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“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson

Let's Seize The Day!

Wow, where do I begin? This has been an incredible week. 

The IRS revelations are growing by the hour and interest in the FairTax® is higher than ever. The FairTax is being mentioned on national news shows, talk radio and in newspaper articles. And, today Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-17) announced he is joining the FairTax® team as another co-sponsor of HR 25!

Today’s Ways and Means hearing was riveting! Of particular note was outgoing Deputy IRS Commissioner Steven Miller admitting, I don’t think targeting is wrong. Rep. Sander Levin remarked about how agency management “completely failed the American people.” We couldn’t agree more.

Chairman Camp stated bluntly, “This is a problem of the IRS being too large, too powerful, too intrusive and too abusive of honest, hardworking taxpayers.” And, to set the tone for the remainder of his questioning (and commentary) Rep. Mike Kelly pointedly told Miller, “If you think it’s uncomfortable sitting over there, you ought to be a private individual when the IRS is across from you asking you questions.”

When caught with their hand in the cookie jar, the IRS immediately blamed “low level employees” at a rogue office in Ohio. Later we learned it was not just them, but included officials in other locations and even Washington, D.C. And, today’s hearing did nothing to pin the tail on the donkey of accountability!

The nation is looking for a solution and we have it - but there is a problem.

Too many people are saying “get rid of the IRS and just put in a FairTax or Flat Tax.” Folks, we clearly have much work to do. Only one tax reform plan eliminates the targeting, harassment, partisan political manipulation and selective enforcement wrought against private citizens and organizations by the IRS.

Only one tax reform plan eliminates the IRS – it is the FairTax Plan.

America desperately needs to be educated on what the FairTax is, and why it is the only tax reform plan that Congress should be enacting NOW. 

Can we count on you? Will you give it all you’ve got? Can we make a giant push that the citizens of this nation will never forget? I believe we can and I need for you to do 3 things right now.

1) Whatever you can afford, please donate. Click here to stand FairTax strong and donate $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or even $1,000. We have no time to lose. We need your most generous support today. Let’s strike while the iron is hot! Thank you.

 2) Take just one minute to send your elected representatives in Congress this letter demanding an end to the IRS and the enactment of the FairTax legislation: www.fairtax.org/EndIRS.  

3) Contact your local newspapers and TV stations and ask two questions: "Did you know the FairTax tax legislation before Congress is the only tax reform plan that eliminates the IRS? Given the recent revelations about the IRS, why aren’t you providing coverage on the FairTax Plan?"

It is truly an exciting time for the FairTax! Friends, opportunities like this only come once.

Let’s seize the day and show this nation why, as American citizens, we have chosen to reject a tax system where nobody is safe from heavy-handed enforcement, intimidation and fear. We have have chosen to reject a tax system that is controlled by special interests.

We choose the FairTax.

Standing with you,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy Cindy Canevaro, National Campaign Manager

The FairTax Meme Of The Week

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The Volunteer Spotlight - Florida

Larry Walters, one of our great volunteer Florida FairTax District Directors shared this update:

On April 20, our team participated in “Central Florida Earth Day “in downtown Orlando, and “Seminole Celebrates” in Sanford, FL. The teams, led by Pam Reid and Walt Bagley, collected about 400 postcard petitions for delivery to House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., and registered approximately 100 new FairTax supporters. Great work team!

Florida events

The FairTax Act In The News

IRS Scandal another Reason Why We Need the Fair TaxCanada Free Press

…Complete and total repeal of the 16th Amendment is the only way to forever drive a stake through the heart of the liberty-sucking vampire known as the Internal Revenue Service. Tinkering around the edges will not suffice. A flat tax will not do it, because the IRS remains behind as the most powerful and odious collection agency on the planet.

America needs the Fair Tax — a national sales tax that replaces all federal taxes on income, including payroll taxes that support Social Security and Medicare...

The Fair Tax would allow each of us to keep every dime we earn. We would then pay a federal sales tax on all new consumer items. You, not your congressman, would decide how much tax you paid. What could you do with the extra funds if you were taking home that gross figure every payday rather than the so-called “net,” which is nothing more than what the federal government allows you to keep?..

A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting The Wall Street Journal

Many Republicans are enraged over revelations in recent days that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative nonprofit groups with a campaign of audits and harassment. But of all the troubles now dogging the Obama administration—including the Benghazi fiasco and the Justice Department's snooping on the Associated Press—the IRS episode, however alarming, is also the least surprising. As David Burnham noted in "A Law Unto Itself: The IRS and the Abuse of Power" (1990), "In almost every administration since the IRS's inception the information and power of the tax agency have been mobilized for explicitly political purposes."..

One potential bombshell of the Clinton era that went relatively unrecognized was an Associated Press report in 1999 that "officials in the Democratic White House and members of both parties in Congress have prompted hundreds of audits of political opponents in the 1990s," including "personal demands for audits from members of Congress." Audit requests from congressmen were marked "expedite" or "hot politically" and IRS officials were obliged to respond within 15 days. Permitting congressmen to secretly and effortlessly sic G-men on whomever they pleased epitomized official Washington's contempt for average Americans and fair play. But because the abuse was bipartisan, there was little enthusiasm on Capitol Hill for an investigation.

The IRS has usually done an excellent job of stifling investigations of its practices. A 1991 survey of 800 IRS executives and managers by the nonprofit Josephson Institute of Ethics revealed that three out of four respondents felt entitled to deceive or lie when testifying before a congressional committee…

With the current IRS scandal, we may have seen only the tip of the iceberg. Thorough congressional investigations would no doubt help reveal the extent of the operation, and the criminal investigation announced by the Justice Department on Tuesday may prove fruitful as well. Regardless of what these inquiries uncover, though, we can be almost certain that IRS audits will remain irresistible political weapons.

Understanding The FairTax Webinar

With May's Special TopicThe stability of a Consumption Tax vs. an Income tax

When: Thursday, May 23, 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, 5th year 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 repeal_16@earthlink.net.

Link for May 17, 2013

Featured Video:

FairTax senior strategist Denis Calabrese

Isn't it a stretch to say the IRS will go away?

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The FairTax eliminates the IRS and will be collected by the states!

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