The US used to have a Fair Tax system before the Republicans enacted the 16th amendment and this was during their Progressive Era or Forth Party System as it has been called because under Artle 1 Section 8 Clause 1 which states that taxes have to be uniform throughout the United States which the 16th amendment's purpose was to throw out that part of the US Constitution in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1 so the Federal Government would no longer be required by the US constitution to make taxes uniform & fair throughout the United States.<quoted text> Absolutely 100% correct. That's why we need the Fair Tax.
Article 1, Section 8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
On July 12, 1909, the resolution proposing the Sixteenth Amendment was passed by the Sixty-first Congress(Republican Majority) and was submitted to the state legislatures. Support for the income tax was strongest in the western states and opposition was strongest in the northeastern states. In 1910, New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes, shortly before becoming a Supreme Court Justice, spoke out against the income tax amendment. While he supported the idea of a federal income tax, Hughes believed the words "from whatever source derived" in the proposed amendment implied that the federal government would have the power to tax state and municipal bonds. He believed this would excessively centralize governmental power and "would make it impossible for the state to keep any property".
61st United States Congress
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican
Fourth Party System
The Fourth Party System is the term used in political science and history for the period in American political history from about 1896 to 1932 that was dominated by the Republican party, excepting the 1912 split in which Democrats held the White House for eight years. History texts usually call it the Progressive Era.