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Letter: FairTax would grow economy

9:57 AM, Apr. 19, 2013  |  Comments
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Our nation needs economic growth and here are the reasons why.

The labor force participation rate is the percentage of working-age persons in an economy who: are employed, or are unemployed but looking for a job. The labor participation rate dropped to 63.3 percent last month. It's the lowest rate since May 1979. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that " ... 496,000 left the workforce last month." If they had still been looking for jobs, the unemployment rate would have gone up to 7.9 percent. Even the 7.6 percent rate is unacceptable.

The Census Bureau found 46.2 million people in poverty in 2011. The Wall Street Journal reported 47.3 million are on food stamps. We need economic growth.

What is the fastest way to achieve that growth? Pass the FairTax. The U.S. would become a mecca for businesses. That would mean new plants, new jobs, and economic growth. The secret is the simplicity of the FairTax. No tax forms for workers. Only retailers collect and submit the FairTax. Our current tax system adds 22 percent to our wholesale costs. Let's get rid of our costly tax system and pass the FairTax.

America, we can do better, we owe it to our children.

Al Ose

Wisconsin Rapids

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