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Controversial Former Democrat Rep Jim Traficant joins us

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After trying for nearly 2 years, we have finally landed the big fish for a guest on Fair Tax Time Radio. No, it’s not President Obama, but it IS former 9-term Democrat Congressman from Ohio, Jim Traficant.

Traicant made big news while serving as Sheriff of Mahoning County and as a member of the House. He refused to execute foreclosure orders on several unemployed homeowners, was accused of taking bribes and was acquitted of the charges while representing himself. In another well-publicized case, he took the side of  John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-born autoworker who had been accused of being the brutal concentration camp guard Ivan the Terrible. Traficant eventually proved Demjanjuk innocent and, after his death, brought relief to Demjanjuk’s family.

Traficant's major legislative accomplishment in the House was the adoption of some of his proposals to constrain enforcement activities by the IRS against taxpayers. He received over 28,000 votes (15%) while running for another term in the House, managing his campaign from prison, while serving a 7-year sentence for several felony counts including bribery, racketeering, and tax evasion. He contends that he was railroaded.

In September 2010, running for Congress again, he said that his platform would be to repeal the 16th Amendment. He is a strong supporter of a consumption tax. Fair Tax Time is brought to you commercial free each Wednesday evening, 6PM Pacific time, 9PM Eastern, by John Wesley Nobles. You may listen on your computer or on your phone. Dial (619) 393-6478 or, if you’re charged for long disance, use our toll-free line: (888) 436-1206. Just follow instructions when the nice British lady answers.

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