Of all the things to attack Saxby Chambliss on, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chooses the Fair Tax. However, they forget to point out that the Fair Tax replaces the income tax, instead pretending it’s an additional 23% tax. Whether you like the Fair Tax or not, everyone with a brain knows it’s not an additional 23% tax. Georgians in particular are perhaps more familiar than most on the ins and outs of the Fair Tax.
Why the DSCC picked this issue befuddles me. It gives Chambliss a chance to re-frame the campaign around reforming the tax code. What’s Martin’s plan? Is he in favor of the current system? Even if he offers some tax reform plan, the issue favors Chambliss. We’ll see how Saxby responds but he’s just been given a gift by the DSCC.
Hat Tip: Political Insider