The Grassroots Spotlight: Online Activists
This week MSNBC ran an online poll that asked Americans, "How would you improve the tax
Even though the FairTax itself wasn’t a voting option, “Eliminate
the income tax and create a national sales tax instead,” ran away with the vote
with thousands of FairTaxers taking action!
Also, many comments directly spoke to the transformation the
FairTax legislation would bring to our nation.
To make FairTax a household word and the only legitimate
option for replacing the current tax code, we will continue to take advantage
of every opportunity to voice our opinion. If we don't speak out, nothing will change in Washington.
If you haven’t voted yet, go to FairTax.org/Vote!
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The FairTax in the News
Best Case for a Flat/Fair Tax - Fox
The I.R.S. out with a big
report today, charging many of us are scofflaws when it comes to paying our
In fact, we've underpaid our
taxes by 17 percent. That's right -- the I.R.S.’s "tax gap" resulted
in tax collections 450 billion dollars below what they should have been…
What we really need is a tax
code that people feel is fair -- a tax code that people are more likely to
comply with. A simpler tax code.
The sheer fact that nearly
half of Americans pay no income taxes at all adds to that feeling the system is
unfair and that some people have to pay and others don't at any later…
This new report is the best
argument for a flatter, fairer tax code in this country, even the I.R.S. admits
Simplify the code, make it more
effective and compliance might not be such a joke!
'Fair Tax' deserves
to be considered, not ignored – News-Sentinel
…If you have the stomach for real tax reform, the
63-year-old retired salesman suggests, try chewing on the “fair tax” – a
proposal that was first introduced in Congress 13 years ago and would replace
all federal income and payroll taxes with a national sales tax advocates say
would be about 23 percent….
“Money is power,” Armstrong said, and he's right: Think of
all the ways politicians use taxation to influence your actions or in effect
punish and even discourage success by targeting successful corporations and
“There two types of people who oppose this: Those who don't
understand it and those who do.” Armstrong said. Most presidential contenders
are simply silent, but in the latter camp are those committed to the politics
of envy and class warfare – the overdue elimination of which would be among the
fair tax's greatest achievements…