After reading "Our View" on Aug. 10 on the need to place a sales tax on Internet sales, I have to respond.
Instead of merely tinkering with the current tax system over and over and expecting different results, there is a better way and it's called the FairTax. It would be a national sales tax that replaces all federal taxes and would automatically include Internet sales. Talk about a level playing field.
Since the FairTax would replace all income taxes, it would abolish the Internal Revenue Service. Employees keep everything they earn — no more federal withholding. Prices stay about the same: businesses pass on their federal taxes to consumers.
The 22 percent hidden tax we pay on everything now would vanish, to be replaced with a 23 percent national sales tax. Most of the companies that took their business overseas (because of taxes) would come back to business tax-free America with all those jobs we lost.
Compare our free spending politicians and our economy to an alcoholic or a drug addict. To be cured, they need to hit rock bottom and then take the cure. This country is very close to economic rock bottom. The cure is staring us in the face: the FairTax.
We can tinker forever with the current tax system or really fix it for good. I support the FairTax as the solution.
Gary Fuller, Greenwood