I read the George Will article last week suggesting Conservatives should promote the VAT tax but as a replacement for the income tax. With Obama now opening the door to the VAT, today Medved endorsed that suggestion by promoting the FT. It got several minutes play and some good calls in response.
I was told by a gentleman from Ok that the FT would be added on to the rents that renters pay now, rather than deducting it from what they pay.. The prebate that they get covers those taxes plus the increased spending power that they get with FT.
I sent this message to Sean Fagan, and wanted you to be aware. Carol and I are just now getting back to participation and want to discuss new activities for 2010.
I don't think I met you yet, but I have worked with Jim Tomasik and Marilyn Rickert in the past with my wife Carol. We were on the program in the Midwest Rally in Columbia,Mo last year and met Phil Hinson during that event. We were part of many activities last year with FairTax Nation, FairTax.org, and various State groups (NC, Florida, SC, Georgia, and Missouri). We started the Grass Roots Freedom Ride for FairTax that takes place in 2010, which FairTax.org adopted and set up a Convio program to track and promote the involvement for this year's ride.
Unfortunately, a lot of our involvement and activities had to be sidelined in 2009 when we opened the Grass Roots Cafe in Horse Shoe, NC last July (a visible FairTax business model), but Carol and I are now recovering and beginning to pick up the pace on the program.
We will be in DC for the Storm the Hill event, and I would like to talk to you and Phil about working together and participating in the event. I think we add a lot of value and exposure with the FairTax Bike, the Grass Roots Freedom Ride, and other groups we are part of (TEA Party nation, Goooh, Sons of Liberty, etc.).
Are you and/or Phil available for a phone call? I think my ideas and thoughts are best expressed verbally, and would be most efficient rather than just exchanging emails. In any case, I look forward to bringing more excitement and participation in the Storm the Hill event however it works out. This is any exciting time for all of us, with a lot of work to do.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Grass Roots Freedom Ride for FairTax
I just took the Fair Tax on-line survey about how to spend resources for getting the word out. I chose T.V. and radio ads because there was not an "other" option.
My preference would be fairly inexpensive:
I think it would be helpful to have DVDs for sell in the Fair Tax on-line store to be purchased by those of us who want to make a presentation to a group of people but don't really have the knowledge or speaking abilities! I belong to a tea party group that would be very interested in watching such a video.
There are tea party groups in cities all over the nation. If we could team up with them, I think it would be an excellent way to reach a large number people who are concerned about our country, who are activists, fiscally conservative and who are hungry to learn about ways we can make our country better! I think educating tea party members would cause an explosion of interest around the country!
Hi Marilyn, I just tried "Members search" again and I think I got 6 for OH and I tried "Orient" and just got one. I believe there are more than that in both searches. Have you given me permission to add names? Billie
He's a politician, what would you expect. Volcalizing a Flat Tax is a middle of the road position. He still makes a good ally and a possible 2012 Presidental candidate. Turn him for the FairTax and he would become an even better Huckabee.