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Opinion

January 10, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Fair Tax puts power in hands of the people

— Now that people have seen their taxes have gone up (regardless of promises made, they went up) can we start talking about real tax reform?

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of Washington and indeed the state having its hands in my pocket before I even get to see my paycheck.

What if we had to pay taxes every time we got paid out of our own pocket? How quickly do you think people would get mad and demand change?

Withholding is by design to “take the pain away” because if we had to do it ourselves, we’d not let it stand. So why do we let it stand now?

Any “real” resolution to our problems will put power in the hands of the people when it comes to their tax bill. Anything that lets the income tax remain and leaves the tyrannical IRS intact is nothing short of pointless.

The Fair Tax is the only plan which puts power squarely back in the hands of the people, fully funds all the programs that so badly need fixing yet allows the economy to grow and puts more money back in the pockets of every day Americans who so desperately need it. What are you waiting for America? Please speak up, make your voices heard and demand a real solution, not more politics.

TONY LEACH

Oklahoma City

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