Wiley Brooks

FairTax’s most important benefit: freedom

Arecent headline for a Homer News letter to the editor  caught my attention — “National sales tax wrong for Alaska.” The author was Mike Wenstrup, chair, Alaska Democratic Party. His purpose was to counter Mead Treadwell’s endorsement of a national sales tax which is known as the FairTax. To be expected, Mr. Wenstrup ignored some very important truths.  

Let’s scrap the income tax, IRS now with Fair Tax bill

You may have noticed there’s a scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has acknowledged the targeting of conservative groups applying for IRS Code 501(c) status. This strikes at the heart of the freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment. Regardless of political leanings, certainly we can agree that the 

misuse of such a powerful and feared bureaucracy is unacceptable. To paraphrase Shakespeare: Something is rotten on the Potomac.  

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