The following discussion is geared toward people who already know at least a little about the FairTax, a proposed federal law filed as H.R. 25 in the U.S. House of Representatives, and S. 13 in the current session of the Senate. To learn more about the FairTax, visit www.FairTax.org.

It is time to stop the nonsense about whether the FairTax is "23 percent

*inclusive*" or "30 percent*exclusive*," and get real. The only important question is how will the FairTax affect**YOU***. News Flash:**if you think you will pay either 23 or 30 percent, you are most likely*__way__off the mark.In a moment, you will be able to see almost to the penny what the FairTax will actually cost

Using these tables, you will be able to view the actual percentage and dollar amount you can expect to pay. Keep in mind, as you view these numbers, this is

**. You will be able to cross-match your family's size with what you spend annually (notice, this is about***you**spending*, NOT what you*earn.*Under the FairTax what you earn will be nobody's business but your own).Using these tables, you will be able to view the actual percentage and dollar amount you can expect to pay. Keep in mind, as you view these numbers, this is

*all*you will pay in federal taxes because the FairTax*replaces all forms of federal taxes on income*. Under the FairTax you "Keep Your WHOLE Paycheck" (minus deductions for 401K, health insurance and local/state taxes, of course).First, let's put the 23% versus 30% to rest. The following tables will demonstrate there is

**not one iota of difference**__no matter which way you want to calculate the FairTax. That is thanks to the Prebate, as you will see.__**to your bottom line**,These tables make two things abundantly clear. First, regardless what the demagogues claim, the FairTax protects the poor and

*progressively taxes the "rich"*based on the amount they spend. Second, most Americans won't pay anywhere near 23 (or 30) percent.**Want to directly communicate your support for the FairTax to your members of Congress? After viewing the following tables, go here to open a "PopVox" page and vote for H.R. 25, then go here and vote for the Senate version, S.13.****(NOTE: The tables that follow can be confusing at first glance. Here's how to make them simple. Take your own family's**__gross__annual income, and for sake of argument call it the "Amount You Spend." Look for that column in the appropriate table (2 thru 5). Come down that column to the row matching your family size. That is the ONLY block of data you need. Taken in total, though, the tables reveal a lot more information.)**TABLES THAT FOLLOW:****1. How the Prebate Makes the FairTax a Fair Tax****2. Actual 23% INCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 2 Adult Households****3. Actual 30% EXCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 2 Adult Households****4.****Actual 23% INCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 1 Adult Households****5.****Actual 30% EXCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 1 Adult Households**

__Table 1:__How the Prebate Makes the FairTax a Fair Tax.**Table 2. Actual 23% INCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 2 Adult Households**

To verify the following calculations are correct, compare the $40,000 spending line for a family of 2 Adults/2 Kids in Table 1, above, with the

**red box**on the following table (scroll to the right, if necessary).**2-Adult Households, Spending $100,000 per year to $50 Million.**

__Page 2 of Table 2,__The above tables were for 2-Adult Households based on a 23 percent

*inclusive*FairTax.

**Table 3. Actual 30% EXCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 2 Adult Households**

*exclusive*FairTax for those same 2-adult households. Once again, check out the numbers inside the

**red box**. Notice, just as soon as the Prebate is included,

*So, who is kidding whom with this "30 percent" horror?*

**these numbers become identical to those in the previous table.**__calculating a 30%__

**Page 2 of Table 3**,*exclusive*FairTax for 2-Adult Households, Spending $100,000 per year to $50 Million.

Now, let's look at households headed by a single adult.

**Table 4.**

**Actual 23% INCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 1 Adult Households**

**1-Adult Households, Spending $100,000 per year to $50 Million, with a 23%**

__Page 2 of Table 4,__*inclusive*FairTax.

**Table 5.**

**Actual 30% EXCLUSIVE FairTax rates for 1 Adult Households**

Last, but not least, here are the single-adult household calculations with the so-called 30 percent

*exclusive*FairTax. Once again, the difference between*inclusive*and*exclusive*is__zilch__.**calculating a 30%**__Page 2 of Table 5,__*exclusive*FairTax for 1-Adult Households, Spending $100,000 per year to $50 Million.