Big ideas like a national sales tax need to be eased in with a few pie in the sky things. Just watch, if the fair tax gets legs and passes, it will be after it's amended include language that forms a commission to study ways to "phase-out" the income tax. Then the phase-out will never actually happen because the commission will decide it's a bad idea. The national sales tax will stay in place.
That's how Washington really works. No tax goes away, but every new one includes a promise (in the beginning at least) of an old one going away.
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