Monday, April 22, 2013

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

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

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We need a new tax code so badly, even this goofy ass Fairtax fraud would be better than what we have.  No, Fairtax won't work -- those suckers who love it now would poop their panties and maybe physically attack the liars and hustlers who pushed Fairtax on them. 

So what?   If the only way to get rid of our gawd-awful tax code is to pass a goofy-ass Scientology fund raising fraud (yes, Fairtax is a goofy-ass Scientology fund raising fraud) -- fine.  Let's do that.

I was fooled by this hustle -- because they claimed 22 million dollars of research.  I found very very odd "stuff" in the fine print, so I contacted some of their "researchers". 


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.  With names!!  Who would lie about that?

Turns out, Fairtax would.  I actually contacted about a dozen of those named as "researchers".   None of them -- none of them -- even knew what Fairtax actually taxed, and none of them (remember this) did any "research".

Who the hell would do that?   Those Fairtax presented as "researchers"   were more like some suckers who, at one point or another,  agreed with some slogan presented by Fairtax hustlers.   The only exception was a guy I contacted who worked for Fairtax -- he did their public relations,Laurence Kotlikoff.

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

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



 Fairtax simply HAD to include massive other taxes in the fine print.

If they had said "WE TAX MOONBEAMS"  or "WE TAX BABY FARTS"  for 1 trillion, even stupid Fairtax suckers would notice.

So they didn''t do that, they didn't use the terms "tax baby farts: etc.

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

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

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

He himself inserted the massive other taxes in the documents from Beacon Hill.  You can say he did not lie- - because he did insert the deceptive BS.  We call it a lie, you can all it a tomato.  The point is, Kotlikoff got paid, and the papers he published are not about a very simple personal retail sales tax, and he knows that.  It's not even rational, and he knows that too.  You can't just include 2 trillion dollars of other taxes in some goofy words in a footnote, and think that is research. Clearly he knew his job was to fool people. Clearly he was paid to do so, if his own personal friend, Bruce Bartlett, is correct. 

  The "retail" part of Fairtax, as Kotlikoff well knows,  is only a tiny part of a  much larger tax bit of nonsense.  It is not a tax plan, and never was.  It was always a fund raising scam for Scientologist.   Who paid Kotlikoff?  We don't know. Someone did.

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

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

Notice, too.  They don't. 

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



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

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

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


Gee, why silent about it now?

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

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

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



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

A nearly 800 billion dollar "detail".  All city, all states, all counties, even the federal government, is suppose to "raise their tax rates" to pay for the massive taxes on operational expenditures, wage and pension expenditures, capital expenditures.   All such "expenditures"  are taxed 30%.

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

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

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

They sure as hell never would, and never did,


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

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

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

Yes, they did. 

Not everyone pushing Fairtax fraud is a lying bastard.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

So Fairtax is an impossible bit of political theater.

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

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

Fairtax lying bastards claim they will bring in 3.5 Trillion.  

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

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


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

No, Boortz is not in Scientology, of course.  But as Bruce Bartlett established 15 years ago, Scientologist did create Fairtax as a fund raising scam.

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

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

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


You can find Fairtax fraud yourself, just read the fine print carefully.   President Bush Tax Advisory Panel exposed the fraud over 10 years ago,  in an academic and polite way.  I show the same thing the Tax Panel showed, only I am not polite. 

 The blog might save you some time, however because we show the fine print to you. This is one piece of fine print --read it closely...

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


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

Notice retail sales are only a part of Fairtax taxes.  

Fairtax was sponsored in Congress by now Vice President Pence. 

And it sounded great!!     Just pay your tax at the cash register.   That's it. Very simple.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember -- Boortz personally claimed  there is 22 million dollars of research.  But he nor anyone else can actually show 1 page of it.
We show you what these hustlers claim is "research".  


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

And you get the monthly prebate to pay those taxes.

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

Transparent. Fair.  Simple. Researched!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Fairtax hustlers sure as hell never mentioned it. 

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

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


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

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

Gee, I wonder why not? 

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

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

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


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

That's what we mean by fraud. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you think Chicago will just "remit" almost 200 million dollars, just for their "expenditures" on police and firemen???

