I receive a newsletter from Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) by e-mail every couple of weeks or so and was very surprised with his latest. I have written him numerous times about the FairTax and always received a thank you reply that to me sounded a bit aloof although agreeing that tax reform of some kind was needed. Needless to say, this was a welcome surprise.....
"For example, I think we have reached the critical mass needed to move forward with a game-changing idea like fundamentally reforming our nation’s tax laws. Our current, complex income tax system punishes work and savings, has very high compliance costs, and rewards those special interests and lobbyists who are able to insert tax breaks that just benefit themselves at the expense of everyone else. This is not fair, and it’s not good for our economy. That’s why I think we need to consider proposals like the FAIR Tax Act or other tax reforms that would increase the savings and investment needed to fuel economic growth and job creation into the future. This is an issue I hope to work on with like-minded colleagues in the coming months."
I will reply to this with much enthusiasm and encourage my FairTax friends here to do the same....let him know we appreciate his support.(and that the FairTax is the absolute best Tax Reform there is!!!!)