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Making Waves With The FairTax

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." - Paul Bryan

After a lifetime spent studying cultures around the world, anthropologist Margaret Mead observed, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

We FairTaxers are committed to seeing the FairTax® become the law of the land. 

Yet, do you ever wish you could do more and wonder if your contributions to the FairTax campaign are really helping to advance the cause? Do you wonder if your phone calls and letters to your elected representatives, your generous financial gift(s) or maybe your volunteering in a FairTax booth have really moved the needle? Does your sharing the FairTax Plan with a neighbor or co-worker really help bring another person on board the FairTax train?

In a word - YES!

Mother Teresa helped put your contributions in perspective when she said, "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

You, ladies and gentlemen, are drops of water creating larger and larger waves in the ocean of our political system. Rest assured, everything you do, no matter how insignificant it may seem, advances the FairTax further and further. Your calls, your letters, your gifts, your volunteering at FairTax events – everything is vital to advancing the largest grassroots tax replacement plan in the nation.

And yet, there is so much more to be done, like AFFT paid memberships.

We've been talking a lot lately about the new AFFT new paid membership initiative. Remember, we have a goal of one million paid members. That's right – one million paid members. Yes, that's a lot of drops, but we believe it is doable.  

Consider this: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has 4.5 million paid members. And yet, in 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms estimated there were only 3.1 million registered gun owners in the U.S.

But in contrast, 243 million taxpayers have to navigate a tax code that even IRS watchdog Nina Olson said in 2012, "obscures comprehension, leaving many taxpayers unaware how their taxes are computed and what rate of tax they pay; it facilitates tax avoidance by enabling sophisticated taxpayers to reduce their tax liabilities and provides criminals with opportunities to commit tax fraud; and it undermines trust in the system by creating an impression that many taxpayers are not compliant, thereby reducing the incentives that honest taxpayers feel to comply."

Then once these 243 million taxpayers have filed their yearly tax return, they live in stark terror of receiving an IRS audit notice.

They know that if audited, the IRS can and most likely will seize their property, their income and all their financial holdings. And the IRS can imprison them for the rest of their lives. And all of this is done with total and complete impunity.

These taxpayers represent the potential of 243 million new drops in the FairTax ocean.

That is IF they hear about the FairTax Plan. And there is nobody better than you to tell taxpayers in your local area about the FairTax. Invite people over for coffee and dessert. Ask to speak to your local Rotary or Kiwanis Club, invite your book club to read The FairTax book and lead a discussion comparing the FairTax to the income and flat tax.

Consider ordering FairTax pocket cards from the FairTax store and present one to every waiter when you pay your restaurant check. Give one to your doctors and other healthcare professionals, along with a membership form, and invite them to join you in supporting the FairTax Plan. 

Imagine if AFFT recruited just 1% of America's 243 million taxpayers, our membership ranks would swell to 2.43 million paid members. Now that's a game changer and you can be a driving force in changing how Washington views the FairTax.

Take a look at the math. If just 10,000 FairTax supporters each recruited one AFFT member per month, the result would be 120,000 AFFT members in the first year and 240,000 AFFT members at the end of the second year. If each of these 120,000 members then recruited three new AFFT members by the end of the second year, we would have almost one million members!

Khalil Gibran said, "Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." Please never doubt that a small but committed group of everyday citizens like us can achieve one million members and we will get the FairTax passed.

Finally, this week in theatres across the nation, taxpayers from all walks of life watched the movie, "UnFair:  Exposing the IRS." For the first time, many of these citizens learned how the tax code and the IRS are used as political weapons. They also learned that there is an alternative to this longstanding American nightmare. They learned about the FairTax Plan. It was a great night for the FairTax.

Tony Robbins said, "The path to success is to take massive, determined action." This next week, may we all find ourselves on a clear and determined path to FairTax success.

Until next week,

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director  


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FairTax replaces all federal taxes, eliminates IRSMissoulian

Consider this: visualize getting your whole paycheck (no federal income tax or FICA deductions) on every payday. Then, you decide how much federal tax you pay by what you choose to buy. FairTax does this for everyone. FairTax replaces – and is simpler and fairer than – the IRS's 77,000-page federal income tax code. FairTax eliminates the IRS.

Now, let's look at what taxes go away: The FairTax proposal in Congress now, HR25, replaces: 1. federal income, 2. payroll, 3. personal, 4. gift, 5. estate, 6. capital gains, 7. alternative minimum, 8. Social Security/Medicare, 9. self-employment and 10. corporate taxes. Yes, FairTax eliminates these and the IRS.

Big advantage: American workers take home their whole paychecks. Not only will more of us have jobs, but we will also take home 100 percent of our paychecks (less state income tax). No federal income or payroll taxes are withheld from paychecks, from pensions, from investment income or from Social Security checks…

- Edd Wigginton

Abolish the IRS? A New Documentary Says It Can be Done and Replaced With a 'Fair Tax'The Blaze

…The 1:20 film details the well-known story of the IRS targeting of conservative groups, but there are more abuses exposed. "Unfair" highlights a relatively unknown problem experienced by parents who adopt children from outside of the country, harassment of groups like the American Legion, and certain religious organizations.

In addition to pointing out the overreaching actions of the agency, the film also hopes to jump-start a movement to abolish the bloated agency and replace it with a "fair tax."..

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