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FairTax Article Roundup

By: Gerald Prante

As Mike Huckabee continues to ride momentum from his win in Iowa on Thursday, his taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. plan is getting closer scrutiny from the media. Here’s a rundown of some of the feature articles on his tax plan, the FairTax, that have run in newspapers over the past month or so.

News Articles:

Huckabee’s Tax Plan Appeals, But Is It Fair? – New York Times

Fair Tax? Flat Tax? Candidates Tout Novel Plans – Christian Science Monitor

In Spotlight, ‘FairTaxers’ Push Cause – Boston Globe

Hitting Huckabee’s Tax Plan from the Right & Left – National Journal online

Huckabee Tax Plan Raises Eyebrows – Reuters

Criticism Aside, ‘FairTax’ Boosts Huckabee Campaign – Washington Post

FairTax Part of Huckabee’s Rise, But Idea Does Not Lack Critics – Investor’s Business Daily

Huckabee Whips Up Debate with FairTax Plan – NPR

The Fairest Tax of Them All? Proposal Replaces Income Tax With Consumption Tax? – Globe Gazette

Huckabee Campaigning for 23% Sales Tax – Los Angeles Times

Putting the TaxMan Out of Business – Concord Monitor

Editorial Page:

FairTax Facts – Wall Street Journal editorial by Leo Linbeck (pro-FairTax)

What’s Foul About the FairTax – Boston Globe editorial by Bruce Bartlett (anti-FairTax)

Un-FairTax – Washington Post editorial (anti-FairTax)

Huckabee’s Flat Tax is a Fair Tax – editorial in The Fergus Daily Journal (pro-FairTax)