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A tax system to create jobs and slash trade deficits

We tax the manufacture of exports. We let imports come in tax free. Our tax system creates huge trade deficits and jobs overseas and kills jobs at home.

Donald Trump would renegotiate trade agreements. Hillary Clinton would oppose trade agreements she previously favored. Neither would solve the problems caused by a tax system that needs to be replaced, not reformed.

Instead of taxing payroll, corporate income and personal income, we need to tax consumption. Exports would become…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on July 25, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

TRUMPED! A NATION ON THE BRINK OF RUIN…..AND HOW TO BRING IT BACK

TRUMPED!  A NATION ON THE BRINK OF RUIN…..AND HOW TO BRING IT BACK

                                             By David A. Stockman

 ………First there were seventeen. At length, there was one. And now there is even a chance he may become President.

Donald Trump’s wildly improbable capture of the GOP nomination and rise toward the White House is surely the most significant upheaval in American politics since Ronald…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on July 24, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments

Renegotiate trade agreements or pass the FAIRtax?

Donald Trump says he would reduce America’s trade deficit and bring jobs back to the U.S. by renegotiating fair trade agreements.

The FAIRtax would do the same by taxing imports and eliminating taxes on exports.

The FAIRtax eliminates the 15.3% payroll tax, the corporate income tax, and tax compliance costs on goods manufactured in the U.S. and sold abroad. It imposes a 23% sales tax on goods imported into the U.S.

By taxing consumption instead of manufacturing, the…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on July 22, 2016 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Federal tax reform is straightforward. You Decide: Tax Income OR Consumption?

You Decide: Tax Income OR Consumption?

Federal tax reform is straightforward.

Make a single decision: tax income OR consumption?

You just made all the following decisions as well.

Tax what you earn OR what you spend?

What you put into OR take out of the economy?

Wealth creation OR wealth depletion?

Jobs, work, savings, investment and entrepreneurship OR spending?

Complex reporting by…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on January 20, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Tax Code Is Opaque for Nefarious Reasons

"Here's What Genuine Tax Reform Looks Like" was an excellent opinion column in The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2015, written by John R. Cochrane, Senior Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution. Eight days later the Journal published four…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on December 31, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Easier to Replace the Tax Code than Reform It

"Here's What Genuine Tax Reform Looks Like" is an excellent opinion column in The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2015, written by John R. Cochrane, Senior Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution.

Below is Dan Dyer's Letter to the Editor in response to the article.

Easier to Replace the Tax Code than Reform It

To answer…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on December 23, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Huckabee Explains the FAIRtax on Fox Business

The ONLY tax reform that eliminates the IRS.

https://fairtax.org/articles/huckabee-explains-the-fairtax-on-fox-business

Added by Daniel Dyer on November 19, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

Are you Pro-IRS or Pro-FairTax?

 

Are you Pro-IRS or Pro-FairTax?

Do you want token tax reform or tax replacement[1]?

Do you want the Flat Tax that would make moderate changes to the present system[2] and keep the IRS or the FairTax[3] that would eliminate the IRS and the present corrupt system?

Do you want a system that taxes the poor…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on September 11, 2015 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Sen. Ted Cruz says the Fair Tax is the right ultimate answer

As part of his campaign speech at a private gathering in Dover, NH, on Sunday, August 30, 2015, Sen. Ted Cruz repeated his positions that the IRS should be eliminated and we should pass the Flat Tax.

The first question he received after his remarks was from Dan Dyer who had traveled from Connecticut for the event. Dyer commended Cruz for being one of six co-sponsors of the Fair Tax in the Senate along with 70 co-sponsors in the House and asked, “Since the Flat Tax would only reform…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on August 30, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

How Would a Transition to the Fair Tax Work?

A transition from the present tax system to any new tax system requires provisions "to protect taxpayers from financial harm and to avoid economic windfalls arising solely from the tax law change."

