The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.Now, before I start the slaughter, I know that the government must have money to function, and I'm fully willing to accept that, since government doesn't actually produce anything other than red tape, they will get their money by taking it from us. I can accept that as a necessary evil.
However, it's the use and abuse of tax law, and the power of that amendment, that allows Congress to legislate theft. Such was the case when Democrats sought to punish oil companies with a "windfall" profits tax. Thankfully it failed, though it was more of a partisan bitch fight than common sense involved (yet another post).
Now let's set aside any argument over the oil companies and get down to a simple question: Should the government, if it sees someone who has earned money, raise their taxes and take it for the government?
Now if you answered yes, here's the second question (followed by a smack upside your head): If you owned something and sold it for an assload of money, would you want the government to come in and tell you you can only make half of what you made, then take it from you?
(Note: If you answer yes to the second question, you're really an idiot. Stop voting.)
The biggest reason for the FairTax is to take power away from a government that has figured out it can legislate for votes. First, they run up taxes on unpopular people and businesses. Then, they add in tax breaks for those that donate the most. In the end, you have a system designed to tax the people without the accountants and lawyers to figure out all the tax loopholes while garnering favor from the people with the most money and duping the lowest income people into believing the government CARES!!! about them. And while one party excels at this in my most unhumble and exalted opinion, there's no question both parties play the game.
Real change can only happen if we take power from the government and give it back to the people. And on that note, here's the last question of the day: Will your candidate do that?