Whacking our way through the jungle of media driven sensationalism in the first headline to more information following, we're getting a glimpse of the truth. Have been in favor or "Fair Tax" since its initial proposal which abolishes all federal payroll taxes and income tax so you get to bring home your whole paycheck. Also old enough to remember the 10% Federal Excise Tax on luxury items such as cosmetics which was abolished sometime in the late 60's.
Since lottery winings are considered ordinary income not subject to FICA, just consider a lottery win you don't have to share with Uncle Sam until you purchase something!!!!!!!!
______ Sensationalism at its finest ......
"Huckabee campaigning for 23% sales tax - Los Angeles Times
___________________ Now for some facts ............
"Huckabee Whips Up Debate with 'Fair Tax' Plan
In recent weeks, the presidential contest in Iowa has found a new Republican front-runner in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
His appeal has been primarily to social conservatives — and he has been attacked by anti-tax activists for approving tax increases as governor. But he has an answer for those critics: Abolish the income tax and the Internal Revenue Service.