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"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 interchangeable. 

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.

Congressman Bridenstine speaking

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. 

We 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. 

Congressman Bridenstine Townhall Crowd

Yes, Americans 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 and here.

Congressman Bridenstine Townhall Panel

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 questions. 

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.”

Congressman Bridenstine Townhall Crowd and Tower

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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Until next week,

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U.S. Rep. Bridenstine calls for tax overhaul at town hall meeting in BixbyTulsa World

About 1,300 enthusiasts for doing something - anything - about the federal tax code turned out to hear from fair-taxer Neal Boortz and flat-taxer Wayne Brough at the SpiritBank Event Center on Tuesday night. 

Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., the program also included tax attorney and law professor Dennis Bires and KRMG radio personality Rick Couri…

Boortz, a nationally syndicated talk show host, received the longest and loudest ovation. Long an advocate of the "Fair Tax" - essentially a national sales tax that would replace all other federal taxes - Boortz told his audience early on that it was "time to get the pitchforks and torches…" 

"There is a thirst for an overhaul of the tax code, but it's going to take a host of people to get involved," Bridenstine said. 

"I've been astonished at how much is at stake in our current tax code," the 1st District congressman continued. 

"I can give a speech on the floor of the House, and literally by the time I get to my office there are lobbyists in my office questioning about (the speech) as to how it relates to the tax code.".. 

Runyan should focus on FairTax

Instead of advocating for “renewable energy in tax reform," U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan should focus on real tax reform: the FairTax Act of 2013 (HR 25).

Runyan, a Mount Laurel Republican representing the 3rd District, says he is concerned with the effect that the implementation of the FairTax, a national sales tax that eliminates all federal taxes on income and investment, would have on our economy.

Let’s picture the following with the FairTax — no income or payroll taxes withheld from your paycheck, pension or Social Security benefit; no threat of a federal Internal Revenue Service audit; the IRS will not know how much you earn or where you are employed; no FairTax on the purchases of a home bought on resale or a used automobile; and a rebate in advance to cover sales taxes paid at the retail counter. You will have more money to save, and you will determine how much tax you pay by your spending habits.

The congressman’s concern, that our not paying the sales tax on the purchase of a used automobile having a detrimental effect on the new-car business, is unfounded. Upon implementation of the FairTax, new-car dealers and all businesses will receive a 23 percent credit on their inventory.

A new-car dealer with an inventory of $1 million worth of new cars would receive a credit of $230,000 on sales taxes collected that could be used to adjust the price of a new car to compare more favorably to a pre-owned automobile.

My concern is that Runyan is satisfied with the broken federal income tax system.

- John O’Rourke

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