October 17, 2010

FairTax Friday Weekly News Letter | Campaign Edition



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Weekly Feature
As you've heard, the FairTax, and the candidates who support it, are coming under attack in many election campaigns nationwide. The attacks are, of course, full of lies and distortions but continue to present an opportunity to showcase the FairTax and its transformative effect on our nation. We're now one of the top issues in this election and we are working hard to leverage these attacks to recruit new supporters who will drive us toward our ultimate goal.
To counter the attacks, on Sunday we're launching a newspaper ad in several markets across the country and online advertising goes live this weekend. Watch your inbox to see the full ad and an opportunity to run it in your area! We hope to keep these in print and circulation on the web through Election Day with your help.
Also this week, our Chairman, Leo Linbeck, Jr., wrote letters to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee  and the National Republican Congressional Committee. He urged that the attack ads come down immediately and both parties embrace the FairTax to fund the government in a way that is "transparent, more efficient, more conducive to economic growth, and, yes, even fairer to all."
We ask that you join with thousands of volunteers, our national spokesmen who are busier than ever and grassroots leaders to recruit new faces to pass the FairTax legislation. Join us on Facebook, write a letter to your local paper, contact your Congressman and if you see an attack ad, send an email with details to info@fairtax.org with "Intel" in the subject line. You and I know that the non-partisan, objective principles about the FairTax plan are its strength and we thank you for standing with us.
Special Feature: Grassroots Spotlight
FairTaxers and union brothers, Doug Dash and Terry McSweeney, presented a resolution supporting the FairTax before 10,000 attendees at the August convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
To make this possible, Doug, volunteer District Director for NJ-01 and retired letter carrier, had persuaded his local union branch to sponsor a resolution reciting fourteen reasons why American workers should support the FairTax and calling on the union to support it.
To be effective, Doug needed to distribute flyers explaining the resolution. The Secretary-Treasurer, apparently on her own, said no. Doug went straight to the top and was able to arrange a briefing in Washington with union President Fred Rolando. Doug, Terry and Jim Bennett spoke persuasively about the FairTax and Rolando was clearly interested. He reversed the ruling about flyer distribution, but after closed deliberations, the union board recommended disapproval of the FairTax resolution.
While the resolution wasn't passed at the convention, many first time milestones were reached thanks to Doug's diligent work. Rolando was one of the first presidents of a major union to be briefed on the FairTax and only for the second time a FairTax resolution with supporting speeches came to the floor of a major union convention. Most significantly, flyers went into the hands of 2,000 union activists.
Picture of FairTax Literature Distribution
Pictured is Cooper Bennett, 5, enjoying handing out over 100 FairTax cards at a street fair and craft show in October.
FairTax in the News In defense of a fair tax - Gazette.com
It's election season again, just look at the political ads on TV and unwanted telephone calls.
This means it's time for citizens to beware of politicians' distortions and lies. A subject that is ripe for that is the Fair Tax and distorting what it truly means...
Any politician or political group who claims or implies that the Fair Tax adds a 23 percent national consumption (sales) tax on top of all the other taxes listed above is either lying to you or is ignorant of the facts. This lie is already being told in ads about our Colorado Senator and Representative candidates. Whether this false claim is due to ignorance or outright lying, the politician on whose behalf these claims are made is not worthy of your vote.
Take the time to learn more about the Fair Tax and the lies being told about it at www.FairTax.org.
Bill Stewart
Manitou Springs

Understanding the FairTax Webinar

Special Topic: Product prices under the FairTax
When: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, 5 p.m. Pacific
Where: At your personal computer wherever you are.
Why: To provide an interactive forum for people to learn about the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed. 2010 is a pivotal year with extremely important mid-term elections.  We have a window to educate people about the FairTax so candidates are elected who are FairTax advocates.
Who: Join Marc Manieri, Americans for Fair Taxation Community Coordinator in the Greater Orlando, Florida area. In their second year now, Marc's webinars draw national participation from seasoned FairTax supporters as well as those just getting introduced to the FairTax.
Join: To participate, register here. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions and be asked to download GoToWebinar software. For more information contact Larry Walters at repeal_16@earthlink.net.
Did You Know?
Scholarly research tells us:

- Real wages are 10.3 percent, 9.5 percent, and 9.2 percent higher in years 1, 10, and 25, respectively than would otherwise be the case.  [3]
- Disposable personal income is higher than if the current tax system remains in place:  1.7 percent in year 1, 8.7 percent in year 5, and 11.8 percent in year 10.  [4]
- The economy as measured by GDP is 2.4 percent higher in the first year and 11.3 percent higher by the 10th year than it would otherwise be.  [4]
- Over time, the FairTax benefits all income groups.  Of 42 household types (classified by income, marital status, age), all have lower average remaining lifetime tax rates under the FairTax than they would experience under the current tax system. [5]
- Implementing the FairTax at a 23 percent rate gives the poorest members of the generation born in 1990 a 13.5 percent improvement in economic well-being; their middle class and rich contemporaries experience a 5 percent and 2 percent improvement, respectively.  [6]
- Based on standard measures of tax burden, the FairTax is more progressive than the individual income tax, payroll tax, and the corporate income tax.  [7]
- Charitable giving increases by $2.1 billion (about 1 percent) in the first year over what it would be if the current system remained in place, by 2.4 percent in year 10, and by 5 percent in year 20.  [8]
- The FairTax provides the equivalent of a supercharged mortgage interest deduction, reducing the true cost of buying a home by 19 percent.  [10]
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1 comment:

  1. With the number of non federal income taxpayers approaching the critical mass of 50%, never before in our nation's history have we needed to enact a fair taxation system more than now. See the post "Learn to Say No," at http://www.christianretirement.com America is experiencing problems in many areas. Sometimes, difficult issues must be addressed head on. The Fair Tax would insure that everyone would have the opportunity to step up and pay for the freedoms they so readily and freely enjoy.


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