Yes we can have a national sales tax, but to do all Fairtax claims they will do with this "simple retail sales tax" -- the tax rate would need to be up to 89%, even higher that that if state and local governments  also use this fraud -- I mean tax plan.  

Bruce Bartlett pointed out if city and states and Federal government used a sales tax only -- on retail sales -- the tax rate would need to be over 100%.    But Bartlett didn't use fine print tricks and try to fool you.

Fairtax hustlers did. 

Turns out, (and we offer 50,000 dollars to anyone who can show that legitimate research, see details below) .  They did not have any research.(see below what they do have).  


No research about this very simple personal retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other federal funding..  No 22 million spent on it.    No 22 thousand. Not 22 cents. 



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 they have it looking official.

The reason they have no research --  clever bullshit that is the opposite of what your narrative is, and hiding massive goofy other taxes, is not research.

It's a fraud. 

And no, they didn't even spend 22 million on that.  They didn't spend 22 million on anything, and certainly not on research about a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.


When  your slogans are the exact opposite of the fine print

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




That's how they described it, it's voluntary.

You chose what fed taxes you pay, they claim.   That's utter nonsense, because most of Fairtax taxes have nothing to do with retail sales tax.

Remember the retail sales tax is only a small part of their tax hustle. They have massive other taxes you pay on top of, in addition to, the retail sales tax.



When Boortz told suckers they can just buy used things -- used houses, used cars- - the poor suckers had no clue they were being played.  Sounded great.  Most people buy used houses, anyway, Boortz said. Only those buying NEW houses will have to pay 30% sales tax, and they decide that.

Prices will fall by the same amount anyway, Boortz said, so even that is not important.

A few facts -- no prices do not drop, at all. In fact just the opposite. And Boortz has never shown 1 page of that 22 million dollars in research he claimed proved Fairtax would lower prices. 





As Boortz suckers sat there smiling and nodding their head at how smart Boortz was -- they had no damn clue. 

1) There is no used cancer surgery.  All cancer surgery consumption is taxed.

2)There is no used rent or insurance premiums

All rent, all gas, all insurance premiums are taxed

3) There are no used wages.

All wage expenditures paid out by city county and states, are taxed.

There is no used capital expenditures.  When a city or state building, for example, a court house, they owe 30% tax on that. Even if they heat, cool, or otherwise maintain or use that court house, any expenditure (including wages) are part of the "government consumption expenditures"   that they told you (cleverly) was in the tax base.



Everyone gets a check FROM the government to pay the taxes on "necessities".   They make it seem like whatever you actually must pay taxes on, you get a check for that.

Nonsense. It's all a goofy fraud so they wont be sending out any prebates. But the prebate is 200 a month or so.

City county and states do not get a prebate, but pay massive taxes.

And just one cancer victim could owe 50,000 dollars just as a tax on her consumption of goods and services.  If her child also had medical problems, she could owe  far more than her own income as taxes.  Yes, that is absurd.  


Fairtax hustlers do not expect cancer victims to pay a dime.

They do not expect a person on chemo -- rich or poor -- to pay anything.

Just like they do not expect all city county and states to send in massive taxes on wages, pensions and operational expenditures, capital expenditures.

Have you ever heard Bootz even mention "NIPA"?

Have any idea how that relates to Fairtax?

Remember Fairtax has little to do with the retail sales tax.  But it has a LOT to do - over 2Trillion dollars of "to do"  in other taxes.

Worse -- if possible -- those 2Trillion in other taxes are impossible -- which is exactly why they hid them in the first place.



They did not put Fairtax hustle  together so it would pass. They are not stupid. it sounds good, their slogans fool people.  That's all they care about.  They also raise money from folks on it.

These other taxes are only in the fine print and in the tax revenue tables. They did everything they could so you would NOT know what they actually tax. 


Transparent -- no  hidden anything they claimed.  As you can see now, perhaps, everything they claimed, every slogan, was not true, and they knew it was not true. 

Voluntary -- you only pay the taxes you want to pay, based on what you buy that is new. New services, new products are the only thing taxes.


22 million dollars of research.   Non-partisan, 80 economist designed it "to save America".   The most researched "economic plan"  in  history. 

Wow.   All that research.    Must be really great, with all that research.

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

When you see their own documents -- you tell me.

Are those documents about a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax that replaces all other fed taxes?

In those sneaky documents are trillions of dollars of OTHER taxes.  Goofy as hell other taxes. Taxes on all city county and states, taxes on the poor, impossible taxes. 

