"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
The Finger Pointing Must Stop
walking into a room full of energetic toddlers with finger paints smeared all
over the walls, tables, floor and their adorable faces. You ask in your best
adult voice, “who is responsible for this”? One by one, these precious children
step forward and with their most authoritative little voices respond, “Not me,
I didn’t, I don’t know.”
reminds you of the IRS doesn’t it?
As more and
more information unfolds during the Congressional investigation of IRS
targeting, one thing is certain. The most feared agency in America; the one
that demands unquestionable taxpayer accountability, has made it clear they
have no intention of having any accountability for their own transgressions. Sean
Simpson has likened their deniability stance to Bart Simpson’s cartoonish “I
didn’t do it.”
Congress has also failed to take accountability for any role they have had in
the IRS fiasco.
created the income tax, the IRS and the 5,000 special interest driven tax code
changes in eleven years! And, unless I am mistaken, we know that Members of
Congress have been known to send letters to the IRS asking them to take a
closer look at certain groups – conservative or liberal depending on the prevailing
Congress points the sole finger of accountability at the IRS. The IRS points
the finger at poor customer service, and administration after administration
points the finger at prior administrations and the opposite political party. Meanwhile,
we the taxpayers continue getting the proverbial beat-down.
This is why
I believe we are experiencing an incredible surge in people either taking a
first or second look at the FairTax Plan.
there is a major misperception that a Flat Income Tax will solve the IRS
problem. Nothing could be further from the truth! As former Representative and
original FairTax Sponsor John Linder often laments, the current
tax code is a flat tax on income 100 years after the initial enactment; having repeatedly
been “flattened” out and amended 20,000 times.
Folks, our challenge now is to rapidly educate the American
people (your friends, neighbors and colleagues), the news media and members of
Congress, that we as taxpayers want accountability – no more finger pointing. We
want a simple and fair tax code that removes the political manipulation and special
interests gluttony of the income tax, and the outright abuse and terror of the IRS.
FairTax is the ONLY tax reform plan before Congress that eliminates the income
tax and abolishes the IRS.
No loopholes, no exemptions, no special interests provisions, no more
abuse, no more terrorizing. Please
become informed. Don’t just say you want
the FairTax – understand exactly what
the FairTax is so that you can explain it, defend it and educate others.
Changing the course of history isn’t easy.
It is going to take a lot of hard work, perseverance and study.
Learn about how the FairTax treats imports
and exports, specific
industry segments, Social
Security and Medicare. Study; really study the FAQs at www.FairTax.org/faqs. Become a FairTax expert!
Recently we provided the House Ways and Means Committee Working Groups
with in-depth briefing documents on the FairTax plan. You may find the updated
research documents we submitted here.
Aristotle said, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”
Commit to reading one briefing document from this list each day. When your
elected representatives give you inaccurate information about the FairTax, counter
back with factual data.
Finally, as we begin this Memorial Day weekend, I want to express my
heartfelt gratitude to the men and women of our Armed Forces who gave the
greatest sacrifice one can give to their country. May their sacrifice never be
in vain, and may their memory never be forgotten.
Thank you for your continued support this week for the FairTax, for your
generous contributions and for the
many personal notes of support I have received about my hometown of Moore, OK. This
community has gone through one of the most devastating tornadoes in American
history, and although there is a long way to go, their faith, spirit and proud
determination will see them through.
I was extremely honored yesterday to deliver
a $100,000 contribution from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and
the Houston Texans NFL team to the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief operation.
Until next week,
Cindy Canevaro, National