January 15, 2010

FairTax Friday | The House Ways and Means Committee

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The House Ways and Means Committee

When it comes to federal taxes, it all begins with the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Charles Rangel. It's one of the most powerful Congressional Committees in Washington. The authority of Ways and Means is breathtaking when it comes to wealth produced by American citizens.

The FairTax also falls under the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee. Because FairTax supporters are now pressuring Mr. Rangel through our petition to hold a hearing on the FairTax, click here to add your name, supporters may want to learn more about this committee.

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  • Attend a "Town Hall Meeting" with a Member of Congress to discuss the FairTax
  • Send a letter to the editor on behalf of the FairTax

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FairTax News

From the New York Times
Senate Passes an Increase in Debt Limit
By CARL HULSE Published: December 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved and sent to President Obama on Thursday a short-term increase in federal borrowing authority, finishing one last must-pass measure before heading out for a holiday recess and bringing the first session of the 111th Congress to a close.

Approved by a vote of 60-39, the $290 billion rise in the debt ceiling was sought by the Treasury Department, which said the existing legal limit of $12.1 trillion was in danger of being exceeded, raising the prospect of a default if the government did not have the ability to pay its debts.

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Upcoming Webinar

WHAT: Understanding the FairTax webinar for Jan. 28, 2010

SPECIAL TOPIC: Stability of a Consumption Tax vs. an Income Tax

Thursday Jan. 28, 2010

TIME: 8 to 8:45pm (EST); 7 to 7:45pm (CST); 6 to 6:45pm (MST); 5 to 5:45pm (PST)

WHERE: Your home, your Personal Computer

WHY: To provide an interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about the FairTax and to present Special Topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed. Education is the weapon of the FairTax grassroots organizations and we are Educating the Nation on the web.

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Did You Know?

Alexander Hamilton once wrote "It is a signal advantage of taxes on articles of consumption, that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. They prescribe their own limit; which cannot be exceeded without defeating the end proposed, that is, an extension of the revenue."
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FairTax also falls under the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee. Because FairTax supporters are now pressuring Mr. Rangel through our petition to hold a hearing on the FairTax

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