Americans For Fair Taxation


“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act." - Bill Gates

A Horrible Jobs Report - An Easy Solution

The Income Tax is Broken - Video

We know it, but do our fellow Americans, the mainstream media, our friends, neighbors, and elected officials?

Do they know that our current Federal Income Tax Code stymies business growth and polarizes Americans into haves and have-nots? Do they know the stagnating effect that 77,000 pages of tax code riddled with special interest loopholes, contradictions and inequities is having on America’s young workers – the future leaders of U.S. business and trade?    

The economic effects of the tax code are not just trivial talking points; they are relevant facts and vital truths every American needs to know.

Take for example the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) August 2012 Jobs Report released just last week; it is abysmally disappointing. The economy created 96,000 jobs instead of the 250,000 forecast for the month. The unemployment number of 8.1% seems better than the 8.3% in July, but don’t be fooled. The reality is, that for every one person who found a job in August four more (378,000 in all) dropped out of the job market.

The unemployment rate dropped because more people simply quit looking for work – they gave up! To make matters worse,  hourly pay fell, manufacturing cut the most jobs in two years, and the number of people in the work force dropped to its lowest level in 31 years.

Some in the media, as well as certain leaders from both parties, patronize the American people by telling them this is just a cyclical economic phenomena; admonishing them to hang in there, we will bounce back. But you and I know what they are really saying is we want the revolving door, special interest tax code trading floor to continue unabated. That’s a tidy solution for Congress but tinkering with the status quo will only serve to further rob America of jobs and economic prosperity.

I want a real solution. I want a solution that brings jobs back to America and puts Americans back to work. That’s why it is imperative that you help us educate everyone in your sphere of influence about the FairTax® Plan. These people need to know how and why the FairTax will create the kind of economic growth that will create enough jobs to pull the long term unemployed back into the workforce.

Consider sharing the recent jobs report with your friends, neighbors and elected officials and include a link to Let them know why you believe the FairTax is the only solution to our ailing economy.  Tell your elected officials that you will only support candidates who have the courage to stand for jobs and the economy, who are willing to stand for the FairTax.

Let your fellow Americans know that the FairTax is the only tax replacement plan that can and will jump-start the economy.  Let them know that FairTaxers from coast to coast want a simple, fair and transparent national consumption tax that taxes people on what they spend, not what they earn.

You have a powerful weapon to support your argument with the FairTax video. This video dramatically underscores the plight of today’s young Americans, ages 18-29, who are unable to find work, even with college degrees. This moving production is clearly resonating with the unemployed and underemployed. In two short months it has been viewed by nearly 65,000 individuals and has resulted in the FairTax becoming a major topic of discussion among young and old alike. 

Let’s make sure that before Election Day, every American sees the FairTax video and knows about the FairTax Plan.

Let’s make sure that America knows there is a plan for economic prosperity and it is the FairTax Plan!


Cynthia T. Canevaro

Campaign Manager

Americans For Fair Taxation

The FairTax in the News

A Fair Tax - Pagosa Daily Post

This country is broke.  How long before the total failure of the economy? 

It is more obvious every day that a new approach is needed.  The economy needs a stimulus that works instead of throwing tax dollars at wasteful efforts.  Two solutions have been proposed: The Fair Tax and the Flat Tax. 

The Fair Tax would give every employee and business in this country their full paycheck and completely do away with the present income tax system by replacing it with a consumption tax.  Think what a stimulus this would be. 

The flat tax would not do away with the income tax.  Federal taxes would continue to be deducted from every pay check. 

Now I ask, which one would be an effective stimulus for the economy?

- Roy Newcomb

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 14, 2012

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Economy Can Be Rebuilt Video

FairTax: Fire Up Our Economic Engine 

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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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