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Fairtax: The Truth: Answering the Criticsby Neal Boortz
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In 2005, firebrand radio talk show host Neal Boortz and Georgia congressman John Linder created The FairTax Book, presenting the American public with a bold new plan designed to eliminate federal taxes and the IRS, jump-start the U.S. economy, bring back lost industries and jobs, and recapture billions of untaxed dollars hoarded by criminal and offshore businesses. Their book became an immediate #1 New York Times bestseller, propelling a powerful grassroots tax reform movement that's spreading like wildfire across our nation.
Now, three years later, the authors are back to answer the outspoken and misinformed critics of their innovative proposal. Offering eye-opening new insights not covered in the original book, FairTax: The Truth debunks the negative myths and gross misrepresentations of this groundbreaking idea. The FairTax plan is simple, brilliant, and it will work—enabling you to keep all the money in your paycheck; eliminating the fraud, hassle, and waste of our current system; and revolutionizing the way America pays for itself.
"Claiming a growing swell of grassroots support among citizens, experts and politicians-including long-gestating bipartisan legislation in both houses-FairTax proponents Boortz and Linder reconvene (after 2005's The FairTax Book) to answer critics of their tempting solution to a Byzantium Internal Revenue Code that costs the US over $400 billion a year and works against both businesses and individuals: scrap all income, estate, corporate and payroll taxes, and substitute a national sales tax of 23 percent on all new final goods and services. Designed to be revenue-neutral and progressive, the plan takes into account the working poor with monthly rebates alongside their increased take-home pay, pegging the 'regressive' label on the payroll tax, which hits hardest those least able to afford it. Boortz and Linder-a Libertarian radio show host and a Republican congressman, respectively-consider the attacks levied at the FairTax (divided into those 'Worth Answering' and those 'Barely Worth Dismissing') and respond snappily with considered arguments, demonstrating for instance how consumers already shoulder retail prices inflated by taxes on production and distribution. Unfortunately, the authors can get tetchy when considering the left wing. The FairTax Book generated over 1500 customer reviews on Amazon, split almost equally between five stars and one star; expect similar reactions for this follow-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The authors of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The FairTax Book" offer the first new FairTax book in three years--even as the tax reform movement becomes a key campaign issue for 2008.
About the Author
Neal Boortz is the host of The Neal Boortz Show; his books include the New York Times bestsellers The FairTax Book and Somebody's Gotta Say It. Named America's Best Male Talk Show Host, Boortz divides his time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Naples, Florida.
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