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Title: Tax reform is needed, and there is a solution Dear Editor, Mass confusion surrounds our tax code and is beginning to stimulate the debate to reform our tax system. What we need is a fair, simple, transparent tax system that any American can understand at a glance; a new tax system that would end late-night sweating over endless forms. We need a system that won't hide the tax burden in the cost of goods and services; a system that will allow working people to take home their entire paychecks. We need a tax system that will eliminate post-April 15 anxiety over whether we will be one of the unlucky 34 million people who are assessed a civil penalty by the IRS each year or who receives the dreaded audit notices. There is one plan that can do all that: the FairTax, a bi-partisan bill sponsored by Rep. John Linder (R-GA) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). Title: Make America Competitive Again Dear Editor, Americans should be concerned about the competitive edge that our tax system gives foreign manufacturers. We should no longer allow the income tax to make foreign-produced goods more competitive than our own. Replacing the income tax with the FairTax, a highly progressive federal consumption tax, will end this practice and make American products 20% to 30% more competitive, both at home and abroad. What a break for U.S. producers and consumers as well! Getting rid of the income tax will dramatically lower production costs in this country. And competition will ensure that these cost savings will flow not only to the pockets of American manufacturers who will be able to create more and better-paying jobs, but also to the pockets of American consumers who will be able to buy more, save more, and invest more. It's time to give American producers and consumers a break by passing the FairTax into law. I would encourage your readers to visit the Americans for Fair Taxation website at . Title: Tax reform is needed, and there is a solution Dear Editor, Mass confusion surrounds our tax code and is beginning to stimulate the debate to reform our tax system. Reform plans go from a minor overhaul of the income tax to completely abolishing it. What we need is a fair, simple, transparent tax system that any American can understand at a glance; a new tax system that would end late-night sweating over endless forms and allow us to trash our shoe boxes full of receipts. We need a system that won't hide the tax burden in the cost of goods and services; a system that will allow working people to take home their entire paychecks, with no deductions. We need a tax system that will eliminate post-April 15 anxiety over whether we will be one of the unlucky 34 million people who are assessed a civil penalty by the IRS each year or who receives the dreaded audit notices.

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