In the next couple months, FairTax.org will be updating their website to include the Grass Roots Freedom Ride as a fund raiser. The FairTax bus has been decommissioned so the bike rallies will take the place of a physical presence of activity from the national FairTax organization. Although this will change the internal working of our organization, it will not change the use of the money raised - to see FairTax passed into law!
Using the web designers from FairTax.org, we'll have a much… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on February 13, 2009 at 7:17am —
I wrote to F. Allen Boyd FL-02 and here is his reply:
Dear Mr. Mathews:
Thank you for contacting me regarding your continued interest in the H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
I believe it is necessary to gather information from a wide variety of sources before making a decision to support a legislative proposal. The supporters and opponents of H.R. 25 should be given a full hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee, which has… Continue
Added by Earl Mathews on February 13, 2009 at 5:00am —
To all of you who work endlessly to get the FairTax passed into law. I want to thank you and give you something positive if you ever become discouraged.
I'm from Atlanta, I listened to the Neal Boortz show daily. I remember Neal Boortz talking about the Fairtax in 2002 and all the while thinking "they will never pass this". I actually voted for Congressman Linder. I remember thinking, if I didn't vote for him that would kill the Fairtax thing. I remember back in 2003, my friend… Continue
Added by Scott Bankston on February 12, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Dear Glenn Beck, Thank you for all that you are doing to wake up America. I sincerely appreciate what you are doing with the “We Surround Them” cause. Please find my picture attached. Note that I am proudly wearing my FairTax cap in my picture. I am asking all of my FairTax friends to consider your cause as well. If you are truly interested in helping make our country great again, you need to take a serious look at the FairTax. I keep hearing that… Continue
Added by Art Villa - Global Perspective on February 12, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Link to Blog:
Link to Arizona Only:
The blog at the link above is… Continue
Added by GeneLouis on February 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Congressman Linder requests our help in distributing his editoral below to your local media and national media
Is it time for the FairTax?
When they see a problem – immigration, energy, or a collapse of the credit markets – politicians step forward and announce, “We must do SOMETHING!”
That part is a given. What is not a given is what SOMETHING is. And, alas, it comes down to whatever the majority party in the House and in the Senate decides it will… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on February 12, 2009 at 12:10am —
Hey, FairTaxers! I've been on all of my "social web forums" to urge people to come join FTN, and stumping all the numerous FairTax sites to get the same. There's ALOT more than 1,000 of us out there, and we know it. Trouble is, when a lot of people sign up on one site, they assume that it's a DONE. I've run into people who really haven't heard of the current events, because the group they joined isn't up to date. Well, so much for that. We need to send the message that FTN is where you logon to… Continue
Added by Gary R. Anderson on February 11, 2009 at 11:49pm —
I keep hearing that housing got us into this mess. This is simply not true. Housing is a big part of the problem but loss of our industrial/manufacturing base is the real core of our economic woes.
Think about it. Why did the government create the housing bubble? Because we can’t import houses from Asia and drop them onto lots here in the U.S. We cannot say the same for manufacturing which has, in fact, moved largely away from our lands. Why? Because we have an unfriendly business… Continue
Added by Art Villa - Global Perspective on February 11, 2009 at 11:30pm —
From our newly revised website on our role in seeing passage of the FairTax
To generate enthusiasm, give a voice and fund raising assistance to grass root supporters in the FairTax movement throughout the nation, through motorcycle enthusiasts and those who support them. We seek to "Make Some Noise" so that we're heard throughout the USA. We seek to synergize the time, talent and treasure of FairTax grass roots supporters by organizing a financial support… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on February 11, 2009 at 10:56am —
Talk shows reach millions of people daily. Members of Congress and the President are even engaging in public dialogue with them (on issues relevant to the FairTax!). While Neil Boortz has a large audience, wouldn't our message be amplified significantly if it came through many others as well? Several (Sean Hannity, Herman Kaine, etc....) support it. But, I don't think many of them are talking about it as an alternative to the "Stimulus Bill" going through Congress. Why don't we start a campaign… Continue
Added by Craig Robertson on February 11, 2009 at 1:53am —
Today I gave my John Linder speech in my speech class. It was OK but I have work to be done on my speaking ability. We were assigned to do a special occasion speech featuring a public figure. Most of my classmates are giving satire type speeches on fictional characters featured in the mass media. I told myself last semester that any presentation assignment I receive will feature the fairtax if I can justify the topic. The class seemed interested in the fairtax topic and asked some good… Continue
Added by Matt Nelson on February 10, 2009 at 7:52pm —
Patriots Across The Country This Is Important To You!!
