A real stunner

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!” – Leo Tolstoy

It’s been a rather stunning week.

It began with Denver fans sitting stunned as they watched the Seattle Seahawks totally decimate the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Then, the President stunningly said the IRS targeting scandal had “not even a smidgen of corruption”. That was news to lots of Americans.

Sadly, the President said this in the face of what has already been presented from numerous Congressional investigations and hearings, and likely without having been briefed on an unfinished, albeit what appears to be a highly politicized Justice Department investigation.

Then three days after the interview, at Wednesday’s Congressional oversight hearing, Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp presented a June 14, 2012, email between Ruth Madrigal, a career attorney at the U.S. Treasury Department and several top officials with the IRS in Washington.

In this rather stunning email, Madrigal wrote, “Don’t know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off – plan) in 2013, I’ve got my radar up and this seemed interesting…” Folks, in Washington speak, “off-plan” means hidden or secret from public view. So much for transparency.

This was followed by yesterday’s explosive IRS oversight hearing. Attorney Cleta Mitchell charged, “First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not pretend, it’s real. Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the United States told the American people on Sunday. And, number 3, the IRS scandal is not over. It is continuing to this day. And, the Department of Justice Investigation is a sham. It is a NON-EXISTENT investigation.“

Mitchell then chronicled a series of what she described as “lies” during a stunning, opening statement.

The combative hearing culminated with several Members beating the drum for a Special Prosecutor. There’s only one word for this – stunning!

One wonders if the President now regrets making his “smidgen” declaration.

What has happened with the IRS scandals cannot be undone and deserves a full and unbiased, non-partisan investigation led by someone other than a major donor to the current President of the United States. And, today’s clarion call for a special prosecutor is a wise next step. Going forward, there is only one way to ensure that this kind of political terror never happens again.

HR 25, the FairTax Act of 2013, currently before Congress and the Committee on Ways and Means is the only legislation that provides simple and fair taxation for all Americans.

More importantly, HR 25 is the only legislation that defunds and disbands the IRS in its entirety.

It is time that Congress stop the perennial IRS theatrics – theatrics created by 74,608 pages of special interests driven tax code approved by Congress – and pass HR 25 / S 122.

Finally, Americans For Fair Taxation® is a key sponsor of the Western States Conservative Caucus in Phoenix, AZ on February 22, 2014. Approximately 1,000 attendees will receive a FairTax lanyard, FairTax button, FairTax pocket card and FairTax briefing information in their registration packet. In addition, Neal Boortz will be a keynote speaker during the plenary session and will lead an exciting panel discussion, “The FairTax: An idea whose time has come,” which also features FairTax spokesperson Steve Hayes and retired AZ State Senator and longtime FairTax advocate Lori Klein.

Our AZ FairTax team, supported by grassroots FairTax leaders coming in from across the nation, will have a booth to share more information on the FairTax Plan with participants. This conference promises great educational opportunities for the FairTax. If you would like to join the FairTax team, you can register for the conference here.

I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

Until next week,

Cindy Canevaro
Executive Director

6 thoughts on “A real stunner

  1. norman senstad

    I am a winter visitor to Arizona and own a house in Mesa where I spend 5 or 6 months before returning to my home state Minnesota.
    I could not make the meeting on the 22nd but was introduced to the Fair Tax at the national Tea Party conference a couple years ago. I agreed with it then and fully support it today but I only hear about this once in a while in Tea Party email. Nothing on TV, not even on FOX. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread but I must be missing something since it has so little exposure. What can I do EXCEPT DONATE MONEY to help move this along?
    I am a young 80 according to my doctor but donated beyond my resources for the 2012 election so now all I have is a few hours a day to give to the cause.
    I am a conservative Independent with some Libertarian views and a strict believer in our original constitution and the views of those who signed the document.

  2. John Gelona

    When are we ever going to see a National Candidate that is articulate and knowledgeable on the FAIR TAX and more importantly, basing his/her campaign on passing the FAIR TAX? I’ve been a supporter for years and I have yet to see anyone running for the House, Senate or President basing his/her campaign on getting this passed. We had one candidate running for governor that wanted to do this in Oklahoma but he was trounced in the primary and it was barely mentioned at all.

    Until that happens, this is a brilliant solution to a big problem but in reality a nothing more than something barely worthy of a brief conversation.

  3. Jerry Nixon

    Fair Tax should have established many moons ago. KThere is no excuse for not doing it! Therefor it will not happen in my lifetime. I f you think about it,,,, Fair Tax would put most of the accountants out of business, all of the IRS would be out of. Jobs”, This country would fall apart, as we know it,,,, Good Luck!!!!

  4. Jack H. Stuart

    My congressman, Raul Labrador is a good conservative. At a town hall meeting I asked him for his opinion on the Fair Tax. He said it was a good idea, but too many people would cheat by not paying it. How would you enforce it ??

    1. Glenn

      How do you cheat? The tax is on any thing new and it’s built in the purchase price.If you can’t afford a new price including the tax, look for the used item and pay NO TAX because it has already been taxed on the item when it was new. I don’t understand his thought. I must be missing something? If you don’t liike the price, don’t buy it.

  5. Fred

    I would love to kick uncle Sam out of my paycheck. I just don’t him giving up that control over us citizens. It’s a control thing. Financial control of it’s citizens is a big part of BIG BROTHER.
    I don’t care if it’s the GOP or the DEMS, they are not going to let that go.
    The states are not going to like it because it’s citizens are going to want a fair tax at the state level and that will never happen because of all the money they make off sales tax with a payroll and income tax. As an example, when a person buys a brand new or used car with a bank or other financial institution, you pay a sales tax on the original purchase and sales tax again on the monthly payments. Taxing that purchase over and over till the loan is paid off.
    So yes it would be the fairest tax system and it kick Big Brother to the curb when it comes to a person’s income. That is why it won’t happen without the people of the United States demand it or some how get it make it a ballot issue. In other words, start a tax revolution.


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