I am pass you a letter I wrote to Jim, Debbie I will see you Saturday Morning:
I notice how you talked about Dick Armey is a Flat Tax Promoter, Well it may be true and with Steve Forbes, the "mastermind" behind Flat Tax, who is a member of the Freedomworks. We at FairTaxSOWEGA have been working along side their local group of Freedomworks of SW Georgia and their Southeastern Regional Director Allen Page for Freedomworks in promoting FairTax with their local organization. On March 21th we were invited to Freedomworks meeting. We at FairTaxSOWEGA were happy to see that S/R Director Allen Page had the FairTax logo in their slide presentation. Yes this is true. You may think, "yeah well they know we were coming". I don't think so, as we came at the last minute. Now I know for fact, I have talked to their local members and they all want FairTax over Flat Tax. I think what is going on inside their organization is their people feel FairTax is better proposition than the original Flat Tax idea of Ronald Reagan's days. If you remember Ronald Reagan tried a form of Flat Tax which did help the economy regain its self back until recent years ( Reagonomics). We all know Flat Tax will only last a few years before it reverts back to the income tax of today.
We all have seen Dick Armey's survey between FairTax and Flat Tax on their website. Southeastern Regional Director for AFFT Phil Hinson and I, on our website, have asked people to vote for FairTax in his survey. If you have seen this survey, which it was mostly Dick's Freedomworks group and members who voted, did so with FairTax support overwhelming the Flat Tax. I think in due time - with his people who want the FairTax over Flat Tax- will be supportive of FairTax, as we continue to gain more support. We have all seen the recent surge of support for FairTax all over the nation.
We FairTaxSOWEGA are grassroots and will continue to work on local districts to change our elected officials minds. FairTaxSOWEGA has a wonderful Volunteer Communication Director who is top notch in letter writing. Our FairTaxSOWEGA Twitter program in 6 months has over 1700 followers, many have retweeted, our messages everyday. We are gaining many politicians and candidates every day who are following us. We have noticed many news organization following. We are holding the number one spot in the Alexa Ranking for FairTax Websites and Twitter sites. There is an expansion of people who want more than just FairTax, they want it passed. FairTaxSOWEGA is holding many events every month and meetings and is growing in all our areas. We have a local area which people have become passive so we are launching a new idea to help get more farmers involved through Farm Bureau, FairTax.org has a whole section on this issue. We are going to work with Black Leaders through churches to get the black citizens involved talking to them how the "prebate" program will benefit them and help them. We have learned if people start loosing interest we must rebuild that area. We are getting help from our local news media and believe it or not they are working with us without FairTaxSOWEGA paying for anything, they are advertising for us. Now is the time to push harder forward while we have the peoples' interest and the country is looking for answers. Working with these news media and websites is the way to reach them.
We are working on our Democrat Congressman Sanford Bishop (Ga2) to have FairTax Organization from Houston to sit down with the Blue Dog Democrats to allow Fairtax Organization for a presentation and discussion with these democrats. Southeastern Regional Directors Phil Hinson has supported our efforts. Houston is waiting for our results. I am happy to report we are getting closer to having this event to happen. If you would like to help then I ask your members to write to the Blue Dog Democrats in their districts asking to get with the FairTax Organization for a meeting and presentation. This is the only way we can get Fairtax inside Washington and if this happens and we gain all their ( B/D/Demo) support as sponsors, we will then have enough to push Fairtax through the House. As it stands now we have 72 sponsors for Fairtax, with the Blue Dogs as sponsors, we can get the 123 sponsors needed to have this results accomplished.
Jim Please I hope you don't take me wrong I am only asking your FairTax Nation Group to help with us to push forward so we all can do our part to get FairTax passed. I am not boasting but working very hard to do what ever it takes to help get FairTax implemented. Your have a strong nation wide FairTax spur group. We are just a local district group but we are working hard for something we believe is the only answer to save this great land of ours. Please join with us to help us too. I would love nothing more than to get this FairTax implemented, so I can get to work on my new business and not spending so much time on this issue. Until that happens we will spend the necessary time it takes.
Debbie, I was excited to see a group in the making in the Dothan area. David Brewer is my nephew and has many talents as well as a winning personality. He'll be a great help in growing a FairTax group in the Wiregrass. I am Director of AL District 4 in North Alabama. I may be coming to Dothan in the next few weeks to visit David and his Dad (my brother Buzz) and would like to meet you while down there. Would be great if it could coincide with a FairTax meeting of your group. David can keep me posted re your plans.
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