The retail sales tax is not impossible.  But nearly everything else is.

And remember -- most of Fairtax taxes are those other taxes.

Only a part --a small part -- of Fairtax is that retail sales tax.

So no, they actually have no research, none, about a very very simple 23% personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 

So if they have NO such research, they sure as hell can not have 22 million dollars of it. 

They don't have 22 million dollars worth of such research, nor 22 cents worth of research. They have no research about what they claim Fairtax is. 



I'm not polite.   You can find the fraud yourself -- just get all the fine print (as I did, as President Bush Tax Panel) and read it very very carefully.

You can find it yourself  but this might save you some time....and the basic trick they use is this:  in fine print they inserted over 2 Trillion dollars of other taxes on things that have nothing to do with retail sales.   But they tell you it's a "very very simple"  personal retail tax.  Oh hell no, it's not. 

Too bad, not one slogan about Fairtax from Fairtax is true.

There is no research.

It's not a simple retail sales tax.

You don't see your fed taxes on your receipts.

They do not completely exempt the poor.

They do not close any loopholes (because it's not  tax code at all)

They do not fund Social Security and Medicare.

They will not give anyone a prebate. 

They do not have a calculator that "Dares to Compare". 

And on, and on, and on. 

All great slogans, and all lies.



Fairtax  never tell their suckers what they actually tax.  

Oh yes, you THINK you know what they tax.   They tell you retail sales,  or "personal consumption"  and claim all kinds of nice sounding things.

But look closely. Real real close. See their document about "tax base".  See their definitions.  They actually tax what they  call "NIPA consumption expenditures"

"NIPA consumption expenditures".  All personal and all governmental consumption expenditures are in the tax base. Tax base by definition is what they tax. 

Did Boortz ever mention NIPA consumption expenditures?   Ever explain at all what the hell that means?

That means the city of Dallas, which has over 400 million dollars in "consumption expenditures"  per NIPA criteria, would owe over 100 million in federal taxes.

That's what it means.  And Boortz always knew that is what it meant. 

That is how their charts "work". Clever charts. See below. Clever to to point of being fraudulent? Yes, clever to the point of being fraudulent, because the impression they give suckers is quite the opposite. 

Consumption expenditures is a goofy ass term, and the way they use it, it means they even tax all military research, military spending, NASA, etc etc. 

 How the hell is taxing NASA  for research expenditures a retail sale? Send a man to the moon, again? NASA would expend about 5 billion,let's assume.  That's in the "tax base". 

That's part of the charts -- governmental expenditures.  

NASA would owe taxes!!    But so would Boston, Keokuk Iowa, Soux City Iowa, Steamboat Springs, Santa Rosa California. Even small cities like Quincy Illinois would owe over 12 million.

Are those retail sales?  When Quincy operates a library, or sewer system, is that a retail sale?

When Quincy pays a cop, or pays a fireman, or pays into retirement fund, is that a retail sale?

Of course, it's not.But that's in the clever double talk, and that what their math is based on. Based on all cities, all counties, all states paying in.


And they even have the federal government paying huge taxes. Let me repeat that, they COUNT as revenue taxes they impose on the federal government.

Do you see how ludicrous their fraud is? Sounded good though. 

If your state has 20 billion dollars of expenditures for highways, court systems,  libraries, environmental protections,  prisons, etc,  your state would owe 6 billion in taxes on that.   We show you -- it's cleverly in the "tax base" documents.  Tax base = what they tax.
Does that sound like a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax?






And no, they did no research on this. 

When you understand these folks actually, literally, sell as "research"  the goofy absurdities they hid in the fine print.

Their "research"  is the fraud.  They have the audacity to tell suckers they have 22 million in research by 80 economist?  That lie by itself is grounds to sue them if you ever gave them any money.

Research is not hiding goofy double speak absurdities in a string of equations or definitions.  If you study those equations and defintions, it's clear they had to be laughing their asses off when the made them up. 

Sticking a few impossible goofy other taxes in the fine print is not research. It's a fraud, a deception.  And yes, they know it.  They wrote those absurdities, then tried to raise money on it.

This was all grifting -- all hustle,all BS -- from day one, sentence one,  page one.  A retail sales tax would need to be 89% or so -- not 23% or 30% to do all they claim their tax will do. And they always, always, knew that. 


This is the tricky bastards getting all wages, pensions and other expenditures into their tax base.  They make it sound like a trivial detail.  They use their "definition" trick for this one.

