Where do the remaining candidates stand on the Fair Tax?

Written by Paul Zannucci on 9:04 PM

McCain--Not on your life.

Clinton--No answer.

Obama--No answer.

It is odd that Clinton and Obama have not answered this given that we know what their answers would be. Apparently, dodging questions has become such a way of life for liberals that they don't even realize when they've been asked a question with an obvious answer. Actually, the real problem (not that the liberal dodge isn't a big enough problem) is that for a Democrat, answering questions about the Fair Tax plan would be like addressing UFO's and psychics. It would just be unseemly.

In the meantime we can only dream of what such a plan would do for our country. Imagine, for instance, an economy without payroll taxes (those were the original lyrics to the John Lennon song Imagine).

If you'd like to see more about the politicians' stances on the fair tax, you can go here.

The front page for the fair tax site is here.

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ Where do the remaining candidates stand on the Fair Tax? ”

  2. By DavidFL10 on June 4, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    I take exception to your assertion that you know what Clinton’s and Obama's answer would be. Have you asked them? Do you know of a single time when a FairTaxer has asked either of them? I do and I know her answer (not his), but if you don’t then it is very unfair to claim they have “dodged” the question.
    It has taken us a lot of time and effort to get to the point where most Republican officials know what the FairTax is. As an organization and as a group of individuals I'd bet less than 5% of our efforts have been directed towards Democrats.
    When I was in the spin room with Mike Gravel after one of the presidential debates, Senator Joe Biden approached me before I had the chance to approach him. He pointed to the FairTax sticker on my chest and said, "I'd like to get some more information on that idea". He claimed no one had offered to brief him on it before. He dropped out of the presidential race a week later and the request was probably shelved because there was so much else going on at the time. I challenge FairTaxers in Delaware to step up to that request.
    The irony is that if you were to take the FairTax proposal, strip away the rhetoric, lay it all out on a table and examine it, you’d find it is a pretty liberal proposal. Many left-leaning FairTaxers wonder why conservatives are so gung ho for such an evenhanded proposal. The problem we have is a lack of FairTaxers willing or able to work that side of the aisle.

    David Nelson
    Tampa Bay FairTax Advocates