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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill 

The FairTax Drill Team On The Streets

The 111th GeorgeFest celebration of Washington’s Birthday marked the continuation of a tradition in Eustis, Florida, going back to 1902. The Central Florida FairTax team participated in this three day event with a FairTax educational booth in the fair grounds and a FairTax float in the Saturday parade consisting of the FFTEA Mobile Command Center (MCC) lead by the FairTax Drill Team with “wing” supporters handing out candy, educational material, and taking photos.

The FairTax drill team was led by Rudy Treml with Barbara Rudelic, Jim and June Dotson, Mike, Sue, and Jesse Krok, and Jim Rotella carrying the signs to spell out the word FAIRTAX during the march. They stopped at numerous points along the parade route and shouted “FairTax Means Freedom” as the signs were raised. All FairTax parade participants were dressed in colonial outfits.

The theme of this year’s GeorgeFest was “Let Liberty Ring” and the FFTEA MCC driven by Nick Rudelic featured Judy Treml ringing our liberty bell as the drill team performed. Sue Hooper and Bill Gay walked alongside the MCC passing out candy and FairTax pocket cards.  Parade theme signage on the MCC read  “Let the FairTax Ring” and the “FairTax = Freedom”.

The YouTube video below, produced by Ron and Elaine Maiellaro, shows the drill team practicing before the parade and performing in front of the judges stand.

Florida Drill Team On Parade

For detailed information on the drill team setup, including signs, contact

Your Plans To Pass The FairTax

Last week we asked FairTaxers to “develop a plan for giving of your time, talent and financial resources.” We recieved many inspiring submissions and we’ve shared a couple below:

Daniel Dyer in Connecticut wrote about reaching people through the internet:

“My plan is to promote my latest FairTax video on YouTube, “It's Not the Rich Who Need the FairTax, It's You. 63 Reasons for the FairTax.” 

This newer video complements my earlier “First, Why We Need the FairTax” (over 10,000 views)”

Rich Summers will be educating his community on the FairTax:

“I am currently putting together a lesson plan to use in seminars that will discuss the Fair Tax. I am using the Fair Tax document from the Internet as my guide.

I will personally finance the first seminar locally and collect donations to finance further seminars. At each seminar I will collect petitions to be presented to legislators.

I expect to conduct the first seminar to coincide with the week of July 4th.”

Who will pass the FairTax? YOU. By your actions and voice we will see co-sponsors added, the media start to pay attention and Washington forced to change.

You can send a pre-written message to your Congressman, share posts from our Facebook pagedonate to the cause, or get a compelling letter to the editor published like the California State Director, Jim Donnell, did, below.

Whatever you do, you have our thanks!

The FairTax Act In The News

Pass the Fair Tax act and create millions of new jobsThe Hill

…Pass the Fair Tax, and the minimum wage earner brings home the full $15,080. They get an additional $2,505 as a reimbursement for the tax paid on the basic necessities. That’s $17,585 take-home — a 31 percent raise in one year! Yes, the Fair Tax is a 23 percent national retail sales tax on new goods and services. According to the experts, the price of every U.S. produced product we buy is about 22 percent more expensive because companies embed the cost of the taxes they pay into the price of their products — thereby passing the cost of corporate tax on to the consumer. Under the Fair Tax, the prices for products produced in the U.S. should drop an average of 15-18 percent at the wholesale level because the embedded tax is removed. Add back in the 23 percent national retail sales tax, and retail prices only go up 5 percent to 8 percent.

So, increase the minimum wage 24 percent over the next three years and hurt small businesses, or pass the FairTax and create millions of new jobs?

Which would you choose?

- James R. Donnell, Cameron Park, CA

FairTax bill would level playing field while bringing jobsRavalli Republic

America works when Americans work. We have driven out of America millions of jobs over the last 30 years because we can’t compete with countries with lower costs of doing business. Our wages, benefits, regulations, taxes, etc. all contribute to driving the cost of doing business up. Consequently, jobs go elsewhere. 

There is a bill in Congress, HR 25, that resurrects America as arguably the most cost-competitive place to do business in the world, the FairTax bill. No more federal tax on income. Your gross pay is your take-home pay. Taxes to fund the government are generated by taxing consumption of new goods and services.

To help citizens pay this tax on basic goods and services, a prebate is paid monthly to all legal Americans. No favors for special interests, everyone is treated the same. Manufacturers worldwide would flock to the USA to build factories. Good-paying jobs return. Call your Congressman today and ask him to support the bill.

America works when Americans work.

- Anthony Gasbarro, Fairhope, AL

Understanding The FairTax Webinar

With March's Special TopicCalculate the increase in disposable income as a result of the FairTax

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

Web link for March 8, 2013

Featured Video:

FairTax senior strategist Denis Calabrese

How does the "prebate" work?

 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

- Contact the media

- Join the webinar

- Get FairTax graphics

- Understand basics

FairTax Fact:

The FairTax will lower product costs by removing business taxes & avoidance and compliance expenses now hidden. 

Featured Paper:

Prebate Explained 2012

UPDATED: The Prebate Explained


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