Here's the latest vampire-like rebirth of the real Republican agenda, from Alan Caruba at Renew America:
"We want a "Fair Tax" NOW!"
Well, goodness gracious, who could ever disagree with a fair tax? Of course, let us note, on closer observation, that what Mr. Caruba and other conservatives are promoting is not a fair tax, but a "fair tax." Now, what, pray tell could a "fair tax" turn out to be:
"The Fair Tax, which would replace only federal taxation, is based on what we individually consume. It is paid at the point of sale and it does not take earnings from one's paycheck, nor punish you for having a savings account or for capital gains as the result of investing wisely. A Fair Tax says your money is your money."
Now, please observe two things. first, this tax (in fact a national sales tax) would be based on "what we individually consume." Getting the idea? That would not include corporations. Yes, what Mr. Caruba is advocating is doing away with corporate taxation. Read the article and see, if you don't believe me.
Second, notice that he specifically excludes capital gains (i.e. the principal form of income for the rich) from taxation.
So there you have it- what's "fair" is not taxing the rich or corporations, and transferring the total burden of their share of maintaining this country to the rest of us.
This is the 100% sum and total of what the Republican party is about. Don't ever let them fool you into thinking anything else matters to them.