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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, August 29, 2005

RE: The 'Fair' Tax

I didn't say that. I said "no tax on essential food items."

Actually I was just pulling your chain a little. I agree with you completely. The Fair Tax gives a monthly "prebate" to people under the federal poverty level. The amount is based on amounts spent (or to be spent) on essentials like food. That avoids a complex bureaucracy built around excluding certain items from taxation. It ostensibly seeks to reduce fraud, but I guess we'll have to see about that.


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