Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Fair Tax Hoax

While Lunchbox is probably much more competent than I at explaining and dissecting the Fair Tax phenomenon and what is wrong with it, I ran across something that surprised the hell out of me. The Freepers, that's right, the Libertarians who of all people should be all over the Fair Tax and how wonderful Boortz and Linder are, have unraveled THE WHOLE DAMN THING. Boom. And that's that. Turns out this best-selling right-wing manual isn't anything but a nice little novel that belongs in the fiction section. I was skeptical of this whole Fair Tax mythos to begin with, but when your own allies are throwing the bullshit flag on you you're in some deep doodoo. Hat tip, Pandagon.