Do you think Dallas is going to "remit"  almost 100 million dollars?

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 absurditity,  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 choses 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.

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And all the while, every step of the way, Boortz knew about these massive other taxes, and never told anyone in an honest way. In fact, he made damn sure his followers and readers had no damn idea what Fairtax actually taxed.

Gee, I wonder why Pence is not pushing a bill he sponsored?  

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

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

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

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

Now? Not so much. 

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



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



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

Fairtax tax base.  You need to understand the "tax base" trick to realize what lying POS these guys are.   A tax base is, by definition, what they tax.

They tax -- without exception -- everything in their tax base 30%.  So what the hell is in the tax base?

Remember, this is THEIR document. 

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

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

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

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



They only exempt education expenditures. 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

So why include those impossible taxes?  

Were they stupid? 

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

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

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

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

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

There is no substitute for the fine print.



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

Great idea- - look at the fine print!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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



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

A footnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like this... they assume all city county and states are going to "raise their tax rates" to pay this. And remember, these are huge taxes, not just on retail sales. These are taxes on wage, pension, and capital expenditures -- all expenditures, other than education.

That's in the fine print, and that is what their math is based on -- not just a retail sales tax at the cash register.


Indianapolis - the city -- would owe over 90 million.

Kind of a surprise to that city, and the city council.

Again, not on retail sales. City county and states are "special" kind of "persons"  who must "remit" taxes on capital expenditures, operational expenditures, all expenditures except education expenditures.

Yes, if the city bought a car, they would have to pay the sales tax of 30%.   Fine.

But when they pay a mayor 160,000,  in wages and benefits, they have to pay 30% tax on that. Yes, they do.  Fairtax has that in the fine print and their math depends on it.

How about paying our city firemen and police man 20 million dollars as many medium sized cities do.  That's a 30% tax on that expenditure.  Remember all wage pension and operational expenditures "are in the tax base". 

In the tax base, by definition, means they tax it. 

If Indiana city funds the library -- or the library board itself -- would have to pay 30% of their 15 million dollar "expenditure" of running a library system. Only education, (school expenditures) are exempt.


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. 


You see, the "other taxes"   in fairtax are far larger than the retail sales tax.  Pence and others pretend Fairtax is a very simple retail sales tax. "You will see the tax on your receipt".

Only a small part of Fairtax is that retail sales tax.. The vast majority of Fairtax has nothing to do with cash registers or retail sales. 
Fairtax is a goofy fraud (see below).  It was started by Scientologist as a fund raising fraud, and is not a tax code at all.

But pass it anyway.  At least we get rid of this horrible tax code we have, and we can laugh at the lunatics and liars that dreamed up Fairtax fraud.


FRAUD  1) Sure -- it sounded magical,  so good it had to be a joke, or a fraud.  But they claimed 80 economist developed the plan, and that there was 22 million dollars of research. (I now offer 50K to anyone, including you, who can show 1 page of such research, see details of this legal offer, below). 

Having no -- I mean no - such research is the biggest single evidence of fraud in Fairtax.   Their documents are in no way research at all, they did not spend 22 million on it, and whatever these "documents"  are -- they are not research about a very simple personal retail sales tax.

Why are their documents not about a simple retail sales tax?

Because the retail sales tax is only a tiny part of it.   The biggest single tax is the massive tax on all city county and states for wages, pensions and operational expenditures.

Even capital expenditures (like building a library) is taxed 30%.  Did you know that?

That's in the documents they call "research"  about a simple retail sales tax.

Yes -- they claim to be a simple personal  retail sales tax, on "all goods and services."  But as we show you, here in their own "research" documents, the details are drastically different.

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

And worse-- the other taxes are, as you will see, impossible nonsense.  Massive taxes they never mentioned in any rational way. 

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

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

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

I believed it.  

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

Not even close. 


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

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

Fairtax hustlers, of course, have never made this clear.     You have to dissect their double speak, read their fine print, and check their math very closely.

But it's there -- the massive taxes on all cities, is in the fine print.

The massive taxes on the poor, is in the fine print.  Impossible, goofy taxes on the poor that they can not possibly pay. See why below....


The retail sales tax is not the problem.   The problem is math.

