Americans For Fair Taxation


“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” - Helen Keller

Winning The Debate With Your Support

The Income Tax is Broken - Video

I love the often-told story of the little girl walking on the beach after a storm, finding hundreds of starfish lying in the sand. The child threw starfish after starfish back into the ocean, much to the amusement of an elderly man who approached her saying, “My dear, you can’t begin to make a difference for these starfish.”

She contemplated what he said for just a minute then picked up another starfish and confidently threw it as far as she could into the salty water – boldly telling the man, “For that starfish, I just made all the difference in the world.”

During the past few weeks we have provided you the statistical results of your efforts to promote the FairTax video, “FairTax: Fire Up our Economic Engine.” Are you, like the elderly gentleman in the starfish story, asking yourself, “Am I really making a difference for the FairTax”?  We want you to know that YES, you are!

Here is a great example of how one FairTax supporter sent the video to all of his friends and business contacts and personally asked them to watch it and then send it on to their friends, business contacts, etc.

One of his friends watched the video, loved it and decided to send it on to his boss at a respected university. His boss also loved the video. They talked about it and as a result of seeing the FairTax video are in the final planning stages for a major tax reform debate to be held at the university. And you guessed it, the FairTax Plan will be a major component of the debate!

All of this happened because one person sent the video to another, who sent it to another. Just like in the starfish story, one FairTax supporter has made a huge difference through a simple action.

If you haven’t done so already, please share the FairTax video with your universe of friends and associates. Post it on your Facebook page. If you have a website, post it there as well. We’ve crossed over 50,000 views and are now trying to get to 100,000. I am confident we will reach our goal.

If you are able to donate, please do. 2013 is a watershed year for the FairTax. Many say the next 6 months may define whether we have a FairTax or live-forever under the current income tax code. You may not think that your single $20.13 donation will really make a difference, but what if all 350,000 FairTax members sent one, $20.13 check?

Imagine if we could notify our Congressional co-sponsors that we now have $7,045,500.00 in the bank, we want the FairTax and we want it now!!!

I am sending in my $20.13 right now. Will you join me and donate too? If so, you can donate online by credit card or PayPal or go here to donate by mail.

Thank you for your continuing support!


Cynthia T. Canevaro

Campaign Manager

Americans For Fair Taxation

The FairTax in the News

It's time to dump the income tax - Crain’s Chicago

With U.S. unemployment at a persistent 8.3 percent since January and the national economy hovering at a meager growth rate of 1 to 2 percent, it is clear that American business needs a boost.

There is much national debate over how to stimulate economic growth — whether to spend or save our way out of debt. However, no one seems to be addressing the root cause of the problem — the 77,000-page Federal Income Tax Code that is full of loopholes and contradictions, and which perpetuates inequities that polarize the American people into haves and have-nots.

For a growing number of Americans, the only solution is replacement of the current federal income tax with the FairTax Plan, a federal consumption-based program that taxes citizens on what they spend, not what they earn. The FairTax is a new, simplified, transparent and utterly equitable system of revenue generation that levels the economic playing field, does away with the IRS bureaucracy altogether, saving $13 billion-plus a year, and brings a $1 trillion efficiency to U.S. business every year.

Since 2000, pursuant to action by its board of directors, the Associated General Contractors of America has endorsed and supported the FairTax Plan. As chairman and CEO of Pepper Construction, I previously served as president of the 30,000-member trade association, which represents the construction professionals who build America. It was through my association with contractors group that I first learned about and became an active supporter of the FairTax…

U.S. exports are expensive, and foreign imports are, at retail, cheap. The FairTax levels the playing field. Under the FairTax, imported goods and domestically produced goods incur the same U.S. consumption tax. With the present system, U.S. companies and workers must pay income tax and payroll taxes, but foreign goods enter the country entirely free of any U.S. tax, other than whatever modest customs duties are levied. The FairTax removes all taxes on exports, restoring the international competitiveness of American manufacturers in the global marketplace.

What all this means to America is the increased availability of funds to apply to debt retirement, positive economic growth and job creation. And growing our economy creates opportunities for young Americans ages 18-29, 1.7 million of whom have been jobless for the past year, the highest unemployment rate for that age group since World War II. This is a generation in danger of becoming a “lost generation,” jobless and without prospects to become productive, contributing members of our society and future leaders of American commerce.

At Pepper Construction, we have a culture of dedicated, hardworking employees and an expectation of making a fair profit for the work we do. Adopting the FairTax will go a long way towards ensuring our future competitiveness, and the competitiveness of our nation.

- Richard Pepper

The September FairTax Webinar 

With Special Topic: The Math around How the Average American's Income Will Increase by 29%

When: Thursday, September 27, 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

Archive link for September 7, 2012

Featured Video:

Economy Can Be Rebuilt Video

FairTax: Fire Up Our Economic Engine 

 Ways to Engage:

- Contact Congress

- Engage and get updates on Facebook

- Follow us on Twitter

- Donate to the cause

- Find a local leader

- Distribute handouts

- Get FairTax gear

- Send an e-card

- Watch the webinar

- Join FairTax 2012

- Contact the media

- Get FairTax graphics

- Understand basics

FairTax Fact:

 The FairTax will add trillions of US and foreign dollars to our economy by making America the place to invest!

Featured Paper:

Good for taxpayers, businesses, economy

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

"Because taxes on capital are removed, foreign capital will flow into the United States, creating businesses and jobs. U.S. products competing abroad are free of the hidden costs of taxation while the FairTax is collected on foreign products sold in the United States. Virtually all economic models project a much healthier economy under a broad-based consumption tax such as the FairTax."


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