Grassroots Spotlight - Texas Volunteers
The volunteer District Director for the 10th District of Texas, Ed Sarlls, did an outstanding job coordinating a FairTax booth last week. Here is his report.
FairTax volunteers did an
great job promoting the FairTax at the Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll on Jan
12-14. There were over 700 attendees including many activists, campaign staff,
and talk radio outlets from Texas.
During the event, volunteers staffed
a FairTax booth, exchanged ideas for promoting the FairTax, educated Texans in attendance
and signed up many new activists for our cause!
Personal discussions were also
held with three current U.S. House members (who are all FairTax
sponsors), four U.S. Senate candidates and five U.S. House candidates and
their campaign staff.
In addition, FairTax
Volunteer District Director and booth organizer, Ed Sarlls, was
interviewed by political videographer, Eddie Gallegos, at the event and it was published to YouTube, here.
One candidate even sent a
personal follow up email to the FairTax volunteers he met stating:
“Thank you for further explaining the FairTax.
I have come to a new epiphany that FairTax is a great model that we need to
work to establish. While I have always been in favor of abolishing the the
current punitive tax system, many of the individual policy proponents I've
supported you have inside of the FairTax…”
Many thanks to our twelve
Texas FairTax volunteers who traveled to Houston and served 88 hours and also to
Texas State Director, Marv Kuhn, who funded the booth cost. This event would
not have been successful without all of us working together.
The FairTax in the News
Whole tax system needs an
overhaul – Smoky
America desperately needs is major tax reform. Many people see this
and are in support, but the big guys like hiding the pea and have attorneys
working against reform of any kind. The Fair Tax is a step in the right
direction for tax reform, where each and every citizen with a Social Security
number gets a prebate in the amount of defined poverty level.
Income is not taxed at your employer, we would do away
with the current tax system, and we would stop all the complicated
tax filings that most Americans
find hard to understand. Savings are not taxed, thereby encouraging more to
save. Capital gains and the death tax would go away! What this would eliminate
is the double and sometimes triple taxation on goods and income that is in
'Fair Tax' is no threat to
fair tax can be a significant step to safeguard Social Security, Medicare and
other entitlements. It would be revenue-neutral; thus its consumption tax rate
on only new products and services can be set up so that priority entitlements
are fully funded…
these results together will then increase the probability that entitlements
which seniors citizens value will be fully funded for decades. This will render
retirement planning a much more stable and pleasant process.
Hruzd, Morris Township
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.