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"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." - Patrick Henry

Two New Co-Sponsors and One Town Hall

What a week for the FairTax!

We are pleased to announce two more co-sponsors have signed onto the FairTax Act of 2011, which brings the total to 70 Congressmen and Congresswoman who have publically called for transforming our nation by replacing our outdated and destructive federal tax code with the FairTax.

Do you want to see your Representative become a co-sponsor? A new FairTax leader in Alabama did too, and he is responsible for helping bring our one of our newest co-sponsors on board! We asked grassroots activist and District Director, Tony Gasbarro, to share how he moved Washington. In his own words:

"Shortly after being officially accepted as the District Director for Americans for Fair Taxation, I called Congressman Bonner’s office to try to understand why he was not a co-sponsor of HR25. I finally got through to his chief aide, Mike Sharp.

Mike’s response revolved around two points. First was that the ultimate rate would be north of 50%; and secondly, the prebate was nothing more than another entitlement program. I asked if he had read either of the two Linder and Boortz books. He had not. I emailed him the info.

During a subsequent town hall meeting, Rep. Bonner was talking about the economy and unemployment rate when I asked, “Why not the Fair Tax to solve this problem, and why aren’t you a co-sponsor?”  I then explained the basics and stated that my favorite part of the bill was how it lowered the cost of doing business in the States by 23%.

I relayed that I had been part of a team that acquired more than a dozen businesses during my work career. We always moved the manufacturing locations of those businesses offshore, because off shore and not the USA was the low-cost place to do business. This practice has been going on since the mid-eighties. Consequently, manufacturing jobs have dried up.

At this point in the conversation the entire room was shaking their heads in agreement and the Congressman was still. I then again asked, “Will you be a co-sponsor of HR 25?” He surprised the heck out of me when he said he would. I thanked him three times, probably too many, but I was nervous.

After the meeting ended, a number of his aides approached and committed that upon arrival in DC they would get the process started.

I would encourage all FairTax supporters to contact their Congressman and Senators and make your argument for our bill. I got lucky and spoke out at the right time but it takes all our calls and letters to get sufficient co-sponsors to pass our bill."

Tony Gasbarro

Alabama FairTax Volunteer

Director, Alabama District 1 

Thank the New Co-Sponsors!

Please send a note of gratitude to Representatives Jo Bonner and Steve Pearce for Co-Sponsoring the FairTax Plan in Congress. Congressman Bonner's website is here and Congressman Pearce's is here.

Jo Bonner Photo Steve Pearce Photo

Rep. Jo Bonner               Rep. Steve Pearce

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The FairTax in the News

Proposed Fair Tax replaces national revenue with sales taxKETKNBC.com

"Supporters of a national movement to eliminate all but sales taxes — and jack those up to 23 percent atop state and local sales levies — made their case to a conservative audience in Longview Tuesday night.

“How would you like to receive 100 percent of that paycheck or your retirement check,” a spokesman for Americans for Fair Taxation told about 60 members of We The People-Longview. “The Fair Tax Act is having 100 percent of your paycheck coming to you.” ..

 

The June FairTax Webinar

With Special Topic: Simplifying the savings of purchasing used vs. new goods under the FairTax

When: Thursday, June 28, 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, webinar producer and host from Orlando, Florida. In their fourth year, 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 repeal_16@earthlink.net.

Link for June 15, 2012

Featured Video:

Congressman King: How the FairTax Strengthens the Economy

Congressman Steve King: How the FairTax strengthens the economy

 Ways to Engage:

- Contact Congress

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- Find a local leader

- Distribute handouts

- Get FairTax gear

- Watch the webinar

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- Join FairTax 2012

- Contact the media

- Get FairTax graphics

- Understand basics

FairTax Fact:

The FairTax benefits all income groups. Of 42 household types (classified by income, marital status, age), all have lower average remaining lifetime tax rates under the FairTax than they would experience under the current tax system.

Featured Paper:

Good for taxpayers, businesses, economy

The FairTax: Good for taxpayers, good for businesses, good for the economy

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