Comment: Sir, I read your campaign site before commenting

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Sir, I read your campaign site before commenting

and under the heading 'On Money' clicked on 'Implement a "Consumption Tax"' and read this:
"A simple and fair tax, a Consumption Tax. You earn it, you keep it. You spend it to consume products or services; you pay one tax and one tax only to the Federal Government."

Unless I lost the ability to comprehend, what I read above is your meaning of a consumption tax: a tax on goods and services. That you could abolish local taxes without an uproar remains to be seen.

I then rechecked the so-called Fair Tax because I could swear it means the same thing. Lo and behold! With a Fair Tax every person living in the United States pays a sales tax on purchases of new goods and services, excluding necessities due to the prebate.

I mean no disrespect, but I fail to see the difference between your Consumption Tax - a tax on goods and services, and the Fair Tax - a tax on goods and services.

As far as having 'some things to pay for that the Fed provides' and your suggestion of the military, perhaps it's time to allow States their militias and do away with standing armies and support what this great but neglected DP thread suggests:

Maybe if D.C. cut some of its copious and unnecessary departments it could live off import taxes since we hardly make anything here anymore.

Like you say: Follow the Constitution.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison