Monday, April 22, 2013

HOW A SCIENTOLOGY FUND RAISING FRAUD FOOLED MIKE PENCE

AND FOOLED ME

UNTIL I READ THE FINE PRINT 


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How something that sounds so good 
 be a fundraising fraud?





HUCKABEE  ran for POTUS based largely on Fairtax.

FOX NEWS anchors were paid to appear for Fairtax.


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I loved Fairtax because for 45 years now, I hated our tax code.  The tax code is as bad as everyone says it is, and can not be fixed.

It must be thrown out entirely.

So I believed Fairtax was actually an effort to get a new tax code.

Turns out, sadly,  Fairtax is actually a fund raising scam (see below).  It is not even a tax code.

The hustlers who came up with Fairtax were trying to put money in their pockets, and was exposed over 12 years ago as a Scientology fund raising scam.

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FINE PRINT MATTERS -- WHO KNEW???



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THE TAX BASE TRICK --  STARTS RIGHT HERE.....


Tax base? 

Tax base = what they tax.  To understand these hustlers, you need to understand their tax base.

In the "tax base" are massive taxes (impossible taxes) on the poor, like cancer tax on even impoverished cancer patients. Yes, all cancer victims, even those who do not actually pay the bill, are taxed. 


 Fairtax clever math is based on "consumption".  Not sales -- very slick, audacious.

You may easily miss it.  You think, because of their books, videos and speeches, they only tax sales.   No way, right, that a woman with stage 4 breast cancer, who "consumes" surgery and chemo as a Medicaid patient, would owe 20 or 30 thousand dollars in fed taxes, because she " consumed" goods and services.

But that's the case --that kind of absurdity is in Fairtax tax base.



See the clever words "government consumption and investment".

You could zip right through that -- as they knew you would even if you found it, and not know what the hell they were talking about.

Government consumption expenditures, which includes wages, pensions, benefits, operational expenditures, on and on and on.  


How do you "consume" wage expenditures??

This is how they did it. 



Fairtax suckers think, too, that no way your city county and state would owe billions of dollars collectively, on their "consumption" of wages and pensions!

In fact the words Fairtax uses in their own "research" documents are goofy double talk, they had to laugh as they wrote them.  Like their definition of a "person".  Hilarious stuff.

Like their sophisticated equations, which actually reveal a sense of humor -- they could call it "We now you are stupid"  equations.

We show you below.

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NO RESEARCH -- CLAIM 22 million.


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

But that's not it.

You don't claim 22 million dollars of research, when you have none. I mean they have NONE. Not 22 million of research, not 22 thousand. Not 22 cents.

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




This is research definition -- they have no such documents, and did not spend 22 million on anything.

You do not "accidently" claim 22 million in research, when you have none.  I have repeatedly offered anyone 50K - legal offer, see details below -- for one page of that 22 million in research about this "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax that would replace all other fed taxes, as they say, in "revenue neutral fashion".

They have no documents like that, at all.  Their research documents may look sophisticated, even complicated, to stupid people, or suckers.  But it's not research at all.  It is their fraud.

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THIS FRAUD
 WAS NOT PUT TOGETHER
BY A STUPID PERSON



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

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About 300 clever words -- a few here, a few there -- was all Fairtax hustlers needed to insert the massive other taxes into Fairtax.

Mostly by way of the "Tax Base Trick" 

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ADOPTING A PRE-PAY APPROACH

WTF???


Pretty clever. 
In a footnote, on a page you would likely never even see, they "adopt a prepay approach" to taxing government capital expenditures. 

Otherwise, they say, "government investment" would otherwise never be taxed.   They are talking, though of course they do not make it clear, of the wages, pensions, and other benefits paid to employees. Also any capital expenditures -- like building a library, a road, a prison, court house, etc etc.  Those are all taxed 23%

In advance.   So before your city builds that 30 million dollar court house or sewer system, your city has to pay 23% tax on that.

In advance.


And that is how they tell you.

A vague misleading footnote.  And that only in a document you never heard of, and would likely never see.

They intended it to be that way.

So Fairtax suckers have no clue all wages, all operational expenditures, all pensions, all capital expenditures paid out by all city  all states, all counties is taxed.  They never tell you that candidly.

And here -- they cleverly "adopt"  a prepay approach to these tax payments your city, your county, and your state would have to pay?

Don't worry, no one is going to pay any of these taxes.  

Remember, Fairtax was written as a fund raising scam. 


David Tuerck  made a lot of money, according to Bruce Bartlett,
shaping Fairtax to appear as a sales tax.  Various definitions and uses of the word "consumption"  are his basic tricks.

 Footnote 19 "we adopt a pre-pay approach"  is another clever ruse  he or his company came up with.   You don't even know they have these massive other taxes in the fine print.







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The top two guys at Fairtax.

It's possible they are the only two involved now. 

Apparently they hire bots or trolls to endlessly push the fraud.  There is virtually no active public support. 

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Beacon Hill did not exactly lie?  Well yes, they did. They did write cleverly but crossed over the line to lie profoundly -- if lie means to deliberately deceive you. 

How do you "consume" wage expenditures??

Well - right there in their own document.  They never even say, candidly, that they tax wage  expenditures, pension expenditures.  Those expenditures are "in the tax base".

Believe it or not, this is how their math works, and they kinda told you, in their fraudulent excuses, they told you, sorta. 



If you had read their early books, watch their videos, see them on TV or online, and was  all a very simple personal retail sales tax.    Later they changed the slogan a little to,  "personal consumption tax".

But most of Fairtax has nothing to do with personal retail sales.

Remember that.

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



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Then I read the fine print.





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PASS IT ANYWAY?

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

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

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

Maybe people will actually read the fine print?

Maybe ask intelligent questions based on the fine print?

Naaah.  People love slogans, we really do. 

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

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Just tax consumption!!   It sounded sooooo great!  

Those wonderful slogans -- and all that research -- got me.

Sure the slogans seemed so good it had to be a goofy fraud.....except for that research.

Boortz told us 22 million dollars of research.  Fairtax even printed the names of the researches!!  Wow.   And they showed (supposedly) the research!

So -- no fraud there, right?

Wrong.

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The names listed on the "80 economists" who designed Fairtax didn't design it at all.  We contacted some of them.

None admitted to "designing" it. In fact, only one of them even knew what they taxed!   



David Kendall, for example, was listed as one of the "economist"  who designed Fairtax. Kendall had all the slogans, and claimed he read "every word"  of HR25.

Yet Kendall had no clue -- zero clue -- what Fairtax taxed for most of the income.

Kendal thought (because that's what he was told in the slogans) that Fairtax was a "very very simple"  personal retail tax. 

Kendall loved to pass himself off as an expert on both the Fairtax and Flat tax.   He did not know the details of Fairtax fine print-- as we show.  And Kendall seemed equally clueless about Flat tax.

But he was wonderful with the slogans.  

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At least Fairtax had fine print, deceptive as it is.  That, of course, was their undoing. It will go nowhere, the fine print is just absurd nonsense.

Flat tax hustlers decided wisely to stick 100% slogans.  They have no fine print --a good decision.  It's easier to push your fraud when you can't be exposed by fine print.

FLAT TAX HUSTLERS DO NOT TAX ALL INCOME TYPES

Flat tax is not flat at all -- they simply do not count as "income"  trillions of dollars of income.  Capital gains, for example, not taxed at all.  Profit from leverage buy outs, shorting stocks, all kinds of things. 

Wages -- ordinary income -- would have a flat rate.

But the tax rate on capital gains?  Zero. 

As Mitt Romney himself said, with a flat tax he would be almost no tax.  But they have no actual fine print.  They would not dare write up the fine print on this, or they would have to admit, it's not flat at all. 
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Kendall  just assumed that research existed, and was valid. It sounded so sophisticated, right David?


That is not research at all --because lies and distortions to pretend a goofy fraud is true is not research.

Certainly not research about a simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.  And actually, the documents are quite the opposite of research, as frauds are not research.

Fairtax put the fraud in the "research" papers.   Cute, huh?

So there is no research, because putting double talk and nonsense on some papers is not research.

  Once you find out they actually, literally, have no research whatsoever about their "very simple personal retail sales tax"  you won't be so easily fooled in the future.

I show you what they call "research".    Luckily, for them, lying about political things is protected speech, and should be protected.

But if you gave them any money, seriously, you can very likely get it back, and the reason you can likely get it back, is they operated a fund raising fraud.

After you realize they have no research whatsoever (not about a very simple personal retail sales tax)  the next shocker is this -- they never intended, nor intend now, for Fairtax to pass.

They would poop their pants if Fairtax passed

Scientologist started Fairtax as  a fund raising scam, said Bruce Bartlett, over 12 years ago.  LINK TO SCIENTOLOGY AND FAIRTAX HERE  


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One tiny problem with the "simple" solution of taxing consumption

-- a sales tax would need to be 89%, not 23%.

But even Trump supporters, even Tea Party goons, would poop their panties if someone said they had to pay 89% or 100% sales tax.  Even they are not that stupid to want an 89% tax. 

So how did Fairtax hustlers  make an 89 or 100% sales tax seem like 23%?

Well, the lying bastards used fine print tricks. That's how. 
And we show you. 

The slogans sounded great!


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SOUNDED SO GOOD

22 million in research,  they said.

Eighty economist designed it, they said.

The most researched plan in history.

Only IRS agents and lobbyist could be against it.

Just a consumption tax.  Very simple.

I believed it.

Until I read the fine print closely.  And checked their "math".

That's right, this Fairtax nonsense is a fund raising tricks by some lying bastards, that fooled some other folks.

It is not a tax code.  It is a fund raising scam. 

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 Yes Fairtax sounds great!   All prices DROP by about 22%-- per the research --so  the extra tax doesn't matter.  

Just a 23% sales tax on new products and services.

That's it. Transparent -- simple, researched.

Huge take home pay increase!  You not only keep your "whole check" you get another check, on top of that! 

Wage earners (according to Neal Boortz)  get an average 50% rise in take home pay.

A "prebate" -- every month -- to very man, woman and child.

Not only no income tax, but no FICA taxes, no corp taxes, no "death" taxes.    Just that very simple retail sales tax, and that is free anyway -- prices drop so much, none of those taxes will matter.

"It's a wash" says Boortz. So all the taxes in USA on federal level, will be essentially free. Pay what you did before, only no federal taxes other than this free sales tax.  Free because prices fall that much anyway! 

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

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A retail sales tax of 23%  only would pay about 1.4 Trillion

They don't get that 3 trillion dollars.  Or now, the 4 trillion they claim. A retail sales tax of 23% would bring in about 1.4 trillion dollars.

This chart is about as close as they come to showing you what they tax, and it's very clever.


Notice there is no place for "retail sales".   You would be hard pressed to even find this chart,  and it's deceptive, very clever though.   They show you, kind of, "consumption"  they tax. 




They are very careful to avoid saying anything candid -- they do not say "these are the things we tax".

