Posted: Apr 25, 2005 By: Mark E. Buehn

Comment: To Members of the Tax Reform Panel:

I strongly support and recommend the Fair Tax plan outlined in HR25
proposed by Rep. John Linder of Georgia. This plan easily recognizes the
importance of home ownership and charity in society as all income would be
received on a pre-tax basis, not just income used for mortgage payments and
charitable contributions. This will allow citizens to more easily save for a
house and make payments once they do buy their home. Furthermore, statistics
show that when household income rises, so does charitable giving. The
deductibility of those contributions is not the motivating factor behind
charitable giving!
Thank you for your time and consideration.

Mark E. Buehn