The FairTax Picture of the Week
Rep Steve King speaks on the Iowa FairTax bus tour, 2007
The FairTax in the News
Johnson: Let’s get America moving again – The Washington Times
…First, we need to get rid of the income tax. When our first great Supreme Court justice, John Marshall, equated the power to tax and the power to destroy, he was predicting what’s happening to our country right now. Giant, slow corporations spend their money on lobbying because tax avoidance is where their profit is. General Electric earned $14.2 billion in 2010 and paid zero taxes on it. Why? Because it has the lobbyists to get subsidies and tax breaks…
We also need to get rid of payroll taxes. Look at it from the perspective of employers for a moment. When they want to hire someone, it costs more than just the wage they’re paying. They have to pay payroll taxes, including for Social Security and Medicare. That cost is about 10 percent of the wages they pay an employee. Remove that burden, and employers will be able to hire 10 percent more people. With an unemployment rate of 10 percent, why wouldn’t we jump at this chance? The Fair-tax replaces employment and payroll taxes…
- Governor Gary Johnson
'Fair tax' also has homegrown fans – NJ.com
…I promote the fair tax because — for good reasons — I truly believe in it and what it can do for the United States…
First, the fair tax proposal (a type of national sales tax) eliminates payroll taxes — which are highly regressive. Second, the fair tax eliminates other tax costs embedded in the price of everything you buy and every service you use — which hit the poor the hardest. Third, The fair tax is made progressive through a “Family Consumption Allowance,” or “prebate,” which reimburses every household in America that has a valid Social Security number, in advance, for tax on consumption of essentials up to the poverty level...
- Randy Poulson, Woolwich Township
The February FairTax Webinar
With Special Topic: Actual Dollars the FairTax Puts in Your Pocket
Compared to Our Current Tax Code
When: Thursday, February 23, 2012
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 and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.