FairTax is a tax neutral shift in structure from a mandatory tax on product to a voluntary tax on consumption. FairTax has nothing to do with how we spend, just on how we collect. Read this link completely and then ask yourself if it is wise to go from a closed border trade to open border trade and not change the closed border tax structure. Read this:
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“The tax rate of 35 percent is impossible to provide an incentive to the large corporations, that have $1.7 trillion offshore, to put their money back in the United States.” – Frederick W. Smith
In March of 2011, Pfizer Pharmaceutical CEO Ian Read told The Wall Street Journal, “There should be a tax rate that allows us to compete… in the global marketplace.”
Later that year, H.R. 25, “The FairTax Act” co-author and economist Dan Mastromarco testified before the Joint Economic Committee that America’s corporations were paying “a national statutory marginal [tax] rate of 35 percent, which masks the fact that the return on capital is taxed repeatedly. These rates impose efficiency costs of as much as $728 billion.”
Mastromarco added, “The U.S. is alone in applying its punishing rates – the highest in the OECD and 50 percent higher than the average OECD rate of 23 percent — to domestic and foreign earnings alike.”
Congress failed to heed these and other warnings and as a result, a flood of companies has continued move their production and headquarters operations outside the United States.