Gary Johnson is a beast. He’s run 30-plus marathons and has a goal to climb the highest peak on every continent, with three to go. He went from a door-to-door handyman, to owning a construction company employing 1,000 employees. He was elected governor of New Mexico as a Republican with no political experience when the state voted 2-1 Democrat. After his first term, he was re-elected. He vetoed wasteful spending 720 times, more than the other 49 governors combined. He’s fiscally conservative and socially accepting. He believes in a balanced budget now, same-sex marriage is a civil right, and wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
I took a look into the Fair Tax plan (www.fairtax.org). Instead of taxing our income, we are instead taxed on the purchases we make. Essentially, the more money we spend, the more taxes we pay, up to 23 percent, which is about the amount we’re paying now (most fall in the 15 percent bracket and pay 7.65 percent on wages).
Since the tax is added onto the products we purchase, taxes are automatically collected from the drug dealers, illegals, tourists, and anyone neglecting to pay income tax. There also is a probate — a monthly allowance to citizens to cover the necessities tax free. In essence we aren’t taxed until our spending surpasses the poverty level. If you control your spending, you control your taxes.
Take a half-hour and research him, you might find you like him. You will find him on the ballot this November. Visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.
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