FairTax Volunteer Spotlight: Glen Terrell
The FairTax volunteers working with Glen to publish letters to the editor already know about his "can do" attititude. But when he sent us this note about another experience, we had to share it with everyone:
I did something I had never done before. I decided to phone the offices of the
four members of the Ways and Means committee from Texas. I don’t live in
any one of their districts but I wanted to make that call anyway as “one fellow
Texan to another.”
was pleasantly surprised. On each call I asked that the representative
please support the FairTax in the committee hearings and later on the floor of
the House. Both me and my call were received graciously. The person
answering the call seemed to be taking notes and one even said he would pass
the information along to the representative. The best part, all four
calls were done in less than 15 minutes; about 3 minutes per call.
earlier this week I wanted to test a phone number to be sure I had it right so
I ended up calling a W & M committee member from another state. That
call was like “One concerned American to another.” Even there, my call
seemed to be well received.
think I got a lot of results for the amount of time invested. I think
others, many others, should try this too."
The FairTax Act In The News
Fair Tax will restore
nation's economic growth – TriCities.com
Poverty should never be the goal of a government tax
structure yet our income tax is designed to keep working people poor…
Although the wealthiest avoid paying federal income taxes
thanks to deductions, their investment capital needed for job creation is
forced overseas to avoid capital gains taxes. Not only do we forfeit investment
dollars, our industries can’t compete globally. Capital gains taxes are 11.5
percent higher than the average tax rate for the 34 nations in the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development. And with our corporate tax being the
highest in the world, there is little incentive for foreign investment to come
to the U.S.
A consumption tax, The Fair Tax Act of 2013, filed in the
House on Jan. 3 with a record number (53) of first day co-sponsors, ends
personal income taxes, business income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains
taxes, estate and gift taxes and the alternative minimum tax. It generates equal
tax revenues while creating jobs…
- Beverly A. Martin
The five principles
of tax reform – Weatherford
Reform is defined as removing abuse, eliminating bad
practices and change for the better.
The American Institute of CPAs at their website www.aicpa.org
has a list of criteria to evaluate proposed tax reform. The FairTax bill
HR25/S122 is based upon the following five principles and is in compliance with
the AICPA criteria for tax reform:
- Fair: This means no loopholes, no special deals, no
exclusions, no class rates and no exceptions. Everyone is treated alike…
- Simple: Read that as “easy to understand.”…
- Transparent: Means taxes are out in the open. You see and
know what is being taxed and how much tax you paid…
- Supports economic growth. Our present tax code is hurting
our economy by driving out and punishing the entry of jobs, companies and
- Revenue neutral: The new system brings in the same amount
of money as the present system…
The solution is called the FairTax Bill HR25/S122. It moves
the tax base from income, saving and investments to a tax based on consumption
with a progressive national consumption/sales tax system.
Please do these actions: learn more at www.fairtax.org. Sign up to
support real, true tax reform. Call your U.S. representative and ask him or her
to co-sponsor the FairTax Bill.
- Paul Livingston
Understanding The FairTax Webinar
With February's Special Topic: Putting pressure on the Ways & Means Committee to Send
HR 25 to the House for Debate
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013
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: Marc Manieri, AFFT & FFTEA Webinar Producer & Host from Orlando, Florida.
Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.