Open Letter

Dear Editor,

I read with great interest our Comptroller’s article, “What to ask when politicians eye your wallet.”

I have long been an advocate of the FairTax ( in order to overturn the tyranny of the IRS and our 4 million word Federal Tax code.

The FairTax is a national sales tax on new goods and services. It wouldn’t penalize the poor or elderly as every person who’s in this country legally would receive a monthly pre-bate of approximately $400, according to a formula. It would tax the underground economy, eliminate the IRS, and all and all our withholdings along with the Federal income tax itself. Just think, we’d receive our entire paycheck. We would have the freedom to spend our entire paycheck as we like. April 15 would just be another day. I’d encourage you to check it out and lobby Congress and President to pass it.


Mark A.Peter

West Columbia