Fair Tax Advocate makes his claim

04/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
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As Americans rush to file their tax returns by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) questions about our income tax and the fairness of it is again the source of discussion.


One alternative plan is what is known as the FairTax, a plan pushed most predominantly by conservative talk show host Neal Boortz and Georgia Congressman John Linder.


The plan is a simple 23 percent retail sales tax on new goods and services that would eliminate the IRS and replace it with a system that advocates say would be fair to everybody.


Tom Wright has been fighting for such a system for 17 years.  He came by the WMNF studios this morning to present his case ..The first thing he said is that the so called Fair Tax has nothing to do with a flat tax (roll tape#1 o.q.”above the poverty level”)


That’s Tom Wright. He ‘s a local Tampa Bay Area citizen, and a strong advocate for the alternative system of collecting revenue in this country, called the Fair Tax.


We’ll hear more from him on a future broadcast on the political possibilities of adopting such a system.                          


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