Email to Geraldo Rivera and His Fox News Friends About the FairTax:
Please Don't Misrepresent the FairTax!
To: Glenn Beck, Bill Hemmer, Bill O'Reilly, David Asman, Geraldo Rivera, Greta Van Susteren, John Gibson, Martha MacCallum, Trace Gallagher, Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity, Shepard Smith, Steve Forbes, Laurence J. Kotlikoff
I really enjoyed your show last night, but was crestfallen to hear you misrepresent the FairTax.
Can you talk to Gov. Mike Huckabee or Laurence J. Kotlikoff and get a better understanding of it? This is very important with all the Tea Parties coming up.
Not only are Americans upset with high taxes and excessive government spending, but we don't like the invasiveness to our privacy that the income tax provides.
Here's Larry Kotlikoff's website, http://people.bu.edu/kotlikoff/
What it looks like many people don't understand is that we are ALREADY PAYING 25 to 30% of every dollar that we spend at the store to corporations to pay their tax accountants. (embedded taxes)
Under the FairTax, there are no business between business taxes, so the FairTax stops the 15 or 20 taxes along every step of the manufacturing and shipping processes. Under the FairTax, new goods or services are only taxed once -- at the point of sale.
So, really, now we're paying 25% to 35% taxes under the income tax, our employer's pay an additional 8% for FICA and we also pay another 25% when we shop plus another 5 to 10% state sales taxes. So really, we're paying 50 to 70% taxes now -- triple taxation!
Can you understand now why getting rid of the IRS and tax audits and saving receipts in shoe boxes and getting 100% of our paychecks back is much better than a 25% tax at the cash register?
Please Mr. Kotlikoff, help us out here! We'd love to see you go on FoxNews and talk to Neal Cavuto and Glenn Beck and Mike Huckabee and Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera and Bill O'Reilly and Bill Hemmer and Steve Forbes and help them understand the real principles and practices of the FairTax! Once the friendly media gets it, the Tea Parties and the FairTax will start to gain traction!
Thanks so much!
Deborah Mulholand in Dayton, Ohio
cc: To My Dayton, Ohio, FairTax Friends