“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson
Lines In The Sand
For over 10 years, the FairTax® campaign has warned about the politicization of the IRS. Events over the past nine months have only served to heighten this concern. Consider the following revelations:
The IRS admitted to and apologized for targeting certain conservative leaning groups.
The senior IRS official at the center of the targeting, Lois Lerner, pled the 5th during questioning by members of a House Oversight Committee.
The Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee released an email from another senior IRS official confirming the IRS had been “off-planning” this targeting as early as June 2012.
A senior Senator publicly requested the Executive Branch use the IRS and bypass Congress to weaken and curtail funding for certain conservative leaning 501(c)(4)’s.
The Chairman of Ways and Means stated the IRS has targeted established conservative 501(c)(4)’s for audits.
The IRS proposed new rules that would redefine political activities by 501(c)(4)’s and effectively extinguish their 1st Amendment right to free political speech. Thankfully, opposition has been swift and strong and is coming from the left and the right.
This cascading series of events should strike fear in the heart of every single American citizen.
Today, the IRS may target you for your political beliefs. Tomorrow it could be the color of your skin, your gender or your religious beliefs. Once you begin power sliding down the slippery slope, it’s impossible to predict where you might land.
There is a way out of this increasingly dangerous mess – a way in which citizens do not have to fear their elected officials or their government. It is the FairTax Plan.
The FairTax eliminates the income tax while defunding and disbanding the IRS. The FairTax institutes a progressive, national consumption tax that is simple, fair and ready to implement. It fully funds the federal government, including Social Security and Medicare, while stimulating the economy and generating desperately needed jobs at an unprecedented level!
The American Revolutionary War began because of colonists who were fed up with Britain’s increasing tyranny and taxation. Having had enough, they drew a line in the sand and declared “no more taxation without representation”.
When a nation’s elected officials use government agencies for partisan political gain, suppress free political speech and target individual citizens for punitive action, that nation has effectively slid into taxation without representation.
Where is your line in the sand? When do you tell your elected representative, I’ve had enough, I want simple and transparent taxation without interference by special interests and a government that does not engage in punitive, partisan manipulation?
Finally, congratulations to Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-2) for becoming the 74th co-sponsor of HR 25! Please call Rep. Stewart and welcome him to the FairTax family.
Until next week,
New FairTax Ad Released!
This weekend, FairTax supporters will be converging on Phoenix, AZ to assist the Arizona FairTax team with their FairTax booth at the Western Conservative Conference.
We wanted you to see our new FairTax ad that will be unveiled in the conference program guide! Help us distribute it far and wide by sending a copy to your friends and sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.
Also, don't miss the FairTax vs. Flat Tax shootout featuring Neal Boortz and Grover Norquist! Listen to the audio live stream on Saturday morning here (Main Venue) at 12:45 EST, 11:45 CST, 10:45 MST or 9:45 PST.
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines - Attention all Georgia race fans! Don’t miss Fox 5 Atlanta’s motorsports special that will showcase the Georgia FairTax racing team and the FairTax logo. Filmed at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the show will air Saturday night at 10:30 pm eastern. Don’t forget to “like” this great group of FairTaxers’ Facebook page!
It’s time for a “fundamental” change in our tax system. Let’s stop taxing people on what they earn and tax them on what they buy by getting the Fair Tax Bill (HR 25) passed in Congress, Its name says it all. We, the people will be in charge of what we pay by the buying choices we make. By paying no income tax, you will have no federal tax deductions from your paycheck .
Look at it and see how much more you’ll have. Gone are all the loopholes, deductions, exemptions, special interest, etc. Gone are the lobbyists and gone is the IRS. There is so much more and you can learn about it at www.fairtax.org. Be informed, let others know and contact your representatives in Congress and tell them to add their names as co-sponsors.
- Sally Triolo
Understanding The FairTax Webinar
With February's Additional Topic: Impact of the FairTax on small businesses
Why: To provide a LIVE, 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, Webinar Producer & Host from Orlando, Florida. Our webinars are vital to educating honest tax payers. We help build the knowledge base of those on the front lines as well as those wanting to know what the FairTax is about.
Does the FairTax Really Abolish the IRS? In a word, YES. The FairTax, unlike a flat income tax, eliminates the IRS both symbolically and literally. For an orderly end to the income tax system, the IRS is phased out within 3 years of the effective date of the FairTax, HR25/S122. A phase out period is necessary to allow the collection and audit of the final year of income taxes and payroll taxes.
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-- If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.
I am not a Ukrainian. But, the creator of this (above)video is and it should make us all feel like we are. Watch it. Share it. Send it to your representatives. It’s not your problem. True. But all of our collective voices might be part of the solution....