From: David Boone
We should be sympathetic to the plight of our elected officials. Representatives must sift through the ideas of hundreds of thousands of constituents. Each senator represents literally millions. To my mind itís like panning for gold, moving tons of dross to discover a few tiny flakes.
One of the problems is that the Gods residing at the top of Mt. D.C. are churning up vast quantities of mud, as they stomp around in search of personal advantage for themselves and their benefactors. As a result, we have a government which cannot function day to day and a debt ceiling which must be constantly raised to avoid outright default. The old outcry of ďtaxation without representationĒ is arguably even more pertinent today as it was in Revolutionary times.
Hidden in the mud of the House Ways and Means Committee since 1999, is a little nugget called HR25, The FairTax Act. Itís a plan to replace the Income Tax (IRS) with a national sales tax. $25 Million in top drawer economic research makes this plan far and away the best of all the plans being considered in Congress. You owe it to yourselves and to your grandchildren to find out what ití s all about. Check out www.fairtax.org for details. With all of the foolís gold coming out of Congress these days, isnít it time we got a taste of the real thing?