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In spotlight, 'fair taxers' push cause

Huckabee support boosts movement

The merits of the consumption tax are being debated, with Mike Huckabee, a backer, contending for the GOP nomination, The merits of the consumption tax are being debated, with Mike Huckabee, a backer, contending for the GOP nomination, (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
By Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / January 1, 2008

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Since 1999, a radical but intriguing plan to shred the patchwork-quilt federal income tax system in favor of a hefty national retail sales tax has languished in Congress. But as one of its champions, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, emerges as a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination, the so-called consumption tax has moved into the national political debate. (Full article: 1124 words)

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