FairTax Act should be passed
by GLEN TERRELL
Jul 28, 2013 | 4554 views | 19 19 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Senate's top tax writers have promised their colleagues 50 years worth of secrecy in exchange for suggestions on what deductions and credits to preserve in tax reform."  This is the opening sentence in a piece published by THE HILL, a Washington DC on-line newspaper.  Re-read that first sentence.



Our senate is so corrupt its members don't want their name connected with the sordid "tax deals" they have made in the past.  It can't be because they would be embarrassed or ashamed.  They are incapable of such.  They are afraid that we, their voting constituents, might find out just who the corrupt SOBs are and vote them out.



Many congressmen are so intoxicated on the power that comes with the IRS and the tax code the congress doesn't govern effectively.



This couldn't happen if the FairTax Act were adopted.  This proposed tax legislation has been before congress for over 10 years but never even considered.  With the FairTax there are NO LOOP HOLES; absolutely no opportunity for "crooked deals" by elected congressmen.  Its passage would annihilate the IRS too.



Educate yourself about the FairTax.  Contact your congressman; demand its passage.



The corrupt congress is bringing our nation to ruin.



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Amerigo M. Cimino
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July 29, 2013
"FairTax Act should be passed"

You have my vote!
Pat Burkett
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July 28, 2013
Harry Reid has nixed all tax reform for this Congress. He's not willing to do anything that takes power away from politicians. We need to get him voted out of office and get Senators and Legislators who will do the people's will, rather than play favorites for big campaign contributors. The Fair Tax is the biggest transfer of power back to the people of any law ever passed. Let's vote against any politician who won't support it!!
David Boone
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July 29, 2013
If I have done the math right, Harry Reid's re-election will not come up until 2016. A better plan would be to elect enough Republicans in 2014 that he is made minority leader.
Bev4FairTax
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July 29, 2013
Get involved in the primaries. One vote there for the right person equals ten votes in November. Don't be afraid to support out of state candidates who will or do cosponsor the FairTaxHR25 S122. At every political activity, have your phone's video going and ask if the politician will co sponsor HR25 S122 if elected. Tweet and facebook their answer.
Howard Monroe
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July 28, 2013
One would think that H&R Block would be hurt by the FairTax. "Not at all", said one senior H&R Block executive. At the current time only half of their revenues come from tax preparation. "We will make far more money helping people and businesses invest their money." The same holds true for CPAs. So if neither of these groups are against the FairTax and the abolishment of the income tax (repeal of the 16th admendment) then who is in favor of keeping the income tax code. Certainly not the citizenry. Must be the politicians with their special interests.
David Boone
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July 29, 2013
Agreed. Howard. I have a CPA friend, and a bookkeeper friend. The CPA tells me he would love to be able to concentrate on growing his clients' bottom line. The bookkeeper is an ardent FairTaxer who puts her sanity on the line every year with her tax filing activities.

Mark Curran
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July 28, 2013
I was a fairtax sucker early on, it sounds great.

When I found out they had no research -- none -- despite claims of 22 million dollars in research, I took a long look at the "fine print".

Fairtax does have a retail sales tax, but they have much larger taxes on top of that. Yes, you pay the retail tax, but that's just the start.

There are massive other taxes. For example, Dallas Texas would owe over 80 million in wage and pension expenditure taxes. All cities counties and states have to pay a "wage" expenditure tax and a "pension" expenditure tax.

Not just Dallas, but every city in Texas, and every county, too. And Texas itself -- states pay separately, this huge wage tax.

It's in the fine print -- and Fairtax spox defend it. They have to, it's in the fine print, and it makes up most of Fairtax revenue!

Plus -- Fairtax documents say they "assume" all cities will "raise their tax rates appropriately" to pay it! Another document uses the phrase "We assume city and states will take necessary measures to raise their taxes sufficiently"

There is much much more tucked away in the fine print, that they don't tell you in books videos and speeches.

