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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

Truth Or Consequences

Yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa held another House Oversight hearing on the IRS targeting scandal. We heard testimony from two of the “rogue” IRS employees who made clear their targeting actions were not that of two bureaucrats gone wild; rather they testified how they were given direction from senior IRS officials in Washington, D.C.

During the much-anticipated hearing, we learned the IRS Office of Chief Counsel was involved in the targeting. The Chief Counsel just happens to be Wilmer Wilkins, a former a tax law lobbyist who previously contributed to Senator Max Baucus (and others), the Senator Finance Chairman who is traveling around the country with Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp seeking citizen input on ways to improve the existing tax system.  

It also came to light this week that a former U.S. Senate candidate’s federal tax records were “breached” in the same state where she was running for the U.S. Senate, on the day she announced her candidacy, which just happened to be the same day a tax lien (later withdrawn) was filed on a home she previously owned. Amazing!

Like many Americans, I sincerely appreciate the House Oversight Committee’s stated effort to get to the “truth” about the latest IRS scandal. Yet I wish Members would stop framing so much of their commentary around partisan talking points. Right now, the American people simply seek the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – regardless of how stinking, nasty and vile it may be.

Don’t worry, we, the people won’t be surprised. The IRS has been at this for 100 years, going from bad to worse to unmitigated disaster. It is time for Congress to stop pretending this monster of citizen terror can be rehabilitated.

It’s time Congress eliminate the IRS before any further damage is done to our nation and its’ people. 

Each member of Congress has an income tax replacement plan waiting to be passed. It is non-partisan, simple, fair and fully transparent. It has more research ($20M) than any other tax reform plan before Congress, and the most co-sponsors of any legislation being considered.

A simple recommendation for members of Congress: Read HR 25/S 122 and after you do, talk with your constituents about the FairTax plan. Have a tax reform town hall. Your constituents know about the FairTax. They have read the bill and they understand the difference between the FairTax, a flat income tax and a VAT. Be prepared, however, your constituents support the FairTax in droves.  More importantly, they have been telling you for years of their concerns about the IRS and their support for the FairTax. Now might be a good time to start listening to them. 

Election day isn’t that far off. 

Until next week,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director

Twitter Activists Needed

By Glen Terrell

I’m the volunteer coordinator for the FairTax “Letters to the Editor” writing team. We are launching a new Twitter initiative and urgently need your help. We need every FairTax supporter who Tweets, to be active in this new FairTax Twitter group:

  1. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. (central time zone), and  
  2. On Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (central time zone).

Specifically, we need for as many of you as possible to be Tweeting #FairTax during the above periods, including re-Tweeting one another’s messages in support of the FairTax.

I also recommend everyone edit his or her Twitter bio to include this image as your photo.

Abolish the IRS on Twitter

You can then change it back to your preferred image at times other than these scheduled hours. With this image appearing in your bio, everyone will know you are a FairTax supporter, a FairTax Tweeter and have #FairTax messages for re-Tweeting.

Finally, I recommend that you prepare several advance Tweets that you can quickly copy and paste, half of these advance Tweets should be addressed to @RepDaveCamp and other members of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Thank you in advance for everything you will do for the #FairTax Tweet campaign. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and I can’t wait to see how we light up the Twitterverse with the FairTax. Go #FairTax Tweeters Go!

New FairTax Cosponsor Alert

Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) has become the 68th co-sponsor of HR 25 in the U.S. House of Representatives! Please welcome him to the FairTax team. Congratulations South Carolina volunteer leader John Steinberger, the many great South Carolina FairTax supporters, for a job well done.

The FairTax Act In The News

125 Republicans Seen Pulling Camp to More Extensive RedoBusinessWeek

The top Republican tax writer in Congress is being pulled toward a more extensive rewrite of the U.S. code, with more than half of his party’s members in the House backing proposals to rip up the rules.

More than 125 House Republicans have supported proposals that include ending the income tax and terminating the entire code in 2018 to force Congress to create a simpler system. Sixty-eight of them favor what they call a “fair tax” replacing the income, payroll and estate levies with a national sales tax. Dozens back estate-tax repeal proposals. A flat-tax bill has 10 Republicans on board.

Rank-and-file Republicans’ support for bold changes may move Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, the party’s top tax writer, in their direction even as he tries in coming months to draft a plan that could attract some Democratic support…

End IRS and adopt fair taxMy Web Times

…The tax code threatens liberty. It cannot be understood by those who must comply with that code or live in fear of penalties imposed by the IRS. A law that cannot be understood is not a law derived from the consent of the governed.

If audited, the basic principle of trial by jury is replaced by presumed guilt. The accused must prove his innocence. The 16th Amendment must be repealed. End the IRS…

Only FairTax HR25/S122 ends the IRS and supports the repeal of the 16th Amendment. End direct taxation on jobs and income. Call U.S. Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, at 202-225-3561. Demand FairTax HR25 be brought out of committee. End the IRS.

- Beverly Martin, Fulton, MO

"Understanding The FairTax" Webinar

With July’s Special Topic: History of the income tax

When: Thursday, July 25, 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: Guest presenter, Paul Livingston, District Director from Jacksonville, FL will be your host

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

Link for July 19, 2013

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IRS Commissioner Targeting

"I don't think targeting is wrong." - IRS Commissioner

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