They just put up a few disjointed things, yet give you the impression they just tax personal sales.  Yes, the DO tax personal sales, but that is only a tiny part of it.

Notice the "Government Consumption Expenditures"?   In the chart above -- that's all in their "tax base".   They don't explain it clearly there or elsewhere of course -- frauds never explain their fraud.  Wage expenditures, pension expenditures, capital expenditures, operational expenditures..... all expenditures except education expenditures....  are in the tax base.



 And they even do a "misdirect" -- they immediately write of  " % of GDP".   But that's as close as they come to letting you figure it out, if you can, that they tax all city county and states, massively.  

California over 20 billion.That's just the state.

Add every county in California.  All county government expenditures, combined, is greater even that the state government expenditure. That's all taxed.

Then add every city expenditure in California.  Those are taxed, too.  Those, combined, are greater even than the county government expenditure totals, or the state expenditure totals.

All in the tax base.  Therefore all taxed. 

Dallas Texas over 100 million.  Dallas, the city, is Dallas County.  Dallas county could even own more than Dallas the city. 

On and on, and on.  That's the tax that city county or state -- all three -- will have to pay for their expenditures.  Massive.

So if Dallas has 400 million in expenditures, Dallas has to pay the federal government about 100 million.

And they never told anyone about it, in any clear way.

Not ever. 

Do you think that was an accident?  Do you think they just "forgot" to mention these massive other goofy (and impossible) taxes?

Hell no they did not forget. Quite the opposite.  The lying bastards bent over backwards to make it SEEM like a very simple personal retail sales tax, and at the same time, they knew they had all these other goofy impossible taxes.
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Oh yes, they have a retail tax, but that is only a tiny part of it.

And that "research" ?   I assumed it had to exist, right?

Who would lie about 22 million in research -- they even named the researchers!  No one would like that brazenly.

Oh yes, yes they would and did.  The fraud is actually in the documents they call "research".

To this day  I offer $50,000 for one page of that 22 million in research.   What they hope suckers think is research, I show below.

That's not research at all.  It's just some double talk by their paid shills, Beacon Hill.  

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Neal Boortz pushed Fairtax on hate radio day, seemingly,  after day for years.  Boortz wrote two "best selling" books about Fairtax, though it remains to be seen who bought them in bulk.

Fairtax fraud had 100 sponsors- - not just folks who agreed, but sponsors in Congress and Senate.

So where the hell did all that go?   

Why the sudden silence on it?

Why are there no rallies, like there were?

Why are two or three guys  and 100 trolls the only ones on social media pushing Fairtax?  24 hours a day, trolls and bots push Fairtax.

But no one is out "in the real world" pushing Fairtax.  Yet Vice President Pence sponsored it in Congress.   Dozens of leading GOPs pushed it -- Mike Huckabee ran for President on it.

Where did they go?

  It was always a fraud, just like it is now. It never had wide public support, and now has virtually no support.   There are, it seems, about 200-400 bots on twitter pushing Fairtax.  Who bought those?  Someone has to pay for those bots, and trolls. 

Who operates those?

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Two Republicans actually ran for President largely on "Fairtax"  fraud - Mike Huckabee, and Herman Cain.  The press never were smart enough to read the fine print so they could ask smart questions.

FOX News anchors appeared -- almost certainly paid -- to speak for Fairtax. Neal Cavuto and Sean Hannity both pushed Fairtax on their programs, repeatedly.

So what the hell happened?  Why the hell did they back off? 

And if it was a fraud (yes, it's a goofy fraud) why the hell didn't they tell us?   Just embarrassed? 



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"I would love to see Fairtax pass.... really.  I can't wait for Fairtax suckers to explain to Dallas Texas city council that they owe over 80 million dollars in wage and pension expenditure taxes."

It would be hilarious to watch Fairtax suckers (I was one) or hustlers like Huckabee  try to explain to all city, all county, all states, why they have to pay massive taxes on capital expenditures, as one tiny example.

I'd also like to see Huckabee try to explain to a cancer victim about the $23,000 fed tax per 100,000 dollars of consumption.   How is it fair, or even logical, or possible, for a woman with breast cancer, and income of 12,000 a year, to pay 30,000 fed tax on her battle with cancer?

Yet Fairtax math has these massive cancer taxes, taxes on all health care, on anyone who "consumes" health care.

Remember this -- not just a tax on those who purchase health care, but a tax on all health care consumption, including Medicare consumption.  Yes if you pay 100,000 for cancer surgery and chemo, you would owe 23,000 in fed taxes.  But even -- see their fine print-- if you receive cancer care on Medicare, that care is taxed.

All consumption is taxed without exception -- and they told you. Sorta.  The person using those goods and services -- not just the person paying 100K to the hospital.

How will that happen?   Fairtax never explains it.

Yet their math is based on it.   We show you the math, very clever, but it's there. 

Just remember,  the person using or consuming those goods or services are personally liable.

No exceptions.

No exceptions.  They can not allow exceptions, just because of logic.  To make their math work on paper, these absurd other taxes are the biggest part of Fairtax.  The retail part of Fairtax is not even half of the projected revenue.


The biggest projected revenue are these goofy "other taxes".   But they tell you that in a way designed to fool you, not to inform you.

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And that is just the tip of the iceberg-- all these other taxes are fraudulently (deceptively) included in the fine print and math.  We show you.

But in the books, speeches, slogans, online trolls, and videos, they repeatedly tell suckers something drastically different.

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NOT JUST CANCER VICTIMS....

All cities, all counties, all states  would owe massive taxes on wages, pensions, capital investments, operational expenditures, etc......
Let me be there, please, as Huckabee tries to tell Dallas Texas they owe over 80 million dollar tax -- in advance - on police wages, pensions and benefits.

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Of course, Huckabee is not about to tell Dallas or any city, any county, and state such a thing. Fairtax hustlers never intended the hustle to pass,  so they didn't worry about that.

Nor will Huck have to explain to a cancer victim who earns 12,000 a year at Walmart that she owes 32, 000 in fed taxes on her consumption of chemo, surgery, and hospital consumption.


All consumption -- remember -- all consumption (other than education)  is in the "tax base".   Whatever is in the tax base, by defintion, is taxed.   That is what tax base means.

All police, fireman,  all government employees  get wages  and benefits. Those are in the tax base.  Clever, no?

They do tell you that, in their fraudulent (deliberately deceptive) ways. 



Fairtax never told anyone  in a candid way -- instead, they sold their plan as a very very simple personal retail sales tax.

Your federal taxes "will be on the receipt".  Gee, wonder where that tax on Dallas, for over 80 million just on pensions and wages for cops and firemen, get on your retail receipt?

Remember, that's one of the fraudulent slogans -- and of course, all fraudulent slogans sound so damn good.  

But there are massive other taxes -- far bigger taxes -- they never told you about.  Gee, I wonder why?



Library tax.

Cancer victim tax.

Policemen wage and pension tax.

Operational expenditures tax.....

Over 2 trillion dollars of  "other taxes".

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" DON'T TELL THEM IN A CANDID WAY"




Operate this prison system -- say the overall expenditures for prison in your state is 1 billion.  Stunningly your state would owe Fairtax on that "expenditure".

Your state -- just on prison expenditures -- would have to send in 230 million.

Do you grasp this absurdity?

Do you grasp that no one told your state?  It's in the fine print, a few devious words here, and there. Never clearly.  It's how their math works -- but the lying bastards never told anyone, not in a meaningful way.

How so ?  Because all government expenditures (other than education)  are "in the tax base".  Prison expenditures are in the tax base. 

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The lying bastards never said "We tax your state 230 million dollars if your state expends 1 billion for a prison system".

Do you think your state will say "Oh, okay, here is 230 million.  Now what else do we owe you?





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 Your city county and state, are supposed to "raise their tax rates sufficiently" to pay it.

Yeah, fine print is a BFD. "We assume that state and local governments will take the necessary measures ...which means raising their tax rates".




That is not in their books.

That is not in their speeches.

That is not in their videos.

That is in their "research". 

And even there, they did not tell you, this would be a trillion dollars in tax increases at state and local level.  

They just wrote a few words about "we assume".

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TAX BASE HUSTLE  -- but they told you, sorta. 

Build a library -- per Fairtax fine print -- for 50 million dollars, and your city would owe over 10 million in taxes, in advance.

Oh right - not in advance.  Their exact language is "pre-pay approach".

Fairtax, their fine print cleverly says, "adopts a prepay approach" for taxing capital expenditures, wage expenditures, pension expenditures, etc. 

Yes -- in advance.  All capital expenditures are taxed in advance. Oh, sorry, I mean Fairtax has that "prepay approach".  

Clever stuff. 

And that's the tip of the iceberg.

Did they ever tell you about the "NIPA defined taxes"?

That's the biggest tax they have.  Far bigger than the retail sales tax.......  yet they never made it clear. 

Not ever.  Not once. Not in a dozen books.  Not in a thousand videos. Not in 20,000 tweets.  Not in any speech.




Is it fair -- or even logical or possible -- for a woman with stage four breast cancer to pay 23,000 dollars in fed taxes,  even though her income may be 10,000 dollars?  

Or less!?

Fairtax has massive (and quite hidden) taxes on every breast cancer victim.  Not just breast cancer -- any cancer.  And not just cancer: and medical CONSUMPTION, not necessarily sales, is taxed.

WHY NOT EXEMPT MEDICARE PATIENTS?

Fairtax can not exempt Medicare or any other "consumption" because that would mean a different "tax base".    They could not likewise except city county and state wage, pension and operational expenditures -- if they did, their "tax base"  would not be large enough.

They needed a massive tax base -- so they created one, by adding all kinds of things that, as a practical matter,  are impossible to tax.


Even consumption of goods and services by Medicare or Medicaid patients.  Yes, absurd as it sounds, Fairtax math is based on collecting 23,000 dollars from every Medicare patient who consumes 100K  in goods or services.

 Of course if a woman with breast cancer had 23,000 dollars in cash to pay the taxes in Fairtax fine print, she would not likely qualify for Medicaid.   Fairtax hustlers were not worried about such things, they just wanted their math to seem to add up. 

So they had to have a very large "tax base". 

Remember, Fairtax is a "tax base" trick.  What is in the tax base, they tax. 

  Very clever, and deliberately so.  But they do tell you, if you read very, very, very closely.  

More than just tell you (cleverly), these massive "other taxes" are by far larger than the personal retail sales tax in Fairtax.

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They tell you, and have told us, for over 15 years now, Fairtax is a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax.

Transparent.

You will see your fed tax on the cash register receipt.

Researched, etc etc. 

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THE BASIC PROBLEM
IS THEIR BASIC FRAUD 

THE MATH

The retail sales tax is fine -- unconstitutional, but at least it's theoretically possible.  The problem is this: a 23% tax on personal retail sales is massively too small to replace all other taxes. 

If you tried to use a sales tax only - you would need an 89% sales tax, and Fairtax hustlers knew that very well.  That is why they had to insert (fraudulently, deliberately misleading) these massive other taxes. 

