Patrick Altman

Purple Flower

Lake Run

I went for a 40 minute run today around part of Lake Summit, which is where we are vacationing. This was the first run I have attempted that wasn't on a treadmill since i began running 4 months ago. There were a few hills but it was mostly flat. The biggest problem I had in coming off the treadmill and running "for real" was maintaining an even pace. Since on a treadmill I don't have to work at keeping a pace, my pace undulated quite a bit. That's why I was suprised after getting in the car tonight and measuring the distance with the odometer I was suprised to see that it was exactly 4 miles -- a 10 minute mile, or 6 mph, pace. This is exactly the same pace I run on the treadmill. Kind of freaky.

Stark Red

Phil Hinson Tax Reform Hour Radio Show

Originally posted at [The FairTax Blog

Senator Tom Coburn Co-Sponsers FairTax Bill

Originally posted at [The FairTax Blog

FairTax Blog

I am contributing to the FairTaxBlog. I haven't decided whether or not to cross post or not, but I will likely at least reference my posts there.

Some FairTax Questions and Answers

Recently I posted some questions and concerns I had about some facts quoted in The FairTax Book regarding corporate incomes taxes on a couple of the FairTax Yahoo Groups listservs. The responses were very enlightening and well written so I thought I would share the transcript.

Data Access Layers

Along with one of my coworkers, I have been looking into different data access layer strategies at work. We have been digging into various code gen tools like LLBLGen and CodeSmith as well as considering a more data centric approach by using the new TableAdapter facilities in VS2005 that allows the developer to drag and drop tables and generate stored procedures with mouse clicks instead of writing T-SQL.

More FairTax Errata

I found a good article on the Americans for Fair Taxation blog.

FairTax Blogs

A few blogs I have found on the net tonight that seemed to be almost or entirely about tax reform a la FairTax: