During your campaign, you talked about changing how Washington does business. We, the undersigned, also believe in the need for change. We embrace throwing off "politics as usual" and want to help you change Washington, D.C. to better serve public interests.
We believe that a government, “Of the people, by the people, for the people,” not lobbyists, political favors, and special interests was the original vision of our Founders.
We believe that the American economy—facing its greatest peril in generations—requires a real and permanent economic stimulus package that will create jobs, drive investment, and maintain the United States as the world’s leading economy in the 21st-century, and beyond.
We believe that there is another way that is far healthier and more positive to heal our economy without the massive borrowing and spending that will have harmful effects on our economy for generations to come.
We believe that our thoroughly researched solution will have immediate and long lasting benefits to our economy and to the relationship of the citizen to government.
To address these challenges, we believe the FairTax is the change we need.
Whereas millions of Americans cannot pay their bills and risk foreclosure:
The FairTax ensures that American workers will see a huge boost in their take-home pay as all federal withholding and payroll taxes are eliminated—enough to save their homes and pay mortgage bills, thereby addressing the underlying cause of this economic meltdown, not just the symptoms.
Whereas Washington is financing its spending programs with trillions in debt:
The FairTax eliminates capital gains and corporate taxes making the US the most favorable business environment in the world. That means new jobs right here in America, higher wages and a stock market that goes up instead of down—without massive borrowing.
Whereas the poor and middle-class continue to struggle to make ends meet:
The FairTax removes federal taxes on the poor and the middle-class sees dramatic reductions in tax burdens under the FairTax. The “Made in America” label roars back with needed jobs and better wages and benefits.
Whereas tax lobbyists peddle their enormous influence in Congress and exert undue influence over the income tax code’s 67,500 pages of regulations, for which Americans spend $300 billion annually in tax preparation costs:
The FairTax is simple, transparent and fair. The tax base is expanded, special favors for tax lobbyists end and April 15th becomes just another spring day.
Be it therefore resolved that the FairTax deserves support by your administration to create a tax system that provides real and permanent economic stimulus effects that our nation, our citizens and children need and deserve.