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Replace All Federal Taxes on Income with the Fair Tax Act , HR 25

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Are you tired of trying to figure out which tax forms to use, which deductions apply to you, the stress of doing it accurately to avoid penalities? Answer "yes" and the FairTax is for you!
The FairTax would eliminate taxing of our income and replace it with a federal consumption tax. Say goodbye to stress over tax time, the IRS, tax forms, filing deadlines, piles of receipts, payroll tax, income tax, gift tax, death tax, capital gains tax (just for starts). Those will all become a thing of the past when FairTax is passed.
This reform would put the moneys being removed for FICA, Medicare, Fed withholding back into your paycheck every month.
To learn more, read The FairTax Book (Neal Boortz), call 1-800-FAIRTAX, go to www.FAIRTAX.org and for MySpacers the FairTax Friends list is 1,800 strong and growing with FAIRTAX advocates from all over the U.S. To network "now" in Washington, e-mail Jamie (and I gave my e-mail which is no longer current). [for FairTax Supporters www.fairtaxnation.com is 5,000 strong and growing with FairTax activists & advocates from all over the U.S. Sign Up on www.fairtaxnation.com and join your state's group, have friends, chat, e-mail and much more!!!]
Contact your U.S. House representative, sign a petition, find out which (2008) 2010 candidates support the FairTax. You'll be glad you did. Americans for Fair Taxation.

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Got this one in the Rochester Post Bulletin (Minnesota) yesterday:

I came across some interesting stats the other day which compared GDP among the U S states and the member countries of the EU. Few EU countries rank in the top 40. Luxemburg comes in at 2, Ireland is #21 and Austria is #39.

Looking at the low end we find the UK at 55, Germany at 58, Spain at 59, France at 61 and Italy at 63. Could the rampant socialist attitudes and policies among these governments be the reason they score so poorly compared to the individual states here in the U S? While it’s fashionable these days to hold up Europe as a social model, one has to ask, at what economic price? Why should we want a shrinking economic pie? Wouldn’t we be better off to grow that pie with the expectation that each of us could have a larger piece?

How do we grow the pie? Well, the FairTax, of course. The FairTax is a national sales tax which does away with the all the federal taxes including the income tax, which are now withheld from your paycheck.

Some would prefer a Flat Tax as the way to reform the current tax mess. But look where flat tax countries fall on the same study: Czech Republic – 68, Estonia – 71, Latvia – 74, Lithuania – 75, Bulgaria – 77, and Rumania – 78.

Dave Boone
Communications Director
Mn 4 FairTax
Houston, Mn 55943

507 896-2421
Here's another one which also found ink in my local papers. I think the kernel came from Jim Bennett. At 500 words, it's too long for a LTE, but several papers printed it as a guest editorial.

Upon telling folks about the FairTax bill, they frequently say, “It’ll never happen.” They probably said that to the guy who invented the wheel. If the FairTax plan is such a great idea, if it is so important, then why will it never happen?
Have we become so cynical that we believe change is impossible? Have we come to accept the current income tax code as a permanent, unquestionable, part of our lives?
The FairTax bill would repeal all corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, death taxes and gift taxes. They would be replaced with a revenue-neutral, 23% personal consumption tax. Americans would receive their entire paycheck. They would have the power to choose exactly when and how much to pay in taxes.
The FairTax achieves this by giving every household of American citizens a tax prebate. The prebate will amount to 23% of the money they spend up to the poverty level. Families that spend only to buy basic necessities will be tax free because the prebate will cover their taxes every month. When a rich man decides to buy a new Italian sports car, 23% of the purchase price will enter the federal treasury. America will return to taxing wealth instead of wages. .
The FairTax bill was first introduced in Congress in 1999. Gaining momentum is the greatest challenge to the enactment of the FairTax bill, and there is no greater momentum killer than Congress. The only antidote to the failure of Congress to act is to let them know the will of the overwhelming majority of American voters. We need to inform ourselves and then instruct our employees in Congress, in no uncertain terms, why we need the FairTax.
Ronald Reagan touched on the greatness of our country when he stated that the American people have always had the capacity “to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this greatest bastion of freedom.” We will do this; we will do it because we must if we are to preserve the greatness that generations before us created. One of the best characteristics of the American people is our willingness to take risk, it’s in our genes, handed down by people from all over the world who came to the new world against long odds in search of religious and political freedom.
The FairTax also helps fulfill an obligation to generations to follow, for whom we are now amassing an unprecedented, crushing debt. To those who say, “great idea, it will never happen,” I say shame on you. That’s a thoroughly un-American attitude. Americans achieve big because we think big.
As John F. Kennedy put it, “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”

David Boone http://fairtaxmn.org
1st Minnesota District Director dboone@acegroup.cc
I have summarized the letter-writing tips from this thread.
Let me know if you have other suggestions I should include.



* A Letter to the Editor should normally have fewer than 200 words.
* Think of the available space in the paper.
* Some editors may treat a longer letter as a "guest column".
* Consider breaking up a long letter into a series of more focused letters.
* Consider adapting a long letter into a short speech.

Remember: KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) so you don't lose the attention of the reader.

The "5 X 5" Trick: 5 paragraphs of 5 sentences each.
Each sentence tells a story unto itself.



* Call local businesses to get the owner's name.
* Include a "looking forward to hearing from you" paragraph with your contact info.
* Keep a record of the letters sent, any return calls, and your follow up calls.

This is not a letter to the editor. Rather it is a response to any group that asks for donations of time or money. I sent this to the Senate Conservatives, and I have sent similar messages to the Tea Party, the Heritage Society, the RNC and so on. For now my donations go to our grassroots FairTax group, ensuring that we have a co-sponsor in Congress. I would love to contribute to Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachman, and other perceived conservatives. Freedom should be the most basic conservative pursuit, and the FairTax goes a long way in the right direction. BTW, the contact address for the Senate Conservatives is http://senateconservatives.com/site/contact. There is a similar PAC in the House, and I will send the same message there.

“Until you endorse the FairTax, I will have to believe that you are nothing more than a new manifestation of the old slave masters who enjoy the carrot and stick slavery of the income tax. Good slave masters are still slave masters, and I abhor slavery of any sort. Show me that you value freedom by endorsing the FairTax.

I like what you have to say, but until I see some action, I will have to assume you don’t want or need my support. It is up to you.”


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