SOunds great though.
F Walker
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July 28, 2013
You Sir are wrong! There is more research on HR:25 than any Bill developed by or proposed by Congress. There is no mention of your "wage and pension expenditure taxes. All cities counties and states have to pay a "wage" expenditure tax and a "pension" expenditure tax." Cities and County Governments would only be subject to the taxes any other business or Citizen was subject to pay. This levels the playing field and makes City and County Government compete with private enterprise businesses. I would suggest you and everyone reading this article go to www.fairtax.org or the Thomas .gov site and down load HR:25. The PDF copy is only 131 double spaced pages and there is no fine print!

Kenneth Smith
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July 28, 2013
Mr. Curran,

Your comments sound very sincere but they are not at all based on facts. Take the time to read HR-25 and I don't believe you can find "fine print" information that you are suggesting in your comment. If you do, please post the page number, section, etc. from the bill where the "fine print" information that your reference is located. Also, please go to www.fairtax.org and become better informed. There is no hidden agenda in the Fair Tax movement as you are suggesting; unlike from many of our congressmen, senators, and our president you will find the truth at that website and in the accompanying literature.
Beverly Martin
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July 29, 2013
You need to keep your lies to yourself. I have spent hours reading not only the research done and available online at www.fairtax.org, but I constantly read the current research done by many organizations concerning tax reform and their assessment of the damage done by an income tax. I've read your commentary on other letters to the editor concerning the FairTax. They are without merit unless one enjoys living under the tyranny of the IRS and those who willingly abuse that power.
Beverly Martinn
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July 29, 2013
And, for those reading these comments, so there should be no mistaking as to whom I was addressing concerning their continuation of spreading lies, I was addressing Marc Curran and his silly claim that there is no research to support HR25 The FairTax.

Rod Copeland
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August 01, 2013
Mark Curran is a foul mouthed tweeter on Twitter and tries to use the same bogus claims, appealing by saying he "was" FairTax supporter.

He is biting his tongue posting here, because his filthy mouth is now working against him and he knows it. People identify such language with ignorance.

J Lindeen
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August 01, 2013
I have studied the Fairtax in depth for over 6 years & have never run across any type of "fine print".

You sir, are either purposely misleading others who don't take the time to do the research, or you are relaying the uninformed opinions of others, or you are confusing the Fairtax with something else.

What ever the case, you are wrong!

Ellen Newton Hausler
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August 01, 2013
Hope you aren't the same Mark Curran involved in the Goodwill Industries hoax. Is the IRS investigating you?

Stephen C. Eldridge
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August 06, 2013
MARK,

Your insight is right in the mark. I have studied the FT extensively.

Please see my summary post at its own Letter to the Editor on this site, The Fair Tax is a Fraud - we need a 10% Flat Tax.

Call me: tel 423-532-7337
Stephen C. Eldridge
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August 06, 2013
Mark,

I am amazed at the vitriol heaped upon you by the FT'ers. I see no vile, impolite ranting on your part here.

The FT "research" they claim is maybe $1MM of paid-for economic "research" which is always suspect - the rest of their claimed $22MM was spent on MARKETING the FT.

I have studied the FT in great depth and analyzed it thoroughly. It has far more hidden taxes than you have explained. It redistributes even more wealth.

The FT is a Marxist financial scam.

That is my considered conclusion, as a retired tax lawyer/CPA who spent far more time analyzing the Ft than any of these FT'ers who claimed to have "read" the bill over several years.

Ruth Pickett
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July 28, 2013
I could not agree more. Presently, they are not hidiing their votes and deals to save their lives, only their self serving power to continue. Very different than our founding fathers who were willing to sign their names to the Declaration of Independence, an act that signaled them, their families, and associates as targets.
Steve butler
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July 28, 2013
We, the People are at the cross roads of America. We need to stand together to recover our country and our way of life. Every generation we see a continued loss of freedom. It is time to start removing the rapers of the constitution by removing the IRS and the 16th amendment. We need to stand together and vote in those supporters of the Fairtax.
Stephen C. Eldridge
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August 06, 2013
Steve,

The FT CANNOT repeal the 16th Amend (and it won't be repealed).

The FT will result in us winding up with BOTH the Ft AND a NEW Income Tax.

Please see my Letter on this site, "The Fair Tax is a Fraud"