Tavern Debate - Resolved: The Only Fair Tax Is a Flat Rate Tax

The Chicago Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, February 05, 2013 05:30 PM
End : Tuesday, February 05, 2013 07:30 PM

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The Heartland Institute’s Library
1 South Wacker Dr. #2740
Chicago, IL 60606

A Tavern Debate - Resolved: The Only Fair Tax Is a Flat Rate Tax

Could the answer, or at least a partial solution to the country’s economic woes, lie in such a simple solution as a flat rate tax? Opponents from the left and the right have argued against it on ground ranging from alleged regressiveness to the loss of cherished tax deductions purported to further some desirable social and/or economic interest. What say you?

Come join the debate! When it comes to the need for changes in the tax code that may (or may not) amount to more than rearranging chairs on the deck of a sinking ship, which side are you on? Would a flat rate tax across the board on individual and corporate income simplify and improve our lives, advancing liberty, or would such a major change portend some grave ills?

As always, this tavern debate is an audience participation event, with potential speakers (a/k/a attendees) being provided food and a variety of of libations for almost any taste or temperament.

Registration details:

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Gavel Drops
(Note: building security may not let you in after 6:00 p.m., so don’t be late)

Cost: $25 if paid in advance, $35 at the door
($25 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card or Student I.D. in hand)

To Register/Pre-pay, RSVP by 5pm, February 3, 2013 at:

Space is limited; we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not pre-registered.