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Fair Tax

Don't Call It a Comeback... Yet

Emily J. Miller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

The looming revenue collapse -- the one that will take place automatically at midnight on January 1, 2015 -- will reverse any progress we've made, and will plunge Illinois deeper into its hole.

It's Time for a Fair Tax in Illinois

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Illinois is a state that prides itself on hard work and fairness; we just need a tax system that reflects those values.

Hate Filing Your Tax Return? Good

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Joseph J. Thorndike

People everywhere hate taxes. What makes the United States distinctive, I think, is our insistence on collecting so much of our tax revenue in a distinctly unpleasant way. No stealthy value-added taxes for us! We're going to do it the hard way.

The Income Tax Is Inquisitorial -- Get Over It

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Basically, income taxes require vigorous enforcement. If people don't like that sort of heavy handed tax collection, then there are always options with (arguably) less intrusive procedures.

Letter From Charlotte, NC: Fighting for America's Future

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We are in a fight for the future of America. Anyone who watched the Republican National Convention speeches knows this. Anyone who has witnessed the ...

Why Mitt Romney Should Proudly Release His Tax Returns

Don McNay | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Don McNay

Is that Mitt's fault or Congress's fault? If I had Mitt's money, I would be looking for every tax advantage that Congress has to offer. If I were a financial adviser to Mitt Romney, I would be helping him find those tax advantages. Just like any other good adviser would do.

A Fair Tax for Progressives

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell

The current tax code destroys wealth and diminishes wealth creation excessively, but it does not effectively tax wealth (in the sense of raising revenue). The FairTax would tax spending from wealth in addition to fostering more wealth creation.

Tyler Kingkade

CHART: Poverty Is Up, But The Poor Are Paying The Most Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly released U.S. Census data reveal that poverty levels have skyrocketed, but in most states, the tax systems disproportionally burde...

Jason Linkins

Herman Cain Would Impose Bizarre Three-Page Limit On Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain has an exciting vision for the future, everybody! See, he's so sick and tired of Congress passing long bills that take more than 10 minute...

Fairness in Taxation

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

By introducing new tax brackets, we insure a basic principal of fairness: those who have benefited the most from the opportunities our country provides should also invest in making those opportunities a reality for all Americans.

The Fair Tax -- At Least Worth a Debate?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

OK, everyone, time to take a breath and consider a new idea. Well, not really a new idea. It is called the Fair Tax plan and was conceived in 1998

OFF LIMITS: Rand Paul Refuses To Address Controversial Tax Plan

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HENDERSON, Ky. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul sidestepped questions Wednesday about revamping the federal tax code, a day after th...

Amanda Terkel

2012 GOP Contender Pushes For Flat Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an address to the Detroit Economic Club billed as a "major economic speech" by his office, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) laid out his visi...

Equal Time For Tom The Carpenter

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I've had some successes as a businessman, but I have not been able to find a way to generate enough revenue so I could help my employees with health insurance.