“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
Earl Nightingale said, “Everything begins with an idea.” Last week we asked for your input on how to improve FairTax.org.
Your passion for the FairTax® showed though your great ideas to improve the website and the actions you believe will help get HR 25 passed.
The grassroots leadership team is very encouraged by your suggestions, and today, we want to share a sampling of the recommendations you sent. While we share these few, rest assured all of your thoughts have been shared with the entire board of directors and are actively being studied and discussed.
- A checklist on the progress of HR 25
- A description of the steps required in Congress for the FairTax to become law
- Links to major news outlets
- Slow down the homepage slides – more bullet points
- Provide a list of Members of Congress and where they stand on the FairTax. Consider rating them.
- Bring back the FairTax calculator
- Consolidate the FAQ, eliminate repetitive questions and answers
- Provide a list of key committees in Congress central to getting the FairTax passed
- Implement a communication system for FairTax leaders
- Provide information on how donations are spent
- Provide more detail on how the flat tax and FairTax differ
- Provide a simple summary of just the advantages of the FairTax
- List of where candidates stand on the FairTax
- Keep the FairTax non-partisan. Special effort should be taken to highlight issues of interest to those on the left of the political spectrum
- Stock an “Abolish the IRS” bumper sticker
- Make the fonts easier to read
Finally, you highlighted areas where you would like fresh, new content in FairTax white papers. You asked how financial trends in the retail sector impact revenue collected by the FairTax, if the FairTax impacts government corruption, and the how the FairTax can positively impact the environment.
More changes are coming to the FairTax campaign. In the next few weeks we will be adding a new “Chairman’s Report” in FairTax Friday where FairTax Chairman and CEO Steve Hayes will be sharing his and the board of directors’ perspectives and activities. You may have already noticed some changes in our FairTax Facebook page. Our communications and marketing committee, under the leadership of committee chairman Randy Fisher is working with Maguire Media Partners to develop a new and aggressive social media strategy.
Our IT and Database Committee under the leadership of committee chairman Tom Brown continues refining FairTax.org and the new Trail Blazer database. And our Strategic Planning and Budget Committee, under the leadership of Phil Hinson, is assembling a new strategic direction for the national campaign.
Other committees including membership, Congressional Relations and fundraising are also eagerly continuing their work and we will be sharing more about their plans in future editions of FairTax Friday.
Ryunosuke Satoro summed up the power of your suggestions best when he said, “Individually we are a drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
Until next week,