One thing that has irked me for years has been when I would tell someone when my birthday is, they would reply “Ooooooh, Tax Day!”
No, that’s my birthday, you mental midget.
I’ve mentioned it a few times here: the FairTax Act that’s circulating its way around various circles. It’s a proposal to (among other things) abolish the IRS, and allow you to keep all of your gross income (minus state tax of course).
Sounds good to me!
I’ve been lurking around various related forums and groups, and saw something posted to the Alabama FairTax group that I thought might interest some of you:
“How would you like a 25% payraise without ever
asking your boss for more money?”
by: Debbie K.
Look at your last paycheck stub. What is your gross pay before taxes? How would you like to take home your whole paycheck with no federal deductions? No income taxes, no social security and no Medicare deductions? And what if, at the same time you take home your whole paycheck, the cost of everything you buy goes up by only one or two percent? How would you like to never file an income tax return? How would you like for your business to be your business, not the business of some government bureaucracy? Talk about freedom! How would you like to eliminate the IRS as we know it? If all this sounds too good to be true, then I suggest you purchase and read the Fair Tax book by Congressman John Linder and Neal Boortz. It is an eye opener.
You say it’ll never happen? You say the congressmen will never let go of the control over America that the IRS gives them? Well, think about this. The congressmen cannot keep their job without votes and poll after poll shows that Americans who are educated about the Fair Tax support it hands down. This is a most bi-partisan bill. It eliminates the terribly regressive FICA taxes (a flat tax burdens those who can least afford it). Along with the monthly prebate established by the flat tax, those living at the poverty level get about a 25% increase in take home pay. The average wage earner also gets a raise, and everyone, rich and poor, Democrat, Republican or Independent, benefits from the booming economy that the Fair Tax would generate and the elimination of the IRS. Industry and jobs would flow back into America like you’ve never seen.
Secondly, consider that this grass roots movement is growing by leaps and bounds. Before the release of the Linder/Boortz book, Americans for Fair Taxation had about 400,000 members. In just a few short weeks, it has ballooned to over 600,000.
Thirdly consider History. Women’s Suffrage, Civil Rights and the Child Labor and Collective Bargaining Acts were all grassroots movements. The American Revolution was a grassroots movement. Surely we can muster the courage to enact the Fair Tax.
Lastly, consider that The Fair Tax Bill (HR-25 and S-25) (overview attached) has more co-sponsors than any other bill in history! That’s right, more than any other!
I am not naive. This bill will not pass this year. But, in 2007 it could pass Congress and be signed into law by President Bush â€“ he has already said he will sign it if it is brought to his desk. If it fails to pass Congress in 2007 or 2008, it will be an issue in the 2008 election if we make it so!
I am convinced that the Fair Tax will be the best thing for America since the Revolution. I beg you to read the Fair Tax book! Visit www.fairtax.org to learn more about the Fair Tax and how you can help. Join the Yahoo group, National Fair Tax Roundtable and get on board with this movement so we can make it happen. Your love for your children and grandchildren demands it! Your love for America demands it .
Now, go do the right thing.