If you didn't get a chance to catch it live, visit this page to listen to my fantastic interview this last Saturday with FairTax advocate Ken Hoagland, author of The FairTax Solution. It's only a half hour long and he answered a lot of my concerns about the FairTax.
Though I feel a little better about it, I'm still skeptical of any new tax, and worried that despite his assurances to the contrary, which I'm sure are very sincere, that the welfare statists, warfare statists, and other tax-and-spend politicians will seize upon the opportunity to institute a national sales and then only a short period of time later, hit us with the income tax all over again- squeezing Americans between two major Federal taxes. Yikes!
But as I said in the interview, there are legitimate differences of opinion between those who want to limit the size, role, and influence of government. Ken fundamentally understands what's wrong with government and was really talking my language throughout the interview.
Check it out.