 This is where they tell you in a clever deceptive way about their "tax base"   Tax base by definition is what they tax. 

 There is  no research  -- and for five years now, I have offered 50,000 dollars cash to the first person who can show me one page of that 22 million dollars of research into this "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax to replace all other federal taxes. 

I offered this 50K to Neal Boortz, author of Fairtax Book, that he can donate to any charity.    It's when I found out these guys literally had NO research that I knew it was a goofy ass fraud.

According to Bruce Bartlett, President Reagan's economic advisor, it's actually a Scientology fundraising scam.  They tried to hire him to help sell the hustle.   See below. 


 Fairtax is political theater.  

Fairtax can sound so great because it's political theater used by hustlers to raise money from stupid people. Some politicians use it because it sounds great. But they too know (or most of them know) it's a goofy ass fraud. It sounds good though.  

It's as sneaky and clever a way possible to tell you that all cancer victims, even the poorest of the poor, would be personally liable for massive taxes on any benefits, like cancer surgery, they get.

All consumption is taxed, without exception.  NOT because they expect or even want to tax all or any cancer victim.  They had to throw all "consumption expenditures" (except education) into the "tax base".

Remember, it's the tax base documents were the tricky hustlers pull their most clever tricks -- and the definition sections.

No matter how clever they told you that city county and states would owe 30% tax on all expenditures, they did not dare tell you how MUCH  your city county and state are supposed to raise their tax rates, but we can tell you.  

About 20% increase in city, county state AND federal taxes.   All government entities, except education, are taxed 30% on all wage, pension and capital investment expenditures. Virtually any "expenditure"  not just retail purchases, are taxed, because all those "expenditures" are in the tax base.

Clever no? 

All operational expenditures -- taxed 30%. But you could not know that unless you decoded the bullshit. 

At least states cities and counties could   raise their tax rates. But how would cancer victims all pay this?

How would the parents of a child in a horrible accident pay the huge taxes on their consumption of goods and services?  OF course Fairtax has no intention to tax any parents, any cancer victims.  But to make their math seem to work on paper, this is what the had to do. So they did ti. 

There is no doubt in mind mind, these guys were laughing when they wrote this. But it's there.    Not in their books, no. Not in their speeches, no. Not in their videos, no.

But in the clever fine print, yes, it's there is a deliberately fraudulent way -- a way to fool you, not inform you. 


So they did tell you -- if you looked very hard, and were very smart, and noticed every word. Kotlikoff was probably laughing his ass off.  This is one of Kotlikoff's jokes.  Does that look like it's "transparent".?    If you were very good at math and double speak, you could decode this.

 It says we  have massive taxes on all city county and states, and on the federal government, but we don't dare tell you. We do it this way to fool you -- we have massive taxes on the poor, impossible goofy massive taxes even on cancer victims, and even on Medicare and Medicaid patients. But we don't want to make that clear. 

They told you it was "very very simple" and transparent. Does that look transparent to you? 

There are no exceptions because if there were exceptions, the tax rate, as you will see, quickly goes to 89% sales tax.  

Only by goofy ass double speak and fine print tricks (I show you, don't worry)  can Fairtax hustlers claim 23 or 30% sales tax.

Yes, they knew you thought that meant retail sales tax "without exception". Oh no, oh hell no. Not even close.   That's what they wanted you to think, so they told you hundreds of times -- simple retail sales tax, pay at the cash register, etc etc.

As you will see, Fairtax has massive taxes on city county and states -- 30% tax on all wage expenditures, all capital expenditures, even on all operational expenditures.

At least city county and states could, like Fairtax says they assume will happen, raise tax rates (by about 20-25%  across the board) .  So it's not quite insane to claim city county and states will pay this.  It's fraudulent, but not insane.

Yet the massive taxes on the poor ARE "insane" because millions of people making less than 20K a  year would owe 50 or 100K a year in taxes!!   

But Fairtax didn't include that because they are insane, they included that because they needed to make their math add up.



As we show you, Fairtax tax revenue tables do not bother with listing retail sales, or retail purchases.  Clevery, the fine print and tax revenue tables give you the impression they tax only retail sales.  But that is only a tiny part of what they tax.

Fairtax big "secret" -- without the massive impossible other taxes  Fairtax would need to be 89%.  
 Fairtax had to decide -- do we show suckers an 89% tax?  Or do we play fine print tricks?

 They went with fine print tricks.  

Do Fairtax hustlers actually believe cancer victims can or should or will pay huge taxes?

