Americans For Fair Taxation


"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it." - Richard Lamm

Our Wish This Holiday Season

During this time of the year, we want to wish all FairTaxers everywhere a Merry Christmas and a most joyous holiday season!

As you gather withy our family, please remember those in need and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

May you and yours have a safe and joyful holiday!

The FairTax Picture of the Week

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The Grassroots Spotlight

Alan Ramsay volunteers as the State Director of Mississippi. We've included portions of a message he sent to Mississippi below.

My Christmas list has only one thing on it this year – FairTax! Though I know not to look for it in my stocking on Sunday, I do believe that the tax reform tide is turning and that FairTax will be leading the way in 2012. The shenanigans in Washington are getting more desperate by the day as our politicians try hard not to acknowledge the 800 pound gorilla in the room. The economy is collapsing under the weight of the tax code as it is being furiously manipulated by the lobbyists and the politicians trying to survive the fallout of decades of abuse at their own hands.

Sponsorship  of the FairTax is at an all time high. Every debate and discussion on real tax reform includes the FairTax – even as some candidates and incumbents  try to ignore it  or to pretend it is a Peter Pan dream of those who “don’t understand how politics works.” The base of FairTax supporters has begin to swell as more people begin to realize that the opportunity to eliminate the IRS is on the horizon.  People no longer look FairTaxers as ‘fringers’, but rather they are asking to be educated on the details...

Knowing that ‘tax season’ follows the ‘holiday season’ (ironic isn’t it) I hope you enjoy the next couple of weeks. Maybe you can use some of the time off , if you can afford any, to begin sorting through your receipts and reviewing your personal or business records so that you can get ahead of the game and figure out how much more money you have the pleasure of sending the IRS - or whether you get back money that you have been loaning Uncle Sam for free. Either way, I know you are excited about the season being here again. Just think, FairTax would eliminate this much anticipated yearly waste of 6-8 billion man hours and 400-500 million dollars.

The FairTax in the News 

Santa forced to outsource; Christmas canceled - The North Pole Gazette

…As Christmas lovers everywhere are sure to be devastated by the news, there are still some pleased by the cancellation. Tax lobbyist and year-round Christmas loather Mr. Grinch was overjoyed when the news hit, saying, “I have been waiting for this all my life; it’s a dream come true. I’ve tried old-fashioned sabotage schemes but nothing has worked. This year I got a wonderfully awful idea. You want to know my great Grinchy trick to kill Christmas and make money doing it?

Why, by lobbying of course!” Manipulation of the tax code is, of course, big business and the most powerful of the power games in Washington, where roughly half of all lobbyists are said to be tax lobbyists. Others happy about the cancellation of Christmas include Black Bart, who was on Santa’s naughty list and expecting coal anyway; old man Scrooge, who is looking forward to another cold and cranky day of work; and foreign toy manufacturers, who are sure to see sales skyrocket. Hope for Christmas still looms as the president has ordered Congress to hold a special session next week to discuss how to save Christmas. 

For the follow-up story, see “FairTax saves Christmas!

The January FairTax Webinar

With Special Topic: How the FairTax Neutralizes Tax Lobbyists

When: Thursday, January 26, 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

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