Americans For Fair Taxation


"There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult." - Warren Buffett

Feature Article: An Easy Answer

Even as candidates offer more debate responses, the real problems facing America continue.

Lately, the toughest questions directed at Democrats and Republicans are about resurrecting our economy. Worse, partisan plans dissolve into bitter Washington gridlock and there is no vision to put Americans back to work.

However, there already is a proven answer that can appeal to both sides of the DC aisle – and more importantly – benefit all Americans.

David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, explains In an Boston Globe op-ed

“By agreeing to adopt the FairTax now, the president and congressional Democrats could say that they considered spending cuts only after finding a way to increase revenues. And congressional Republicans could say that they got spending cuts only by accepting a revenue increase that benefited the economy. Progressives and Tea Partiers alike would be accommodated, the crisis over the debt ceiling would pass, and the economy would grow.”

Another expert, George P. Shultz, who was an economics professor before serving as a Secretary of Labor and Secretary of State, recently weighed in on the benefits of fundamental tax reform.

“Shultz, 90, said a simplification of the code would allow Congress to lower rates on a “revenue-neutral” basis, while economic expansion would boost tax receipts. “You’ll get a gusher,” Shultz said. “If you get this kind of stimulative tax policy and other things into effect, there will be a response and revenue will come in.””

The FairTax even trumps generic tax reform. An enormous amount of research points to the FairTax transforming the economy, creating the opportunity for millions of new jobs and raising wages.

With so much opportunity in a single answer plus an educated base of enthusiastic FairTax volunteers, why is Washington talking around the FairTax and not about it?

Professor Tuerck fittingly adds, “The idea is sitting there, just waiting for someone to see the obvious and take credit for it.”

So, will your presidential candidate sign the FairTax into law?

Ask him!

FairTax In the News

Study the Fair Tax, Mr. Romney, as there will be a test on Tuesday The Washington Examiner

… The Fair Tax movement presents such presidential candidates with a choice they would prefer never to make: Pander to the corporate lobbyists on which their campaign contributions depend, or assume the political risk of a new idea that the special interests oppose.

They can either support the best tax system lobbyists can buy, or the best system economists can craft. Being a good politician, Romney has found a way to choose both…

Because the Fair Tax untaxes work, savings and investment, but taxes spending, it promotes economic growth, raises marginal labor productivity and real wages, creates jobs and encourages upward mobility. Neither study incorporated the more than $380 billion in compliance-cost savings from the Fair Tax…

Understanding the FairTax Webinar 

With Special Topic: The History of the Income Tax

When: Thursday, September 29, 2011 (changed)

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain,  5 pm Pacific

Where: At your personal computer

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.

Join: To participate, register here. For more information contact Larry Walters at

Featured Video:

Gov Gary Johnson on FairTax in debate

Governor Johnson prescribes the FairTax

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FairTax Fundamentals and facts
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