No, of course not.  

But that is the only way their math works.  If they "exempted"  cancer care, or health care, that 30% goes to 40%.

  And if they exempted city county and states from taxes on the capital expenditures, wages, pensions, operational expenditures, that makes the tax rate go over 80%.

So they stuck with fine print tricks, and hope Fairtax suckers just believed the hired hustlers like Boortz. Yes, Boortz got paid to push this.    

But it sounded great, and people bought into it.

For example, if your city "expends"  20 million dollars on police fire and sewer services (wages, pensions, benefits, operational costs, etc)  your city would owe 6 million, or 30% of 20 million.

No exceptions.    

Why?  Why put all those "expenditures"  in the tax base?

  Fairtax had to get their "tax base"  up so high that the 30% would seem to work on paper.

It can only look like 30% would work (or 23) if they can add massive other things -- like all city county and state expenditures, other than education expenditures.  They do not tax education expenditures.

I would love to see Fairtax to pass so suckers would  ask Boortz, and Huckabee, and Pence why the hell they never mentioned the huge other taxes.

Here it is -- he said this is the legal basis for their over 1 Trillion dollars in other taxes -- not just retail sales taxes.  And this is the legal basis for much of that. 


So it's there -- according to James Bennett, the official #2 man at Fairtax, showed me proudly where those massive other taxes were. 

 Remember, their own #2 man, Bennett, personally showed me where the fine print was, that he boasted allowed Fairtax to have these massive other taxes. 

  Goofy as goofy gets.   See below for more about Bennett -- the #2 guy and Fairtax, and how proud that fool was of the absurdity of the fine print tricks in Fairtax.

 Bennett insisted that the definition of a person -- a definition in a long long list of goofy things -- was the legal basis for two trillion dollars of other taxes.

Not only the "legal basis"   according to their own attorney (Bennett is an attorney)  but the only hint, the only mention. There is no single place anywhere that makes this clear.   You can not make head or tail of Fairtax unless you decode their crap, and even then,  to get the "legal basis"  -- you'd have to talk to Bennett, like I did. 

Yet Bennett says  he had "no plans" to explain it further to city county and states!!

You would need to also know the tax revenue projections and fine print tricks, the "assumptions" and clever double talk in their "research". 

Let that sink in.


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.  

  I contacted about a dozen of those named as "researchers"  -- the ones that supposedly "designed"  Fairtax. 

  None of them -- none of them -- even knew what Fairtax actually taxed, and none of them (remember this) did any thing like "design"  Fairtax.

The only exception was a guy I contacted who worked for Fairtax -- he did their public relations, Laurence Kotlikoff.

Kotlikoff  knew exactly what Fairtax taxed, as you will see below.  And he seemed pissed as hell that I knew what he wrote about it.  He refused to explain why he had all these other taxes -- over 2 trillion of other taxes -- in the fine print tricks as I called them.   

Kotlikoff, as his friend Bruce Bartlett told me, "made a lot of money"  from writing public relations nonsense for Fairtax.  Kotlikoff did no "research"  -we show you his clever double talk and goofy massive other 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. 






 Fairtax simply HAD to include massive other taxes in the fine print.  The "retail" tax they told us about would need to be 89% if they only taxed retail sales. 

But the words they did use are exactly as goofy as if they did tax moonbeams and baby farts for 2 trillion dollars. Words like "we assume city county and states will raise their tax rates sufficiently."

 But they did sorta kinda tell you.  "Without exception"  was one place they told you.   Of course you think, oh, they tax all retail sales without exception.

So if your city builds, say, a new library for 20 million dollars -- guess what?   Your city would owe 6 million, yes SIX million, as a tax. In advance. IN ADVANCE.  Let me repeat that -- in advance.

The library still cost 20 million.  But your city is supposed to "remit" a 30% tax in advance.   

That's just on the library. Your city would still owe 30% tax on wage expenditures  for that library. Do you have lights on at the library?  Use heat? Anything at all? All expenditures are taxed.

That is in the fine print and math, but in a way you do not know what they hell they are talking about.  All expenditures are  in the tax base, except for education. 

for all police, all fireman, all the library staff -- everyone.  Even the utility bills your city "expends" to keep things going in the library and police department -- taxed 30%.

Not just retail sales.  All consumption (including wage, pension, capital, operational expenditures) is taxed, without exception.

Kotlikoff did no research because writing goofy ass double talk in the fine print to fool suckers is quite the opposite of research.

