Buchanan Tax Forum Well-Received by Public

On Friday, Mar. 29, the New College of Florida hosted a forum debating the current federal tax system. Front and center was U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, a member of the U.S. Ways and Means Committee, a group set up to review federal income tax law. Also present was Neal Boortz, co-author of the Fair Tax Book and a proponent of the consumption tax; Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute, a supporter of a flat tax; Jerry Pierce, the Florida chairman of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an association promoting tax relief for small businesses; and writer/radio host Susan Nilon, General Manager of WSRQ talk radio and an advocate for a progressive tax in which individuals would be taxed based on their income.
 

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