Nix the code, Internal Revenue Service and lobbyists…

April 29, 2008

Star Parker is president and founder of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education

She writes about Mike Huckabee’s “Fair Tax” proposal:

The proposal would get rid of all existing taxes – the income tax on individuals and corporations, the payroll tax, the estate (death) tax – and replace them with a single national retail sales tax. Fair Tax proponents say that it would take a sales tax of 23 percent to meet current obligations.

Enactment of such a tax would be accompanied by repeal of the 16th Amendment, which was ratified in 1913 and made it possible for Congress to tax income.

Most probably are not even aware that the Constitution had to be amended to make an income tax possible, and that this did not occur until the beginning of the last century. 


Ronald Reagan Quote…

“Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise,

don’t turn to expedience –

    and don’t, for heaven’s sake,

having seen the inner workings of the watch

 — get cynical.”



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