Fair Tax in Georgia?

Is Georgia Ready to Abolish the Property Tax? Speaker Richardson brought the idea up at a legislative breakfast to a lukewarm audience who appeared more interested in their possible loss of power over their constituents possible savings.

Richardson let his audience finish their breakfast of eggs, bacon and grits before hitting them with a plan to wipe out property taxes on homes, cars and businesses and replace the revenue with taxes on things such as legal fees, groceries and haircuts.

The Hiram Republican, one of the three most powerful men at the Capitol, alluded to the prices of homes in the tony neighborhood. It should have been fertile ground to discuss eliminating property taxes.

The only problem I see with the plan is: Will control over the consumption taxes be in the hand of the local governments, or in the hands of the state government?