He trashes a trademark?

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By Jim Bowman


The real Fair Tax has been around a while, and it's just the opposite of Harmon's definition. Again, he spins and spins and spins. Objections abound from Fair Taxers from around the country in Wed. Journal comments, as here, ripped from the online pages of the Wednesday Journal:

Uncommon Sense  

Posted: March 26th, 2014 9:03 PM

Is this Fair Tax going to be like the Affordable Care Act? With liberals you can always count on the exact opposite of whatever they name their bills.

Jim Bennett from Summit, NJ  

Posted: March 26th, 2014 5:21 PM

This group has improperly used the name "Fair Tax" to identify their movement. THE FairTax(R) is a movement to promote a national retail sales tax to replace Subtitles A, B, and C of the Internal Revenue Code and to phase out the IRS over a three-year period. For more information, go to

Beverly Martin from Fulton  

Posted: March 26th, 2014 5:00 PM

Using the name "fair tax" is dishonest since the name "FairTax" is protected by copywrite law and would end the income tax which includes any type of flat tax which still depends upon income reporting and taxation. Many people and organizations have deliberately used the term fair tax to mislead and confuse voters. This explains the difference between the FairTaxHR25 and the flat tax. learn more at

Kenneth Smith from Sunnyvale, CA  

Posted: March 26th, 2014 1:48 PM

I agree with Randy Fischer. The Fair Tax is trademarked and stands for legislation currently pending in both houses of Congress at the federal level. Randy explains it well in his comment. Further detailed information can be found by simply Googling Fair Tax. We need to make this happen by insisting that our U. S. congressmen/women and U.S. senators co-sponsor and actively support the Fair Tax.

Randy Fischer from Ocala  

Posted: March 26th, 2014 1:24 PM

Senator Harmon must stop appropriating and misusing the name Fair Tax or any derivation of that name. It is a violation of trademark to do use it and it is being used contrary to the purposes of the group that have the name. HR-25 is proposed federal legislation seeking to replace the income tax, death taxes, dividend and interest taxes and corporate taxes with a national retail sales tax. Income taxes are inherently evil and punish hard work and thrift. Stop using that term.

And the latest (11:45 or so) in re: Harmon's "fair tax" from Capitol Fax's Rich Miller:


* The House Revenue Committee has voted down a proposed constitutional amendment for a graduated income tax while approving Speaker Madigan's "millionaire's tax" - a three percent surcharge on income over $1 million.

Today, by the way, was the "Fair Tax" Statehouse lobby day. The group has focused more of its progressive tax efforts on the Senate, but it got a taste of harsh reality in House Revenue today. A rally is scheduled for noon.

Madigan one, Harmon nothing?


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