And eliminate all the fraud, hassle, and waste of our current system?
Looking back over two-hundred years, the founding fathers of this country kept petitioning the King of England with redress of grievances brought upon this nation by the Crown. King George stopped listening, and even went so far as to enact a tax on tea. Eventually the colonists had enough and in 1773, they snuck aboard three British ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped several hundred chests of tea into the water as an act of grievance against unfair taxation of the colonies by Britain. The Boston Tea Party became a symbol of the American Revolution and the determination of the American people.
The campaign for the "Fair Tax continues. The grass-roots movement is alive and well. Almost one year after the release of The Fair Tax Book, the effort continues. Check out all of these relevant links, and keep talking the talk. Thanks to Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder for leading the charge, and keeping the effort alive.
For the fabric of our society to hold together, we must all have an investment in our government. The FairTax, while providing a rebate to protect those trying to climb up, requires absolutely everyone to pay taxes absolutely every time they buy a new good or service. The FairTax requires this investment, and in plain text on every receipt the FairTax will show you exactly how large the investment is. Every taxpayer--from the smallest to the largest--should be confronted with exactly how much their government is taking from them and spending on their behalf. The FairTax provides this confrontation with its completely transparent tax calculation. If the voters vote for more spending, they will see that spending reflected in a higher sales tax rate that all will pay. If the voters want less spending, they will reap the benefits of that with every purchase as well.