It was always a fund raiser- - yes, it was. It is a fund raiser to this day -- yes it is.  They have no intention to pass their own fraud, they would be castigated and laughed at, an object of ridicule.  If they passed it, they could no longer raise money on the fraud.

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 Yet the cancer tax -- on every woman who has breast cancer or any health issues -- is very much part of Fairtax tax revenue projections.  Yes, they could remove cancer tax, and remove the tax on health care altogether.

But then, if they did that, the tax rate has to go to 40 or 45%.  Even Trump supporters, even Tea Party cult members, even the GOP leadership, is not dumb enough to push a 40% sales tax.  But that 40% is just the start-  if they taxes ONLY things that can realistically be taxed, the tax rate would be closer to 89%, according to Bush Tax Panel.


They did tell you, if you looked very closely....


All consumption -- without exception.  That may not look like a big deal, but it's a 2 trillion dollar "deal".

The personal retail sales tax would bring in about 1.4 trillion.  Remember that, a 23% personal retail sales tax that would be possible, would only bring in less than half of what Fairtax pretends to bring in.

They needed 3.5 trillion tax revenue.  How to get that 3.5 trillion -- on paper?  Simple, tax all kinds of things that are not retail, not even logical, and hope the suckers did not notice.

That took a little work.  Lying like this took, actually, a lot of work, and who in their right mind would do this much work to "pass" a tax bill that was goofy as hell and would be hated by everyone?


That is just the issue with Fairtax.  The hustlers are not trying to pass their fraud.  They are instead trying to raise money, or fool stupid people for political reasons.

They told you, hilariously in their math equations.

There is no place that says  "We tax cancer victims, even if their income is 10K or less, 30,000 dollars in federal taxes if that cancer patient consumes 130K  in goods or services.

If they said that, of course, any high school freshman could read it, and see the goofy nature of this fraud.

So instead, in the fine print, it is "consumption" that they tax, not just sales, and all consumption.

Without exception.  It is not "sales" that are  taxed without exception. It's consumption.

Tricky, and of course they knew that.  They intended it to be tricky. Liars and hustlers do that.

It is "consumption" -- and consumption without exception.  The person using or consuming the goods is liable.  That is not just what they cleverly say in double speak -- that is how their math "adds up". 

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Most of Fairtax revenue are these massive other taxes, not just retail sales tax. 

IF Fairtax did not tax all "health care consumption" the sales tax would be 40%.

No, they do not expect to tax all cancer victims. In fact, as you will see, Fairtax is not even a tax code, it's a fund raising scam.

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No no, Pence likely never knew -- at first -- that Fairtax he sponsored was a fund-raising fraud. Yet it was, and still is a fund raising scame, to this day.

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PENCE NOT PART OF THE FRAUD
BUT HE PUSHED IT ANYWAY 

 You would think the Vice President -- Pence -- would have more honor, or at least more curiosity, about the details in Fairtax, when he pushed it. 

Pence pushed Fairtax for five years.   He did not just support it, he sponsored it,  he made it central to his political campaigns -- almost as much as did Mike Huckabee.

Yet no one who knows Pence would think he would take part in an actual fraud.  It was, to him, a politically attractive way to gather votes.  That's not a crime, even if Fairtax was a fraud.  





Fairtax sounded far far too good to be true, but Pence, like me, was so impressed with the "research"   -- surely the "researchers" would spot any fraud, right?

There was no research.

The "researcher" connected to Beacon Hill, is actually paid to put out this fraud.  But was he lying, in a way you could sue him in court?

No. Because he told you, very cleverly, these massive goofy absurdities.  He told you, in effect, that he was taxing moonbeams and baby farts.  No he did not say moonbeams or baby fart tax. 



Beacon Hill bullshit.....
is exactly as valid and logical as taxing moonbeams and baby farts,  which is exactly why they were clever and fraudulent (deliberately misleading) in how they showed these other taxes. 




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THE SO CALLED RESEARCH

IS THE FRAUD 

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You may THINK Fairtax folks showed their research --research about a very simple personal retail sales tax, or a consumption tax on retail sales, to replace all other fed taxes.

Oh hell no. 
We show you what they call "research". Hilarious -- and entirely fraudulent (deliberately, painstakingly, fundamentally misleading = fraudulent).
 In fact, for over 5 years now, we have offered Neal Boortz 50,000 dollars to show us one page -- one page -- of that 22 million in research about this "very very simple personal retail sales tax"  to replace all other fed taxes, including Social Security and Medicare.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO PENCE?

Why did Pence back off, or the others.  Neal Cavuto used to push Fairtax -- why did he back off?  Sean Hannity?

Mike Huckabee,  the Fairtax was Huckabee's big deal. He called it, in one speech, a "magic wand"  he would wave to fix just about everything. Unemployment, immigration, the debt,  on and on.   That was his big thing -- well, that and honesty.

What happened there?

They had to have a reason to go from Fairtax will fix everything - to silence, or near silence about it.  So they did find out something.  Why not tell the public?

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 Likely Pence was fooled by exactly the same thing, too -- the research. He told people it was researched.   He clearly believed it. Huckabee even testified (no hard questions allowed, no fine print like we show presented)  how Fairtax had all this research.

Huckabee may be a political huckster and lie as much as he needs to in speeches.  But his is not stupid.  He would not lie under oath.    And testimony to Congress, whether you put your hand on the bible or not, is covered by perjury rules.

So it's almost certain Huckabee did not know.  But later he had to know SOMETHING.

What was it?


BUSH TAX PANEL
SPOILS THE PARTY

Neal Boortz actually pushed Fairtax to President Bush -- and Bush (wisely) had his Tax Panel look at it.

They read the fine print.  Good idea, right?

Bush Tax Panel read the research, and showed, in academic terms, the fraud.

The Tax Panel was academic about it, in public, but in private they said Fairtax "lied a lot".   And they showed the massive other taxes -- impossible goofy other taxes.

We show you those other goofy taxes.

Fairtax seemed profoundly honest -- they even named the researchers!! 

We could just ask the researchers! (And we did).

The biggest lie of many is the claims of "research".  We offered 50K for one page of that 22 million in research, see why there is not 22 dollars of research into this "very simple" personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 

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Still, why has Pence (and many others) backed off Fairtax fraud?  Why not explain now why they are not pushing it?  Did it change?  Did the research change? 


If it was so great to sponsor it, and so great to give repeated speeches about it, why are so many not pushing it now?

We can answer that question.

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We show you their goofy research below, and note that no "researcher"  has ever come forward and claimed they had any research about a very simple personal retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other fed taxes, and would replace Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid revenue.

In fact, the man Neal Boortz claimed proved all these amazing things (Dale Jorgenson) did not support Fairtax at all.   Jorgenson did write some papers about theoretical sales tax,  but Jorgenson actually gave interviews soon after supporting a plan like Obama's tax proposals -- nothing like Fairtax.








Dale Jorgenson, their own researcher  (or at least Boortz sure made him sound like their researcher) never did back Fairtax, that is, a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

And when Jorgenson was interviewed not long after Boortz's "Fairtax Book" came out, Jorgenson gave an interview and actually supported something drastically different, and never did prove anything positive about what Boortz was selling.

Did Boortz then reconsider?  No, he doubled down, and claimed "only IRS agents and lobbyist could be against this".

Being a very self confident hustler, Boortz had no trouble making his fans eat it up. And Boortz ran away --  yes  he did -- of our 50,000 dollar offer to show 1 page of that 22 million in research.  See the details of that, below.

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WHAT ECONOMIST?

Over and over, and over, and over, Fairtax suckers -- like the Fairtax hustlers  - insisted economists came up with Fairtax.  Sorry, that's not true at all, in fact we contacted some of the "economists"   Boortz and others named,  and they did no research at all, they had, though, at one time or another supported some kind of sales tax, not to replace anything, but to add to our taxes a fed sales tax.

But later, when they saw what Boortz and Fairtax hustlers did with such sentiments, they were ashamed.


Other "researchers"  we contacted likewise did NOT do any research whatsoever, but thought Fairtax was fine.   When we asked them what Fairtax taxed, hilariously, they could not say.  They were not sure.   They did not know Fairtax taxed, for example, all city county and state wages, pensions and capital investments.


Let me repeat -- the people Fairtax listed (at the time)  as their "researchers"  not only did not do the research, they did not know what Fairtax actually taxed.

They just knew the slogans, they just knew the hustle. 

In other words, they had no clue of nearly a trillion dollars of taxes in Fairtax that actually mattered.  No one told them.    They did not notice it in the fine print. 

Gee, I wonder why they did not know?


We show you why they did not notice, below.

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Bottom line?   No economist came up with Fairtax  -- a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.  Likewise there is no research by the "economist" that Fairtax claimed, about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

We show you who wrote some bogus and almost funny fraudulent (purposely misleading) papers, and tried to pass that off as "research".

But those papers are where the fraud is.  So they have no research -- they have some goofy double talk, written by a public relations company that they paid to essentially lie.  Not out right lie, don't get me wrong.  But those documents, written by Beacon Hill, while perhaps technically valid, are valid if they are ONLY because they were deceptive and deliberately so. 


Deceptive double talk by hustlers paid to deceive is NOT research. It is quite the opposite of research. 


  There is no, repeat, no actual research. Not 22 million dollars worth. Not 22 thousand dollars worth. Not 22 dollars worth. Not 22 cents worth.

It was always a fraud.

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Pence,  after he sponsored it, almost certainly  learned it was a goofy fraud. Evidence showing it was a fraud was presented to Ways Means Committee.  If he did not bother reading the submissions to Ways Means, that is dereliction on his part.

Whatever Pence did, he does not mention Fairtax in any serious way anymore, yet he sponsored it as a Senator and Congressman.  





SOUNDED GREAT -- RIGHT?




WHY PENCE DOES NOT DARE MENTION

 FAIRTAX NOW

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The sales tax is the smallest part of Fairtax.



Massive taxes on "NIPA consumption"

Do you even know what NIPA consumption is?



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--  SHORT VERSION ---

Taxing moonbeams.

Taxing baby farts.

They claimed 22 million in research.  So we offered them 50K to show one page of that 22 million in research.

They could not do so.

We show you why. 

Their "research is no more valid, and exactly as fraudulent, as taxing moonbeams and baby farts. 



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Fairtax fooled me (maybe you, too) because it sounds so great.   But in the fine print are massive impossible other taxes, such as over 1 trillion dollar in taxes on city county and states, on their wage, pension and other expenditures.




It is exactly -- not sorta, not kinda, not in a way -- the same as taxing moonbeams and baby farts for over a trillion dollars, and not telling you.
No they did not have fine print about taxing baby farts.

No fine print about taxing moonbeams, either.

But exactly as logical. 

As close as Fairtax liars come to showing what they tax.



Very clever. Not just a tax on sales -- but a tax on consumption -- including consumption of Medicare, Medicaid.



Even "consumption" of military spending, wage and pension "expenditures".  The Pentagon, for example,  would owe massive taxes, so would all city county and states.  



