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A Century of Failure: Repeal the 16th Amendment

A Century of Failure: Repeal the 16th Amendment

Tax Code ‘bigger than the Bible with none of the good news’ HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Americans For Fair Taxation® (AFFT) announced today their support for Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s (OK-1) transformational legislation repealing the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. “As the leading advocate of replacing our corrupt income tax system with a […]

To win, Republicans should focus on economics

To win, Republicans should focus on economics

As I have written a number of times here on CDN, the GOP is viewed very negatively by the majority of the American public, especially women, youngsters, and minorities – key demographics that the GOP absolutely must win over to remain a viable party, let alone to win future elections. What is the key to […]

The Flat Tax fantasy

The Flat Tax fantasy

In the wake of the recent IRS scandal, some well-intentioned but badly misguided people have begun touting the flat income tax (called the flat tax for shorthand) as a replacement for the current tax code. They claim it would be an antidote to the IRS’s abuses and curb that agency’s powers while also supercharging America’s […]

The FairTax Series: America's Road To Prosperity Part 4

In this installment of the FAIRTAX series I want to cover the “pre-bate” provision of the plan. The “pre-bate” is a provision designed to help with the basic necessities of life, to essentially “un-tax” food, medicine, utility costs, clothing, etc. up to the poverty level. It is not designed to help the “rich” buy new […]

Rejecting FairTax Part One: Why Not Tax Consumption?

In Part One, I’ll cover the dangers of taxing consumption as a major source of government revenue, both to the individual and to the economy. Part Two will cover the little-known problems in the FairTax proposal- the “fine print” FairTax advocates won’t tell you about (or don’t know themselves); I’ll also refute some of the inconsistencies and […]