It has been a while since I have been involved in something big... For some reason though, the tax bills and bail outs in congress have peaked my usually unpolitical agenda!
I have now become involved in creating a Tax Day TEA Party here in my home town of Martin, TN. Though doing something this huge in 2 1/2 weeks is something most people would not even consider undertaking, I am viewing this not only as totally possible, but also a thrill!
I am involving myself in my… Continue
Added by Jennifer Parrish on March 30, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Our first event, CPAC, in February was a complete success as we simply lost count of the number of activists we were able to talk to about the FairTax.
We have more great opportuntitis, with your support, we would like to have a FairTax booth at these also:
June 4-7 College Republican National Committee Biennial Convention
Renaissance Marriot Hotel, Washington D.C.
Cost $800 plus materials
June 11-13 National Taxpayers… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on March 30, 2009 at 9:01pm —
We manned a Fair Tax booth in Lomta, TX this past weekend at the annual Diamondback Jubilee. Over the day we had 7 volunteers come out to help raise awareness for the Fair Tax. While the turnout for the event was very low and very few people came by the booth, we enjoyed an opportunity to meet and visit with like minded and active Fair Taxers.
A cold and sand filled wind howled all day, most of the vendors didn't show up, and very few people attended the Lions Club event. Needless to… Continue
Added by Brett Weiss on March 30, 2009 at 11:19am —
This was sent out by FairTax.org Please sign the petition to President Obama. He said it's up to us grassroots organizations to really make the difference for our country!
(Note: If the link doesn't work copy and paste to your browser)
Added by Shaela Miller on March 29, 2009 at 7:24pm —
The words of a great man spoken many years ago describe why the Stimulus plan put froth by our present leaders will not work.
"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by sending more of your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You… Continue
Added by Billy Harrington on March 29, 2009 at 9:55am —
Ever since barrack Obama Clinched the presidency Investors and corporate investers have invested billions more dollars into foreign banks and offsore accounts due to the rising fear of higher taxes and increased banking regulations. Heres the Kickoff-The USA Today reported that in order to try and lure americans to disclose hidden assets, the IRS announced a six month program that offers lower penalties. This could lure investors to return some assets to American banks, but we have already… Continue
Added by Josh Gregg on March 28, 2009 at 11:08pm —
The new fund raiser at FairTax.org is the Grass Roots Freedom Ride. Through this fundraiser, all groups can form a motorcycle, running, bicycling or whatever fun event with proceeds going to all levels of the FairTax organization. Here's how it works -
Sign up as a chapter - $25/yr membership (funds go half to AFFT, half to GRFR Consortium fund)
Buy what you need for your group at cost
at http://www.grassrootsfreedomride.com/chaptercaptainspage Your group keeps any… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on March 27, 2009 at 4:30pm —
People are coming from all over Arkansas and Southern Missouri. FairTax supporters welcome to join in the event with signs and literature - we need change in Washington D.C.!
by Dr. Bill Smith, ARRA News Service:…
Added by Dr. Bill Smith / Ozark Guru on March 26, 2009 at 12:13am —
Well, I was very excited two weeks ago, when I got my first FairTax letter to the editor published in my local county paper (Walker County Messenger) here in northwest Georgia, but...
I was doubly excited when I got my second FairTax letter to the editor published just five days later in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, a paper with a much larger circulation!
I have finished reading The FairTax Book and am almost finished reading FairTax: The Truth, and I am determined to… Continue
Added by Chris Long on March 22, 2009 at 7:29pm —
FairTaxers don't get mad -- we get busy. FairTax is the best solution to the economic mess we are currently experiencing. We need people at tea party events to distribute FairTax information and ask for petition signatures.
Tea Parties are being organized by American Solutions.
To find a tea party near you go to: http://www.taxdayteaparty.com/
Remember FairTax is a single issue (FairTax Act, HR 25) nonpartisan… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on March 21, 2009 at 9:28pm —
Join us at the Orlando Tea Party this Saturday, March 21 from Noon till 2PM. We are trusting this one to be the largest in the country, so won't you come, enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and hear from fellow citizens who love this country and want the best for ALL of our citizens.
