Posted: Oct 18, 2005 By: Shiraz Hemani

Subject: National Sales Tax

Comment: Good morning,

I have learned this morning that the commission has rejected the idea of the FairTax program.

I have studied this program and many others over the last 3 years and I am confused as to how you arrived at your decision because it seems to defy any sense of logic. I am wondering if you can explain your position on this matter to me so that I can understand your thought processes.

I have yet to see a taxation system that is more fair or beneficial for our economy. President Bush understands quite well that the "income" tax is one of the most limiting factors for the US economy and he has charged all of you to do your duty to the American people by fundamentally changing the way we fund our Government. He has charged you to replace the income tax system and all I am seeing right now is timid ness from the commission in the face of this responsibility.

I am convinced that there is no better way to make the federal tax system fairer, simpler and better for economic growth than to abolish the income tax and replace it with the FairTax.

Government exists to represent the best interests of the people. An income tax is in the worst interests of the people and the Government has been asked to rectify this mistake. I will be interested to see if the commission is able to rise to the challenge.

Shiraz Hemani