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July 26, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Fair tax could help create jobs

I have been in favor of an audit of all levels of government for quite some time, maybe 25 years now. So naturally I support Rand Paul’s call for a federal audit. I just have one suggestion. Before the waste that exists in the government is brought to light, there should be private sector jobs available to all the unnecessary public employees.

I wonder why the government so stubbornly holds onto their current tax policy? While the income tax has been proven to not be capable of supporting the government, the government refuses to consider alternatives. Tax reform seems to be centered on higher tax rates and less economic growth instead of lower taxes and robust economic expansion.

Perhaps there is a better plan out there than the fair tax? The fair tax should be considered for a lot of reasons, but the best reason is that the current tax system does not work. This whole Obamacare debacle was brought about because of the decline of good jobs available to the citizens of the United States. The income tax is why our industries have fled to foreign countries.

The only way to stop the insanity in Washington is to remove its unlimited power to steal from special-interest groups to benefit other special-interest groups. The fair tax would put an end to all tax lobbying and make an honest audit of the government possible. Fortunately, the folks who would surely be laid off after such an audit would be able to transition right into private sector jobs created because of the fair tax.

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