Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'
Recently, at a speaking event in my own town a… Continue
Added by Josh Gregg on May 30, 2009 at 5:06pm —
I just recently got back from doing a Freedom Ride from Cadott Wi. to Las Vegas Nv. I put on 3822 miles. I met alot of supporters on the way. I signed up 17 people along the way also, and ran out of the Fairtax info sheets that I printed up (200). The biggest area of interest seemed to be in Neb. and Ok. Granted I spent 4 hours at a couple of rest areas in Neb. waiting out some thunderstorms that never hit. Sorry to say that I didn't get any sponsers… Continue
Added by Gerald Nielsen on May 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
A form of "hidden national sales tax" that in my opinion can only be described as a politicians dream, that would be subject to manipulation at the "taxmaster's" and or the "politicians" will is now being proposed by some elected officials. It is a "value added tax" that is embeded into everything we purchase. At each step of the manufacturing process it is a cost that is passed on to the next phase. The logger sells to the mill, he pays a tax on the added value of forest products that now have… Continue
Added by Harold Pack on May 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
On May 27th The Obama Administration instructed Rahm Emanual's Brother Ezekiel Emanual to leak a story to the Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com. The story was about the need for a Value Added Tax. For those who may not be informed as to what this is, and how it works I will sum it up very quickly. We will use a wooden office desk as our example. When the Sawmill finishes the wood for the desk and sells it to the furniture manufacturing company the Sawmill will be taxed at 10%. The… Continue
Added by Curtis R. Pack on May 28, 2009 at 8:30pm —
As I and others have predicted the Washington politicians are using the fair tax movement to push for a value added tax of 25%. For those not familiar the VAT is a hidden 25% tax on all goods and services that everyone pays. It would be at best neutral and at worst regressive. This tax would be just another tax along with the income and corporate taxes.
Fair Tax folks need to very quickly associate their movement with a constitutional amendment eliminating ALL other federal taxes… Continue
Added by Mark and Aracelis Thompson on May 28, 2009 at 8:20pm —
I just finished watching the FairTax.Org Webinar for the past 45 minutes. It was excellent and provided many answers that you might have about the Fair Tax. I would urge all FairTax Nation users to listen in next Wednesday to this Webinar. This information is available on the FairTax.Org web site. Presentation was great. Highly recommended.
Added by Clay Welsh on May 28, 2009 at 7:59pm —
I would appreciate comments on this: Any details of The FairTax should be discussed only after the absolute neccesity of reverting back to the Constitutional principle of indirect taxation is understood.
The reason I say this is because I have for 4 years been fielding comments at speeches and on blog posts about nit-picking details of The FairTax that folks (usually so-called Conservative Republicans) toss about with glee and abandon. There is no end to this nonesense, it… Continue
Added by FairTaxWarrior on May 28, 2009 at 12:14am —
Looking at it from this angle overly simplifies each state, but adding up the numbers
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data extracted on: May 22, 2009
States with no income tax have a labor force of 26,845,500 and 2,183,200 unemployed for an average unemployment rate of 8.13%
States with no sales tax have a labor force of 5,824,300 and 541,600 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 9.3%
States with no income… Continue
Added by Keith Reynolds on May 26, 2009 at 11:29pm —
Thoughts from the Back of the FairTax Bike by Carol Adams McLean, newlywed to Mike McLean owner of the FairTax Bike and Grass Roots Freedom Ride Director.
Never in my life did I think I would be one of those women on the back of a bike out on the Interstate. Last week, given good reasons - to support our veterans and the FairTax, I hopped on the back of the FairTax bike to head out to Rolling Thunder this Memorial Day. So we packed up the… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on May 26, 2009 at 11:30am —
I believe that self discovery is the very best way to introduce someone to something new. By introducing the Fair Tax in a benign way, not for or against you give them the opportunity to discover for them self what it is and if they should support it. I know that I'm sceptical any time that anyone tries to convince me of anything.
