A number of Democratic candidates in tight races have attacked Republican opponents who have voiced support for a proposal to replace federal income taxes with a tax on retail sales, the so-called "Fair Tax." But too often, the ads only mention half the equation -- the part about the sales tax.
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The Democratic talking point that Republicans want to "privatize Social Security" has been a potent attack since 2005, when it helped defeat a proposal from President Bush. Now Democrats are using it against Republican candidates.