“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.” - Buddha
Two Fifths Doesn't Solve Anything
Two very important things happened at yesterday’s short-lived House Oversight hearing investigating the IRS targeting of nonprofits.
First, IRS former senior manager Lois Lerner again invoked the 5th Amendment. In January, her attorney said she would testify if given immunity. That same attorney now states, Lerner cannot testify because she fears for her life.
Second, graphics were apparently displayed that showed previously disclosed communications of Ms. Lerner. However, when viewed in the context of testifying under oath, well, as Fox News Greta Van Susteren said in her Facebook Post, “THESE EMAILS ARE HORRIBLE! Lois Lerner is in a heap of trouble -- and these emails (below) are really bad.”
Just who is “everyone” and “they” and is this why Ms. Lerner is so afraid to tell the American people the truth?
More importantly, why isn’t the news media falling all over themselves to get answers to these and other important questions regarding this scandal – just as they did with the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals?
And why isn’t every member of Congress demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor just like they have done in the past?
And the most important question of all – who is standing up for and defending the taxpayers of America - the ultimate and perennial victims of the IRS?
The answer is simple - nobody.
Taxpayers, the very people who paid for Ms. Lerner’s salary, pension and most likely, her attorney; who pay the salaries, benefit plans and perks of the IRS employees who carried out this political weaponization; who underwrite the lavish lifestyles of Members of Congress appear to not be even an afterthought in this escalating political cat and mouse.
This can change. If Congress enacts the FairTax® Plan, the American people will have a tax code that is fair, simple and truly represents them – not a plan that is used by a Congress bent on partisan manipulation and retribution.
More importantly, with the FairTax, the IRS is gone – no more scapegoated federal employees to do partisan political bidding and no more cowering by taxpayers from enforcers who act like brown shirt thugs instead of public servants once sworn to uphold the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
No citizen – most certainly no American citizen - should ever feel the need to cower before their government or any of its representatives. As John Adams said in 1776, “Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.”
Perhaps that is why a majority of Americans want the FairTax passed, the IRS defunded and disbanded and the 16th Amendment repealed.
Until next week,
Will You Spare A Few Minutes?
Glen Terrell, one of the FairTax® campaign’s super activists, leads a group of terrific volunteers who write Letters to the Editor (LTTE) in support of HR 25, and defend it from misstatements and misrepresentations. He has also developed a Twitter messaging initiative.
In the message, include the name of your Representative, note that they are on the W&M Committee and confirm if you will write or Tweet or both on behalf of the FairTax.
The FairTax Image Of The Week
Florida FairTax Educational Association volunteers manned a popular booth at the 16th Annual Business & Career Expo hosted by Tools for a Time, a local FairTax supporting business, on Saturday March 1st.
The FairTax Act In The Media
Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country – The Ranger
I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
A fair tax as set forth in HR 25 is simply a sales tax on retail purchases at the cash register…
The states will collect the money from their own citizens and pay the fee to the federal government. This money would flow to the government each month, not April 15th, making budgeting much easier.
Everyone can and should participate in funding this great country. We pride ourselves as the Equality State, leading the way for others to follow. I call on the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne to get behind this effort and insist that the federal government change the tax code from 74,608 pages to the 133 pages that makeup the Fair Tax Act HR25.
- Michael Gard
Your View: Enact the FairTax and shut down the IRS – HPE.com
…Once the FairTax, HR 25, S 122, is enacted there will no longer be such designations as 40(c)(3) and 40(c)(4) for organizations that gives them “permission” to function without paying taxes on donations received. The IRS would no longer exist and would not be able to disrupt innocent organizations and give their information to competing organizations the way they are currently are charged with doing…
The House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Fundamental Tax Reform is currently reviewing this bill and will have a vote on it within a few months. Give them your support!
- Phil Schiltz
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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.