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Don't Let Semantics Distort Tax Reform
Real Clear Markets, February 1, 2016
By Ernest S. Christian
The VAT word is strictly a red herring. Neither Senator Cruz nor anyone else is proposing a VAT (crypto or otherwise) - and no one is ever likely to do so. It is time to excise the VAT word from the tax lexicon or at least to stop using it incorrectly.

The VAT Tax Scare Is A Hoax
Investor's Business Daily, January 27, 2016
By Ernest S. Christian

Tax reformers should focus on creating the best tax code for America — instead of creating confusion by wrongly tossing around the “VAT” word as a j’accuse epithet.

Ernest S. Christian Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on Tax Reform and the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
July 26, 2012
By Ernest S. Christian

Changes in tax rates and capital cost recovery allowances both have profound effects -- for good or ill -- on manufacturing's key role in job creation.