The last thing America needs is an attempt to radically change America through a disruptive Tax Reform Proposal. The US government has a problem with irresponsible spending and not one with taxation.
Unfortunately, there is a loud and well funded group pushing a radical tax reform proposal called the Fair Tax. This tax is based upon a fundamentally flawed understanding of economics. History shows that loud people can do great harm to the nation.
Last Month I challenged the Fair Tax supporters to a debate.
The challenge went unanswered. I will repeat the challenge.
I live in Salt Lake, I will be happy to drive to Denver, Phoenix, Cheyenne, Boise, or Las Vegas for a debate. I would like to stay within one day's drive of Utah to keep costs down.
The debate would be a simple format in which both sides present an argument to a group and the group voted on the path they find most promising.
The FairTax speaker would present the idea of replacing the income tax with a sales tax.
I would present the idea of creating an alternative to the withholding system that uses Tax Aware Accounts.
The audience would vote on the idea they like better. I contend that most crowd would prefer the path that empowers people and requires the least disruption. The FairTax disenfranchises workers and will result in massive disruption. I repeat the challenge I made last month.
Any group interested in hosting such a meeting could contact me.