Added by Brian , FL on May 22, 2009 at 10:12am —
Here's a simple way to spread the news about the Fair Tax. Get some of those pocket sized info cards and carry them with you in your vehicle. When ever you stop to get gas put 2 or 3 in your pocket when you get out to go inside to pay. When you get inside ask any one there if they know what your cards are. Then explain that some one gave them to you and gave you some basic facts about the Fair tax. Tell them that it sound interesting to you and ask them if they would like to have one of your… Continue
Added by Brian , FL on May 21, 2009 at 8:05pm —
As many of you know, I will be sharing the fair tax with a group of shelby citizens this satarday and I hope that It will be a start towards building a coilition in shelby, ohio. I will be making an appointment to meet with the shelby newspaper editor today and I hope that I will be able to convince her to at least allow a publishing of the fair tax point of view.
The Shelby memorial library staff has told me that the library offers conference room reservations at no cost and the… Continue
Added by Josh Gregg on May 18, 2009 at 4:56pm —
This year's GOP State Convention was held in the Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. Supplies and banners were brought in by Lyn Williamson, 4th DD and setup of the booth was THE prime location for all delegates and attendees to come by our booth. In addition, we were flanked by the two top contenders for next year's governors race, Karen Handel and John Oxendine. Cong. John Linder along with other elected officials came by on Friday and Saturday during the convention which also had Herman… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on May 18, 2009 at 9:47am —
We have started a letter writing campaign. It is part of an "Initiation Packet". Here is what we are trying to do and what is included to make it easy to do.
• The Congressional Letter Writing Campaign will come with 12 envelopes, stamped and addressed to your Congressman, a supply of FairTax address label size stickers for the closure flap and 12 letters or examples of letters. When signing up you will be given a certain day of the month. So if you live in District 3 and are… Continue
Added by Bob Martin on May 17, 2009 at 8:54pm —
Time: June 4, 2009 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Regal Hollywood-20
Organized By: Ryan Croft
Glenn Beck's Common Sense Tour
LIVE 06/04/2009 with Encore on 06/11/2009
Glenn Beck is back on the big screen! NCM Fathom and Mercury Radio Arts present Glenn Beck's Common Sense Tour LIVE from the Midland Theatre in Kansas City to over 700 movie theaters nationwide. This One Night LIVE event takes place on Thursday, June 4th at 8:00pm ET /… Continue
Added by Laura McCue on May 14, 2009 at 10:53am —
Travel information for everyone who would like to plan on attending the Midwest Rally
1. Food will be available from 8 am through the evening. Banks and Shane will be performing starting around 4 pm and will continue until people are gone...they said they will play till 10 pm if folks are lovin' it!!! I think that most will be exausted by that time, but who knows???
2. Hotel -- Block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn 1 mile from the… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on May 14, 2009 at 9:51am —
Making Big Business Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes by Ken Hoagland When you hear any politician indignantly demanding that corporations finally, “pay their fair share of taxes,” look to your own wallet. Corporations don’t have a secret cache of money to pay taxes nor do CEO’s take it from executive compensation. These taxes are always paid by workers, consumers and stockholders. The recent shocking, shocking revelation that American businesses are… Continue
Added by Jim Tomasik on May 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Making Big Business Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes
When you hear any politician indignantly demanding that corporations finally, “pay their fair share of taxes,” look to your own wallet. Corporations don’t have a secret cache of money to pay taxes nor do CEO’s take it from executive compensation. These taxes are always paid by workers, consumers and stockholders.
The recent shocking, shocking revelation that American businesses are sheltering their… Continue
Added by Ken Hoagland on May 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Mises Daily by Thomas J. DiLorenzo | Posted on 5/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not. Throughout history, governments have used violence, intimidation, coercion, and mass murder to enforce this system. But governments' first line of "defense" is always a blizzard of lies — about its own alleged benevolence, altruism, heroism, and greatness, along with equally big lies about the "evils" of the civil society, especially the… Continue
Added by Mark and Aracelis Thompson on May 13, 2009 at 11:08am —
We, the people of Michigan, are alarmed, and we have taken to the streets because of what we sense is the loss of proper respect and service by those we’ve sent to Lansing (and Washington) to represent US! However, unless our Michigan Tea Parties can channel energy into a vehicle of concrete action, the past century has shown us that we’re likely to continue to proceed down the path to less freedom, fewer liberties, less economic opportunity, more taxes, and larger… Continue
Added by Daar Fisher on May 13, 2009 at 12:47am —