Union County Tea Party Endorses the FairTax

Union County Tea Party

The Union County New Jersey Tea Party, on March 21, 2012, adopted a resolution endorsing the FairTax. The text of the resolution appears below.

FairTax Volunteer Regional Director, James M. Bennett, of Summit, Union County, welcomed the news by saying, "We are pleased and proud to receive this endorsement from the Union County Tea Party. It is important to understand that FairTax cannot reciprocate with an endorsement of the Union Tea Party because the Tea Party advocates other issues, and it endorses political candidates, which the FairTax organization is not able to do. However FairTax is grateful to receive an endorsement and support from any lawful and responsible group, no matter what the political leanings of that group are. We welcome the support and encouragement of the Union County Tea Party."

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Resolution of the Union County New Jersey Tea Party endorsing the FairTax:

WHEREAS, the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party specifically finds that Federal Income, Employment, Payroll, Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Taxes:
(1) retard economic growth and reduce the standard of living of the American public;
(2) impede the international competitiveness of the United States;
(3) reduce savings and investment in the United States;
(4) slow capital formation necessary for real wages to steadily increase;
(5) lower productivity;
(6) impose unacceptable and unnecessary administrative and compliance costs on individual and business taxpayers;
(7) are unfair and inequitable;
(8) intrude upon the privacy and civil rights of citizens;
(9) hide the true cost of government by embedding taxes in the costs of everything Americans buy and use;
(10) raise the tax burden on law abiding citizens by non-compliance;
(11) impede upward social mobility;
(12) raise the cost of employment;
(13) destroy jobs and cause unemployment;
(14) have a disproportionately adverse impact on lower income Americans;
(15) force family businesses to be sold by the family to pay taxes;
(16) discourage capital formation and entrepreneurship;
(17) foster the continued dominance of large enterprises over small family-owned companies; and
(18) impose unacceptably high tax planning costs on small businesses; and

WHEREAS, the 112th Congress has before it a bill called the Fair Tax Act of 2011, designated as HR25 and S13, commonly known as the "FairTax;" and

WHEREAS, the FairTax would replace the current tax code  with a national retail sales tax that addresses the problems caused by Federal Income, Employment, Payroll, Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Taxes; and

WHEREAS, the FairTax has been endorsed by over eighty prominent academics and economists and is the product of $23 million worth of peer-reviewed academic and market research; and

WHEREAS, the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party expressly finds that the FairTax is the only tax, existing or proposed, that meets the tests of simplicity, efficiency, friendliness to economic growth and fairness that form the standard for evaluating sound tax policy;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party endorses the FairTax, HR25 and S13; and it is further

RESOLVED that the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party  calls on the President and Congress of the United States to enact the FairTax; and it is further

RESOLVED that the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party calls on the Legislature of the State of New Jersey to adopt a resolution stating its intent to ratify the repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States if and when the FairTax becomes law; and it is further

RESOLVED that the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party  calls on the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union, the municipal bodies of the County of Union, and sister legislative bodies and other civic organizations, each, to adopt a similar resolution.

THE SECRETARY of the Union County, New Jersey, Tea Party is hereby authorized and instructed to transmit a true and correct copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, to the clerks of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States; to Senators Lautenberg and Menendez; to members of the United States Congress whose districts are entirely or partially within Union County; to the Secretary of the Senate of New Jersey; to the Clerk of the General Assembly of New Jersey; to the Office of the Governor of New Jersey; to the members of the New Jersey Legislature whose districts are entirely or partially within Union County; and to the press.

Dated: March 21, 2012 /s/Victoria C Jensen

 

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