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Replace All Federal Taxes on Income with the Fair Tax Act , HR 25

UPDATE: 1:15 3/16/09 Congressman Steve King is going to host a 'Special Order' hour on the FairTax Tuesday night, March 17. More details and an estimated start time to follow as information becomes av

Please tell us how you are helping to spread the word. It is important that FairTax supporters tune in and support this effort by Iowa's US Congressional Representative, Steve King. Contact your own representative and ask them to be part of this discussion even if they are in opposition to the FairTax. UPDATE from Rep. King's Press Sec. Matt Lahr: Right now we anticipate the Special Order taking place around 6 p.m. tomorrow night. Obviously, that could change, but that is the tentative time we are being told. The Special Order will be aired on CSPAN. Congressman King is working to have several other members join him on the floor tomorrow night. House leadership has asked Congressman King to mention President Obama’s plans for tax increases, so the Congressman and other members will be contrasting these planned tax hikes with the FairTax and all it can do to stimulate our economy. I will send around a brief statement from the Congressman on the Special Order later today that you can post online if you would like. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Comment by Carol Adams McLean on March 17, 2009 at 4:13pm
Look at the seats!!! Most of the house decided this wasn't worth their time!!!!~! They'll be hearing from me!!!!!!!!
Comment by Jim Tomasik on March 16, 2009 at 7:46pm

Scroll up and read the update.
Comment by Dan Hunt on March 16, 2009 at 7:02pm

What time tomorrow night? I want to notify people far enough in advance but not without the specific time. They will not be willing to watch CPSAN all evening.
Comment by Jim Tomasik on March 16, 2009 at 3:16pm
We will see. If enough members stood up for it, it would get attention. Remember the drill here drill now stuff?
Comment by Joshua on March 16, 2009 at 3:15pm
I'm not sure I understand what is going to happen. Will this special hour be conducted while the house is in session, and will reps be required to stay? If not, won't many of them leave, and if they do, won't the event get ignored by the reps and media? I hope not.
Comment by Dan Hunt on March 15, 2009 at 7:06pm
I received the following email this afternoon from Congressman John Larson's Tax specialist Amy O'Donnell in response to an email I sent her yesterday regarding the special order for The Fair Tax. I can't help but feel I am getting the cold shoulder from his office. Any suggestions on how to handle this brick wall in the future?

Mr. Hunt,

I’m terribly sorry that I’ve missed your calls. I’m also Congressman Larson’s chief of staff so I’m very rarely at my desk to take calls unfortunately. I was not aware that Rep. King was going to be speaking on HR25 on Tuesday. Congressman Larson has a full schedule that evening and will not be able to attend. We’re certainly aware of the issue though, as Congressman Larson is a member of the Ways and Means committee.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will certainly pay attention to this issue in the future.

Comment by Jim Tomasik on March 15, 2009 at 7:02pm
Are you talking about the date or the exact time? The blog title is a copy of the email they sent to me. IT is the last thing they have sent to me as well.

I guess you can cAll Rep. King's Office and ask. I'll send an email and ask as well for further clarity.

All I can say tonight is that his press secretary was supposed to send me more info when they had it nailed down. I can only guess that they have not gotten it nailed down any better than that.

Comment by GeneLouis on March 15, 2009 at 6:51pm
I do not want to merely sit and watch it. I might go to Washington. But I would like to know if there is anyway to confirm it first. Do you know how I can find out definitely?
Comment by Jim Tomasik on March 15, 2009 at 6:28pm
This is what I understand... Start watching about 6 pm eastern time after the regular biz on the house finishes up.
Comment by GeneLouis on March 15, 2009 at 4:58pm
Is this confirmed? Do we know the schedule time?

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