Replace All Federal Taxes on Income with the Fair Tax Act , HR 25 and S 122
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From Tony Corvo (part 1)I’ve noticed that many posts on this site deal with very detailed aspects of the FairTax. One legitimate reason is that most of us would like to know how the new tax may affect our particular tax situation. However, as FT salesmen you have to do what all good salesmen do, and that is figure out what drives the person asking the questions and then tailor the answers toward their interests. To that end, when I was a local FT district coordinator I divided people in four categories: I Get It, Ice People, Soak the Rich, and Penny Wise but Dollar Foolish.
The I Get It people are the ones who understand the FT and all of the benefits it can bring. No need to discuss these folks.
Ice People are dependent on the current tax code for their livelihood and thus will not support the FT. This encompasses many professions such as lawyers, CPAs, lobbyists, and many other professions in secondary support positions.
Why do I call them the Ice People? Let’s say you delivered blocks of ice back in the 1930’s. Every day you went down to the frozen river or in the summer to that new high tech ice factory downtown. You chopped up ice blocks, loaded them onto your mule driven cart and you delivered smaller ice blocks to your customers. Suddenly, some smart aleck discovers a way to shrink the ice factory freezing machine to a size of … oh say a refrigerator. What do you do? There are three reactions possible:
1) Someone is going to have to fix those refrigerators. I’m going to go to night school and learn how to repair them. 2) The refrigerator retailer has to hire delivery people to deliver those refrigerators. Let me go and put in an application. 3) I’m afraid of losing my job and I don’t want to change jobs or learn new skills, so I’m going to bad mouth refrigerators and tell people that they are dangerous to women and children.
Ice People are afraid of change and what change will require of them. This group includes many businesses. There are a lot of Ice People critics of the FairTax. But who wants to go back to ice boxes? And what progress would have been killed if congress decided to protect the icemen for no other reason but politics?
The Soak the Rich group will never support the FT because they are not interested in economic discussions. They oppose the FT not for legitimate economic reasons but for ideological reasons. They are driven by misguided concepts of fairness, and since only government can mandate fairness, then we must have a “progressive and aggressive” tax code that dictates behavior. This group also includes many powerful public and private leaders who like being able to manipulate the tax code while bemoaning its shackles. These people cannot be won over.
That leaves the last group, the Penny Wise Dollar Foolish People. These are the folks who want one question answered: Will I pay more tax under the FT? The emphasis is on “I.” And the fact that you often cannot answer that question in a simple manner, makes them turn away thinking the whole FT thing is a scam. Now this is not really fair is it? Think of it in these terms; what major piece of legislation has ever had to answer every possible scenario that could arise after passage? The original income tax law sure didn’t.
Not my words, but worth sharing. Lets spread these nuggets of truth everywhere.
Loopholes are the evasions that everybody in Congress loves to hate, but Congress creates new ones in every tax bill. It’s the love that dare not speak its name, but it’s the way of Washington, where inconsistency is a virtue. Some loopholes are cuter than others, and anyone who wants one must hire an effective (and expensive) lobbyist. An author, poet, sculptor or screenwriter, for an artistic example, must pay taxes on 'ordinary income' at rates up to 35%. The Nashville Songwriters Association knows how to lobby, and a songwriter who sells a catalog of songs gets a better deal. The songwriter can report the income as a capital gain and claim a rate of 15%."
Frank, the Author of that Article is now a member of Fair Tax Nation. Please feel free to send him a thank you, I'm sure he would appreciate that.Gregory Koch
This shows some young folks are getting it. Pass it around, especially to young folks. We NEED their help. http://www.dailycampus.com/commentary/us-should-adopt-the-fairtax-a...
Talked to Beavercreek P.D. today and we are all set to do a FairTax Flash Event. All we have to do is let them know when we will be doing it. So I am going to work on a date and we'll post it soon. Timing is going to be the hard part as I am back to two jobs, but WE WILL get it done. Keep your ears peeled for more info.
We had a great meeting tonight and talked about several things. Also had another Steve Curtis column in today's local paper and had a wonderful time down at the Dayton Post Office. Look for new stuff happening here soon!
We are needing folks to come out and join us at the Dayton Post Office tomorrow (4/17) to hold FairTax signs and maybe pass out literature> Its only for 2 hours (from 4 to 6).
And we have our FairTax monthly meeting on Wednesday (4/18) at Roush's Restaurant. Meeting starts at 6:30 and goes til 8:00. Come out and bring a friend of mine.
Did you read DDN's Sunday paper? Had a whole page + on the tax issue. Better late than never I guess. Fairborn Daily Herald STILL a better paper for the tax reform issue.
O.K. Frank, just keep us posted. How is Connie?
Hi Billie, Won't be able to set a date until we know what's happening with Connie. But that should be resolved one way or the other within the week. I'll let you know when we can set up our first one of the year. I'd really like to do a Flash Event somewhere in Beavercreek.
Happy to report that our local paper (the Fairborn Daily Herald) is really showing us the love. Is it intentional? I don't know, but I'll take it. The also published two great Letters to the Editor in favor of the FairTax. This is all in the same week. What other publication is giving us this attention?
Also, its time to start thinking about "Flash Events". I'm wondering who's up for some roadside work spreading the news about the FairTax?
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