Less than two weeks after 43 percent of Georgia Republican primary voters said they’d prefer to see a nominee ‘more conservative,’ Senator Saxby Chambliss is branding himself to perhaps the most conservative of tax reform proposals: the FairTax.
In a joint press release with Georgia Congressman Rob Woodall, the chief sponsor of the proposal in the House, Chambliss called on the Joint Committee on Taxation to produce a revenue estimate for the FairTax.
“Now is the time to enact the FairTax, which would create a fairer, simpler tax code that allows every American the freedom to determine his or her own priorities and opportunities,” stated the senior Senator.
The press release further notes that both men have previously sponsored the legislation, currently H.R. 25 and S. 13, and that producing a revenue estimate would allow the FairTax to be considered “during congressional negotiations for tax reform.”