Jabari, I have grown tired of the "progressive" discussion over on Yahoo groups and also get tired of the labels. I don't consider Progressives and Conservatives to be entirely mutually exclusive as I consider myself conservative but have progressive ideas not the least of which is the FairTax. But I do need some help talking with some friends of mine. I have pointed out many things about the FairTax to some friends who would be considered pretty liberal in thinking to most people but to no avail. Are there any approaches you would suggest help break through that barrier or do you think these are people just set in their ways ? I get pretty frustrated citing evidence and facts and being told your facts are lies. Some are affiliated with the local Democratic party and claim my sources are right wing and just won't listen. I myself had been apolitical/independant most of my life. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.
Jabari, Thanks for joining the FTN Twitter group. ALthough you did not leave your twitter info, I tried your internet handle and found your twitter at http://twitter.com/jzakiya, so I posted you link to our FTN Twitter Roster. Please go and follow @fairtaxnation, FTN is already following you :) When you follow a twitter, all their posts get streamed with yours. Thanks, Dr. Bill @arra
Thanks, I will begin e-mailing supporters in the 2 districts I am working with and sending them links to Ron Kind and Dave Obey. I have tried to emphasize to our local members that they need to begin e-mailing them on a regular basis. But that they need to switch up their emphasis on different problems that it would address. I'll also send along the switchboard numbers.
Jabari, Thanks for keeping things in perspective. I am a volunteer in Wisconsin Dist-3. This is Congressman Ron Kind's dist. who is on the W&M committee. How did you go about contacting the individual Tax LA's? Do you have contact info for his Tax LA? I will get right to work engaging his Tax LA. Are they based in DC, do they have someone back in their districts?
Thanks for you time and effort to support the fairtax. Have you joined HermanCain.com "HITM"? He is trying to get everyone to unite in an effort to let congress know what the people want. Keep up the good work.