The Grassroots Spotlight - Al Ose
asked the top FairTax letter to the editor expert, Al Ose, to explain the
secret to his success.
We FairTaxers have a burning desire to pass the FairTax plan and writing a
letter to the editor releases some of that energy and feels great!
In order to create interest in a letter to the editor it’s helpful to start
out with a current event or problem and thread the FairTax into your story. This
approach allows the writer to describe how passage of the FairTax might impact
the event and solve the problem.
As you write your letter you may determine that you need to conduct
additional FairTax research. Well researched and factual statements will always
make for strong letters. Keep in mind, not all letters will be printed, but
don’t become discouraged. Keep writing! When the papers’ editor sees more and
more letters on the FairTax, they will be more inclined to publish more
Lastly, I can’t tell you how important numbers are. When your newspaper
starts printing multiple FairTax letters from different people, we’ll gain more
credibility and many new supporters.
I began writing letters to the editor in January of ’99 when I realized I
could reach a much larger audience for the FairTax using newspapers as a
communication vehicle. I quickly realized that writing letters to many editors provided
compound interest. I researched and found
email addresses for newspaper editors. During the past ten years I’ve sent
letters to these 81 editors across Wisconsin. To date I’ve had at least 156
Best regards, Al Ose
The FairTax in the News
End tax blame game by
enacting Fair Tax – NJ.com
…This holiday (a cut in Social Security payroll deductions)
is a political blame game with both parties trying to win votes, but not
helping the people who rely on Social Security. This so-called holiday will
cause underfunding, and will hurt unemployed or retired workers who no longer
contribute to Social Security. Let’s find a better solution.
Take a bold approach to business expansion in this country
by enacting House Resolution 25, “The Fair Tax.”
The Fair Tax (a national sales tax proposal) would eliminate
the Internal Revenue Service, all federal personal and corporate income taxes,
and all federal payroll taxes — while being revenue neutral. With Fair Tax
enactment, corporations could plan for the future. Foreign investors would put
money into the U.S. economy, while hard-working people will be able to work for
themselves instead of the government…
'Fair Tax' deserves
to be considered, not ignored – News-Sentinel
…If you can keep all of your paycheck, they point out,
you'll have more money to spend. With corporate taxes eliminated, companies
would stop sheltering their cash offshore, using it to create jobs here. In
fact, supporters insist, studies indicate that passage of the fair tax would
result in more revenue for the government, higher incomes for workers and
retires and would result in increased philanthropy despite the elimination of
deductions for charitable giving.
What's more, they say, the fair tax is progressive – a
byproduct of the wealthy buying more stuff and so-called “prebates” – a monthly
return of sales tax revenues based on the size of families.
You've got to admit, there's a certain appeal to being able
to control your taxes simply by controlling your spending. What's more,
Armstrong pointed out, the fair tax is consistent with the Constitution's
The January FairTax Webinar
With Special Topic: How the FairTax Neutralizes Tax Lobbyists
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.
To participate, register
here. For more information contact Larry Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.