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

How do they get the "other" 2.1 Trillion?   From the other taxes in the fine print, that's how.

Fairtax documents DO tell you, if you find them all.

If you find all their documents, and read them very very carefully, they do, sorta, tell you.   They have an entire sentence in one of their documents that mentions NIPA -- they tax everything NIPA defines as consumption. And more.

All wage, all pension, all capital expenditures, all operational expenditures are "in the tax base".  Remember that.

They tax whatever is "in the tax base".   Without exception.  So a few words here, and there, they told you.


It's almost comical, far from being a "simple personal retail sales tax"  Fairtax is actually FIVE LAYERS -- five layers -- of taxation, only one layer is that retail sales tax.

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

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




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

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

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

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

Even small cities, like Quincy Illinois, would owe almost 10 million dollars in expenditure taxes.  Remember, all exepnditures (other than education) are taxed.  All wages, all pensions, all operational expenditures, all capital expenditures.  City county and states "must remit" a 30% tax on every dollar they "expend"  other than education spending.

Assuming there are no education expenditures in these figures, Quincy city council would have to "remit"  about 10 million dollars to the federal government.

Don't believe me? Good -- you should always check the fine print and math. Keep reading, we show you the fine print and math.

IS Quincy Illinois going to "remit" 10 million dollars to the federal government?  Hell no -- and one reason, no one told them anything about it. Fairtax went to great lengths to tell people the opposite, that they had a "very very simple" personal retail sales tax.

Quincy is in Adams County.  Will Adams county "remit" 20 million dollars to the federal government for wage, pension, capital investment and operational expenditures?  Hell no.

Adams County is in Illinois. Will the state legislature approve and "remit" 12 billion dollars to the federal government for their expenditures?   Hell no.

SO when fools say they "are for fairtax"  they don't know what the hell they are talking about.  Fairtax is five goofy and impossible layers of hidden taxes,  and there is no research, there is a goofy hustle going on. 



It takes a special kind of lying bastard to claim 22 million dollars of research into this "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax.  Especially when you see the BS they claim to be research.

22 million dollars of research.

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?

I show you here what they call "research".   Their documents are no more research than a McDonald's Big Mac wrapper is research.  But they dressed it up and told suckers it was research.

Even if you care to be a fool, and let Fairtax documents be "research" -- it sure as hell is not about a very simple personal retail sales tax to replace all other fed taxes.


I was stupid enough to believe the slogans from Fairtax hustlers -- and why wouldn't I?  Who would lie about 22 million dollars in "research".   They claimed to be a very simple personal retail sales tax -- you see the tax on your receipt.  How was I to know it was all a goofy fraud. (It was, in fact, a fund raising fraud by some Scientologists). In fact, former Scientologist still raise money on this fraud. See below.....

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

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

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

And they had a "calculator"  that proved it all!!

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

The "calculator"  absolutely 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 it, to the fraudulent calculator.  They removed those links after we exposed the fraud.

Gee, I wonder why?

What was the matter with the calculator? 

 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. 



Of course Fairtax "calculator"  is not for city county and states -- and remember, those are the biggest tax revenues overall, much bigger than retail sales.

But in that "calculator"  there is no place for you to enter such information as your medical expenditures.

Likewise, no place to put your rent.  Your health insurance premiums, your gas purchases.

All that is taxed -- remember that -- but no where can you put that or anything like it, into the calculator.

Did you buy a house, a car,  have surgery?  They don't ask.   How much did you spend on taxable consumption?  They don't tax.

And how much did your city county or state have to pay in fairtaxes?   Remember, their own fine print says city county and states are supposed to raise their tax rates to pay that.

So that too -- your huge increases in city county and state taxes -- should be in there.

But they don't even have a place for you RETAIL PURCHASES!   Go on, look.  There is no place for you to put in anything that matters.

But wow, does it not seem sophisticated?  Sure does!

Just like the fraud of fairtax itself, and remember, the same bastards who dreamed up Fairtax fraud, paid for and or developed the calculator fraud.

No place at all to put in any of that information!

They did not accidently do either of those frauds -- they did not accidentally claim they had 22 million in research, when they had none, and they did not accidentally create a sophisticated calculator which did not allow you to put in anything (remember that) that mattered. 


