Shalom, Marilyn ~ Looking forward to your contact so we can schedule you as a Special Guest on "Ramble & Rumble with Rabbi." Had a great guest from Bozeman, MT this morning who is the State coordinator and local organizer for the T.E.A rally & fly-in, Joan Stanley.
Hi Marilyn, The tax free thing is a great idea. People in the old days who lived under the Roman empire who were under suppression thought the same thing. Tax free is the beginning to getting our country back to a Republic.
Democracy leads to Socialism. Socialism leads to communism. Communism leads to BONDAGE. At this time we are no longer heading toward Socialism, we are there. So the tax free thing is a great start but it cannot stop there. We are now where the founders of this country most feared. The Roman Empire.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I was honored to meet you and to attend the rally. I so admire you and Mark for your dedication to this cause and am grateful to Mark for bringing it to my attention. I have become a staunch supporter and will henceforth work hard to help make it happen. My strong points are my pen and my patience for research so if there's something I can do in that particular regard, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Hi Marilyn, thanks for the welcome. I read the book on Fairtax about 6 months ago and I am 1000% convinced that the Fairtax is what we need to get this giant back on his feet. There are some powerful entrenched politicians, lobbyist, and their media working against us and in my opinion the only way we get this done is by education of the public. I have educated over 50 or 60 people about the Fairtax since then and only one person (angry at the world guy) walked away. Everyone else said they would like to see it happen. These people were of both political parties, I know this for a fact on most, but at the same time I did not ask about their politics, nor should I. We need to keep politics out of this I think you may have said this here. When the Fairtax is explained it sells itself but at the same time it must be explained fully without sugar coating. One thing some people on this site are a little confused about is the witholding taxes, they are thinking the employee will be able to keep all of these and still the 22% embedded taxes would go away. This is not true, the employee taxes are part of the 22% embedded taxes (2nd book starting on page 72). If employers get to save these tax dollars then the prices will remain the same simply speaking, if not prices will be higher, either way we are all better off with the Fairtax, with its prebate and keeping all your overtime. I had some discussion here about this but I dropped it, I am new here. I also think if we do not get our facts right it will hurt our mission. The politicians will not do this until the public demands it and the majority do not know about it. Thats why in my opinion we need to make our priorty educating the public and then the speakers and motivators can take over and do job #2 and get the people out, because the complacency of the public is our 2nd obstacle. Once the people come out in big enough numbers the politicians will be pushovers cause they will know they are fixing to get FIRED. Sorry about the short bossy sentences I do not mean to sound that way, these are my thoughts and I can not type (hunt and peck). I would like to know what you and the others think.
I wrote a letter to Jim below:
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.
Thanks! I have been trying to do some local grassroots when I can. I have developed a facebook page to help gather more supporters and to make supporting the FairTax more available. Its called FairTax Rally! It would be great if you could promote it on your site. I'll have links to FairTax Nation on the page to promote your site as well. Thanks again!
Per your request I have examined my photos. I have removed the cartoons/photos of Pelosi regarding her lies about the water-boarding issue. However, I have left cartoons/photos of our wonderful DC pals that refer to tax issues; particularry not paying them or taxing the Hell out of the rest of us in the known Universe.
Thanks for the Welcome. I have both Fairtax books and am going to run locally as a Libertarian. I am also organizing yet another local Tea Party on July 4th and am trying to get the local FairTax suppoters to come out.
Thank you for the welcome! I am excited about this bill and am heavily involved already. I am keeping up with money coming into district 2 in Alabama and was wondering if you could help me. What is the address in Texas where I need to send donations to? I have Carolyn in Accts. Rec. in Houston, TX, but not a P.O. Box.
Marilyn, Thanks for the welcome, First let my wife and I commit to the 9.12.09 rally, in Wash.D.C. We hope to be the two who makes a total of two million in attendance, we plan to be a few days early to get a front row position. You can find me listed on your site as C/C of south duval county fl. If we can assist in any way we will give it our best to help in anyway. We know two million is not a problem for D.C. unless our current ,out of control ,Government chooses to do so.
Hi Marilyn. I was just reading a statement that said "the new sales tax would not apply to corporations when they're purchasing goods and services from other businesses."
Is this true?
I am very much in favor of the Fair Tax, but I was interested in whether this is true or not.