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as far as i know right now, "raw" food is tax free (milk, bread, veggies, etc). it's the "processed" food that's taxed, pop tarts, frozen dinners, etc. just examples, not by any means an all inclusive list.
with a fairtax, there is no income tax taken out of your paycheck, so there'd be more to spend, for you. as far as people coming to the us to buy goods, they'd help support our country by paying taxes at the point of sale. i mean they pay the sales tax now, so another percentage of the price, isn't too much to ask, i don't think.
and when you start thinking of all the illegal money, let's just start with your basic drug dealer, the guy buying the lexus or escalade when he has no job. he's paying no taxes currently, because, let's face it, he's not reporting his income. he buys that car, and he pays his percentage. same with the politician taking kickbacks. he buys that trip for him and his girlfriend to monaco to gamble, he's paying his share, etc.
it seems to work for me. i guess i just live in a dream world, huh? but it seems more than anything, the system we have in place now, isn't working, let's try something different! we can always go back if it doesn't work. i know you can't get the genie back in the bottle once it's released, but to keep doing the same thing expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
the main part that nobody wants to listen to though, is the people's cry to government to quit spending (wasting) so much friggin' money with wars, etc.