And accordingly, all city county and states would have to raise their taxes -- across the board, massively. 
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 Over 1 trillion dollars (in fact, most of Fairtax revenue) are these other goofy taxes, which would be impossible, not difficult, to collect.

If you could collect some of them, you would have to pay those yourself anyway.   As you will see, all city county and states would have massive taxes on their operational expenditures, wage expenditures, capital expenditures, etc. etc.   And they would have to drastically raise all city, all county and all state tax rates.

And that is in their fine print, in a way deliberately stated and placed so you are stupid about it, even if you did find it, which is unlikely.




At least all cities (counties and states too) could theoretically pay these massive taxes, but  they would all have to drastically raise your taxes to do so.

Yet the massive hidden taxes on city county and states, that would make them all raise their tax rates by 20-40%, is only part of it.

There is more.  Much more.  Like massive impossible taxes on the sick -- those who consume, for example, nursing home care, or cancer surgery would owe massive taxes. A woman with stage 4 breast cancer, for example, could easily owe 20 or 30 or 40 thousand dollars as a federal tax.

Why the hell should a sick woman owe 40K in fed taxes, just because she got sick?   But like the taxes on city county and states, this tax is bogus -- they have no intention to make the sick woman pay the tax, rich or poor.

They have no intention to make Chicago pay 800 million or make the State of Texas pay 18 billion on their wages, pensions, capital investments, court systems, highway construction, etc etc. 

Yet all that IS taxed, and these massive taxes are necessary for Fairtax math to work on paper. 

You probably could not even find the document, but we did. 

Here it is.  Clever assumption.  And you have to be pretty smart to even find the document.


Fairtax "assumes" all city county and states will raise tax rates to pay it.  That's in their own "research".

Of course they did not make it clear, but these would be massive taxes your city has to pay. Even small cities, say Quincy Illinois, could owe over 8 million dollars -- and owe that in advance on capital expenditures.

Going to build a new sewer treatment plant for 10 million?  Your city owes 2.3 million dollars in advance. 

That would be 20-40% tax increase by all cities.
Add another 20-40% tax increase by all counties.
Add another 20-40% tax increase by all states.

That's in their FINE PRINT. 

And there is more, much more. 

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As President Bush Tax Panel discovered (as did I) Fairtax math is also based on massive taxes on the poor.  For example, all cancer victims, even on Medicare or Medicaid, would owe, without exception, 23,000 dollars for every 100,000 dollars in goods or services consumed.

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No one "accidently" forgot to mention the massive other taxes in Fairtax. 

They didn't want you to know.

 In 16 years now, in thousands of speeches, in  many thousands of tweets (most by the same two guys, apparently) in repeated books,  and on youtube,   not once did anyone mention -- in any clear way -- what Fairtax even taxed.

Yes, they do tax personal retail sales.  But that is the SMALL part of Fairtax.  They made sure you did not grasp the LARGE part of Fairtax.

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EXAMPLE OF THEIR RESEARCH


THIS IS HILARIOUS

AND THEY DID TELL YOU, RIGHT? 


Hilarious stuff -- Fairtax "research" is actually where they put most of the fraud.  Most people could not even FIND this document, much less know what the hell it really meant.

But in these equations are, kinda, what they actually tax.

Why didn't they tell you CANDIDLY  they tax all your city's police and fireman's wages, pensions and benefits 23%, and they also tax all your city's capital expenditures likewise.

Yet look closely --  they cleverly add, in a document you never see,  say your city is supposed to raise tax rates to pay it. Raise tax rates.

They don't say how much.

They don't make it clear.

But they did say it.

To make the math work, your county is supposed to raise taxes to pay it.

And your state is supposed to raise taxes to pay it.

And your city.  

And your library district.

And your park district.

Not school districts, however.  They did seem to "remove" education expenditures from the "tax base".

The tax base is a BFD in Fairtax.  What is in the tax base is taxed, what is not in the tax base is not taxed.  That is what the term "tax base" means. It's only in their clever "research" documents you can find anything out about their tax base, and there they are clever and fraudulent, deliberately misleading. 

It's there -- in clever double talk.  But it is NOT there in their books, speeches, and online fraud. 

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These documents are no more "research"  than my dog is research.   And I don't even have a dog.

But this is -- really -- what they will claim is 22 million dollars of research into a very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other taxes.



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We could -- and if thats all we can do -- should pass Fairtax fraud.  We could all learn a lesson, especially the few Fairtax suckers left.   We could get rid of this horrible tax code, and start over, wiser for passing a goofy fraud.

But Fairtax hustlers are not even trying to pass their own fraud. They don't seem to want to pass it.  For example, why is Pence not even mentioning it?   He sponsored it!

Where are the 100 other "sponsors" of Fairtax?   They actually had 100 sponsors!  

At the time, Fairtax hustlers claimed no use to pass it, Obama would just veto it, and Fairtax suckers bought that nonsense, too.

But why not pass it now?  Trump could veto it, fine.  But there is no rational reason not to pass it, or at least try.

Actually there is a rational reason not to try to pass it.   If they did pass it, every person in USA would know what lying bastards they are, and Fairtax hustlers could not raise money on it.  Fairtax, as you will see, was invented to raise MONEY. 

Not to pass, but to get MONEY from suckers.

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We hear such things as.....
Even if not perfect, it was not from tax lobbyist!!

Tax lobbyists would hate it!  IRS agents would lie to the public about (Boortz warned us about that!)

Fairtax folks were so hateful to the horrible tax code, no way on earth Fairtax folks were lying their asses off, right?

It could not be another goofy way to enrich the already rich.  Right?  If it were another way to enrich the rich, that 22 million dollars of research would nail that immediately.


That 22 million dollars of research is the funniest, and most fraudulent, thing in Fairtax.  Why? Because there isn't any. 

Their so called "research"  is literally where most of the fraud is.  These guys had the gall to claim 22 million dollars of research, and there they hid the fraud.  
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CAN'T SHOW ONE PAGE

EVEN FOR 50K

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

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

That's their research.

Let that sink in.

If you know economics well,   you can decode that.

But you probably could not even find that. 

Here is a clue -- it has nothing to do with a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

That's NOT what the "research"  says.   It's says quite a different thing .... like to tax all government expenditures,  all city county and state operational and capital expenditures (except education).

It does NOT say they have a very simple personal retail sales tax.  In fact, the do not spell out retail sales taxes, the double speak and bullshit they show there is drastically different, and profoundly impossible. 

But there it is.  You can't say they didn't tell you -- oh they did NOT tell you in books, videos, speeches, youtube, etc etc.  There they told you some boooshit distortions, lies and frauds.  Whether every speaker who sold the fraud knew they were lying is hard to say, but it is certainly true that Fairtax fine print is a bunch of nonsense/ 

No research is just one fact that makes it clear Fairtax is a goofy fraud.  But there are more things that make it clearly fraudulent.

Their own fine print. 
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TAKE HOME PAY INCREASES
PER RESEARCH?


Show us that one, please!


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

Uh -- actually nothing in their research shows that.  Nothing.  Zero.  


If anything, their own "researcher"  Dale Jorgenson said that was not so.  Jorgenson - their own supposed "researcher" named by Boortz, is not even for Fairtax.  Certainly Jorgenson  never supported some huge hidden taxes in the fine print on all city county and states on their wages, pensions, capital spending, etc.
   
Nor did Jorgenson "research" or support massive impossible taxes on the poor, such as taxes on all cancer care, nor huge impossible taxes on Medicare and Medicare patients.
        Even "theoretically"  for prices to drop, everyone, everyone, let me repeat, everyone  would have to donate -- yes donate -- all the money you used to pay in fed taxes, to your employer. 


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

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

   And the employer -- without being asked, without being required, with no notice whatsoever from Fairtax or HR25, would lower prices with that money? You give all that money to your employer, and your employer will lower prices? Why not just put it in his or her pocket?

There is no mention of any of this in HR25. This is just Boortz make up distortions about how prices will drop -- you allow your employer to keep the money you used to pay in taxes.  And you also pay the huge taxes in Fairtax.

Do you yet see what a lying bastard Boortz is?  This is what he tried to sell as a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax,  proven to lower prices,  etc etc.  


DETAILS MATTER

Frauds like Fairtax always use slogans that are exactly, almost comically, the opposite of what they are. This goes for every slogan -- fair, simple, transparent, researched.

Every single slogan I just named is completely the opposite. No research, the opposite of fair, the most non transparent  "tax code" possible.  And that it's extremely complicated, not simple at all, in order to confuse those few who bother to even read the fine print. 



A bit about flat tax fraud...

Fairtax is NOT some fraud (like flat tax)  to enrich the already rich.  ( Flat tax is a fraud because it's not flat at all -- only certain incomes are taxed flat.  All others are taxed zero. But at least the Flat tax folks would want to to pass their fraud.)

The very rich -- as Mitt Romney himself pointed out -could get away with paying zero taxes on a "flat tax".  Flat tax is just a name, they are so cowardly, they would not even put out fine print, just slogans.  

And the Flat tax slogans are opposite of what Flat tax is.

Funny how these lying bastards pick names that are exactly the opposite of what they are. 
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But this blog is about Fairtax fraud...

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

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





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

But it's goofy.  Not flawed-- GOOFY.   I would love for Fairtax to pass, because that may be the only way for Fairtax suckers to get over their cult like stupidity. 


EXPOSED BY NATIONAL REVIEW

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


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

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

Now you see why Fairtax hustlers were not about to tell you the truth about their plan.  

FAIRTAX SUCKERS  MEANT WELL 

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

Why would we think they were lying?  How would we know, unless someone smart (like Bruce Bartlett or Bush Tax Panel) looked into the fine print and math.

Even I looked into the fine print and math.  It was not THAT hard -- just find it all, and read every definition, every footnote, every everything.

It's all there, a few words deceptively here, a few words deceptively there. Placed where they knew Fairtax suckers would not likely grasp what the hell they actually taxed. 





EXPOSED BY BUSH TAX PANEL 

Neal Boortz tried to sell President Bush on Fairtax.

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

The Advisory Tax Panel, of  course, would read fine print for breakfast, and spit it out for lunch.

More, the Advisory Tax panel didn't give a **** what the slogans and Boortz book said -- they gathered all of Fairtax own documents.

Remember this -- the Tax Panel gathered all of Fairtax own documents.

The tax panel was polite about it, in public anyway, but essentially they proved that the sales tax would need to be 89%, not 23%, if Fairtax only taxed personal retail sales.

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

Indeed.  Liars tend to do that.

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Had any Fairtax sucker checked the fine print carefully, they could have found what President Bush and National Review found -- massive goofy impossible taxes in the fine print.

Like 20 billion dollar tax on the state of California.   Not a retail tax, but a tax on California (and every state) for pension, wage, capital investment and operational expenditures.

All states, all cities, all counties, even the military and library districts, would owe massive amounts of money as a tax on wage, pension, capital investments, etc.

Oh it's in the fine print -- if you look very carefully and check their math.  We show you.  Their math is based on all cities all states, all counties, even the military, paying massive taxes. 

