Let’s talk about taxes: Congressional candidates give their take on tax plans

by Jon Gillooly April 08, 2014 04:00 AM CUMBERLAND — Is it time to give up on the Fair…

Georgia (Apr 8, 2014)CUMBERLAND — Is it time to give up on the Fair Tax, the proposal that would replace federal income taxes with a consumption tax? 

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by Jon Gillooly
April 08, 2014 04:00 AM

That’s a question the six Republican candidates hoping to fill the 11th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) were asked during a debate Saturday. 
 

Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University, said while conservatives like to talk about the Fair Tax, realistically it’s not going anywhere, with no movement in Congress. 


Many independent analysts, Swint went on to say, from the University of Virginia to a Money Magazine study, have raised serious questions about implementing such a tax. 



“Is it time to admit the Fair Tax is not all it’s cracked up to be and move on to more fertile areas of tax reform?” he asked. …


 



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