(1) co-father of the FairTax Neal Boortz spoke too soon regarding Hank Johnson’s support for the plan, or
(2) the Johnson campaign has backed off its previous stance on the matter.
For my money, I’m going with the first one, as I’ve still never found a source other than Boortz on this.
Anyway, here’s the word directly from Johnson’s campaign:
Hank has expressed a willingness to carefully consider the FairTax proposal if elected to Congress. He will not reject it without giving it the consideration it deserves. He has never expressed outright support for the FairTax, however.
So there you have it, folks. It’s more than McKinney’s willing to give, but not an outright policy difference. Personally, the mental (read: sanity) difference would be enough for me were I a 4th District voter; however, as far as policy goes, Johnson and McKinney do not have the glaring differences conscience-voting Republicans would like to see.
With all due respect to Clint Austin, I think I’m on the “Vote against Cynthia” side of this, even though Johnson isn’t a FairTaxer. I guess I’m just idealistic enough to want every district’s voters to be as sanely represented as possible, even if the choice is between two dyed-in-the-wool left-wingers.
Hat tip to Dignan on the assist here.