Think the “Fair Tax” Is Worth Getting Excited Over?

Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman tear into the “Fair Tax” proposal — legislation that would replace the U.S. federal income tax, payroll tax, and estate tax with a national sales tax:

We believe it’s UnFair, dangerous, and a disaster in the making. You think nothing could be worse than the graduated income tax? We can virtually guarantee you that, after five years of the FairTax, you’d be looking back with nostalgia on the days when Americans had to put up only with the IRS and the income tax.

They’re also kind enough to quote me as “an alert critic” and fellow-skeptic.

It seems that there just weren’t enough loopholes in the anti-torture rules the United States government was somehow tricked into enacting. So Congress and the Dubya Squad hope to drill a new one.