I had an interesting evening tonight. I went to a market research study based on "voting" as the general category. So i assumed politics was on the bill and went there as the young conservative. Eventually it was discovered that we were to discuss the Fairtax. For those unaware of what the fairtax is heres a quick link to give you the run down. http://www.fairtax.org/ Heres a list of the cosponsors along with John Linder (R) of GA. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HR00025:@@@P With those in bold i think i can trust it. At first the way it was presented had me skeptical. I see the benefits if the new system is implemented properly. Im just worried about it being a bigger scam because the government never truly does with less money. Also my one big worry is the proposal is that a poverty line is drawn. Everyone receives 23% of that poverty line in the form of a rebate. So say the poverty line is $18000. Whether you make $500,000 or $10,000, you still get a rebate of $4140. I see this as a big welfare check to those that have no incentive to get a job. But on the whole it seems like a good idea. It cuts the fat out of the tax code which is ridiculous right now and makes it simply "fair" for everyone. According to the presenter, it ill will be presented to congress within the next 2 to 3 months. So be on the lookout. It was an interesting evening to say the least.