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By any measure, it is now plainly obvious how the Washington Prowler views the virtues of the Fair Tax. Using Gov. Huckabee as a foil in the column was a total red herring. What TAS should really be ashamed of is the veiled hit job performed by the Prowler by relating the Fair Tax not just once, but twice, to the Church of Scientology (CoS). Additionally, the Prowler made the totally false claim the Fair Tax effort was out of money. In fact, the Fair Tax effort is better funded than Huckabee’s own presidential campaign.
It has been proven, time and again, that HR25 (in the House of Reps) and S1025 (in the Senate) has absolutely no ties to the CoS. The Fair Tax-to-CoS claim has been made in the past by columnists who have a vested interest in keeping the status quo. The tax scheme the CoS came up with many years ago was their answer to an unfavorable IRS tax ruling and bears absolutely no relationship to the current legislation (HR25) offered by Rep Linder (R, GA). The Fair Tax was borne by Houston businessmen, whom through private funds, charged a group of economists and academics to come up with a tax system which would fully fund Fed Gov operations at current levels, while at the same time, taking out all the pain and suffering experienced by us taxpayers each April 15th and turning the United States into a true tax haven.
The resultant, and independently formulated, tax plan became the basis of the Fair Tax.
The Prowler has some major “fessing” and homework to do to recover from this obvious “Oh, ——!.”p>The first step would be to give Leo Linbeck (Founder & Chairman of Americans For Fair Taxation) a call. You just might learn something. br> — Owen H. Carneal br> Yorktown, Virginia /p> p> You may want to recheck you facts on the Scientology to Fair Tax connection. There isn’t one. This is a fabrication based on some distant past support of a variation of the idea by Scientology. The current people that have done the economic analysis behind the house bill have nothing to do with Scientology. However, what would it matter if they had. The idea is either good or bad on its merits. I believe like many others that it would be the biggest drain on the power of Washington to manipulate our lives through the tax code. There is a reason why it’s so complex and it isn’t good. br> — Ron Gillespie br> Safety Harbor, Florida /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
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