Last month, a reporter with the Anniston Star in Alabama interviewed me about a bill prefiled in the Alabama House for 2018 that would exempt the purchase of gold and silver bullion from state sales and use tax, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.
I could tell from the reporter’s questions that he was trying to figure out where Rep. Ronald Johnson (R-Sylacauga) got the idea for the bill. He thought maybe it was based on Tenth Amendment Center model legislation. I told him we had not directly communicated with Johnson, although we have been involved in the process in other states. There were a number of states that have considered similar bills in the last two years, and this type of legislation passed in North Carolina and Louisiana during the last session. Legislators often communicate with colleagues in other states, and when bills pass in several states, they often get copied in others.
The interview provided me an opportunity to inject TAC talking points into the article.
It’s unclear why Rep. Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga, wants to remove the tax on coins — attempts to reach over the last
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