And there is much much more in their fine print that is equally goofy. 

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WHY DIDN'T THEN TELL YOU?


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

 As you see, even when they have the Vice President behind it, and100 sponsors (not just supporters, SPONSORS) in Congress, they dare not pass it.

For years the excuse not to pass was those damn liberals.  They would lie about it. Obama would veto it, etc etc.

So it never even got to the floor of the House.  Never got out of House Ways Means Committee,  whose important members are entirely composed of GOPS, most of whom said they were for Fairtax!

They could have passed it easily -- at least in the House -- if they wanted to.

They didn't want to pass it.  They wanted to raise money with it. 

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Did you know Mike Pence did not just "support" Fairtax for years --he sponsored Fairtax.  He went around Indiana and more or less "taught"  Fairtax as if he (and his staff) and looked it all over and knew all the details.

Pence  would have to find this document.....


And he would have to read very word in this document very very closely

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 Pence could probably not even tell you -- today even -- what the hell "NIPA" defined taxes are.  He likely could not tell you what is in Fairtax "tax base"  per their own "research".

  Yet NIPA defined taxes make up, by far, the largest part of Fairtax and the only way to know that is to learn about Fairtax tax base. 

Most Fairtax suckers -- well, by definition all -- have no idea what's in Fairtax tax base or what that means.  If they knew what was in the tax base they would not be Fairtax suckers. 

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One thing Pence repeatedly  claimed  is Fairtax has 22 million dollars of research by 80 top economist.  Only those "politicians" would be against it.  

Pence never once, as far as we know, every mentioned NIPA taxes or the Fairtax tax base. Probably he never bothered to read the fine print, nor did he ask anyone to read it.   The slogans sounded great.




 He probably believed that, at the time.And of course he was one of the bad "politicians" that you had to distrust.

But as you will see, even when offered 50,000 dollars for one page of that 22 million in research, no one has been able to show a page, much less 22 million dollars of research.

Kind of a "big deal".


The person (as you will see this also means all cities, all counties all states, and the fed gov) are taxed 30% on all expenditures.

You think -- right? -- this means all retail consumption, because that's what the hustlers tell you about 1000 times. 

But see the fine print.  All persons, all cities, all states, even the Pentagon, etc, must "remit" massive taxes.  Natural persons (people) are taxed much much differently that city county and states.  City county and states must "remit" about 1 trillion dollars in today's numbers, for a tax on wages, pensions, capital expenditures.





Furthermore all city county and states are supposed to (drastically) raise their tax rates to pay it.  That's in the fine print.  

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


From their own "research" documents....




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

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

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



You might -- might -- have been able to decode this fraud above if you were a college grad and had some economics courses.    But you would also need to  disregard everything they said in books videos and speeches.

The math, the fine print, the footnotes are clever -- we call it fraud -- because they say the opposite of the books, videos and speeches.


Who would read these very clever equations and dismiss the books videos and speeches at the same time?  Not many people are smart enough to do that, actually.

You would assume their footnotes, charts, math, and equations were the same basic thing as their books videos and speeches.  They knew that. That's how frauds work, with fine print tricks.
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But it was all researched -- right?  Those "researchers"  would spot such a goofy fraud immediately.

That's the beauty of Fairtax fraud.  They have no research.  Their "research" is actually the fraud.  Read more and see what we mean. 


That 50,000 dollar legal offer is below -- see the details.  Why on earth not show that research anyway?  And when offered 50K to show one page, why not eagerly show it?

Because there is no actual research -- and certainly not 22 million dollars of it.  We show you what they pass off as research.  Lucky for them lying is protected speech in politics, and they are not the first to claim something is "researched"   when you look closer and the research is nothing but goofy double talk they did themselves.

In this case, Fairtax hustlers apparently hired Beacon Hill -- a public relations firm, to put out the BS.  Yes, yes, at first glance it looks official, sounds official, but as we show you piece by piece, it's the opposite of actual research, in fact, it's not research at all.

Fairtax is a great sounding fraud, used for fund raising. It's also political theater.   One thing it is not is a tax code.  It is goofy as goofy gets when you understand the fine print. 

Fairtax hustlers (paid and otherwise) boasted for years about 22 million dollars of research for a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax, but can't show one page of that?

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RETAIL SALES?

In the years Fairtax was running its hustle, retail sales were about 4 trillion, to get a rough number.

Fairtax revenue was supposed to bring in 3.5 trillion.

So the only way you can tax 4 trillion dollars high enough to get 3.5 trillion in revenue, is to tax it about 80-90%.

Very basic.  Retail sales would have to be about 20 trillion dollars for a 23%  retail sales tax to bring in 3.5 Trillion.

Furthermore,  Fairtax would actually have to bring in more, much more, if they were going to do all the other things some claimed -- like pay all Social Security and Medicare, without any FICA or employer tax.  As National Review pointed out, Fairtax would need to be over 100% on a practical level, especially since they also claimed all city county and states should use this same tax fraud!

Fairtax mathematically was as goofy as goofy gets, if someone just  noticed a basic thing -- personal retail sales were drastically too low for a tax on it to provide 3.5 Trillion dollars.   It did not take President Bush Tax Panel to figure it out, though they certainly did.

And correctly, Bush Tax Panel (and others) pointed out the basics-- Fairtax supposed tax rate of 23% on personal retail sales would need to be almost four times higher. Closer to 90% -- National Review showed Fairtax would need to be over 100%. 



Another reason President Bush Tax Panel had no trouble spotting the fraud in Fairtax supposed "research".

So Fairtax hustlers added all government expenditures (including military expenditures)  all capital expenditures, all city county and state expenditures.

They actually added up their goofy totals of revenue for the federal government based on the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ITSELF paying about 20% of the total revenue to itself.

Yet over and over and over, Fairtax hustlers told suckers -- convinced suckers -- that "corporations don't pay taxes, only people do".   Yet state and federal government, per Fairtax fine print, pay the biggest part of Fairtax.   The personal retail sales tax is not even half of Fairtax revenue.  Yet they fraudulently claimed most, if not all, of revenue in Fairtax would be personal retail sales.

Lie much?  Yes, they did.  Perhaps some folks just repeated the lies -- it's hard to know who was  fooled and sold the hustle out of ignorance, and who was in on the hustle.

This "Fairtax" pie chart shows -- deceptively -- that a federal retail sales tax would bring in over 92% of revenue.   Notice anything?   Not one word, not one indication, of the massive taxes on people who can not possibly pay them (like the poor paying huge taxes on the consumption of cancer care)  and more importantly, no indication of the massive taxes city county and states are supposed to pay, then raise their tax rates sufficiently.
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From their own "experts" who push this fraud...




From their own "research" documents....






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We show you their "research"  which seems quite the opposite of research.

 Research is the systematic and presumably honest study of something --- but when you get into the documents Fairtax hustlers call research, you see, they have layers of absurdities,  such as  goofy "assumptions"  and maybe more than anything, their own documents have nothing to do with a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

Fairtax sounds great but is a goofy fund-raising fraud, started by Scientologist to raise money from stupid people.

CALCULATOR FRAUD

Fairtax also spent (apparently) hundred thousand dollars for a fraudulent online "calculator"  we show below.  When you look closely at the "calculator"   you may notice the fraud.  It calculates NOTHING that matters.   You can not possibly learn from their "calculator"  what  you would pay in Fairtax.

Why?  Why make a fraudulent calculator, why claim 22 million in research, but can't show one page of it?
 Why make a spiffy looking "calculator"  that literally prevents you from learning what your fairtax would be.

They called their fraudulent  calculator "DARE TO COMPARE" -- then made damn sure it was impossible to know, from that calculator, what Fairtax taxed, and what you would have to pay.

Remember, they called in "DARE TO COMPARE"  calculator.

You don't make something like that by accident. That took planning, and a group sitting around deciding how to fool anyone that used it. 

That's a fraud.

Because as great as Fairtax slogans sound, this is really a fraud by lying bastards.  Not sorta.  Not kinda. Not in a way.   They fooled some folks -- but those who put this fraud together, did it for a reason.

To make money from suckers -- not to get a new tax code. 

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Fairtax sounded great -- and I fell for it.

For thirty years I've tried to get politicians to get a simple tax code that did not screw workers.  Over and over politicians claim to "fix" the tax code, only to make it drastically unfair to the workers, and make the rich far richer.

Fairtax folks said their plan was NOT going to make the rich richer.   It was simple. It was fair.  And it was researched by 80 top economist at a cost of 22 million.

Wow.  Sounded great! 

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Just one tiny problem. Well, more like 3 trillion tiny problems.  
They trillions of dollars in OTHER taxes you pay, too. On top of, in addition to, the retail sales tax.

City county and states  are taxed. Yes on retail purchases, but that's just a tiny tiny fraction of it.  They are "special" kind of persons (see the definitions)   that must "remit" a tax on all wages. all pensions, all capital expenditures.

So if your city employees policeman and firemen for 1 million dollars,  that "expenditure" is taxed.  If the tax is 30%, then your city must "remit"  (in advance!)  300,000 in taxes.  And they have the same tax burden on pensions, same tax burden on all expenditures other than education expenditures.

Even capital expenditures are taxed.  

How are they taxed?    By being in the "tax base".  Whatever is in the tax base, by definition, is taxed, which is why you don't know anything at all about Fairtax unless you know these hustlers hid this goofy stuff in the tax base, footnotes, and definitions.

They never told anyone, not once, in any honest way, in 16  years.  Not once.  But it's always been in their fine print. 







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NOT.   ONE.    WORD. 


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


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

From an official Fairtax document:

 

You can see it online yourself 


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



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

This is their "research".   Remember that.  This is from what they hope you think is 22 million dollars of "research"  proving they have this very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

Yet read closely, every word -- and never mind their fraudulent slogans. Slogans don't count -- and in this case, the slogans are the fraud.  Read every word.  Check their math.  See their definitions.

They lied to you ever time, in every video, every book, every speech, every  everything, if they did not make this clear.   They put it this way precisely because they dared NOT to be clear.



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

Remember, these "other taxes" are by far the largest part of Fairtax "revenue" projections.  
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Fairtax had 100 sponsors -- not supporters, SPONSORS.  No tax bill in US history (as far as I know) had 100 sponsors.

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

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But now GOP have the White House.  Those 100 sponsors are still around.  Fairtax did not change one word. 

Why on earth not pass Fairtax now?   FOX News was for it. CATO was for it.  And Fairtax had 22 million dollars in research, right?   Let's pass it!

Instead we  got nothing -- chirps. 

 Silence.   No one in Congress mentions it, to any degree.  Mike Huckabee does not call it a "magic wand" any more.

FOX News does not push it every few days, as they did once.

Sean Hannity -- who used to push in on his show and in person at "Fairtax rallies"   has never explained why he stopped pushing it.

 Before, this same plan was going to make the US the "economic powerhouse of the world"  said men like Neal Boortz, author of two books pushing Fairtax fraud.

So,what happened? 

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Neal Boortz's special role in Fairtax fraud.

