“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill
A Historic First Vote For The FairTax
ago, three Houston businessmen decided something had to be done about America’s
inequitable tax code and the IRS’ abusive system of enforcement.
raised $20 million in private donations and invested it in scholarly research to
determine what tax system would raise revenue for the government while being
the most advantageous for the people and our economy.
focus groups followed and what emerged was a bold new tax plan – the FairTax®.
the FairTax Plan has emerged as the largest grassroots tax reform initiative in
the nation. You and thousands and thousands of FairTax supporters like you have
toiled in the trenches educating anyone and everyone you meet about the FairTax
and why it is the best tax plan for jobs and economic growth.
aggressively worked to secure one co-sponsor after another (72 in the House and
9 in the Senate including sponsors) and you have generously donated time and
And you have
waited and waited for the Committee on Ways and Means to give the FairTax serious
yesterday, HR 25 Sponsor, Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7), shared that Ways and
Means will, for the first time in history,
be voting on HR 25, “The FairTax Act of 2013.” Read his letter here.
I join Congressman Woodall in extending my sincere congratulations to
each and every one of you for your longstanding and tireless efforts, which are
now bearing fruit.
We anticipate the tax reform debate and vote sometime
within the next 45 days. We don’t know, however,
what impact the current budget battle/potential government shut down will have
on the Committee’s work and schedule. We will keep you updated as we receive information
from Congressman Woodall.
So please take a moment and celebrate your monumental achievement!
Then, we have much work to do and that work must
begin NOW! You can begin by:
- Distributing Congressman Woodall’s letter
far and wide to all FairTax supporters.
- Thanking those that
have stood with you in supporting the FairTax Plan. Ask them for their continued
- Making sure all
co-sponsors receive a copy of Congressman
Woodall’s letter. Thank them for their co-sponsorship and ask them
for their continued support when the Committee begins their tax reform
deliberations. This is most impactful when it comes
from constituents (volume is critical). A list of co-sponsors can be
found here: FairTax.org/cosponsors
- Initiating discussions
of the FairTax with your local media (radio, TV, newspaper, journals etc.),
especially those where you have a relationship. And, don’t forget college
- Get into the mix on
local and national talk radio shows. Don’t forget to remind listeners of the
latest IRS headlines e.g. Lois Lerner now trying to cut an immunity deal, the
IRS' failure to report $67 million in costs the agency incurred for employees
who were working on the healthcare law for fiscal 2010 through 2012 etc.
- Engage online by sharing Facebook posts with your
friends and re-tweeting on
Finally, once the Committee schedules the tax
reform debate and we have a better idea of when a FairTax vote will tax place, we
want a roll call vote in addition to asking co-sponsors to support HR 25.
It is vital that
we know who was willing to stand and be counted for the FairTax, so you can act
accordingly when you receive requests for donations and election votes.
Committee on Ways and Means has a major decision to make in the near
will embody some form of the current corrupt income tax system that has led us to
the brink of economic collapse.
The other will be a bold new plan that
eliminates the IRS, abolishes the 16th Amendment, generates jobs,
brings offshore manufacturing back onshore and most importantly, treats each
and every American with the dignity and respect.
It is an exciting
time to be a FairTax supporter!