Letter: Tax system that's fair

May 20, 2014 

Sandip Dasverma's letter (May 18) seems to want to adopt the same old "plug the tax loopholes for the super rich" or raise a "tiny" amount of tax on those making $1 million or more. Where have I heard this before? Each time the tax code is revised, old "loopholes" are closed and new ones are created. There is a better alternative. It is passing HR25, the FairTax bill.

Once passed, the 16th Amendment would be repealed and the federal income tax goes away. Prices for items now include hidden taxes such as payroll taxes. Once those taxes are eliminated, the cost of a product goes down. Those taxes are then recovered at the retail level where everyone pays a tax on purchased items, including drug dealers. Does anyone think they report elicit income for tax purposes? Before demagoging the FairTax concept one needs to read the FairTax Book written by Neil Boortz and former congressman John Linder. The web site fairtax.org is another source of information.

Let's not be deceived by taxing the rich rhetoric. We need members of Congress to pass the FairTax. Let's elect someone to Congress who supports the FairTax. Who is that candidate?

DAN SUTER, West Richland

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