A former member
Post #: 1
I have supported Ron Paul in the past, but won’t support him in the future until/unless he retracts the vicious lie he told on Hannity the other night. He said that the FairTax was a 23% sales tax that goes on top of the current income tax instead of the truth that the 23% sales tax replaces all other federal taxes. Hannity knows the truth, but didn’t correct him. I also no longer support Hannity until/unless he makes the correction.
A former member
Post #: 5
Hi Robert. Thanks for your comment. I believe you are referring to the interview transcripted here: http://www.foxnews.co...­ and dated April 25, 2011.

However, I could not find the comment that you claim RP made. When he said, "Can you imagine, people go to the store, oh, I have to pay another 30 percent," I believe he meant with every purchase, people might be thinking, "Woah, here's 30% on this item, and another 30% on this item, etc." In any case, here is the direct transcript from that portion of the interview:

HANNITY: Fair tax, support it?

PAUL: Not really. It is better than what we have, slightly.

HANNITY: But it would be too high?

PAUL: Oh, it would be way too high, because -- but it would be great for the underground economy, 30 percent or something. Can you imagine, people go to the store, oh, I have to pay another 30 percent. There would be so much underground. That's what happens in the Soviet type systems, you know, the socialist systems, there is a big growth of the underground economy.

HANNITY: Are you going to tell your supporters not to throw snowballs at me next time?

PAUL: I'm going to advise them. I don't tell people what to do. You know, I say nonviolence and tolerance, that is the message.

HANNITY: All right. Congressman, it's really good to see you. Thank you for being with us.

PAUL: Sure thing.
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