FairTax Hearing Update
At this time we're not certain a FairTax hearing will be held on July 26 with the debt ceiling stalemate in Washington, DC and the August recess approaching.
However, Chairman Camp promised a hearing on HR 25 and we expect it in the near future. While we work on scheduling it, please encourage him take action soon by signing the request here. Thanks you!
Grassroots Spotlight: Online Activists
Mentioned in the previous article was a FairTax hit piece by Bruce Bartlet, “Is FairTax Herman Cain’s Ace in the Hole," New York Times. FairTax activists are not letting blatant distortions stand. Below are some FairTaxer's comments on that article.
John, NH - "Despite
the transparent silliness of the Fair Tax..." I see. Since this is not an
idea of the establishment, it is "silly". Shows they have struck a
nerve that you can only argue that it is "silly".
Rgeorge, MI - Bartlett
has been the front man for protecting the status quo in the Federal Government
to include the Shadow Government using both parties to dance for us while we
march into the vast Nationalist State of non-Constitution rule by this power.
Karla, Owasso - What
a baised story. Incredibly poor reporting skills. He is targeting those
individuals he believes will be too lazy to research this topic and take his
word as factual. However, his word is not fact.I hope those of you unfamiliar
with The Fair Tax will take a moment and go to their website and do some
research before forming an opinion either way.
Kicker, OH - The
method of computing the FairTax rate is no more "fraudulent" than the
one used to calculate the current income tax, both are on an inclusive basis.
Since the FairTax is replacing the income tax, it makes perfect sense to
compare them using the same accounting basis.
Paul Pcb, FL -
... I'm a democrat. I like the "idea" of a progressive tax... A
simple, unavoidable, efficient tax like the Fairtax may not be
"perfect", but it's better than any other i've seen because it allows
the poor to keep what they have, while stopping politicians from giving our tax
money to the rich.
Ian Repley, Ann Arbor, MI - Keep in mind that, theoretically, no U.S. citizen pays an actual 23% rate, since they receive the recompensatory prebate. Thus, poverty level rate is 0%. Spending at: 2 X the poverty level, you pay 11.5% - 3 X the poverty level, you pay 15.3% - 4 X the poverty level, you pay 17.25%.
Leah, CA - The
more I hear about the Fair tax the more I like it... We stop punishing people
for being productive. We stop punishing the poor for moving up. We stop
punishing employers for hiring people. Everyone pays taxes, including
criminals and illegal aliens. The consumer, not the government decides which
industries to favor. There's much to like here.
Is someone your FairTax inspiration? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate them for the spotlight!
FairTax In the News
Economic Vision, Part 3: A fairer tax – The
North Star National
Paying taxes is
a fact of life, because there are certain things that our federal government
must provide as enumerated in the Constitution. But paying taxes does not have
to be unfair, burdensome and costly. Our current system of taxation is all
three, and it got that way little by little over time since 1913.
The Fair Tax
(H.R. 25) is a fairer tax because it is just the opposite. It is fair because
the consumer determines their taxes based on their purchase behavior instead of
being determined by the government based on one’s capacity to produce. Our
production is measured in terms of personal income and business profits...
As president, I
will end the insanity of the current tax code. It’s common sense.
Sen. Lugar Reintroduces Fair Tax Plan – WIBC News
says his plan is a tax reform which eliminates the IRS, income taxes and all of
the tax codes currently in place. "It essentially puts in place what
amounts to a tax on purchases, on retail sales and that way you don't have to
file returns. Everybody pays as they go in the process," Lugar says.
Lugar says the Fair Tax plan frees up capital for individuals and businesses
but the tax issue is a complex one and he doesn't expect it to be resolved by
the August 2nd deadline on raising the debt ceiling. Lugar says he wants the
Fair Tax issue to be on the table when discussing tax reform because he feels
it makes sense.
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