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“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." - John F. Kennedy 

Get The IRS Out Of Politics

As the IRS story continues to unfold, political pundits and talking heads are now gleefully linking the scandal to “this administration.” While this administration certainly bears accountability for any and all management decisions made on their watch, to frame IRS abuses as only problematic to one administration or political party is simply untrue and unwise.

Both political parties and numerous administrations have historically used the IRS as a political weapon. It just so happens the IRS blew up in a BIG way during this administration, with some of the most egregious examples of abuse finally coming to light. 

Yet, one can look through history and find equally awful examples. James Bovard, in his recent Wall Street Journal Opinion Editorial, shared a fascinating look at how the IRS has routinely been used as political hired guns, and Gail Russell Chaddock provides additional examples in her Christian Science Monitor article.

Using the IRS scandal as a partisan political tactic grossly minimizes the IRS’ longstanding history of being used as a tool of extreme political weaponry.

This line of thinking serves to minimize the damage the IRS does every single day to innocent taxpayers who simply want to pay their taxes, support their families and honor their country.

More importantly, it has the potential to polarize the only real solution to the problem - the FairTax Plan – as an extreme, partisan “opposition” tax plan.

Do not fall into this trap. The IRS scandal is not about Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or liberals or this administration. It is about how the IRS has historically been and continues to be the ultimate tool of systemic abuse and control of the American people and her political outcomes.

The income tax and the IRS have been given 100 years to demonstrate to the American people that they are worthy financial stewards. They have failed. It’s time for Congress to get the IRS out of politics. It’s time for the FairTax.

Until next week,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy 

Cindy Canevaro, National Campaign Manager

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The FairTax Act In The News

Is This Still America? - Congressman Kevin Brady

…Americans shouldn’t fear the IRS. Nor should they worry the powerful agency is discriminating against them based on their beliefs. It’s bad enough how much wasted time American families and businesses waste just complying with this bloated, complex tax code...

As Congress considers the IRS abuses and tax reform, the Fair Tax is the gold standard of simplicity. A simple retail sales tax that no longer punishes hard work, thrift and investment. The most efficient tax in the world to collect. A tax with no loopholes, no hidden tax breaks, no exemptions other than to ensure no American pays sales tax on their necessities up to the poverty level.

Yes, it’s too bold for many lawmakers. Yes, we have to continue to educate and build support in the public and in Congress. But if you want the IRS completely and totally out of our lives, the Fair Tax continues to be the only option that achieves it.

Let’s keep working. This won’t succeed from Washington, but only from the grassroots up. And it’s worth fighting for. Now more than ever.

Renegade IRS is making even 'extreme' ideas seem rational - The News-Sentinel

…“This could be the largest transfer of power (in American government) since the Revolutionary War,” Armstrong told members of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club Wednesday, referring to the so-called “Fair Tax,” which would essentially replace federal income taxes with a national sales tax. “The power to tax is the power to destroy . . . The Fair Tax would stop punishing success. Government would be funded by prosperity.”

There are plenty of good reasons to be skeptical about a system that would allegedly generate more money for federal and state governments while reducing taxes and accounting headaches for most Americans. But with allegations of Nixon-style skullduggery making headlines on a seemingly daily basis, there's no denying the appeal of what may be the Fair Tax's most revolutionary feature:

The elimination of the IRS…

What is the purpose of a tax system?Watchdog Wire

Almost from the day of its enactment, Congress has used the income tax not only to collect revenue for the government but also to influence behavior, to intimidate its foes and to reward certain groups of people. This is a major reason that the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) has grown to 74,000 pages and nearly 4 million words. However, the income tax is a very inefficient way to influence behavior.

If you ask most politicians, government officials or realtors, they will tell you that the mortgage interest deduction is vital and without it home ownership would collapse.

However, the facts tell a different story…Since the homeownership rate in the United States is 65%, this means that the mortgage interest deduction was not even used by 44% of our homeowners…

In light of recent events, there is a growing understanding that the IRS must go. Only a national retail sales tax collected by the states will allow the elimination of the IRS. As Representative Tom Rooney (FL-R) stated when he recently became a sponsor of HR 25, the FairTax Act, “The revelations of the last week have confirmed that it’s time to reduce or completely eliminate the IRS, and build a new tax system that treats American taxpayers with the fairness, honesty and integrity they deserve.”..

Understanding The FairTax Webinar

With June's Special TopicScorecard: Where we stand with cosponsors and overall grassroots support

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific

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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.

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