"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It starts with leaders like Rep. Bridenstine"
One of the great frustrations of the past few months has been watching
members of Congress (including a few co-sponsors) and others discussing recent
IRS atrocities and calling for a “fair or flat tax” - as if the two were
This week the people of OK-1 heard their Congressman and FairTax
co-sponsor stand solidly with the FairTax while providing an educational forum on
popular tax reform alternatives.
Tuesday evening Congressman Jim Bridenstine hosted a Tax Reform Town
Hall in Tulsa, OK. He promised a robust education on the FairTax®, a flat
income tax and the current income tax. And,
he didn’t disappoint.
The Congressman initially thought he would have a couple of hundred
people would attend and chose a local university auditorium. Within a couple of
days every seat was reserved necessitating a new venue that held 2,500.
wondered if more people would come.
On Tuesday night the answer became overwhelmingly clear. The people came
and came and came - 1,800 inside and several hundred outside stuck in traffic.
care deeply about tax reform!
For two hours, the Congressman and panelists exchanged information and
answered questions on the FairTax, flat tax and the current tax code.
Did the people respond? Watch the video and you
be the judge. You can also read local news stories here
The OK district 1 team, led by volunteer state chairman Billy
Harrington and district director Dr. Jeff McIlroy, did an outstanding job of assembling
a superb volunteer team who greeted constituents, manned a booth and answered
One comment from an attendee on Congressman Bridenstine’s Facebook
page summed up the importance of this event:
“J. Carter Jones: I also attended this event…. I also appreciate the fact that
Congressman Bridenstein; by holding such a Town Hall Meeting is not just giving
lip-service. This is the beginning of a
movement; a revolution, if you please, to take back OUR country. It starts
with leaders like Congressman Bridenstein; now it must continue with people
like you and me or it will simply die. I may not be out front leading the
charge. I do plan on doing something. My conscience won't let me do otherwise.
My (Our) country depends on it.”
Your generous donations helped pay for
the FairTax to be represented at Congressman Bridenstine’s town hall. Your
donations have also enabled major billboards and yard signs in key Ways and
Means districts. Thank you!
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consideration and generosity. We are able to do what we do because of your
America desperately needs the FairTax, and the
FairTax needs and appreciates you.
Until next week,