Has the Fair Tax considered apartment rent?

It looks like one possible sticking point that may not have been considered since, I suspect, most people who've done studies to come up with the FairTax are homeowners, who may not have thought of the apartment rent angle. Any comments? Is this something that needs to be re-thought or does the FairTax need a... show more It looks like one possible sticking point that may not have been considered since, I suspect, most people who've done studies to come up with the FairTax are homeowners, who may not have thought of the apartment rent angle. Any comments? Is this something that needs to be re-thought or does the FairTax need a bit of a tweak? I personally think the FairTax is a great thing, and I do hope it passes sooner rather than later. Now, if only these clueless contenders (not counting Huckabee) for the presidency will actually take a look at it. I think it is irresponsible for them NOT to learn about it.
Update: Some people are not familiar with the FairTax, though they think they are because they are only thinking of one side of the equation. The other side is that embedded taxes will disappear. That includes Fica withholding, corporate income taxes, and every other tax we pay, which is why the FairTax is considered... show more Some people are not familiar with the FairTax, though they think they are because they are only thinking of one side of the equation. The other side is that embedded taxes will disappear. That includes Fica withholding, corporate income taxes, and every other tax we pay, which is why the FairTax is considered 'revenue neutral'. When that goes away, your income is bigger and things you buy are cheaper. Also, there are trillions of dollars that will be repatriated within months from sheltered accounts. The FairTax will encourage saving and investment. There will be no money you make that way, remember? The economy will be growing and, as it grows, it follows that taxes will gradually go down. The current tax system is not fair to our manufacturing, here, which is why they leave this country. Once the FairTax is passed, manufacturing will return. -Everything- imported will be subject to tax, as well as people in the shadow economy. BTW, I found the answer to my rent question, elsewhere.:)
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