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"Our tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counter-productive. It's earned a rebellion, and it's time we rebelled." - Ronald Reagan

The IRS Crisis Is Declared "Over"

Something changed this week. Did you hear it? Do you see what happened in Washington? As the drumbeat of the American people to “abolish the IRS” became louder and louder, the political class realized their prized political tool might actually be in jeopardy.

The “IRS scandal” was dandy as long as it was just another juicy Washington scandal. Remember never let a good crisis go to waste when there is a good photo opportunity, hearing, press conference or fundraising opportunity to be had! 

With the IRS, it went a little too far during one hearing and now the mainstream media and Washington’s elite appear to be banding together to assure the American people “the crisis is over.”  

Never mind we still have no accountability.

Ladies and gentleman – “the crisis is over” is code for “we need to get back to status quo.” No harm, no foul – right?  Wrong!   

The American people aren’t buying it. They are the ones who have lived with the IRS nightmare for 100 years including the threats, abuse, political terrorization and grotesque mismanagement. Didn’t you hear?  Now, you get to pay for $70 million in IRS union bonuses at a time when the IRS is operating under mandatory furloughs!

So what can we do?

Folks, when you flood a Congressional office with phone calls it has more power than all the paid lobbyist in Washington. Recently, a former Congressman told me how the citizens of this nation have no real understanding of the power they hold to effect change. He lamented, Members dismiss lobbyist because they are essentially paid staff, but constituents “determine whether you get to stay in Washington or go to the unemployment line.”

In case you missed that - YOU determine who stays and who goes – not the Washington elite. 

Did you know that one man is credited with establishing the 18th Amendment? Another example of how citizens have the power to change the course of history; a power they have yet to fully realize. If one man can establish a constitutional amendment, imagine what would happen if one million citizens called their elected representatives in the next seven days and said, “100 years is enough– EndTheIRS now.” 

You have power – use it.  Tell everyone you know how to contact his or her Representatives. Send an email to your entire contact list, post a challenge on your Facebook page and tweet, tweet, tweet. Tell the nation “100 years is enough – EndtheIRS Now!”

Let’s see what can happen in just seven days. 

Until next week,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director

67th Co-Sponsor in U.S. House

We are excited to announce that Rep. Kevin Yoder (KS-03) has signed on as the 67th co-sponsor of HR 25! Kansas has four representatives in the House and now, all four are FairTax® co-sponsors!

This marks a major milestone for our KS FairTax team. Kansas is now the first state in the nation (besides Alaska) to have its’ entire House delegation co-sponsoring HR 25. Way to go FairTax Kansas!

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OH-06 Tax Reform Town Hall

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06) will host a Tax Reform Town Hall on June 24, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and will be held at the Marlite Conference Center, The Lewis Center, 143 McDonald Drive, New Philadelphia, OH. 

Steven L. Curtis, Ohio FairTax State Director will discuss the FairTax and Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation will discuss the Flat Tax. If you are in the area, come meet Congressman Johnson and show your support for the FairTax.

IRS Town Hall - Cincinnati, OH

Sinclair Broadcasting and WKRC-TV (CBS) in Cincinnati, OH (ground zero for the IRS scandal) will host a live town hall on the IRS scandal on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH. 

Dan Mastromarco, co-author of HR 25/ S. 122, the FairTax Act, will be a featured guest. The Town Hall will be broadcast locally on WKRC and simultaneously webcast on Local12.com from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. it will continue on local channel 12.2 and Local12.com.  For tickets, go here.

The FairTax Act In The News

He fought for what's FairThe Augusta Chronicle

Leo Linbeck Jr. was the very embodiment of the American dream. And few people in our time fought as hard to keep it alive for others…

Asked once about his legacy, he said it would be his faith in God and his family. But we will remember him as a man who cared so deeply for this country that he spent his last years fighting to save it financially.

He co-founded Americans for Fair Taxation in 1995 to find out what sort of taxation system would fit the stated desires of polled Americans. A team of nonpartisan economists ultimately designed the Fair Tax, a national sales tax to replace income, payroll and Social Security taxes.

It was a quixotic quest, to be sure. A country’s taxation system is an aircraft carrier that is nearly impossible to turn. But Leo Linbeck never gave up, because he never quit believing in the power of a free people and free markets to lift up humanity.

Imagine the yoke of the income tax removed from the necks of those who turn the plow of this great nation.

A tragic irony this, that Mr. Linbeck should pass at the very time the abuses and excesses of the IRS, fueled by the income tax, are becoming widely known.

His fight will go on. It simply must.

Fair Tax Act would lead U.S. back to prosperityAsbury Park Press

…Many large companies have secured special tax breaks protecting them from competitive and innovative small companies. Entrepreneurial start-ups and small private companies have been the main drivers for economic growth and new jobs.

The Fair Tax Act, now in Congress as HR25, eliminates all deductions. It also eliminates federal personal and corporate income and payroll taxes, and replaces them with a consumption tax. This will empower the private sector to significantly lead us back to prosperity, because our businesses will be able to more strongly compete globally.

The Fair Tax also protects the truly poor via prebates up to poverty level to offset the consumption tax impact. To learn more, visit www.fairtax.org.

- Ted Hruzd, Morris

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

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: Special Guest Kerry Bowers, Nevada State Director for FairTax.org will be your host

Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at repeal_16@earthlink.net.

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