A historic first vote for the FairTax! | FairTax Friday
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill
A Historic First Vote For The FairTax
What a journey!
15 years ago, three Houston businessmen decided something had to be done about America’s inequitable tax code and the IRS’ abusive system of enforcement.
These men raised $20 million in private donations and invested it in scholarly research to determine what tax system would raise revenue for the government while being the mostadvantageous for the people and our economy.
Extensive focus groups followed and what emerged was a bold new tax plan – the FairTax®.
Since then, the FairTax Plan has emerged as the largest grassroots tax reform initiative in the nation. You and thousands and thousands of FairTax supporters like you have toiled in the trenches educating anyone and everyone you meet about the FairTax and why it is the best tax plan for jobs and economic growth.
You have aggressively worked to secure one co-sponsor after another (72 in the House and 9 in the Senate including sponsors) and you have generously donated time and time again.
And you have waited and waited for the Committee on Ways and Means to give the FairTax serious consideration.
Then yesterday, HR 25 Sponsor, Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7), shared that Ways and Means will, for the first time in history,be voting on HR 25, “The FairTax Act of 2013.” Read his letter here.
I join Congressman Woodall in extending my sincere congratulations to each and every one of you for your longstanding and tireless efforts, which are now bearing fruit.
We anticipate the tax reform debate and vote sometime within the next 45 days. We don’t know, however, what impact the current budget battle/potential government shut down will have on the Committee’s work and schedule. We will keep you updated as we receive information from Congressman Woodall.
So please take a moment and celebrate your monumental achievement!
Then, we have much work to do and that work must begin NOW! You can begin by:
Thanking those that have stood with you in supporting the FairTax Plan. Ask them for their continued support.
Making sure all co-sponsors receive a copy of Congressman Woodall’s letter. Thank them for their co-sponsorship and ask them for their continued support when the Committee begins their tax reform deliberations. This is most impactful when it comes from constituents (volume is critical). A list of co-sponsors can be found here: FairTax.org/cosponsors
Initiating discussions of the FairTax with your local media (radio, TV, newspaper, journals etc.), especially those where you have a relationship. And, don’t forget college publications.
Get into the mix on local and national talk radio shows. Don’t forget to remind listeners of the latest IRS headlines e.g. Lois Lerner now trying to cut an immunity deal, the IRS' failure to report $67 million in costs the agency incurred for employees who were working on the healthcare law for fiscal 2010 through 2012 etc.
Finally, once the Committee schedules the tax reform debate and we have a better idea of when a FairTax vote will tax place, we want to ask for a roll call vote in addition to asking co-sponsors to support HR 25.
It is vital that we know who was willing to stand and be counted for the FairTax, so you can act accordingly when you receive requests for donations and election votes.
The Committee on Ways and Means has a major decision to make in the near future.
One decision will embody some form of the current corrupt income tax system that has led us to the brink of economic collapse.
The other will be a bold new plan that eliminates the IRS, abolishes the 16th Amendment, generates jobs, brings offshore manufacturing back onshore and most importantly, treats each and every American with dignity and respect.
It is an exciting time to be a FairTax supporter!
Until next week,
Share The FairTax Picture Of The Week
The MI FairTax Association Chair, Roger Buchholtz, sent us this great picture with this report:
Thanks to the efforts of Michigan FairTax Association President, Ron Babin, and the funding largely made available by the District Targeting Committee, we were able to post these two beautiful new full sized billboards in Michigan's 4th District, home of Ways & Means Committee Chairman, Representative Dave Camp.
These posters, constituent pressure and discussions with Camp by Michigan FairTax Association's leaders has insured Congressman Camp that, as the sign says, we all "Demand it!"
Federal Tax Code failures are sufficient grounds to support passage of HR:25 – The Gilmer Mirror
The unintended and intended failures in current Federal Tax Code are sufficient grounds to support passage of HR:25 The Fair Tax Bill!
Federal Government intervention has destroyed or driven many U.S. Based businesses and their related jobs to other Countries. The U.S. Congress has lost control of the IRS. The Constitution means nothing to many in the U.S. House and Senate. No Constitutionally required Federal Budget has been passed in years! Vote buying by those with the money to influence elections for personal gain and further prostitution of Our Representatives and Senators is rampant! The perversion of Federal Tax Code has destroyed the idea of Citizen representation and "equal" taxation originally instituted by the U.S. Constitution. Most of the current Congress continues to support an IRS strangle hold on every U.S. Citizens throat!
..The current failed Federal Income Tax must be pulled out by its corrupt roots and thrown on the trash heap of Failed Government ideologies. Our Representatives and Senators who fail to tell the truth concerning HR:25 must be replaced! Do not make the mistake of posting your vote in favor of a Republican or Democrat in up coming elections, both Parties are responsible for our current failed Federal Tax System. Both Parties promote division between Citizens. Please vote for Candidates who support and will demand passage of HR:25...
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