Grassroots Spotlight: Jerry Nielsen
Jerry is the kind of American
this nation needs to see more - a FairTax advocate and grassroots hero.
He continues to go to difficult
venues to educate all Americans on the benefits of the FairTax. This month Jerry
worked the Right Online conference then was prepared to go solo at Netroots Nation
to reach people on the other side of the aisle until more volunteers were found.
He is at every local meeting, helps staffs booths at events and educates more through
Jerry’s also been known to
attract the ire of GOP and Democratic party leaders in Wisconsin for dogging
candidates from both parties during elections and at public attractions. He is
truly tireless when it comes to advancing the FairTax.
Many thanks for your efforts and example Jerry!
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Special Event Report - Netroots Nation
The following are excerpts
from a report by Jerry Nielsen.
and foremost the FairTax and its representatives were treated with respect. As
for the discussions that took place at the convention, they mainly dealt with
the progressivity of the FairTax. The common misconception stands that the rich
still will not be paying “their fair share”, and businesses still won’t pay
“their fair share.”
blogger from the WSJ asked how we were being treated. I answered him that I
have been treated much harsher from a lot of tea party groups that I have been
invited to speak at, which he was surprised to hear. Also most people agreed
with me that if the leaders of both parties can agree that they don’t like the
FairTax, then it is worth a look.
In summary it was well worth the time and effort.
We have numerous supporters in the progressive movement.
FairTax In the News
Cain Is Right About Repealing
Income Tax – MoneyNews.com
candidate Herman Cain is right on target advocating the revocation of the
income tax law, repealing the 16th Amendment, and substituting for it a tax on
consumption. All the other candidates and President Barack Obama talk about
"raising taxes" or "reforming" the tax law. Neither is
There have been an endless amount of tax-reforming legislation passed into law
going back for decades. All that happens is the opposite. More tax law, more
special-interest group provisions, more pork, more lobbyists, more regulation,
more penalties, more destruction of the U.S. trade relations, more incentive
for business to move jobs or the company itself out of America, more loss of
liberties of the taxpayers, and more corruption of the Congress and the
President. That's just the short list...
Governor Gary Johnson Talks
Reform Platform for Presidential Run – San
would also be advocating eliminating the income tax, eliminating the IRS, and
replacing that with a fair tax, which by all accounts free-market economists
believe a fair tax would be just that, a fair tax. Everyone would pay their
fair share and it would absolutely promote savings by doing that."..
Understanding the FairTax Webinar
With Special Topic: Is the 23% rate enough,
given Washington spending habits?
July 28, 2011
Time: 8 pm
Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific
Where: At your
Why: To provide
an interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about
the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or
not generally discussed.
Who: Join Marc
Manieri, Americans for Fair Taxation Community Coordinator in the Greater
Orlando, Florida area. In their third year now, Marc’s webinars draw national
participation from seasoned FairTax supporters as well as those just getting
introduced to the FairTax.
To participate, register here. For more information contact Larry Walters