I am not sure that you have a very open mind. I such you do a little reading and get back to me.
I have done some reading on it! A considerable amount, in fact. My original post was to elicit some commentary on the concept. I am treated with "stupid" and "catastrophic" without so much as a reason why, in your august opinion.
My second post made some comparisons, again eliciting, perhaps some discussion. I got circular arguements, ad hominem attacks and complete non-sequetors in some cases.
I do admit exaggeration on the weight of the US Tax Code, Complete and Annotated as shown to me by a Tax Specialist Lawyer in 1989. It was more like 50 pounds, I suppose. I didn't weigh it.
Finally, I am branded "ignorant". I admit to being ignorant about many things, but I am no foreigner to the concepts of economics, finance and associated subjects, having achieved a Masters Degree in that area. If you had taken my original request in the intent it was sent, a simple query for your read on the "Fair Tax", you could have expressed your misgivings, I could have expressed mine and perhaps we could have come to some common ground. As it stands, you have chosen to take the "ad hominem" approach thereby demonstrating that your contributions to this discussion amount to negativism and bombast.
"Do some reading and get back to me", indeed! I haven't been dismissed with such comtempt in many a year. I might suggest you do the same.... start with a book on civility and manners.