Boortz's role in Fairtax fraud is unique, if only because he wrote two books about it, and personally pushed the book to President Bush, who had Fairtax fine print examined.  As you will see, Bush Tax Panel were polite about it, but essentially exposed the goofy fraud -- massive impossible other taxes in the fine print. Without these massive other taxes, as the Tax Panel showed, the sales tax rate would need to be 89%, not 23.

Boortz was also paid to push Fairtax and used his radio program to push it for years.  If he was fooled by the fraud early on (possibly so) he sure stuck to the fraud  if he learned about it later.

BOORTZ SECOND BOOK: 

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

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

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

Why not mention the critics who exposed the fraud?   

Because that would expose his own fraud.

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"I honestly told you about the taxes on government" 

One quick example.

  Boortz claims to be "honest" about Fairtax because he mentioned taxes on government.   There are over 1 trillion dollars in taxes on government -- on government defense spending, on government wage expenditures, on government operational expenditures.

California alone, the state of, would owe over 20 billion dollars.   And they would have to drastically raise tax rates.

That's in Fairtax fine print, in clever ways.  Huge taxes on every state, and huge tax increases in every state.

That's right -- it's in their fine print, carefully stated.

Did Boortz make that very basic thing (huge tax increases in city county and state levels)  in any book?

Any speech?

Any where at any time

 Fairtax fine print cleverly says "we assume all city and states will raise their tax rates sufficiently to pay these taxes.

   All city, all county, all state, and even the federal government would  owe (not might owe) massive goofy taxes, and no one told them clearly.



  Quite the opposite.   Boortz DID mention the federal government will pay taxes --but quickly interjected it was a retail sales tax. 

He cleverly told a tiny fraction of the story, while very much aware of the truth. And he it for pay, he was paid to push Fairtax.  That's what we call a fraud. Not a mistake, a fraud, in our opinion. 

Yes, the federal government would have to pay retail sales tax if they bought a toaster at WalMart.

What Boortz knew, and made sure his suckers did not know, is that the US Army would owe massive taxes on wage and pension expenditures.  Clever no?  Boortz told his suckers in a way he knew would fool them.

That's clever, and it's  very much the basis of Fairtax fraud. They told you -- sorta kinda -- but told you in  way  you were dumber after reading it, or listening to them.

That's what I call a fraud.  Maybe you call it salesmanship, but it's deliberate and massive fraud in my book.



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Yes, fraud. 

I was not the only one to fall for it.    My name is Mark Curran, I live near Peoria Illinois.  Feel free to contact me by leaving a comment.

I was fooled by Fairtax for the same reason most people were -- they claimed 22 million dollars of research.   When I found out they had literally no research (see below)  I finally figured out Fairtax was not "flawed".

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TAXING MOONBEAMS AND BABY FARTS?


Briefly put, Fairtax has (we show you) trillions of dollars of OTHER taxes, on top of, in addition to the retail sales tax.  The retail sales tax is fine -- nothing wrong with it -- except a retail sales tax alone would need to be about 89%, not 23%

No one is stupid enough to vote for an 89% federal sales tax.  Add city and state sales taxes to that, as National Review showed,  the sales tax would be over 100% -- an absurdity.

So how on earth did Fairtax make it SEEM like a 23% tax? 

They included massive impossible -- yes impossible -- taxes. No, they did not include in the fine print taxes on moonbeans and baby farts... but mathematically,  what they taxed in the fine print is exactly as absurd as taxing moonbeams and baby farts.

They did tell you -- sorta kinda-- about the other taxes, but in a way that deceived more than informed you.  A footnote here, a definition there, a complicated absurd equation  you could not understand, but they told you.

Fairtax hustlers knew that.  They always knew it, from day one, paragraph one, speech one. They knew that in addition to the retail sales tax, they had far larger taxes -- the retail sales tax is just a small part of Fairtax.     Fairtax has trillions of impossible other taxes in the fine print.   We show you those other taxes.


Fairtax  was exposed as a Scientology fund raising scam (which it was and still is) over 12 years ago.  Mike Pence really should have known -- he sponsored Fairtax after President Bush Tax Panel exposed it.

The problem with Bush Tax Panel


The Bush Tax Panel had no trouble finding the goofy absurdities in Fairtax fraud -- but they were polite about it, academic.  They showed the massive impossible other taxes, but never would, in public, call it a goofy fraud.

Specifically, the Tax Panel showed that if Fairtax only taxed retail consumption, the tax rate would need to be 89%.  Not 23%.   Fairtax hustlers made it SEEM like 23% would work, yet they knew very well it would be 89% if only retail consumption was taxed.

To make it SEEM like 23%,  Fairtax hustlers fraudulently (purposely, and in a deceptive way) inserted massive impossible other taxes in the "fine print".   We show you the fine print. 

The fine print about "tax base" is especially important.  Tax base, by defintion, is that they tax. 



Fairtax never says clearly "we tax this".   They dare not. They do have clever documents most Fairtax suckers (the few that remain) ever see.   And if you do find them, the massive other taxes are clear -- to President Bush Tax Panel types, who eat fine print tricks for breakfast.

But most Fairtax suckers would not grasp what those definitions and equations even mean.   Fairtax told them 1000 different ways that Fairtax was "transparent".   Quit the opposite actually.


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TRANSPARENT?

REALLY? 



Here are some equations put out by Fairtax.  Most people without an economics degree could decipher this.

 It says they tax all those things -- city county and state pensions, operational costs, capital gains, and tax all cancer victims, without exception.  They even tax military expenditures.  Salaries to soldiers, pensions, military research.

Do you think the Pentagon can and will send in 100 billion or so?  Of course not.  So Fairtax hustlers made sure never to dell you candidly.

But they DID tell you in a way.  It makes no allowance whatsoever for how impossible or hidden those taxes actually are.




 More about Fairtax fraudulent math later.   They DID tell you, right?  IF these equations are telling you.   It's quite the opposite of their slogans, but they told you, right?

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In private the Chairman of Bush Tax panel DID call it a fraud when he said simply "they lie a lot".

I show you exactly what Bush Tax Panel reported on, but I am not polite. 
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Fairtax sounded great (all frauds sound great).  Neal Boortz, who was paid to push Fairtax (yes, he was) urged Bush to consider Fairtax.  Wisely, Bush had  his Tax Panel read the fine print in Fairtax.

Fairtax is going nowhere -- it was designed to raise money for the hustlers, not as a tax code. 

You will see why it's going nowhere if you understand the goofy fine print tricks.



That's right -- just read the fine print.  Bush Tax Panel had no trouble spotting the goofy fraud:  the massive other and impossible taxes in the fine print.

We show you that fine print.  Just remember, Fairtax was exposed as a fraud over 12 years ago.  Today,  the very little public support for Fairtax might be as little as two or three guys who apparently use online bots to post thousands of tweets for Fairtax.    If they are trying to raise money for their own pocket -- we don't know.  But we know Fairtax itself is a great sounding goofy fraud.

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Mike Pence, now Vice President,   never said this -- but he should

"You don't have to be stupid to fall for fairtax goofy fraud -- I did.   Fairtax hustlers had the BEST slogans."

Slogans are one thing.   But making a woman with 23,000 income pay 32,000 fed tax-- extra fed tax -- because she "consumed" surgery and chemo is another thing.

Another way to say this -- details matter. 



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

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

Yet the "cancer" tax -- impossible as hell in most situations --- is but a tiny small fraction of the trillions in taxes Fairtax hustlers count on to make their fraudulent math work.

We show you the other impossible goofy taxes in the fine print. And yes, these "other taxes"  are by far the largest taxes in Fairtax.   And the hustlers made damn sure their slogans (slogans always sound great) gave you exactly the opposite impression.

Let me repeat that -- if you only know the slogans from Fairtax, you actually are dumber than if you knew nothing at all, because the slogans are deceptive and fraudulent -- deliberately misleading. 
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THE REASON PENCE SPONSORED FAIRTAX


There is a REASON Pence sponsored Fairtax -- not just supported it, in Congress, he sponsored it.  

He sponsored it because it sounded wonderful.    Easy, researched, simple, fair.  I fell for it. Lot's of folks did -- because we believed the slogans.


FOX NEWS TALKING HEADS PUSHED FAIRTAX --


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

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Great slogans! 

 All researched!  Simple.  Fair.  Transparent. Voluntary.  Solves almost every problem. 

 In fact, the only problem, Neal Boortz said, was that there would be TOO much money coming in.   Business booms, "illegals" either move or pay taxes and get no prebate. But that would be a problem (too much money) that he was willing to risk. 

Hilarious. 

The US becomes "the economic powerhouse of the world".

And all researched!  Eighty researchers -- 22 million dollars of research!!  WOW.  And so simple "a 7th grader could understand it, and explain it."

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Before Pence sponsored it, FOX NEWS supported it, dozens of other Congressmen sponsored it.  Over 12 Senators spoke glowingly about it.

All that research (Fairtax claimed 22 million in research), all those politicians, talk show hosts, even CATO and Grover Norquest advocating it,  Mike Huckabee ran for President based on it, and of course, it sounded great.


FOX News ran hundreds of interviews about Fairtax.  Neal Boortz almost talked President Bush into it (until President Bush asked his Tax Panel to read the fine print, see below).

There simply was no way it was a fraud.  FOX News would not be suckered.  Pence would not be suckered.  Huckabee-- no way!


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SUDDENLY A HUSH.


Turns out, Fairtax is a goofy fraud.  As we found out later, Scientologist came up with Fairtax, not to pass, but to raise money.   A bit of political theater -- and then raise money from suckers.  


 Yes, we need a new tax code, and pass Fairtax PLEASE, despite being a fraud.  We would have a good laugh, and maybe then the public would not be so stupid. 

  Maybe then we would read the fine print?

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THEY MADE SUCKERS BELIEVE THIS

BECAUSE THEY SAID SO REPEATEDLY 

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100 dollar coat, will still cost 100 dollars after the 23% sales tax?

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No matter what question Boortz was asked -- he always referred to the non-existent "research" that he claimed proved a 23% sales tax would not raise purchase price"
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Boortz had the same basic answer to everything -- prices will all fall by about 22% . Therefore the 23% (remember, it would actually be 89% tax)   would not matter.

It's a "wash" .   Don't worry about the tax, prices drop by that much.  And you get a prebate.  And your take home pay goes up 50% on average.   Boortz was so self confident, and such a good liar (yes, he lied)  people, including me, believe it.

Would honest Neal Boortz blantaly lie?   Turns out, yes, apparently he did. And he knew better.  If he was fooled at first too -- a possibility - he sure stuck with the fraud after he knew better. 

The guy Boortz repeatedly claimed proved Fairtax would lower all prices never did such a thing, in fact Dale Jorgenson was not for Fairtax. Fairtax would not lower ANY prices, and sure as hell would not lower prices 89%.

But it sounded good.  "Don't worry"  Boortz said about taxing a breast cancer victim.  "She will save so much money, it won't matter". 