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. 

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

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

Yes, they did. 

Not everyone pushing Fairtax fraud is a lying bastard.

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

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


I WAS FOOLED TOO. I loved Fairtax until I read the fine print  closely  If you need more information or have questions, use comment section below.


Fairtax has great slogans -- simple, fair, transparent and researched.

None of that, not one word is true.  They have no research (in fact, I offer, and have for years, 50K to the first person who can show me one page of their 22 million dollars of research, see below for details.).

Yes their slogans sound great, but the all important fine print ( a few words here, a few words there)  make fairtax a drastically different, and goofy hustle.  Not a retail sales tax to replace anything.   They actually have five layers of taxes -- four of which are impossible.

Retail sales tax was just one "layer" of taxation in the fine print. 

So Fairtax is an impossible bit of political theater.

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

The problem is MATH.   A retail sales tax would only bring in 1.4 trillion dollars. 

Fairtax lying bastards claim they will bring in 3.5 Trillion.  

They sure as hell can not bring in 3.5 Trillion, unless they charge 85 or 90% retail sales tax, because retail sales is roughly 4 trillion dollars.  And of course, Fairtax lying bastards knew that the entire time.   So they do not just tax retail sales.  

Fairtax taxes much -- much -- more than retail sales.   And the lying bastards  who put this fraud together not only knew that, they made damn sure you did NOT know what they actually taxed.   They made suckers believe (by lying to them) that Fairtax was a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax. Oh hell no, those lying bastards knew they were lying the entire time. 


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, Scientologist did create Fairtax as a fund raising scam.

Fairtax sounded so great that other hustlers used it.  Some knew it was a fraud (like Boortz) others apparently didn't know or care. 

We should pass Fairtax fraud. Seriously. I would love that. 

We could laugh or ass off for 100 years, and maybe as a nation, we won't be so easily fooled by lying bastards with great sounding slogans....



Are they joking? No, they are a goofy-ass fraud. 

Fairtax claimed to be "transparent".   But the biggest part of Fairtax is nearly entirely unknown: the massive taxes on city county and states.

If it were transparent,  would at least a few cities know about it?  All 20,000 or so US cities would owe massive taxes, much of it in advance.  That's right, in advance.

All 5,000 or so US counties would owe massive taxes, all 50 states.  Even the federal government would owe massive taxes (no, we are not kidding - their math is based on these goofy things).  

Wage expenditures- - taxed 30%
Benefit expenditures - 
taxed 30%
Pension expenditures - 
taxed 30%
Operational expenditures - 
taxed 30%
Capital expenditures --
taxed 30%
Education expenditures -- not taxed. 

Fairtax taxes all city county and states on their wage, pension and capital investments (see below).   

So Quincy Illinois "expends" 30 million dollars a year on non-educational spending, Quincy would owe between 7 and 9 million dollars.
Boortz and others never told you this. Quincy city officials have no clue -- none. There is not one city official in the USA that we know of, that knows about this.  Yet it's the biggest source of revenue, the massive other taxes (not retail sales taxes) are the biggest source of revenue in Fairtax.



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.



They only exempt education expenditures. 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

So why include those impossible taxes?  

Were they stupid? 

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

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

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

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

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

There is no substitute for the fine print.



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

Great idea- - look at the fine print!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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



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

A footnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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.

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

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

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

I believed it.  

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

Not even close. 


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

 Those are the other taxes -- massive other federal taxes you have to pay, on top of, in addition to the retail sales tax.  This is a chart submitted to House Ways Means Committee in sworn testimony, under penalty of perjury.

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

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

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

They did this fraud using about 300 words, a few here, a few there. A footnote in this document, a tax revenue table in that document.

A 23 or 30% sales tax on retail consumption would only collect 1.4 trillion.   Fairtax claims to collect 3.5 Trillion.



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

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

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

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

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

Nor will any other city, county or state.

And get this -- Fairtax lying bastards knew that.   



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

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

They do not  have 22 dollars of research, much less 22 million.   Why not show a page of it, if they have it?

  The fine print shows the fraud, if you can find all of the fine print, and read it very, very, very closely. 

Fairtax  had a "calculator" fraud, too.

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

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

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

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

One problem

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

12 billion dollar tax on your state?  Dont worry.

Prices will fall that much -- research proves it!  

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

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

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


We want to be honest about this, said Neal Boortz.

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

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







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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Without exception." 

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is that what you get? 

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

Fairtax hulsters laugh their asses off?

