Tag Archives: fair tax

Constitution Party releases video outlining its case against the “Fair Tax”

From YouTube, uploaded October 3, 2013: 

Many are touting the proposed “Fair Tax” as a preferable alternative to the federal income tax and the IRS, but is the Fair Tax really any better? This video looks at the original intent of the U.S. Constitution and the policies proposed by the Constitution Party for restoring Constitutional taxation.… Read more ...

Riley J. Hood: What is wrong with the 9-9-9 Plan?

From ConstitutionPartyWI.com. Riley J. Hood is the chairman of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin and was its write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012. He received 70 votes. 

Better is a little with righteousness
than great revenues without right.” Proverbs 16:8

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            After the latest IRS scandal, The Constitution Party of Wisconsin has called for the elimination of the Federal Income Tax and the IRS.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Opposes the Fair Tax

The following is currently being linked at the front page of the Constitution Party’s website:

The Fair Tax
« The Fair Tax is an unapportioned direct tax upon the people. As such, it is not authorized by the 1787 Constitution, nor is it authorized under the 16thAmendment which changed the original intent of the founding fathers by implementing a personal income tax.… Read more ...

Only 7% Of Respondents On LP.org Poll Favor The “Fair Tax”

The following was posted on lp.org April 12th:

posted by Staff on Apr 12, 2013

In response to the poll question posted at the LP.org web site on March 14, 2013 which asks, “Is there any circumstance where proposing a new tax is justified?” 81 percent of those who rendered an opinion (excluding those who selected “I have a different view”) reject revenue-neutral tax proposals and insist that total tax revenue must always go down.

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Lee Wrights: Jump Start The Economy With Tax Relief, Not Tax Reform

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (March 24) – I have heard it said by some that the “revenue-neutral” Fair Tax will “jump-start the economy for the next 100 years.” That is simply not true. No tax has ever jump started any economy. Taxes have the opposite effect. They stall the economy by stiffing incentive and creativity.… Read more ...

Jason Gonella: An Open Letter to Gary Johnson

Posted to Mr. Gonella’s blog here

Although there are those who thought it would be a bad idea , you did go ahead and switch to the Libertarian Party in an effort to continue your presidential campaign. Now that you have gone ahead and moved in to the Libertarian Party race, hopefully you will run a better campaign than you have been running so far.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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Bruce Cohen: Gary Johnson Announces Libertarian Presidential Bid

Bruce Cohen’s post-announcement coverage published on his blog and submitted to IPR:

Gary Johnson had his much anticipated Press Conference this morning at 10 AM Mountain Time in the Capitol Rotunda of New Mexico.

He formally ‘left’ the GOP yesterday, and has absolutely milked every drop of PR possible out of the process of changing parties.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’

Email from Darryl Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

It’s that time again. The time that rolls around every two years; when men and women spend outrageous amounts of money telling us why they should be chosen to serve in Congress. They say outrageous things to “scare” you into believing that their opponent is either the devil-incarnate or the rebirth of Hitler, Stalin or any other number of bad “rulers” from times past.… Read more ...

Statehood Greens push for ‘Fair Tax & Revenue Plan’: tax relief for DC families & working people; solutions for shortfalls

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com


For immediate release:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Scott McLarty, DC Statehood Green Party media coordinator,
202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green Party Tax and Budget
coordinator, 202-829-9063, dschwartzman@gmail.com

DC Statehood Greens promote “Fair Tax & Revenue Plan” to provide tax
relief for DC families and working people, solve fiscal shortfalls,
and save DC’s social safety net

• The plan stresses the need for DC statehood to stop Congress from
meddling with DC tax laws and cuts handouts for big developers and
other corporate interests

WASHINGTON, DC — DC Statehood Green Party leaders are urging public
support for “A Fair Tax and Revenue Plan for the District,” which
provides significant tax relief for families and working people in the
District of Columbia, allows District government to maintain sorely
needed social services, covers projected fiscal shortfalls, and
reorganizes the District’s budget priorities.… Read more ...

Mike Gravel’s campaign economic advisor making waves

This week, Businessweek has an article about Larry Kotlikoff, a Boston University economics professor and economic advisor to former Senator Mike Gravel during his 2008 presidential campaign.  Among other things, the economist is a supporter of a national sales tax to replace the income tax, a position which Gravel adopted. … Read more ...