"Perhaps the name "FairTax" itself is the most telling part. If I established a new car manufacturing company and named it the "We Won't Rip You Off, Honest We Won't Motor Company", what would you know to expect when you met a salesperson at my showroom?"
Ooh, soon it will be new teevee pilot season
. And a great discussion
of the 'Fair Tax' proposal. It doesn't seem to me like a 'Fair Tax' (basically a consumption tax) is such a terrible idea (read: no worse than what we've got now), as long as it's combined with a draconian estate tax, meaningful capital gains taxes and a negative income tax
. Of course, that's not quite what the FT
folks have in mind.
Also, I want an old laptop. Say, a Pentium II, somewhere in that area. I think I lean toward the Panasonic Toughbooks, or perhaps a nice Thinkpad. I need to do some research, and I need to keep pestering my pal Katy about her old laptop, which she's promised to one of her other friends, who I'm hoping to buy off with a faster, more powerful secondhand desktop. But I digress.
Also, will someone with a paid Livejournal account please add this page to the syndication list?