The largest support of Jeffersonian Principles in living memory will happen Wednesday, March 4th, starting at 8AM at the State House in Concord, NH. There we will show our support… Continue
Added by The Mad Irish Man on February 10, 2009 at 9:30am —
Check out this article that appeared online in many places and in the hard copy of the Hendersonville Times (NC) with a photo on Saturday. This is just one more reason to support GRFR! We aim to reach new ears for FairTax! We also had 3 lengthy radio spots and are tracking our website growth across the net! And we're just beginning!
Check out our newsletter for… Continue
Added by Carol Adams McLean on February 9, 2009 at 11:00am —
DOES ANYONE KNOW THAT THOUSANDS OF RETIRED WORKERS DID NOT RECIEVE A STIMULUS CHECK LAST YEAR BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT ELEDGIBLE BECAUSE THEY ONLY RECIEVE A RETIREMENT CHECK AND HAD NOT WORKED AT A REAL JOB. WHATS THIS ALL ABOUT? I FOR ONE COULD NOT WORK BECAUSE I HAD TO CARE FOR MY WIFE WHO JUST HAD HER 19TH SPINAL SURGERY. I HAVE TALKED TO MANY OF MY RETIERD FRIENDS THAT ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AS I AM. THEY DID NOT RECIEVE A CHECK FOR THE SAME REASON. I AM 62 YEARS OLD AND WORKED FOR 38 YEARS AS A… Continue
Added by JACK BURTON on February 8, 2009 at 10:55pm —
This my second letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. I would appreciate it if others could send it to. An Excel spreadsheet with each member's contact info can be found on the House Ways and Means Committee forum on this site. I faxed and mailed it to both offices. I was disappointed with the response from FairTaxers to my first letter. It looks like no one likes this approach. I will continue on, although it would be great if the district Directors that have a Representative on the… Continue
Added by Tom Freeman on February 8, 2009 at 2:44pm —
Every corporation in the world is gasping for air and quite a few have gone under. This is not a a bad situation it is a great opportunity! Ignore all the talk about how we got here because what's important is how we get out. We can follow the rest of the nations and natioanlize the banks and major corporations that we feel are too big to allow to fail or we can take the lead. We have the most educated and productive workforce in the world and everyday more of them are being sent home on… Continue
Added by Ken White Jr on February 8, 2009 at 12:04pm —
It was looking pretty grim when I became a member and there were only 2 people from WA state who were members. But ever since it has been growing...maybe not "daily" at least not YET...but today was the MOST encouraging as I logged on and not only is FairTaxNation almost at 1,000 members total Washington State Members total is at 16...double digits wooo hooooo!!! The NEXT huge question is "when" & "which" state will be the first to reach 1,000+ members?
Tell everybody!!! Even if… Continue
Added by Jamie Wheeler WA on February 7, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I received an email this morning from the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They will be having a conference call this afternoon.
I love the line "While Republicans only want to hear from high-powered lobbyists, we want to hear from our grassroots supporters." During the campaign Obama said he would drive the lobbyists out. Let's tell him to stick to his words. What better way to do this than with the passage of the Fair Tax!
Participate in the Ideas for… Continue
Added by Stephanie Sharp on February 6, 2009 at 10:29am —
Added by Carol Adams McLean on February 5, 2009 at 9:56am —
This is kind of like watching Justin Wilson explain… Continue
Added by Tom on February 5, 2009 at 9:50am —