Atlanta Out Loud

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

FairTax Wins!

For the most part, I'm pretty darn happy about the election results in Georgia yesterday. Cathy Cox lost as she should have. Ralph Reed lost, thank the lord almighty! Cynthia McKinney may be sent home packing as she heads into a runoff with a supporter of the FairTax. All-in-all good results, and few surprises.

But honestly, one of the votes I was most interested in (and most nervous about) was this question on the Republican Ballot in Cobb, Gwinnett, and Fayette Counties:
"Do you support the 'Fair Tax' plan which is a federal national sales tax to replace the income tax?
The results...

CountyTotal Votes% YES% NO

Granted, these numbers would be more meaningful if it were on both ballots. And, granted it was a litmus test for the Republicans. But, damn, anyone paying attention here would realize that FairTaxers vote and the FairTax wins votes.

Rep. John Linder said during the FairTax Rally that he was meeting with House Republican leadership to present the FairTax as THE issue they should run on this fall. This, along with similar polls, and all the economic data available should really seal the deal.


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