Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Fair Tax

I feel there is something seriously wrong with our current tax system. I've heard a lot of suggestions for how to fix it. The people at Americans For Fair Taxation have come up with the best ideas I've heard so far, a fair tax, what a thought. I got an e-mail from them today I'd like to share with you.

"Dear Fair Tax supporters,

Congress is back in D.C. to begin a new session! The time is right to contact your congressman again! Numerous congressmen met with Fair Tax volunteers in town hall meetings, in their offices, and at other events, and discussed the Fair Tax. Remind your congressman that the Fair Tax is true reform designed to do away with the current corrupt system.

Last week brought us two new co-sponsors: Congressman John Sullivan from Oklahoma and Congressman Spencer Bachus from Alabama. Additional members will sign on as co-sponsors when they hear from you!" "Tell them the country needs the Fair Tax! Congress must know that the Fair Tax accomplishes serious tax reform that is revenue neutral, untaxes the poor, boosts the economy, and eliminates all lobbyist-funded special loopholes and special-interest tax breaks. Be polite and let them know why you support the Fair Tax."

Before you contact your congressman you might want to check out the Americans For Fair Taxation scorecard to see where your elected officials stand on the issue. I'd also like to hear what you think. Do you like the idea of a Fair Tax? Do you feel the current system is ok? Do you feel there is a better plan for fixing the problem? Americans For Fair Taxation would also like to hear about the information you get from your congressman, contact them at

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Thanks for supporting the FairTax.

Sadly, even on this issue, we have to carefully watch our Congress-people. There is a move among legislators to pass a national sales tax, but to merge it with our current tax code. We need to watch our legislators carefully to make sure this doesn't happen. Interestingly, this idea was put forth by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif -- and if you'll note the California scorecard, he will not commit to the FariTax.

It is very important for FairTax supporters to get the word out that the FairTax is not a sales tax on top of our current tax scheme -- it is a retail sales tax meant to replace our current tax scheme. Many people whom I respect (Libertarians mostly) oppose the FairTax because they think it will take the form of Bill Thomas' proposal. They fail to consider that if it did take such a form, it would not be the FairTax.

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Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

The Fair Tax could be unfair to those not earning an income, such as seniors especially living at

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