Utter nonsense, false, and deliberately deceptive. 

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Fairtax is a "very very simple" retail sales tax of 23%.   That's it.

Nothing else.   You will see all federal taxes on the retail sale receipt. Buy a coat  for 100 dollars?   The tax is 23.00,  and you will see that on your receipt.  

So simple.  That one tax.  On your receipt.  Period.

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NOT EVEN CLOSE.

Problem is, that retail sales tax is only a SMALL part of Fairtax.  You won't have a receipt at all for most of Fairtax taxes.

Why?  Because retail sales is just the beginning of what they tax, but the only way to know that is to understand their fine print tricks.   We show you those.   For one thing the retail sales tax is 30%, or more.  Not 23%.

And if they only taxed retail sales the tax rate would need to be more like 89%.  Not 23%.

But it sounded GREAT.   Not just a simple retail sales tax -- prices will fall 22%  so the coat would cost now just one dollar more.   That's it -- in effect a 1 dollar tax replaces everything.

Social security taxes-- don't need them.

Medicare taxes -- don't need those.

Income taxes -- thing of the past.

Corporate taxes -- gone.  Estate taxes gone. All other fed taxes, gone, gone gone. 

And it's all "researched"  by 22 million dollars of "independent research"  by 80 "top economist"  who came up with Fairtax to "SAVE AMERICA".

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MASSIVE HIDDEN TAXES

ON TOP OF 

THE RETAIL SALES TAX

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CAN'T SHOW RESEARCH

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY 

Problem is -- Boortz never could show 1 page of that research, even when offered 50,000 dollars for any charity.  Just show 1 page of that research and we will give any charity you name 50K. See full details. 

In fact, Neal could just keep the 50K.  He did not have to donate it to anyone.

We even made that better -- anyone, anyone at all -- that could show one page of the 22 million dollars in research got the 50K. Specifically it must be actual research, and show that they have a very simple personal retail sales tax of 23% to replace all other fed taxes.

There is no such PLAN even.  Fairtax is not (remember this ) not a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.  For one thing, most of the taxes in this fraud have nothing to do with personal retail sales of 23%. On that basis alone they can not collect the 50K.

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



Oh they have some documents -- we show you. 

Those documents have nothing to do with systematic investigation -- it's their OWN fraud, the documents they call research ARE the fraud! 


So the writing they have  is not only not research -- it's not 22 million dollars of it, and it sure as hello is not research about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

Do don't expect a straight honest answer from Boortz about our offer to him for 50K for any charity.  He is well aware Fairtax is not a simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes. 

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FRAUD THE BEST WE CAN DO?
THEN DO IT!


If Fairtax is the best we can do - even though it's a goofy fraud dreamed up to raise money for Scientologist let's do it.
Fraud, yes.  Can't possibly work,  states and cities would revolt, and everyone who pushed Fairtax fraud would point fingers at others.

But it would be fun.  We could laugh at ourselves -- and do better in the future.

That's a problem -- because Fairtax hustlers will never pass this fraud.  They know it's goofy.  They are not actually trying to pass it.



 Still, when Pence and others found out it was a goofy fraud, they didn't admit it, didn't tell the public it was goofy or a fraud.

They just backed off of it. 

Like backing away from a poison snake.   The last thing they wanted was to actually pass this goofy fraud.

But if they cared what worked, if they found out it was a fraud -- why on earth not tell folks? 

We show you why.



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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. 





MASSIVE IMPOSSIBLE OTHER TAXES


Fairtax has massive IMPOSSIBLE taxes in the fine print.

You would pay drastically high taxes -- and you would  hate whoever did this to you .  Which would be a good lesson to folks, actually.  Read the fine print -- what a concept! 




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

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

Of course he does not expect her to pay this.

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

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

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



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


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


Won't matter?   A 10 20 or 30K tax won't matter?

It would matter to the rich -- so it surely would matter to the poor.  And no, the poor do not get more "rebate" to pay these taxes.  The "prebate" goes to everyone and is about 180 dollars a month.   The prebate would take 20 years to pay the tax on come battles against cancer.

CONSUMPTION
NOT SALES

The trick Boortz (and Fairtax) uses is this -- they know you think "consumption" means sales.  No, it does not. A medicare patient could "consume" 100,000 dollars in cancer surgery and chemo, but not pay but 2,000 dollars.

Yet that cancer victim -- without exception -- is liable for the 30,000 dollar tax per 100K of consumption.

Fairtax math is based on that -- all consumption (including military consumption, and much more) being taxed.

When you understand  that consumption (not spending, ) is taxed, and that all consumption without exception is taxed, you will realize what an audacious hustle Fairtax is.

But they DID tell you -- if you read it very very closely. Sorta. 

In fact, they put this lulu of an absurdity right in the opening statement. 




Without exception....




WHY "ALL CONSUMPTION"  MATTERS

Fairtax basic premise is they tax "all consumption" without exception, which may not sound so crazy.  Especially if you assume that means retail sales.

But "all consumption"  also means all city county and states pay the tax on all wage expenditures, all pension expenditures.  City county and states are "special" kind of "persons".

There are "natural persons"  in Fairtax -- human beings.  

But check their defintions

 In a rambling,  incoherent definition, they actually claim all corporations all organizations, all government entities are persons too.

The city of Chicago - is  person, and a special person.

The state of California - is a person and a special person.


The county of Los Angeles - is a person and a special person.


This definition is all they need to tell city county and states to send in many billions of dollars?

Seriously?

Yes, seriously.  This sentence, this defintion, in a long list of definitions, is all city county and states need to know they must send in massive amounts of money on wage expenditures, pension expenditures, operational expenditures, capital expenditures.

No were else do they even mention it, and in the long rambling defintion, it makes literally no sense on its face.  It's beyond bizarre.  It's a fraud. 





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

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

Dave insisted repeatedly that the defintion of a person, in this long line of definitions, was "clear enough already"  about the massive taxes on city count and states.

No book mentions it clearly.

No speeched mentions it clearly.

No video mentions it clearly.

In fact, quite the reverse, the books, the speeches, the videos all make it seem like "a very very simple personal retail sales tax".

No word that Chicago would have to send in over 800 million dollars.

No word that LA county would have to send in over 1.3 billion dollars.  Not on retail sales, but on their wage, pension, capital expenditures, operational expenditures.

This is not some nut in a bar that says no further information is needed, but the rambling defintion.  This is the number 2 man in the organization -- who said he was in charge of "government education"  on Fairtax.


How do they send it? By check?  What day of the year?  They don't say.

What is penalty if they say no?

Where do they send it. 

Where is the research on it? 

And this is all they need.  That one definition in a long list of goofy definitions. A Trillion dollars or so of cash will flow into the federal coffers, because they wrote this definition in HR25.

Are Fairtax hustlers delusional nuts?  Or liars?  Or stupid?   Well who knows?  We do know that no city county or state will send in massive amounts of cash because these hustlers wrote this crap definition.  Yet to repeat, Fairtax OWN number 2 man insist this definition is all they need to instruct and convince them to send in the cash. 

By the way, here is our definition of research, as taken from an actual dictionary.   Still think Fairtax has 1 dollar of research?   Still think they have 22 million dollars of this research about a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes??




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WHAT MAKES THESE "PEOPLE"  SPECIAL 

Fairtax hustlers added a few words to make governments, city county and state's "persons" who must pay the 23 or 30% tax on all wages, all pensions, all expenditures!  

Except education expenditures, and foreign travel!   So while school boards are exempt from 23 million dollar tax on 100 million dollars in expenditures,  your county board, your state legislature, and your city council are not exempt.

And all -- all cities, all counties, all states -- are supposed to "raise their tax rates" to pay it -- according to Fairtax documents!!  

No Fairtax speaker ever explained such goofy nonsense.

No Fairtax book.

No Fairtax video.  

But in the fine print, there it is.  Still think these lying bastards were "transparent"?

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That's their big claim to fame - simple -transparent - fair.  

Very clever. Not one person in 10,000 would see those confusing words  in the defintion of a person and imagine this was the "legal basis" for about 2 trillion in other taxes.


As you will see, James Bennett, number two man in Fairtax, actually defends that defintion as the "legal basis"  for these massive other taxes.




Then Fairtax hustlers used language about "all personal and governmental consumption expenditure"   is in the tax base.

A few words -- they put 4 trillion dollars "into the tax base".   And you did not even notice. You STILL thought it was a "very simple" personal retail sales tax.


At no point did you guess that  the cancer victim --rich, poor, on Medicare, not on Medicare, it makes no difference is liable.

 The person using the goods or services is liable.

No exceptions. They told you that, remember?  It was in their opening statement. 
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Why no exceptions?    Because if the allow exceptions for cities counties and state's wages pensions and capital investments,  their tax rate would have to increase  to 50 60 or 70 %.  

If they allow exceptions for cancer surgery and chemo --health care generally --  the tax rate has to go up to 80 % and so on.

So by pretending (which is what they are doing) they will tax all city county and states, and all cancer victims, etc etc, they can make the math works.

But in reality -- and they knew this the entire time -- it was always a fund raising scam.  Never did they intend it to pass.


FAIRTAX EXPOSED POLITELY


Fairtax hustle was exposed -- politely, and in academic terms, over a decade ago.   President Bush Tax Panel had no trouble finding the fine print, and decoding the BS.


They showed exactly what we show here -- but we are blunt --some might say too blunt.  But polite exposure of this fraud did not even slow down the hustlers.

President Bush Tax Panel showed that -- if Fairtax did not tax cancer victims, and did not have these other massive taxes in the fine print, the tax rate would be 89%.

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That is just one "tiny" example.  









NIPA defined taxes are massive -- by far the biggest part of Fairtax,   Yet Fairta
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SOUNDED GREAT


Sounded great to stupid people.  Even me.  Till I read the fine print.  




Scientologists started Fairtax fraud to raise money.  No one in mainstream is really pushing Fairtax fraud now -- Pence, Boortz, Huckabee, FOX News --  hundreds of former "supporters"  backed off,  and  maybe because they learned it was a fraud. 

 Why ?  If it was so great 10 years ago, did math change? 

 Even Neal Boortz -- who was paid to push Fairtax --  went from obsessing about Fairtax, giving speeches about it, writing books about it, to virtually nothing. Yes Boortz was paid to push Fairtax. He will claim he won't -- but he was paid. He even claimed he took no money from royalties from the Fairtax book.   

Boortz is as smooth as a snake, and deceptive as hell. His Fairtax book and speeches are proof of that.  He uses the same doublespeak to deny he was paid to push Fairtax, but he was. 

Who paid him?  We don't know. Ask Neal. 






Think of that -- 100 sponsors, big networks pushing it, big names pushing it -- then virtually nothing. 

We show you what happened....


THE SLOGANS SOUNDED GREAT.

ALL FRAUDS USE SLOGANS THAT SOUND GREAT.


It's clear Pence had no idea what Fairtax actually taxed -- he just knew slogans for it.  Sure, we would all assume Congressmen would know more than a few slogans -- but you would be wrong. We live with a Congress that doesn't even read their own legislation -- someone else writes the legislation (lobbyist or hustlers) and hands it to them.

