Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t understand why anyone would OPT-OUT of receiving the Prebate…unless, of course, you -want- to make the FairTax a Socialist tool of wealth-redistribution or you believe in “Big Government”.
By not claiming -your- money, you’re allowing the Government to keep it and use it for redistribution; or whatever THEY choose to do with YOUR MONEY. They understand it’s your money, but they will hope that you accept it isn’t.
The prebate is calculated into the FairTax rate. You pay the FairTax when you buy new goods/services – regardless of whether it is at the beginning or end of the month. And because there is no other way to determine what you have spent below or above the poverty level (without actually monitoring your personal finances), it is technically money that was -accidentally- taken from you on your purchases below the poverty level. The FairTax just wants to make sure you get this back. NO AMERICAN SHOULD PAY TAX ON THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE.
TAKE IT!!! It’s YOUR Money!!
FairTax Prebate Poll