Added by Jim Tomasik on February 5, 2009 at 9:00am —
What Ronald Reagan wanted was Common Sense Government. Reagan said, "Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it's not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.” Even Reagan’s bold plan, he knew his plan was the final answer, but only the beginning at… Continue
Added by James A. Hodges on February 4, 2009 at 7:36pm —
Tax mistakes prove code needs radical makeover By KEN HOAGLAND
Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
Feb. 3, 2009, 11:54PM
If we take the former Health and Human Services nominee, the secretary of the Treasury and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee at face value, federal taxes owed but not paid by each are really an indictment of the income tax system itself.
Given the complexity of the tax code, their explanations are not entirely without the ring of… Continue
Added by Jim Tomasik on February 4, 2009 at 11:00am —
Here we go again another of President Obama’s appointee’s forgot to pay his taxes. I say forgot because when you are a Liberal you just forget but if you’re not a Liberal it’s tax evasion. He said the tax code is just too difficult to understand and he did not know that he had to pay taxes on certain types of income and then he said he was sorry. Trouble is this time this guy Tom Dassel when he was a Senator helped to write the tax code. High ranking Democrat’s are coming to his defense also… Continue
Added by David G. Speckhardt Sr. on February 4, 2009 at 8:13am —
I am District Director for NJ-8. I am trying to start a weekly letter campaign to the House Ways and Means Committee. I believe any real effort for Federal tax reform will have to start with this Committee.
My goal is to have a campaign that runs up to April 15th.
I have compiled an Excel spreadsheet that has the contact information for each member that can be used as a Word mail merge. This file can be found in the Forum for "House Ways and Means Commitee:. I have also… Continue
Added by Tom Freeman on February 3, 2009 at 5:32pm —
What does the American Dream mean to you? Perhaps each of us has our own definition but at its core it probably includes to live a peaceful and prosperous life. But where does home ownership fit in? Isn’t that part of the dream? Well, if you ask many at this particular snapshot in time, home ownership is definitely a dream… a nightmare.
Why did our government put so much emphasis on home ownership as part of the American Dream? One key reason is that it needed to create more demand… Continue
Added by Art Villa - Global Perspective on February 3, 2009 at 6:27am —
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt
Dear Great Americans,
We must be willing to dare mighty things, as President Roosevelt so eloquently said it. We must be willing to stand up to the powers that be, and say to them, we will not sit back quietly… Continue
Added by Paul Davis on February 3, 2009 at 5:26am —
I subscribe to Townhall Spotlights which provided much of the content for the following letter. I personalized this letter with information about the FairTax and just faxed to our president, my California State senators, and the Senate Majority and Minority leaders...
Dear President Obama and Senators Feinstein, Boxer, Reid, and McConnell,
The $819 billion “stimulus” package approved by the House last week and the nearly $900 billion version now under… Continue
Added by Art Villa - Global Perspective on February 2, 2009 at 5:36pm —
yuppers - seeing the tab!
Added by T.K. & Lucie on February 2, 2009 at 1:51pm —
Some may say that with a showing of twenty people that it was OK meeting. True in some cases but
1st as a true grassroots organization with only it's 1st meeting
2nd being just a week over two months old,
Here is how we see it. It was a very successful meeting:
1st- of those twenty people we had 1 representative of each of the following groups:
FreedomWords, HuckPAC, Libertarian Party, A newly formed FairTax Group from Panama City Florida, (3… Continue
Added by Charlie Prochaska on February 1, 2009 at 10:16am —
I enjoyed talking to you earlier today about how to implement our Boortz project now that the "Local Leaders" section of the website is expected to be down for quite some time.
As I mentioned to you Doug Dash, my wife Carol, & I were planning to personally contact (preferrably by telephone) local leaders in areas where The Neal Boortz Radio Program is not heard to see if we could generate interest in FairTax supporters contacting radio stations to see if… Continue
Added by Marilyn Rickert on January 30, 2009 at 8:25pm —
The biggest mistake this movement is making is aligning itself with one party. For the most part I'm not a conservative and I sure as hell am not a Republican. I am an American with a brain.
