Introduction tto NCFairTaxers
Hello, NC FairTaxers,
I've just moved from one of the most crowded counties in the country to the one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I'm ready to lend my efforts to the NC team.
After leading the Tampa Bay FairTax Advocates as the DD for FL10 from the middle of '05 to the middle of '07, I resigned my FT post and my job to work full time to help Senator Mike Gravel (d) in his presidential campaign. Parts of the experience as his Florida State Director were very rewarding--especially watching the reactions of a room full of Democrats as he explained the FairTax. Parts were very frustrating--like talking to political editors of newspapers who thought the FairTax was a "Republican thing" and that there were only a woman and a black man competing for the Democratic nomination. I used to think the slight on the FairTax was deliberate, but now I am fairly certain many political editors have such tunnel vision toward what they already know that they don't see anything else (or new) as relevant.
But I digress . . .
When it became clear that Mike would win neither the Democratic nor the Libertarian nominations, I went back to my real life. I could not go back to the same job, so I tried becoming a Realtor. Lets just say my timing was bad.
Now I'm here in beautiful Bostic, NC on a 10.9 acre farm with an 85-year-old house that needs more work than I can hope to accomplish in a year. I haven't found a job here yet, but the amount I need to earn to survive is far reduced.
I see that the NC10 DD lives in Cherryville and I hope to meet Mr. Black some day soon. Are there any regular scheduled meetings in the district? Do you need another CC for the Rutherford County part of the district? Are there already some FairTaxers in this neck of the woods?
157 Mill Creek Dr., Bostic, NC 28018