Letters to the Editor

The 'Fair Tax' is just what it says

Although I am not a supporter of Gov. Mike Huckabee, the excerpt from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial ("Huckabee's 'Fair Tax': 50% on your groceries?" Jan. 14, Page B-4) appears to be totally incorrect concerning the Fair Tax. I highly recommend every thinking American read "The Fair Tax Book" by Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder. The book is written in laymen's terms and is easy for folks who don't even prepare their own taxes to comprehend.

The Fair Tax would eliminate the income tax, the IRS, Social Security tax, the Medicare tax, corporate income taxes, the death tax, self-employment tax, the alternative minimum tax, the gift tax, capital gains taxes and tax audits. We are already paying a 24 percent "embedded" tax on everything we purchase in America, including professional services such as medical office visits. An embedded tax is included in the cost of doing business and is passed along as part of the cost of consumer goods. With the Fair Tax, even those illegal aliens who don't file taxes would pay their fair share.


Twain Harte