Monday, April 22, 2013

HOW A SCIENTOLOGY FUND RAISING FRAUD FOOLED MIKE PENCE

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WHY PENCE DOES NOT DARE MENTION

 FAIRTAX NOW

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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. 




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

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

In fact -- Neal Boortz told us -- 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.

In fact, he 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.
Oh they have some documents -- we show you.  But that's not research -- and it sure as hello is not research about a very 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.

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.  Yes, Neal said -- then hurriedly  added "it will save her so much". 

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 and incoherent definition, they actually claim all corporations all organizations, all government enties are persons too.

Very clever. Not one person in 10,000 would see those confusing words 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.

And that is how their math is set up.

So instead of just paying a tax on  a toaster or a jacket, as you will see, your city has to pay 10 million dollars in "consumption taxes"  on wage and pension expenditures if the expenditures are about 35 million.

Yes -- see  Fairtax  revenue charts, clever as they are.  It's there. Sorta kinda. 

Also the cancer victim --rich, poor, on Medicare, not on Medicare, it makes no difference.  The person using the goods or services is liable.

No exceptions.

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.


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%.

Not 23%

Never mind SHOULD a cancer victim pay 30 or 40 thousand in taxes -- can she?   No, most people simply could not pay it.  And of course Fairtax knows that. 

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That is just one "tiny" example.  



Yes, Fairtax could exempt cancer or health care from those taxes, or exempt the poor.   But that would make the tax rate for everything else 40% or more.

No one is going to want to pay 40% sales tax. But it gets drastically worse....

The impossible cancer taxes are just the tip of the iceberg.

Most of Fairtax has nothing -- nothing -- nothing -- to do with personal retail sales. The retail sales tax in just a small part of what they make you pay.  And they never told you that.

But they did -- sorta -- tell you, if you read their clever fine print tricks very very closely.  Especially the part about "NIPA"  and "tax base".

Ever here of NIPA?   Probably not -- not from Fairtax hustlers.  It's only in their clever double talk, and most Fairtax suckers couldn't find those documents with google and two reference librarians.






NIPA defined taxes are massive -- by far the biggest part of Fairtax,   Yet Fairtax razzle dazzle hustlers  claimed to be a "very very simple"  personal retail sales tax.

Not even close. 

It's a series of massive impossible goofy "NIPA"  defined taxes on "consumption - expenditures"  of wages, pensions, capital expenditures, even military spending expenditures.

And if you read their clever "tax base" documents very very closely,  you might even see that.

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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 is pushing Fairtax fraud now -- Pence, Boortz, Huckabee, FOX News --  hundreds of former "supporters"  backed off because it's a fraud.

A few hustlers still use Fairtax to raise money from stupid people.  But there are less than a handful of people who are still this stupid, and push Fairtax.  There seem to be four or five folks -- or maybe one guy with multiple twitter accounts --putting out about 1000 tweets  a week -- but no one is sincerely pushing this 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.





Not one word from Pence. Not from Fox News.  Not from those Senators.  Not from Grover Norquest.   Remember, they all pushed it -- pushed it hard, before.

Pence sponsored it. No tax bill in history had this many SPONSORS.  How do you go from 100 sponsors in Congress, to nothing?  To virtually no mention.


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.


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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Pence should know better. ALEC never told him to push this. And a simple google search, or even reading the fine print himself, could have alerted Pence (or Huckabee, or Grover Norquest, or the others) to the fraud.  

But these guys don't really care what will work.  They care what will get the power- - not the worst thing anyone did.  Politicians of course do that for a living.
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PASS THE FRAUD PLEASE 

You may not yet realize the State Legislature  of Texas would owe over 18 billion dollars.   Not for sales tax -- but they are taxed on all noneducational expenditures.

Highway expenditures -- taxed.

Court and prison system expenditures --taxed.

Capital investments -- taxed.

Everything they 'expend"  other than education - is taxed.

I would love to see the Republicans try to make the state of Texas pay 18 billion dollar tax on capital investments, wage and pension expenditures, and operational expenditures.

Not just Texas, but very city in Texas.  Dallas city council would over over 90 million -- in advance.   Houston, every city, likewise taxed.

And every county -- Harris County, as much as 100 million.

It would be hilarious because

 1) No one told them before 

 2) Fairtax hid this in a few fraudulent footnotes and clever statements  

Still,  if this is the only way the US public stops being stupid, let's do it.  It's worth it.

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SOUNDING GREAT

IS THE EASY PART

FOR LYING BASTARDS


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

Let's do it !  

 The only ones that could be against it, Neal Boortz told us, were IRS agents and lobbyist.    There is 22 million dollars of research, by 80 top economist, who developed Fairtax "to save America".


Researched.  Simple.  Transparent. Voluntary?

Not really -- it's actually a goofy Scientology fund raising scam, and there is no research, certainly not 22 million dollars of research by the 80 economist Boortz told us about.

$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.

We show you why.  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.


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.  

Orwellian -- slavery is freedom. War is Peace.  Flat tax is flat.  Fairtax is researched.

All lies -- as you will see. But that's the power of self confident liars.  As long as people are too stupid or lazy to read the fine print, they get away with this crap.

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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.

But that is only a small part of it. Most of Fairtax has nothing whatsoever to do with retail sales. .


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, 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......



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


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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. 

  


But most Fairtax suckers -- on the best day they ever lived -- could not  even find the fine print itself.   So how would they know?

They would not know.  They could not know.   How would you look for fine print you had no clue even existed?  

Oh it's there, a few words here, a few deceptive words there.

But you not only need to find those 300 words (out of about a milion)  you also have to ignore everything else they said!  You have to ignore their slogans.  You have to ignore their claims of research, and just notice the actual words and math.   





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. 

Did you not read their own hilarious equation above?

That's in their own documents.  Do you have any idea what those figures mean?  Hell no.

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

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

See it again, it's that important.






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.



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

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

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

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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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 THAT WHOLE "MATH THING"?

" WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY TAX"  THING?

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







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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.


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

From an official Fairtax document:

 

You can see it online yourself 


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




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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.

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

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

2)  And -- check the fine print. 

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

Why not be upset at the fraud?  As far as we know, David never went back and tried to undo the misinformation he put out.  But apparently he quit pushing the goofy hustle.
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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

Check out "GSft" 

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

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

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


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

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


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

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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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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.   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!

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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,   and that it is legitimate research as we defined 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, 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!






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