"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce
A New Year for the Tax Reform that Could
One of my fondest memories growing up was my mother reading to me after lunch. As she read another chapter I eagerly listened while learning about courage, loyalty and patriotism.
Of all the books she read, one simple story had a profound impact on my view of approaching adversity and impossible tasks in life.
The Little Engine That Could is a simple yet beautiful story that chronicles a train desperately trying to find an engine to pull it over a mountain. After being rejected by many large, modern engines the train finally finds a tiny, old engine that agrees to do the best it can in pulling the train. The engine hooks on and believing it can, starts slowly ascending the mountain all the while saying to itself, "I think I can, I think I can. I think I can."
As we begin FairTax 2012, I am once again reminded of The Little Engine That Could. The naysayers in Congress and political talking heads are always eager to point out why the FairTax isn't a viable tax replacement plan. Major corporations, who have coalesced together to influence and control the tax reform discussion, are fueling these "big engines". To many this kind of adversity would be overwhelming.
What all these forces fail to realize, however, is the FairTax train was founded and is being pulled by an engine known as the American people. Our dedicated team of grassroots activist are at the heart of the FairTax engine and your "I think I can" spirit comes through in everything you do.
The mountain is high but our train is climbing and our engine is making sure and steady progress. During the coming weeks we will focus on specific action items that we need you to do in the weeks and months ahead. I am confident that working together the FairTax train is capable of going up and over the mountain. Are you?
Cindy Canevaro - National Campaign Manager
The FairTax Poll of the Week
How do you think the FairTax will be most needed in 2012?
- More American jobs - FairTax.org/Jobs
- A stronger economy - FairTax.org/Economy
- More freedom without the IRS - FairTax.org/IRS
- Ability to choose your tax rate - FairTax.org/Rate
- Ensuring everyone pays fairly - FairTax.org/Facts
...To fend off a vampire, one must use garlic or a crucifix. In this instance, garlic will be the passage of the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax will replace the current confiscatory, incentive-killing federal tax code. The personal income tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax, corporate income tax, and estate tax would be eliminated under the Fair Tax and replaced by a national consumption tax on all retail purchases. Each American citizen will decide when he or she pays taxes under the Fair Tax based on when he or she makes a retail purchase. The cost of compliance will decrease to almost nothing...
The January FairTax Webinar
With Special Topic: How the FairTax Neutralizes Tax Lobbyists
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.
Who: Join Marc Manieri, Americans for Fair Taxation Community Coordinator in the Greater Orlando, Florida area. In their third year now, Marc's webinars draw national participation from seasoned FairTax supporters as well as those just getting introduced to the FairTax.
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