About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Posting Notice - A Critique Of The Report By The President's Panel Re The FairTax

This posting is to alert readers to a new piece on the left hand side of RTE entitled A Critique Of The Final Report Of The President's Advisory Panel On Tax Reform Specifically As It Pertains To The FairTaxIt is the last topic listed under The FairTax.

Following the executive order of GW Bush the subject panel studied several tax plans & issued a final report on November 1, 2005. 

Although the panel's report is several years old it continues to be used by critics of the FairTax to take advantage that it is one of the most misunderstood documents ever written especially as it (does not) pertains to the FairTax. 

The biggest single problem centers around one of the report's nine chapters addressing a national retail sales tax.  Although it is not always called by name (the FairTax was called by name in only three places in the panel's report) it has been taken by critics of the FairTax that chapter nine of the panel's report was describing the FairTax which simply is not so for the reasons detailed in the above critique.

The problem is that critics of the FairTax – like people with vested interests in the current income tax system – have disingenuously presented unfavorable & opposing points every chance they can from the panel's report as if the panel was addressing the FairTax.  The above critique addresses such opposing points to set the record straight.

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