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

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


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

No prices will not drop, we learn from Fairtax own documents -- in fact all city county and state taxes will go up. Way up.  That's in their fine print, if you read it closely. 

So read it closely. 


Think Fairtax is a retail sales tax?  Think again. 

See the retail sales tax?   Yes, there is a retail sales tax.

But see the other taxes?  Much larger, overall, and you pay those too.  Why did Fairtax put in all these other taxes?

To make the math work -- to fool you.  

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

Did you even know about the cancer taxes?

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



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

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

Retail sales?   Not just retail sales.  

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

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

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


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

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

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


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






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

We show you the fine print below.

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

This may save you some time.


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

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


Boortz spoke --he is a clever - of "maybe" a tax on your doctor's "office visit". 

  He kinda forgot to mention there is no maybe about it, and a woman with breast cancer, surgery, and chemo could easily be liable, without exception, of 30,000 dollar tax on 100,000 "consumption"  of those goods and services.

Does Boortz believe a woman could or should pay huge taxes because she got sick?

Hell no. Boortz is  not stupid.  He was pushing a goofy ass fraud, and he knew it. 

NO one in their right mind would assume when Boortz spoke about "we want to be honest"  about a "maybe" tax on doctor's office visit, that lurking in the details behind Boortz lying clever doublespeak, was a 30, even 60 thousand dollar tax on breast cancer victims.  

It does not matter if that woman is wealthy, insured, or not.  

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Without exception." 

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

This is some hilarious shit, here.

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

Check out "GSft" 

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

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

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

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

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

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

And Jim Bennett said this was "clear enough".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Oh - not so much.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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.  


 A Fairtax "equation".  Hilarious.

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

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

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

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



Read the fine print.


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

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

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

Fairtax tax base is where the fraud is. 

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

Hilarious shit, truly hilarious.   

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

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


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

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


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

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



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


  Most of Fairtax has nothing to do with sales  



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

Not difficult -- it's impossible

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

 That link is below.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

And I don't even have a dog.


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

Instead, he exposed them.

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

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

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



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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Slogans vs  Fine Print.

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

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



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

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


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

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


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

Image result for Sarasota Florida city council

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

All 20,000 or so US cities.

All 5,000 or so county governments.

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

Gee, won't they be surprised!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

I show you the fine print tricks. 

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

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

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

 Who would lie about 22 million dollars of research?


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

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

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


Why not just exempt health care, then?   

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

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

What if they also exempted rent?

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

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



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

  We mean none -- zero, nada. 



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


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

  Strange how they started to mention Fairtax less and less?




 They had 80 top economists, right?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Think about that for a minute. 

Government "investment" includes wages pensions capital expenditures.


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

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





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

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

And their math is based exactly on that. 




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

Ever hear of used cancer surgery?

How about used rent? 

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

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

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

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

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

On and on.


Fair Tax "calculator" is hilarious.

Wont ALLOW you to put anything that matters.

Then shows you huge saving! 


The Fairtax  "calculator".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

All expenditures  by your city - taxed 23%.

All expenditures by your state - taxed 23%

All expenditures by our county - taxed 23%.


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


Mesquite would owe over 14 million overall.




10 YEARS AGO.... 

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

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

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

He is an attorney.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But they never make it clear. 

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

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




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

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

 Full details on the offer is below. 

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




Show us that one, please!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Yes, it's that goofy.

What research Boortz?

Highest sales tax won't matter!

 "A  WASH"    All prices drop, per research.

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

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

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

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





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

Did they finally read the fine print?  Maybe. 

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

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

Who paid them?   We don't know!   

Scientology & Fairtax


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

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

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

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

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


Former Scientologist.  Full time grifter?

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

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

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


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

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

Are Hayes and others actually trying to pass Fairtax?

No. Not at all, apparently.  


OVER 100%

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

Did Fairtax hustlers KNOW this?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

Yes, he did. 

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



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

Did Kotlikoff actually lie for Fairtax?   

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

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

He got paid for the clever double speak, too. 


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

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


FINE PRINT on Details of offer-- 

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

That includes Social Security and Medicare taxes. 

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

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

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

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

Ask your attorney.

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

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

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

See how fine print tricks matter?

I knew that you could!