"Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin
71 Wins And Counting
FairTaxers in Kentucky’s 4th district are celebrating their
Congressman becoming the 71st co-sponsor of the FairTax legislation. Congressman Thomas Massie signed
onto HR 25 this week due to relentless communications from FairTax supporters
and we thank him for listening to his constituents.
Congressman, welcome to the solution to our tax code and the
out of control IRS.
But this was the second ‘win’ for the FairTax campaign just
The first was during a meeting with Congressman Dave Camp,
Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. A FairTax supporter handed him a
copy of a Washington
Examiner op-ed written by Cindy Canevaro, Executive Director of
The Congressman looked at the article then said, “Yes, I’ve
We’re getting through to him!
There are many reasons the FairTax may be on Congressman
Camp’s mind. It might be the FairTax billboards in his district, thousands of
contacts his office has had with FairTaxers, or even the comments on his
committee’s page. All are signs the FairTax campaign is alive and well - and
demanding Congress pay attention.
All this happened because
FairTax supporters insisted their voice be heard.
However, the most impressive public activism might be the Committee on Ways and Means’
Facebook page, where you’ll see person after person entreating the
Committee and Chairman Camp to support the FairTax legislation. In fact, FairTaxers
make up the majority of comments on the page!
Here are some examples of comments posted in the last week:
Tony Leach: Want to pass a tax reform plan that would 'SOLVE' American
issues and empower the people to live their lives as they choose while still
funding the government? Then pass The FairTax and do it right. But politics
trumps what's right and that is why government is the sorry sack it is...but
America keeps voting for it so you keep playing politics.
Richard Arnold: I hope you're explaining the FairTax
bills to these folks and how you are going to pass them in Congress. http://www.fairtax.org/
Francine Stirling: FairTax.org, what is your
problem. The law is ready to go. Give it a fair shake and watch people jump on
the wagon. NO IRS. That is what we all want.
Dennis Martin: Ask them how replacing the income tax
code with a national retail sales tax would benefit them...it's called the
FairTax and you're sitting on the legislation that would spur job growth,
domestic manufacturing, and capital infusion into our economy.
Glenn J. Shapiro: Do not attempt to "reform"
the tax code. Scrap it and REPLACE it with the Fair Tax. Why is that not even
Scott David Murphy: Here is an idea, why don’t you
scrape our current system and go with a FairTax.org?
Richard Wettermann: I've been advocating the FairTax
for over 10 years now. I have yet to see a better solution. It will
revolutionize our country and economy for the next 100 years with unprecedented
growth and prosperity.
John Pierce: The FairTax, already researched. Stop
wasting time, get this bill out on the floor and you will see the overwhelming
support from we the voter and taxpayer.
Thelma Wright: The
FairTax bills, H.R25 & S.122, are already in congress and has 70
co-sponsors. The bill takes away all the decision-making that politicians
appear to do. Come on politicians and do the correct thing. Stand up for the
American People. They need jobs and the Job Producers need the FAIRTAX.
joined these Americans who are publically demanding that their Washington
representatives support the FairTax like these FairTaxers?
Look up your Representative’s contact information, find
their Facebook page and show up at their town hall meetings. Give them no rest.
said last week, “If your representative(s) gives you bloated, canned-ham
responses or dismisses your concerns, then you have a job to do — find a new
representative who understands and respects the will of the people.”
The 71 cosponsors
of HR 25 are a great start, but we have many more victories to come.
take you and the people you tell about the FairTax legislation to convince the
rest of Congress that we must be heard.
Batts posted on the Committee on Ways and Means page, “FairTax now.
FairTax tomorrow. FairTax forever.”
FairTax Grassroots Team