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Rethinking Taxes – An Interview with Steve Hayes – Episode 502

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by the President of Citizens For An Alternative Tax System, Steve Hayes. Steve is a former tax attorney who has switched his focus to investigating alternatives to the income tax.

Chuck and Mark kick off today’s show by asking Steve about the FairTax plan and what it would look like for consumers. They discuss how people will be able to see exactly how much government costs and how the FairTax plan will fairly impact everyone.

They continue by discussing how the FairTax plan will allow for companies to lower their cost for production and how consumers will likely see lower costs for products brought to market. Steve explains how it will eliminate the need for filing federal income taxes and discusses the money that companies will save from it.

They finish up by explaining how the FairTax plan will make government spending more transparent and easier for everyday citizens to see where their tax dollars are going. They also explain why the FairTax plan will force people to act like a true consumer.


More about Steve Hayes:

Steven L. Hayes graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas and the University of San Francisco Law School. As a self-described “recovering” tax attorney he spent considerable time and resources investigating alternatives to the income tax. Based on his research, including interviewing tax practitioners, business owners, employees and economists, he determined the best solution was to eliminate the income tax and the IRS and replace them with a national retail sales tax collected by the states. In 1990, Mr. Hayes joined and became President of Citizens For An Alternative Tax System (CATS), a non-profit 501(c)(4) lobbying organization, which was the 1st organization dedicated to the idea of replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax. He was also instrumental in forming the Florida FairTax® Educational Association, Inc., (FFETA) and currently serves on the FFETA board of directors. Hayes has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, had numerous articles published in newspapers and magazines, and regularly speaks to groups of citizens around the country about why we must eliminate the income tax and the IRS and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Mr. Hayes has testified before the House Ways And Means Committee and former Congressman Jack Kemp’s Tax Reform Committee. He is widely sought after as a subject matter expert on tax reform panels and forums.

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