Fair Tax Vs. Flat Tax: Which Is Right For America?


While there are important differences between the two proposals, both sides generally agree that either option is infinitely more desirable than the current system.


In light of rampant government waste and corruption within the IRS, more Americans than ever are calling for a complete overhaul of this nation’s tax system. Among conservatives, two potential solutions – the Fair Tax and a flat-rate tax system – are often among the most popular options.

During the recent Western Conservative Conference, a showdown between the two proposed revenue systems presented the pros and cons of each plan. Former syndicated radio host Neal Boortz, co-author of two books supporting the Fair Tax, squared off against Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, who spoke in favor of a flat tax.

In reality, there was significant common ground between the two as both expressed the impending necessity of repealing a broken tax system. The pathway to achieving that common goal, however, offers several defining differences.


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