“‘A VAT is among the most regressive tax schemes that can be imposed, and is a direct violation of Obama’s no-tax-hike promise,’ Ryan Ellis, tax policy director at Americans for Tax Reform, wrote Wednesday on his group’s Web site. ‘VATs are a gateway drug to more government spending.’”
“Never one to consider spending to be the problem, there are rumors the federal government is considering a 10 percent consumption tax, or value added tax, to help pay for all the spending and possibly the federal takeover of health care.”
Salem, Oregon hosts the ‘Defend the American Dream summit’ today.
“Among the people scheduled to speak at the morning session are Grover Norquist, the president of the tax-critic group Americans for Tax Reform, and Joe Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign.”