Added by Ross Hudson on March 20, 2009 at 10:46am —
Win a $40,000 FairTax Motorcycle
NCFairTax is sponsoring a raffle for a beautiful FairTax/patriot themed custom motorcycle. Visit www.grassrootsfreedomride.com for pictures of the bike as it’s made and to buy tickets. Tell your biking friends and neighbors! We're raising money to get FairTax passed and your participation is greatly appreciated! Only 5000 tickets to be sold at $20/ticket. All funds go to the Grass Roots Freedom Ride… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on March 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
Hello FairTax Directors, Coordinators and Supporters,
During the last month GRFR has been working with Ken Hoagland at AFFT, who is nationally promoting the Grass Roots Freedom Ride for FairTax (GRFR). FairTax.org
has created a web tool to promote "freedom riders" throughout the country, a fund raising tool for use in every town. With our twist to this walk-a-thon concept, we believe we can create greater visibility and funds for FairTax promotion, by using this tool for fun… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on March 19, 2009 at 10:24am —
I recorded it and watched it all and took some notes. These are just my thoughts and constructive criticism. Overall the exposure is very welcome and additional media coverage will be especially useful.
An interesting aside, but I checked the Omnibus bill and found that only Reps Linder and Broun had no earmarks next to their name. Rep. Duncan is associated with 8 of his very own! Can't have it both ways.
In general, I was disappointed with the whole hour. I am no expert… Continue
Added by Simon Percival on March 18, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Congressman King told me that this “…thing is a two way street. …there is more political capital in the grass roots than there is in Washington. DC.” After his efforts on the floor of congress, with the aid of the other brave co-sponsors, no one should complain that our co-sponsoring congressmen have not stepped up to the plate. They have offered FairTax as an alternative to the present course our government is forcing on us. FairTax is the single… Continue
Added by Jim Tomasik on March 18, 2009 at 7:00am —
First, I think that Congressman King presented himself well in his speech. Since the average attention span is about 15 minutes, after which the viewer zooms out temporarily it is important to capture and keep the attention of viewers. Steve King allotted time for Congressman John Linder and other Fair Tax co sponsors. Each segmant was short and gave a differing viewpoint. Good Job Congressman!
Second, the Fair Tax was presented in an appealing light to low income and middle class… Continue
Added by Josh Gregg on March 17, 2009 at 11:42pm —
Fairtax History to be Made Tuesday (3/17) on U.S. House floor as Fairtax debated!
Dear Fairtax Supporters,
We have just received word that the Special Order Session of the US House of Representatives will be earlier than 6, possibly as early as 4 or 4:15 EST this afternoon.
Please don't miss this historic event!
Watch on C-Span TV, or view a live stream from C-Span at http://www.cspan.org/
Added by Laura McCue on March 17, 2009 at 3:48pm —
Whether it's govt spending of earmarks, gun rights, mandates in education, trade deficits - any issue today comes back to Taxation Without Representation
. Americans are waking up to the fact that their elected officials no longer listen to them. With a little research the reason is clear. Congressmen are elected 90% by lobbyist funds. They pay back those lobbyists with our tax dollars in the form of earmarks. We cannot fight off every assault on our individual liberties - they can pass… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on March 17, 2009 at 8:23am —
It is common for people to wonder how CPAs feel about the FairTax. Many of them feel CPAs would never support the FairTax since the tax code is one source of their revenue. Surprisingly, almost all CPAs I have ever talked with support it. I thought I'd start gathering CPA perspectives to publish. One of those follow.
March 12, 2009
By Jenna Peeler, CPA
I’m tired. I’m stressed.… Continue
Added by Bill Rollyson on March 16, 2009 at 8:30pm —
It starts now with Rep Cliff Stearns of Florida talking about FairTax!
GO FAIRTAX GO! CSPAN link: http://www.cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx
Our current economic crisis will not be solved through tax increases or massive government spending. In these tough times, we need an innovative solution on Capitol Hill: the FairTax. The FairTax is the best and most effective way to encourage business growth and positive, long-term economic… Continue
Added by Jim Tomasik on March 16, 2009 at 6:00pm —