Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Fair Tax Ballot Experiment

Not only were the Reed and McKinney stories making news in Georgia on Tuesday, here's an item that won't get a lot of coverage in the MSM. This comes courtesy of Neal Boortz, who along with Congressman John Linder, has been promoting and sponsoring this bill and authors of the best-selling book.

As a test, the Fair Tax proposal was voted on in three counties in Georgia. According to the numbers, 85% voted for it, in a non-binding referendum that serves only one purpose. That purpose is to get the "head in the sand" politicians that care about nothing except winning an election, to look at how they can get a few votes. If they get their votes, maybe we get a better system.

Frankly, I am surprised it's not getting more attention. But, who knows? Maybe it will now. Maybe other areas will get this thing on the ballot, for a trial vote, now that this has turned out so well. Maybe the opportunists will come out of the woodwork, support this thing, and build some momentum for it.

How anyone could not look at this thing objectively and see that this is a much better way to collect taxes, is beyond me.


All_I_Can_Stands said...

The Fair Tax makes too much sense and takes away a lot of power from politicians. The media is therefore against it and are giving it the silent treatment. They know if they talk about it, it will resonate with the people.

G_in_AL said...

Tax code lobbiests versus voters... I love it.

Battleground 2006!