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An Open Letter To Ways And Means

Welcome back to Washington and Happy New Year

As you return to the business of the Committee on Ways and Means, you and your colleagues will, in many ways, determine the direction of our nation by the decisions you will soon make on fundamental tax reform.

You have a clear and distinct choice to make. You can continue to pander to the special interests that will forever hold you hostage to their glutinous demands, or you can break from this insidious cycle and fully represent the will of the people who elected you.

If you choose to continue in the bondage of special interest slavery, the demands they exact will rise to levels that even you cannot imagine. Once the fatted calf becomes addicted to the feed trough, its’ appetite becomes insatiable.

Contrast this to the people who elected you who simply want to pay their fair share of taxes without the fear and intimidation of an agency that continues to be used as a political weapon.

Even the IRS’s own watchdog, Nina Olson, stated in her just published annual report, “Public trust in [IRS] fairness and impartiality was called into question because of reports the IRS subjected certain applicants for tax exempt status to greater review based on political-sounding games.”

Sadly, Olson’s only remedy is an IRS generated U.S. taxpayer Bill of Rights. By the way, didn’t you already try this in 1988 when Congress passed the first of three Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

To Olson’s suggestion, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t this a little like the fox guarding the hen house; just like the U.S. Justice Department appointing Barbara Bosserman to lead the IRS targeting investigation?

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Silly me, I am sure any individual who shelled out over $6,000 in donations to the Obama campaign will show total impartiality during a criminal probe involving conservative organizations.

The bottom line is this - the American people want a simple and fair system of taxation without all the drama, theatrics and corruption. They want the fox to leave the hen house and they want their representatives to put a stop to the longstanding reign of terror by the IRS.

The FairTax® Plan does this and more. 

Reduced to its most basic terms, the FairTax eliminates taxes on wages while taxing wealth and borrowing when spent. It eliminates the income/payroll tax system and replaces it with a single rate tax on consumption. 

More importantly, it is fair, simple and universal in application – no exceptions, no exclusions, and no more special interests feeding at the trough.  And, it fosters economic growth and efficiency while fully funding the government. 

You will soon have a decision to make on fundamental tax reform.

Option 1:  You tinker with the current system, call it major reform and continue in the bondage of special interests.  With this option the American people continue as the losers. 

Option 2:  You represent the will of the people who elected you and enact HR 25, The FairTax Act, freeing them from the bondage of an out-of-control IRS and a gobbledygook tax code that is fast approaching 100,000 pages. With this option, the American people have a fair and simple tax code that also eliminates the yearly tax return nightmare that has already begun.

Which decision will you make? Perhaps you can draw inspiration from General Robert E. Lee who once said, “You have only always to do what is right. It will become easier by practice, and you enjoy in the midst of your trials the pleasure of an approving conscience.”

Your electorate awaits your decision  - remember, they too have decisions to make in November 2014.

 Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director

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The FairTax Act In The Media

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Sen. Rob Portman does not support the FairTax. Instead, he wants to “reform” our current tax code.

Sen. Sherrod Brown doesn’t support the FairTax either. He thinks a “global minimum tax (that’s an additional tax) and “corporate tax reform” would work.

Con. Mike Turner does not support the FairTax as he also thinks we can simply “reform” the tax code.

What do these two republicans and one democrat have in common? They all fail to recognize that “reform” has been tried many times in the past and has always led to a larger and more dysfunctional tax code that only benefits those in power and their current “friends”. Well, they realize it, they just don’t think we do. I like to call it legalized bribery.

We have asked them repeatedly to support the people’s bill, (HR25/S122) the FairTax. They refuse and it is past time that we showed them the door.

The FairTax eliminates most of the lobbyists in Washington, eliminates the IRS as it exists today, and creates jobs for Americans while continuing to fund government.

Why would those who supposedly represent us NOT want this? Simply, it is because it takes away their ability to prosper off of those they are supposed to be serving. Power and greed have corrupted these men to the point that they have forgotten what their job is…

- Frank Gilbert

Understanding The FairTax Webinar

With January Special Topic: How The FairTax Transition/Implementation Will Occur

When: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific

Where: At your personal computer, anywhere!

Why: To provide a LIVE, 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: Join Marc Manieri, Webinar Producer & Host from Orlando, Florida. Our webinars are vital to educating honest tax payers. We help build the knowledge base of those on the front lines as well as those wanting to know what the FairTax is about.

Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at repeal_16@earthlink.net

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