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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Gilchrist clarifies position on Register estate tax remarks

Dear Sir or Madame,

I think a comment that Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman founder, posted on Hack n Flak pretty much bats away all criticism of his oft-repeated estate tax ("Death Tax") remarks. Campbell's going to really have a fight on his hands for the conservative vote here.

Here's the comment:

Unfortunately, recent press reports concerning my supposed support for the estate tax lacked any context, and are untrue.

In fact, I support Congressman John Linder’s House Bill 2525, known popularly as ‘the FairTax’.

Passage of the FairTax will make all discussion of the estate tax moot, since it totally ends all current forms of federal taxation, replacing them with one single-rate national retail sales tax.

If our goal is to leave our children and grandchildren a country that is free and prosperous, there are few things we can do on the economic front that will accomplish it as effectively as passing this fundamental reform of the way we collect taxes.

The day when Americans can take home 100% of everything they earn, saving and investing their hard-earned money with no fear of the ravages of the taxman, is one we should all look forward to and work towards. I will do so, in or out of Congress.

Can you imagine a world free of the paperwork nuisance of filing annual tax returns?

My goal is, and always will be, to lessen burdens on the American people and to restore freedom. Nothing will do that like the elimination of the federal income tax.

Those of you who wish to educate themselves about the FairTax, and its provisions to end the IRS once and for all, can find all the information they need at:

My website is:

Or, email:


Jim Gilchrist, CPA, MBA(taxation)

Gilchrist proves here he can go toe to toe with any Republican in fiscal matters and present a credible, intelligent, argument on his behalf. He just eliminated their greatest weapon here. He ruined it! Way to go Jim!

Now if you can only distance yourself from the American Independent Party's history and neutralize the OC Republican machine, you're golden.

Yours in liberty,



Blogger kettle black said...

Woo Hoo!!!! I'd love to see taxes limited to a sales tax!!!

Of course, I don't see it happening. To maintain our government's current consumption of tax revenue it would probably work out to be 300 to 400% of the value of whatever we buy...

Still, I like the concept, it could happen, and it sounds better than what his competition offers. He's got my attention!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous skeptic said...

I live in the 48th, and by no means will be voting for John Campbell. BUT, this doesn't address the disdain he has for those who've work hard and made their money. It accomplished its purpose to fire up thoe flattaxers, but there is a larger issue here - the overall philosophy that brough Mr Gilchrist to reflexisvely support a raise in the death tax.

It is that that I wish to see addressed. Then, and only then, might I support this man.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:23:00 AM  

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