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The State of the Union January 23, 2015

Between the money the government spends outright and the money the Federal Reserve creates out of thin air, one of every two dollars in the economy is controlled by government. The state of our union is that it is half way to being as communist as China, which is fine, if you believe that politicians and bureaucrats can manage our lives as well as each of us, freely deciding what's in our own interests.

In his address to Congress, Obama said that the government could do more to provide child care, college, healthcare, houses and retirement for the middle class if the wealthy would just pay their fair share. Using an 80,000 page tax code he won't really tax any rich people, but that's not the point. The socialist agenda is to control the lives of the middle class, not pay for it.

The real income stream that funds the government day to day comes from the employers tax. Every employer in the country withholds it from their employees, matches most of it and sends it electronically to Washington each week. Anyone who claims to want to tax the rich while supporting a tax system that taxes wages is lying, and anyone who thinks that taxing wages at a higher rate than investment income is good for the economy is blind.

Republicans lost in 2008 and 2012, and Democrats lost in 2010 and 2014 because voters rejected both big government Republicanism and big government liberalism. If an anti-big business socialist runs against a Republican insider financed by Wall Street, the socialist wins. The only reason Obama won his last election is that Republicans nominated a billionaire who pays a 15 percent tax rate.

If Republicans want to win in 2016, give voters an alternative. Run against the tax code in favor of one that has no loopholes for anybody. A system of taxation that would be so equal and transparent that it would put half the lobbyists in Washington and the I.R.S. out of a job. Everything about it from writing the bill, implementing and enforcing it, to paying it would be easier than the mess we have now.

The establishment and their media have been so effective at branding anything that sounds like fiscal responsibility as radical, that it might be hard for Rand Paul or Ted Cruz to overcome the billion dollars Romney or Bush will use against them, but I think there is a viable alternative to the big name establishment candidates. Mike Huckabee is running, he will raise somewhere around 500 million, he is not radical and he has long supported replacing the federal tax code and the IRS with a consumption tax.

The main reason the rich have never paid taxes is that they already have money. Income and wage taxes only tax people who are earning money, not people who have money. Taxing money as it is spent is the only way to tax the rich and it would free working people to raise themselves into the middle and upper classes. A strong middle class can repair the state of the union, not the other way around.

Dan Fragoules
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