So Pence was as stupid as you or any Fairtax sucker. 


That is what "ALEC"  does. It writes legislation and hands it to Congressmen.  ALEC though, is not behind this fraud. 

All of ALEC's stuff is real -- and they have good intentions, in their minds.  They want their stuff to pass.

Fairtax is a Scientology fund raising scam that sounded great. Fairtax hustlers had (and have) no intention of passing their fraud.  They wrote it make money from stupid people.  

Seriously, that's why the put this fraud out there.

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PASS THE FRAUD PLEASE 

Wouldn't it be great to see Fairtax leaders try to get Texas to pay 18 billion?



I would love Fairtax fraud to pass, just to see Fairtax leaders try to explain to Texas they have to pay 18 billion, much of it in advance.

In ADVANCE -- Fairtax taxes on capital expenditures is in advance!

So if Texas builds a new airport, or highway  for 10 billion, FIRST (per Fairtax goofy hoax) they would have to pay fed gov 2.3 billion.

I would love to see that.

No one told Texas, or any state.   Nor did Fairtax tell cities, counties.   But that money would have to be collected for Fairtax to work.

It would be so much fun.

Pence, Boortz, Hannity, all those who pushed Fairtax would have to run away, or blame each other.

That's fun right there.
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$50,000 to Boortz, or any charity he names.   


Which is why for five years now, I have offered Boortz (or anyone else) 50K to show 1 page of that 22 million in research about a "very very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes on revenue neutral fashion".


How hard it that? One damn page of actual research, of this 22 million in research?

You'd think they'd be glad, eager, to show their research for free!  But even when offered 50K for one page, they can't do it.

Oh --they have some documents, some papers.  We show you those.

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FLAT TAX -- another great sounding fraud.  The problem there? It's not flat at all.  They simply don't count trillions of dollars of income as "income".   It's quite the opposite of flat --but they call it flat anyway.

Kinda basic -- if GOP, Trump folks, Tea Party goons give a name to something, its almost certainly the opposite.  


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

Fairtax at least put out some documents.  We show you those -- clever, fraudulent, misleading, but at least it's something.

The point is this-- what these lying bastards name their "tax codes"  are by design opposite of the name they give them.  


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WHAT IS IN THE FINE PRINT?


In the fine print are clever footnotes, definitions, charts,  and "assumptions". 

When you decode the double talk, you see Fairtax is nearly opposite of what they say.  Yes, they do have a retail sales tax.


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




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

 That's quite the  opposite of research.  If you can even find this clever footnote about "we assume"  you could easily assume it's not a big deal.

It's a huge deal -- massive impossible other taxes, on all city county and states, and massive additional city county and state taxes.  But they told you? 

  Not really, but if you read really close, it's there, in a fraudulent way.




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

Double speak and deceptions, in a few documents by your public relations company that you pay, is quite the opposite of research.  Yet they actually call these fraudulent documents "research",   That's right, they put out their own goofy double speak as "research".  There is no research -- certainly not 22 million dollars of research about this "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.
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But when you read the fine print......




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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. 

  


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


The  Tax Panel  cared how Fairtax math explained the "tax base"  and explained the "revenue".  It did not take the Tax Panel long to spot the fraud -- massive other impossible and goofy taxes hidden in a few words, here and there. 

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. 

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Some of Fairtax fine print.

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

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

This is part of their "research".



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

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

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

But they did tell you! 


  
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. 

But- - they kinda told you, right?  If you took them to court, they would say the DID tell you in that equation, in that footnote, whatever.

But they sure as hell told you the opposite in books videos speeches and online.  They claimed a very simple, transparent, researched personal sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.

And they made you hate anyone who dared dispute that.
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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 in speeches. 

They didn't tell you in books.

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

When they did include a few words here, and there, about what they really taxed to get most of the revenue - 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. 

That was not by accident. They did not "accidently" forget thousands of times, in thousands of videos or talks or tweets or facebook post,  or in entire books, to mention in any clear way these massive other taxes, impossible other taxes. 


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

See it again, it's that important.






WHAT DO THEY TAX?

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.  It won't SEEM like a big deal, these seemingly casual comments they make.  But when you see how they use the term "all consumption,"  in their math, it's clear these lying bastards did not have a "simple personal retail sales tax"  to replace all other federal taxes.   And they knew that very well.



All governmental "consumption expenditures".

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

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.  

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



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

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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%. 

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FAIRTAX "TAX BASE"


THE TAX BASE TRICK 



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



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


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

Notice anything?

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

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

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

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

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



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




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"




Taxes wages - paid out by city county and states.
Taxes pensions -- paid out by city county and states
Taxes capital expenditures -- paid out by city county and states.
Taxes operational expenditures --paid out. 






Funny stuff.

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

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 Hilarious.
But they told you, right?




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








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

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






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



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Nothing voluntary about Fairtax.  



FOX NEWS PUSHED IT 

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

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




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David Kendall

Spoke publicly for Fairtax as one of their experts.

David did not read the fine print closely

David literally did not know what they taxed.

But he thought he knew.


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

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

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WHOSE FAULT IS IT?

Is it their fault?

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

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

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

FOUND THE DAMN FINE PRINT

OVER 12 YEARS AGO












ONE GUY KNEW

HE WAS NOT HAPPY TO HEAR FROM ME

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

Only one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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





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




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THEIR CALCULATOR

DARE TO COMPARE??  Hilarious.

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

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

Your food costs?  No place to put that in.

Your rent?  No place to put that in.

Your health cost?  No place to put that in.

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

Did you buy ANYTHING that is "taxable consumption"?

No place to put that in.

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

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

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

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

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When  your slogans are the exact opposite of the fine print


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

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

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

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


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

All those are taxed. 

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






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LEGAL BASIS FOR 2 TRILLION OF OTHER TAXES


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.

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

Let that sink in.

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



Turns out, Fairtax would.  



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

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








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

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

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



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

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

Notice, too.  They don't. 
  

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

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SELF CONFIDENT LIARS


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

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

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



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Gee, why silent about it now?


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

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

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

STILL PASS IT 




 DETAILS THEY FORGOT TO MENTION



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They sure as hell never would, and never did,

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





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


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

Yes, they did. 


Not everyone pushing Fairtax fraud is a lying bastard.

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



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

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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.


GREAT SLOGANS
SELF CONFIDENT LIARS

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.
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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. 

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Neal Boortz was paid to push Fairtax -- yes he was.  We don't yet know who paid him, and it really does not matter.  

No, Boortz is not in Scientology, of course.  But as Bruce Bartlett established 15 years ago, 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. 



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DON'T WORRY PRICES WILL DROP


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

And you get the monthly prebate to pay those taxes.

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

Transparent. Fair.  Simple. Researched!

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CITY COUNTY AND STATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN ADVANCE TAXES??? WTF?


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




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

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

Fairtax hustlers sure as hell never mentioned it. 



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

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

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

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

Gee, I wonder why not? 



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

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

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


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

That's what we mean by fraud. 


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




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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY TOO!

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

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

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

DID THEY BELIEVE CANCER VICTIMS SHOULD PAY HUGE TAXES??  

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Now? Not so much. 

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

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THE EXCUSE WAS OBAMA

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

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PLEASE PASS THIS FRAUD!! 

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





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

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

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

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

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WHAT WILL BE EXEMPT? 

They only exempt education expenditures. 

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

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

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

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

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RETAIL NEVER MENTIONED CLEARLY

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

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

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

So why include those impossible taxes?  


Were they stupid? 

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

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

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



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

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

There is no substitute for the fine print.

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PRESIDENT BUSH TAX PANEL

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

Great idea- - look at the fine print!

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

WHY DID THEY MAKE UP OTHER TAXES?

WHY PUT THEM  CAREFULLY IN THE FINE PRINT?

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



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FOOTNOTE 19

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

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


 FOOTNOTE 19
THATS A DOOZEY.

THEY PUT THIS ABSURDITY IN A FOOTNOTE.

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

A footnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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







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

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




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HOW THE DID THEY EXEMPT SCHOOLS?

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

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

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

 VERY SIMPLE RETAIL SALES TAX?



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


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

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






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

I believed it.  

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

Not even close. 

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



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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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

Nor will any other city, county or state.

And get this -- Fairtax lying bastards knew that.   


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AUDACITY

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

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

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



Fairtax  had a "calculator" fraud, too.


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



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

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

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

One problem

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

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


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

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DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT
ALL PRICES WILL FALL

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

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

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

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

12 billion dollar tax on your state?  Dont worry.

Prices will fall that much -- research proves it!  

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




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




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





"WE WANT TO BE HONEST"

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

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

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





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THINK YOU KNOW FAIRTAX???

FIVE QUESTIONS 



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

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





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

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

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



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




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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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



"Without exception." 

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

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FAIRTAX OFFICIALS ADMIT 

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

Is that what you get? 

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



Fairtax hulsters laugh their asses off?

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


This is some hilarious shit, here.


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

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

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




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

Check out "GSft" 

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

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

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


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

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough". 

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

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


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

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NOW YOU SEE WHY I CALL THEM LYING BASTARDS?



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

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

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






THE MOST IMPORTANT 33 WORDS IN FAIRTAX FRAUD




A very simple personal retail sales tax.

Paid "at the cash register". 







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

The way they said it here sounds like no big deal, right? Domestic servants, their wages are taxed.  But read carefully -- 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.  




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Read the fine print.

Closely.


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

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

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





Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   


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




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

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

This was a fraud the whole time.   




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


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SCIENTOLOGY AND FAIRTAX

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


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  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  

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FRAUD -- NOT FLAWED.

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





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RAISE YOUR TAXES TO PAY IT




ONE EXCEPTION

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! 

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The Fairtax  "calculator".

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

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

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

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

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

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


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





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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%.





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

IN ADVANCE

Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.

IN ADVANCE

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EXPOSED POLITELY 
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.


This ONE WORD.


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






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. 


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50K OFFER -- YOU CAN GET IT

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.



HUSTLE VS FRAUD 


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





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WHO IS BEHIND FAIRTAX FRAUD?

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



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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. 



 EXPOSED SCIENTOLOGY CONNECTION 




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. 

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FINE PRINT on Details of offer-- 

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

That includes replacing all  Social Security and Medicare taxes. 


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

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


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

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

Ask your attorney.

 Here are important details . If 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 prove Fairtax has 22 million dollars of research,   per the definition of research I showed above.

You must also pay for all your  attorney fees, travel  any  and other costs related to the suit, regardless of outcome.

  This is central and basic to my offer of 50K.

You must show 1 page of Fairtax 22 million in independent research proving that they have a 23% personal retail sales tax that will replace all other federal taxes in a "revenue neutral  way"  meaning bring into the US Treasury at least a much cash as the tax system now does,  (in the year 2016)  including Fairtax bringing in the taxes that Social Security and Medicare taxes now bring in.

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




See how fine print tricks matter?

I knew that you could!

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