By Donald Koop
Over the years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has written about taxes and tax reform. Tax reform is a hot topic and is inevitable. I’m interested in tax reform, too, and prefer the Fair Tax as the replacement for the current income tax.
I have communicated with Goodlatte numerous times, but he remains at best lukewarm about the Fair Tax. He has said he would “vote for it tomorrow” if it came to a congressional vote. This is a safe position for someone who doesn’t really want to support it.
Koop is a year resident of Roanoke County, having retired as an engineer in western New York, and is an activist with special interests in tax reform and constitutional governance.