For the cultural illiterati (none of the regular readers of thos blog fit that description) I'd have to cite (and explain) the old Mother Goose rhyme...
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
But I'll just cite it, instead, as a memory exercise (something I can use more and more as brain cells die off wholesale with age. :-). Oh, and for those born after 1960 or so, "gay" is used there in its non-pejorated, pre-homosexual "pride" meaning of " having or showing a merry, lively mood" (which is still the preferred meaning in most dictionaries).
But enough of the completely irrelevant-to-this-post rabbit trail. "Wednesday's child is full of woe... "—eh? What?
Well, I've decided to dedicate the next few (maybe just a couple) of Wednesdays to the bane of honest citizens of the U.S., the IRS and income tax.
Tell you what, just go get this book and we'll have more to talk about:
The FairTax Book by Neal Boortz.
And how about this book, as well?
The Americans for Fair Taxation Bill involves three specific actions:
1) Passage of legislation that repeals the income tax, the payroll tax in its entirety, the estate tax, the gift tax, the capital gains tax, the self-employment tax, and the corporate tax.
2) Passage of legislation that installs a single-rate, national sales tax on all new goods and services at the point of final purchase for consumption; and that provides a universal rebate in an amount equal to the sales tax on essential goods and services.
3) Adoption of a constitutional amendment to repeal the 16th Amendment.
If any of these items are altered the bill will lose all grassroots support!
Americans for Fair Taxation has over 500,000 members.
What does the FairTax do for you?
1. You take home your gross pay minus state income taxes.
2. You receive a check on the first of every month (amounts shown below).
3. You will have no tax forms and no IRS to report to.
U. S. House Bill H. R. 25 Sponsors
(The FairTax Bill)
We'll talk more later, OK?