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

This is some hilarious shit, here.

I had a PhD who supported Fairtax (David Kendall) tell me Fairtax was extremely thorough in it's "research".  He read it all, he said. And it makes perfect sense.

Yet Kendall could not have read it at all -- or he would know about the massive other taxes. He had no clue.  I told him about the massive taxes on city county and states for wage, pension and capital expenditures, and he couldn't believe it.  No, he said, they just tax personal consumption.

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

Check out "GSft" 

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

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

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

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

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough".  But even their own David Kendall had no clue what Fairtax taxed, other than retail sales. 

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




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

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

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


A very simple personal retail sales tax.

Paid "at the cash register". 

Certain wages -- clever right?  Certain wages are taxed.   

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

Remember that, even the military pay, military spending, military research -- all that -- is in the tax base.  That's by definition, therefore, taxed.  That is how the arrive at their tax rate.  



Read the fine print.


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

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

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

Fairtax tax base is where the fraud is. 

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

Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   

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

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


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

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


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

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



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


  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  





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


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

  Strange how they started to mention Fairtax less and less?




 They had 80 top economists, right?  

22 million dollars of research, right?

Nonsense.   Dale Jorgenson of Harvard, for example, did not even support Fairtax and refuted the claims of Neal Boortz not long after Boortz put out his amazing, and amazingly deceptive, Fairtax Book.   Boortz is an extremely clever liar, but lie he did, he crossed over into lying a number of times. And one of those times was when telling folks about the "research" that proves all prices will drop under Fairtax.

No, there is no such research. And Boortz always knew that. 

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

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

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

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

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

Think about that for a minute.  There is nothing in HR25 that says employers can or will or might get all the money their employees used to pay in fed taxes.  

But that is what has to happen for prices to go down like Boortz claimed. All workers (for this to work mathmatically) would have to voluntarily (because there is nothing about it in Fairtax) let their employer keep all the money they once paid in fed taxes.

Then those employers would have to voluntarily use that money given to them to lower prices.

Think about that. How goofy that is.  That is how prices could theoretically fall - like Boortz claimed they will.  All employees would have to give their employer all the money they used to be taxed.

Without being told.

Without this being a requirement.

Without any mention by HR25.

Without any mention by Fairtax hustlers.

And then with that money, money given to them by all their employees, companies would not have to lower prices.  But that they can theoretically do if they want.

That's the kind of bullshit Boortz pulled on his suckers. 

Government "investment" includes wages pensions capital expenditures.


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

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





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

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

Fair Tax "calculator" is hilarious.

Wont ALLOW you to put anything that matters.

Then shows you huge saving! 


The Fairtax  "calculator".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

All expenditures  by your city - taxed 23%.

All expenditures by your state - taxed 23%

All expenditures by our county - taxed 23%.


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


Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.




10 YEARS AGO.... 

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

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

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

He is an attorney.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But they never make it clear. 

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

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




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

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

 Full details on the offer is below. 

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




Show us that one, please!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Yes, it's that goofy.

What research Boortz?

Highest sales tax won't matter!

 "A  WASH"    All prices drop, per research.

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

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

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

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





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

Did they finally read the fine print?  Maybe. 

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

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

Who paid them?   We don't know!   

Scientology & Fairtax


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

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

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

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

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


Former Scientologist.  Full time grifter?

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

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

So -- if Fairtax somehow passed, and they only taxed retail sales, the tax rate would be wacko high. 

 No -- Fairtax does not intend to pass their own fraud.  It was always political theater, not a tax code. 


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

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

Are Hayes and others actually trying to pass Fairtax?

No. Not at all, apparently.   It's a golden goose, if he is able to raise money on it.

Why pass it? That's the last thing he wants.  That would kill the golden goose.


OVER 100%

Did Fairtax hustlers KNOW this?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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



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

Who would do that, and why? Suckers?  Did they raise money from suckers for all this?  To get more suckers?  We don't know.  Boortz could tell us who paid him, but he is still telling folks he did not get paid.

Yes, he did. 

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



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

Did Kotlikoff actually lie for Fairtax?   

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

Pretty clever. As Kotlikoff well knew "sales" was a tiny part of tit.  He sure as hell was not going to make that clear. He had to know and agree -- if not write --the titles to his own articles. He made it seem, as much as he could, that they just taxed "sales".

He got paid for the clever double speak, too. 


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

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


FINE PRINT on Details of offer-- 

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

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

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

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

See how fine print tricks matter?

I knew that you could!