|•||The Flat Tax|| |
|•||The Fair Tax|| |
|•||Taxing the States|
Flat tax support isn't very strong in this poll of 1774 votes over 10 days. Other tax reform polls show similar results.
The Action America commentary has this to say:
The one thing that is clear, beyond any doubt, is that the Fair Tax has far more activist and public support than either the Flat Tax or Taxing the States. Even if the margin of error was an outrageous 50%, the Fair Tax would still have a huge lead. It's also clear that while the Flat Tax has far more activist support than Taxing the States, when it got down to the opinion of the general public, the Flat Tax had no more support than Taxing the States - an option that has not been discussed in any broad public forum and has no advocacy support of any kind.
This kind of result does not bode well for the Flat Tax. Think about it. The Flat Tax has several big name and wealthy advocates. Lot's of time and money has been spent to promote the Flat Tax. Then consider that a tax reform plan that has received zero public attention, has no advocacy group behind it and has had no money spent to promote it, manages to come in only about 2% behind it out of over 1700 votes. Perhaps it's time for Steve Forbes to turn out the lights at his Flat Tax office. His expensive support is creating about the same interest as a no-name proposal.
Please consider this as you decide what kind of tax reform we need.