The FairTax Factor Becomes Part of the Candidate's Calculation
FairTax.org made history on Saturday, August 11. Our grassroots efforts in Iowa made the FairTax the deciding issue in Iowa's Straw Poll. We did it! Three out of the top five finishers were FairTax supporters -- now we need to strive to make every presidential candidate, Democratic and Republican, a supporter of the FairTax.
You can help us take our fight for the FairTax into the upcoming primary states by making a contribution right now. We need your financial support to make the FairTax the issue in this election. With the kind of momentum that this and other recent FairTax victories are giving us, now is the moment to generously help us carry this fight forward to more early primary states and help us create a national movement that cannot be stopped.
Thank you for answering the "call to duty" and helping us show the nation why the FairTax is becoming a fast-spreading national grassroots wildfire. I'd like to thank everyone who could join us in Ames to make this event a huge success, and thank you to everyone who was rooting for us from home.
I want to especially thank our dedicated volunteers and hardworking staff members who braved almost 100 degree temperatures to make our rallies and hospitality tent the places to be at the Iowa Straw Poll. Their hard work, in extremely difficult weather conditions, set the bar even higher for our next major rally. Yes, we will be rallying on the East Coast again - details coming soon.
Once again, we energized the candidates/campaigns that support the FairTax and reminded those candidates who have failed to support our cause that the FairTax movement is second to none and can be ignored only at their peril.
We continue to thank Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo, Mike Gravel, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, John Cox and Fred Thompson (yes, it is true!) for their continued support of the FairTax.
As we continue our grassroots campaign across the nation, we will focus our efforts on educating the American people, their elected representatives and candidates at all levels on the benefits of the FairTax. We do not endorse individual candidates or political parties. Rather, it is the candidates themselves who have endorsed the FairTax and committed to sign it, if elected President. Media reports suggesting our advocacy of an individual candidate are inaccurate. We will continue to work on a non-partisan basis toward our objective -- the enactment of the FairTax. We now need to focus our efforts on those remaining candidates, both Democratic and Republican, who have not yet publicly expressed their support for the FairTax.
We will provide more details on our success at the straw poll, with some great pictures and video documenting the day in our upcoming newsletter. For now, let's celebrate another great day in the FairTax campaign in our march toward enactment and look forward to even better ones to come.
As always, thank you for what you do to make successes like the Dare To Be Fair II Rally possible.
David C. Polyansky