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"Watching Washington tax policymakers churn a few well-worn and ineffective ideas to come up with the same disappointing results is like watching the movie ‘Ground Hog Day’, except this is real life not a movie.” - AFFT Chairman and Co-Founder Leo E. Linbeck, Jr.

The Super Committee and DC briefings

As more and more Americans embrace the FairTax across the nation, we're working hard to educate and inform our elected representatives in Washington about why the FairTax provides the path for America’s economic prosperity.

Here's what we’ve been up to!

FairTax Submission to the Super Committee

This bipartisan committee has been formed to recommend at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years. It is a daunting task but fortunately, the FairTax has years of research in support of the economic transformation it would bring to our nation.

We presented projected revenue estimates to the committee detailing how the FairTax would have collected more federal revenue in 2009 and 2010 than the current income tax based system. The nonpartisan FairTax is the solution the nation needs immediately!

The accompanying press release is available here.

District Focus and Phone Activism

Thousands of phone calls are explaining the FairTax to the Super Committee's members' constituents and then asking them to phone their Congressman and Senators. Americans are taking action!

Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee

Thursday, the FairTax was superbly represented by Dan Mastromarco, who testified at Vice Chairman Kevin Brady’s  hearing on, “Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?” Committee members appeared eager to learn more and the dialogue between the committee and the invited panel was lively and informative.

Mastromarco, who co-developed and oversaw the research on the pending FairTax legislation, provided the committee with a strong and decisive answer to their overarching question from his testimony that “…the solution to this crisis is a consumption tax that makes the taxes we pay visible, ensures all Americans are stakeholders, is neutral as to savings and investment, lowers marginal rates, reduces compliance costs and removes the anti-competitive nature of our non-border adjustable extraterritorial tax system. The best of these is the FairTax...” 

View: Verbal Testimony l Written Testimony l Video

Washington Meetings and Briefings

This week representatives of Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT) met in Washington with FairTax sponsors and co-sponsors in the House and Senate. AFFT briefed members on the current status of FairTax support, members provided insight into the challenging decisions they facing in the coming days and weeks. Equally important, every member commented on how important the FairTax grassroots team is to the enactment of the FairTax plan. Evidence yet again that you are making a difference!

The FairTax educational tour then continued to news media during an in-depth editorial board meeting at The Washington Examiner. Leo Linbeck, Jr. and Dan Mastromarco provided the Examiner editorial team with an in-depth analysis of the FairTax and engaged in a lively discussion about why the FairTax is the preferred replacement to the current income tax.

In keeping with the mission of AFFT to educate and inform candidates about the FairTax plan, representatives then moved to the 2012 election and provided a comprehensive FairTax briefing to a Presidential election candidate!

The FairTax Picture of the Week

Give Me a Sign

Florida FairTaxers spreading the word!

The FairTax in the News 

Fair Tax Advocates Say It Would Have Collected More Revenue Than Current System - NJtoday

Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT) released revenue estimates on Monday that indicate the FairTax, a national sales tax, would have collected far more federal revenue in 2009 and 2010 than the current income tax based system.

The estimates demonstrate that FairTax-generated revenues for 2009 would have been $171 billion more than the IRS revenue and in 2010; the FairTax would have generated $267 billion more.

AFFT provided the data to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction or Super Committee recently and released it to the public this week...

Unleash Prosperity With a Zero Corporate Income Tax - The Wall Street Journal

In your Nov. 7 editorial "The Corporate Welfare State," you say that a "big rate cut would generate far more jobs and wealth than passing out checks to businesses one at a time." Why not propose that big rate cut be really big? Why not take the corporate income tax to zero? Let me mention just a few reasons why such a cut should be considered in any discussion of tax reform.

In the first place, a zero corporate income tax would reduce the hurdle rate for new investments, thereby unleashing tremendous amounts of new investment, including foreign investment, and create untold new jobs arising out of the new investments. Perhaps some jobs might even return from overseas.

Second, a zero tax understood to be permanent would eliminate the uncertainty that corporations face when trying to forecast what tax rates to apply when evaluating new investments...

- Ted Rojahn - Naples, FL

The December FairTax Webinar

With Special Topic: The FairTax Effect on Education

When: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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

Where: At your personal computer anywhere!

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 repeal_16@earthlink.net.

Featured Video:

Woodall consumption vs income speech

 Congressman Woodall: Taxing consumption instead of taxing income will grow the American economy

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Featured Paper:

FairTax Fundamentals Paper

FairTax Fundamentals and Facts

 


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