Monday, July 31, 2006

The Fair Tax - Orlando Style

It was hot in Orlando this past Saturday, but The Fair Tax rally on the steps of City Hall was smokin hot. Neal Boortz and John Lender spoke to a crowd of thousands of Fair Tax supporters and continued the momentum for sweeping tax change across our nation.

Not all in Orlando looked upon The Fair Tax fairly. April Hunt, of the Orlando Sentinel, decided to believe opponents of the plan and use her newspapers platform to misrepresent the true tax rate of the plan and of our current tax system.

So, I emailed April Hunt a question:
"April, I attended the Fair Tax rally on Saturday in order to gain more information about the proposal. I also read your articles online about the event and have a question about the tax rate. Neal Boortz has posted a question to you on his website, and I wondered if he is correct about the inclusive tax rate. Does your information shed any light on the true tax rate? Does his statement about the inclusive nature of the current tax system (25% = 33%) hold any water?".

April said, "Mr. Darley: Thank you for taking the time to write. I understand your point. The 23 percent tax refers to an inclusive tax, such as an income tax. Because it is a sales tax, which is an exclusive tax, the rate is 30 percent. Best, April Hunt "

So, just like Neal Boortz has claimed, opponents of The Fair Tax must first change the plan to find fault with it.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but please get informed about the subject before you start flappin your yap.

##That's my "educated" opinion##

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