Karen Walby, Ph. D., Research Consultant, Americans for Fair Taxation, has written a description of the provisions in the Fair Tax Act (HR25/S155) that would handle the transition to the FairTax. Go here to see…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on June 27, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Sen. Cruz: It’s Time to Break the Washington Cartel

Sen. Cruz: It’s Time to Break the Washington Cartel

Delivers speech exposing big government, big business cronyism

June 24, 2015              202-228-7561

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech at The Heritage Foundation revealing the cronyism that runs deep in Washington, powered by the Washington Cartel of establishment politicians and corporate lobbyists who continue to benefit big government and big business at the expense of…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on June 27, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

Senator Ted Cruz reports 20 Supreme Court cases the Obama Administration lost unanimously

Senator Ted Cruz released a report entitled The Legal Limit Report No. 5. It lists 20 court cases the Obama Administration has brought to the Supreme Court which were all unanimously rejected.

The cases were all in an attempt to take away citizen’s rights in alarming ways. Cruz said:

The Obama Administration’s view of federal power is so extreme that since President Obama…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on May 4, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Milton Friedman ON Assigning Public Schools by Home Address

This is a one-minute video worth watching on diversification in schools. 

Added by Daniel Dyer on September 4, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments

IRS can’t be fixed, it must be eliminated

It’s a challenge to keep up with all the disclosures coming out about the IRS.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a Press Release April 9, 2014 reporting “several cases where Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees were alleged to have engaged in partisan political activity on duty and in the federal workplace” during the 2012 presidential election. The …

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Added by Daniel Dyer on April 12, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Research Indicates that Religion Reduces Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Can Faith Rewire an Addict's Brain?

New evidence shows that 'God consciousness' can keep young people off drugs and alcohol.

By Byron Johnson and Maria Pagano , Wall St. Journal, March 27, 2014

Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with alcohol and drugs, a growing body of research shows. Why? It could be religious instruction, support from congregations, or conviction that…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on March 29, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Congress Gave Up its Constitutional Authority in Obamacare

Under Obamacare, the president appoints an Independent Payments Advisory Board (IPAB).

IPAB’s 15 non-elected members are responsible for reducing reimbursements to doctors to limit Medicare’s budget.

IPAB’s decisions are law unless Congress overrules IPAB by passing equal or greater cuts.

Congress can repeal IPAB only if it introduces a resolution during the month of January 2017, passes it by August 15, 2017, and does not have it take effect until 2020. Otherwise, IPAB…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on March 11, 2014 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

Why lending Ukraine a BILLION DOLLARs is a ridiculous waste of your taxes.

This is from one of our professional soldiers.

             I came here in 2005 on a contract to help build a professional corps of NCOs for the Ukrainian Army. It was a dismal failure. The military budget couldn't support building the kind of NCO corps the US Army has. Ukraine just doesn't have the budget for the personnel and training changes that are necessary. also, ss a result of many years of European and Soviet style military doctrine, the junior leaders are officers. NCOs are…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on March 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

More Economic Freedom Is Key to U.S. Economic Success

More Economic Freedom Is Key to U.S. Economic Success

By James A. Dorn

This article appeared in Investor’s Business Daily on January 27, 2014.

The key question facing policymakers in 2014 will be how to energize the economy and lower the rate of unemployment while avoiding another financial crisis caused by asset price inflation and a misallocation…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on February 20, 2014 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Three Books Changed My Thinking

As we age we learn more about how the world works but we also find it more difficult to find avenues to apply our expanded experience. Nonetheless, we should continue to learn from, and contribute to, others who have gleaned different conclusions from experiencing, in many cases, the same events, but from different perspectives.

For these reasons, I want to pass along what I’ve learned recently from three books that either changed or strengthened my thinking on important…

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Added by Daniel Dyer on September 13, 2013 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Mike Huckabee wants pastors to be free to discuss whatever they want

Mike Huckabee, on 6/15/13, mentioned the FairTax and then went into a full discussion of why church pastors should be released from the restriction that they cannot use the pulpit to discuss moral issues because their churches might lose their tax exemptions. This is another reason for the FairTax, perhaps the strongest of all.

Added by Daniel Dyer on June 17, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

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