“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Will This Be In Your Newspaper?
Last Sunday the Houston Chronicle ran an Opinion Editorial by Leo Linbeck, Jr., the Co-Founder and CEO of Americans
for Fair Taxation®. This piece follows the recent Crain’s Opinion Editorial by
Richard Pepper and is another great media opportunity for FairTax® supporters
to rally behind the FairTax and help recruit even more frustrated Americans to
our cause. Both articles are well written and describe the challenges our
nation is facing and how the FairTax is the much-needed solution.
Articles like the Linbeck and Pepper Opinion
Editorials can serve as a great introduction to the FairTax. By sharing these
opinion pieces, no matter where you reside, you share a compelling narrative
from respected thought leaders on how the FairTax addresses our nation’s most
The highly charged political season continues. This
past week candidates across the nation continued their diatribe of pointing
fingers but offering no real solutions. This highlights these are not Democrat or
Republican issues but American issues that deserve serious solutions, not
election year pandering.
The FairTax is a serious, non-partisan income tax
replacement solution that will generate jobs, increase the tax base and
stimulate the economy. More importantly, it is fair, simple and transparent and
affords taxpayers the opportunity to control where and when they pay their
SuperPacs are spending unheard of sums of money to
saturate TV, radio and the Internet with partisan advertising – advertising
that just points accusatory fingers but offers no substantive solution. Americans For Fair Taxation can’t raise
enough money to counter the billions being spent by SuperPacs.
But our voice can
If 350,000 FairTax supporters regularly write
Opinion Editorials and Letters to the Editor, attend campaign events and ask
candidates the tough questions, and regularly contact their elected officials, we
will be heard.
We offer the following ‘letter to the editor’ as a sample
tool you may use to find your voice and help rally support for the FairTax. Come on FairTaxers, pick up that pen, it’s
easier than you think!
In continued gratitude,
FairTax National Campaign Manager
By now we’ve all heard this week’s candidate
comments around redistribution of wealth and 47 percent of Americans not paying
income taxes. These comments yet
again highlight that our income tax system is broken and our nation is
suffering, most especially young Americans ages 18-29. In fact, 1.7 million of these
young people have been jobless for the past year. This is the highest
unemployment rate for that age group since World War II! This is a generation
in danger of becoming the “lost generation.”
The FairTax® is the solution. The
FairTax is a comprehensive plan to replace federal income and payroll taxes
with a consumption tax on new goods and services. While permitting no
exemptions or exceptions, the FairTax provides a monthly, universal “prebate”
or rebate, that ensures each household may consume tax-free up to the poverty
level, thereby making the FairTax progressive.
With the FairTax, consumers will pay
the actual price of a product or service with no hidden taxes, and workers will
keep 100 percent of the wages they earn minus any state or local taxes. What
all this means to America is powerful economic growth and desperately needed
job creation. The FairTax provides hope for bringing hundreds of thousands of
lost jobs back to all America, for young and old. Please take a few moments to
learn more at www.FairTax.org.