“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing
toward what will be.” - Khalil Gibran
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Patrick Henry is most remembered for, “Give me liberty or give
me death.” But he also said something that has always resonated with me when
thinking about our FairTax® movement.
In 1775, while speaking before the then-largest colony in
America - Virginia, Henry gave a passionate oratory (without notes) to the
colony’s delegates outlining why they should be a part of the American
Revolution. As he neared the end of his speech, his voice reached a crescendo and
he thundered to the delegates, "The battle, sir, is not to the strong
alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Virginia then joined the American Revolution.
Approximately 15 years ago three businessmen – Leo Linbeck Jr.,
Robert McNair and Jack Trotter - saw a problem; an income tax code that was
grossly unfair, damaging to our economy, incredibly complex and about as
transparent as cement. They set out to find a solution.
After $20 million in research and extensive focus groups, a
framework was defined that outlined what was a simple, fair and transparent tax
plan that was advantageous for both citizens and the government. Did you know
the name “FairTax” came from one of these focus groups? Dan Mastromarco and
David Burton transformed the framework into what is now HR 25/S 122, the
FairTax Act of 2013.
Since then, the FairTax campaign has gone from a problem in
search of a solution to formal federal legislation – from a fledgling start-up to
the largest fundamental tax reform movement in history.
great things are happening!
Our tax reform forums are gaining traction and members of
Congress are asking how they can bring one to their district. Tax forums have
already been held in Florida and Washington, D.C., are confirmed for Ohio and
New Jersey and are being considered in two congressional districts in Kansas.
California State Director, Jim Donnell and his team supported a
fantastic tax rally at the end of March, an event at the Capitol in Sacramento
on Tax Day and is in the process of distributing over 200 FairTax yard
Glen Terrell in Texas is leading the FairTax “Letters to the
Editor” (LTTE) team and they are getting Letters to the Editor and Opinion
Editorials published all over the country! More importantly, they are rapidly
refuting misleading and outright false statements in on-line articles and blogs.
Congressional briefings on the FairTax continue unabated and our
volunteer leaders are reporting three more Members are seriously considering
co-sponsoring HR 25.
Also, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-02), a co-sponsor and member of the
Ways and Means Committee, held a hearing this week and heard from HR 25
drafter, David Burton, now General Counsel of the National Small Business
Finally, Rep. Rob Woodall took time this week to discuss HR 25
at the national Young President’s Organization (YPO) meeting in Washington,
D.C. This outstanding group of young executives was very impressed with Rep.
Woodall and the vision he shared.
has been a good week, but we have a long way to go.
The road behind us has not been easy; the road before us paved
with lots of bumps and humps. We can’t do our work without you!
Did you know the average tax rate most people are paying under
the current income tax is currently about 15% - but that doesn’t include their
payroll taxes the employer contribution or the embedded taxes in products and
In honor of how dramatically the FairTax would change life for
these and so many others by bringing jobs and economic stimulation, would you please consider a recurring
donation of $23 to help us continue our vitally important work? A one-time contribution
would push us forward too. Please do it now. Let’s keep the momentum going!
FairTax supporters understand the battle, they are strong, they
are active and they do not fear the adversity and trials inherent with, as Neal
Boortz is fond of saying, “The greatest single transfer of power back to the
people since the Constitution.”
With gratitude, until next week,
Cindy Canevaro, National Campaign Manager