Also, here's a little riddle for the people that hate taxes and the gummint that are pro-"fair"tax: if the wealthy will pay less under the "fair"tax and the abjectly poor will pay less, and yet the total revenue from the "fair"tax is the same, who will be paying more?... ... ...

The sales tax would be set at a rate that would make it revenue neutral. IE would go up and down as the budget grew/shrank.

Politicians will have to answer to EVERYONE when they decide they want to fund a particular project beyond civil and defensive security.

When an increased budget to a department or something new is proposed, politicians will be able to say that this cut will raise/cut taxes by .0000002 cents on the dollar, and people will actually understand what it is going to cost them.

Nothing you mention addresses the fact that the working poor and middle class will pay more under the “fair”tax scheme.

Here’s the maths:

Let A1 = the amount the abjectly poor pay under the current system.

Let B1 = the amount that the working poor pay under the current system.

Let C1 = the amount that the middle class pays under the current system.

Let D1 = the amount that the rich pay under the current system.

Let X = total tax federal tax revenue.

So we have A1 + B1 + C1 + D1 = X

Now, under the “fair”tax system:

Let A2 = the amount the abjectly poor pay under the “fair”tax scheme.

Let B2 = the amount that the working poor pay under the “fair”tax scheme.

Let C2 = the amount that the middle class pays under the “fair”tax scheme.

Let D2 = the amount that the rich pay under the “fair”tax scheme.

Let X = total tax federal tax revenue, which the “fair”tax people claim will be unchanged.

So we have A2 + B2 + C2 + D2 = X

And since the “fair”tax people claim that the system will be revenue neutral:

X = X, or put another way:

A1 + B1 + C1 + D1 = A2 + B2 + C2 + D2

Using maths (i.e. algebra), we can rearrange to group the abjectly poor and the rich on one side and the working poor and middle class on the other:

(A1 – A2) + (D1 – D2) = (B2 – B1) + (C2 – C1)

What this shows is that the amount that the abjectly poor will pay less under the “fair”tax scheme (the term A1 – A2) plus the amount that the rich will pay less under the “fair”tax scheme (the term D1 – D2) equals the amount that the working poor will pay MORE (the term B2 – B1) plus the amount that the middle class will pay MORE (C2 – C1).

I.e. the tax burden is shifted from the rich to the working poor and to the middle class. Well done, class warriors! Good luck selling your middle class tax hike (no luck is needed to screw the working poor, though)!