I look at issues point by point not by blanket ideologies or belief systems. Because of this I don't get offended by the conservative or Republican raving that goes on when it comes to this topic. But I know a lot of people that I have sent to sites on FAIRTAX have been totally turned off by some… Continue
Added by Ken White Jr on January 30, 2009 at 10:20am —
June 18, 2004 Audio CD - FairTax Conference a Complete Success!
Our June 18, 2004 FairTax conference in Monroeville was a complete success. 400+ citizens attended to learn about HR 25 and its potential for this economy. Thank you so much to Quinn & Rose from 104.7FM warroom.com, for their radio support. If you would like to hear the FairTax conference speeches from Tom Wright, Bill Rollyson, Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, you may… Continue
Added by Mary Fabian on January 29, 2009 at 3:57pm —
I have been on this and the fairtax site for over a year - and if memory serves me correctly, only one event at North Hills in Durham. Now I spent most of last summer in the hospital due to a motorcycle accident, HOWEVER, I cannot help but feel that we in the Raleigh/Durham area are FAILING misserably on getting the word out! I speak of the fair tax in my toast masters club (www.vimeo.com - search HITM) and I spend and enourmous amout of time and money getting the word out. If we had any… Continue
Added by T.K. & Lucie on January 29, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Added by The Mad Irish Man on January 27, 2009 at 5:17pm —
The RNC has a website dedicated to soliciting ideas from the public to "Rebuild the Party". Right now the top idea is "Enact the FairTax HR-25" with 5,138 votes. The number two idea has 4,712 votes. Incidently, the number five idea is another FairTax offering with 2,296 votes. When I first submitted my votes the FairTax was far behind, buried under a mountain of other ideas. The FairTax is certainly not limited to the RNC for support, but it's great to see it do this well on their website poll.
Added by Douglas Daniel McCue on January 26, 2009 at 12:51pm —
2008-01-25 E-mail to: Michael Medvid:
'Heard you on Friday talking to a 'tax expert.' I was disappointed that neither you nor he seem to be aware of the 'FairTax' principle that nearly all INCOME TAXES plus PAYROLL TAXES are paid by everybody who makes a RETAIL PURCHASE. The only POSSIBLE source of any INCOME TAX or PAYROLL TAX, is the EMBEDDED TAX (23% if figured inclusively, 29% if figured exclusively) necessarily included in the price of everything we buy.
Added by Peter V Locke on January 26, 2009 at 10:47am —
The following is not a new idea, but I believe it would be a new idea for the Fair Tax grassroots movement, and once we put our twist on it and refine the efforts, I believe could very well be something that could set this movement ablaze across the entire United States in a very short period of time.
Here's the thought; Everyone involved in the presidential races over the past few years has seen the efforts of these candidates to put together "neighborhood" block parties for their… Continue
Added by Dennis Keller on January 25, 2009 at 10:12pm —
The Best Stimulus Package
The President and the new Congress seem to be seriously considering a stimulus package to “jump-start” the economy, which could approach $1,000,000,000,000 – that’s a TRILLION $s! Of course this is just returning our own tax dollars in the hope that we will go out and buy, buy, buy!
As usual our Washington politicians have completely overlooked the BEST plan that has been in committee for several years. It is HR25/S296, THE FAIR TAX ACT (FTA). With the… Continue
Added by Jim Plair on January 25, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Saxby Chambliss Introduced S. 296 (Repeal present tax system and go to FairTax)
Complete Bill Text is not yet available.
If we want this bill to have any chance to move forward, then we should contact our Reps/Senators, and Saxby Chambliss now.
Go here for GovTrack page about the bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-296
This has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee.
Go here for Senate Finance Committee… Continue
Added by SassyJan on January 23, 2009 at 4:29pm —