Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | 2 a.m.
The national debt is still going up. The nation’s jobless are still looking for work. Illegal immigration seems to be out of control. The world seems to be burning. Still, no viable solution to any of these problems is being proposed by anyone.
The fair tax would create more jobs and reduce deficit spending. The fair tax actually raises taxes on illegal immigrants, thus encouraging them to return to their native country.
The fair tax would remove federal withholding for all wage earners. The fair tax stops all income-based taxes being collected by individuals and corporations. This creates jobs and lower prices on American-made goods. Given that American workers would be making more money and buying more American-made goods and services, this would be a self-perpetuating machine that would continue to grow.
The answer is not higher taxes. The answer is not lower spending. The answer is to change the way our government does business. The fair tax is the only solution on the table that has a chance to better every single legal citizen and our nation in general.