Chairman's Report – February 5, 2016

  • 02/05/2016
  • FAIRtax
  • by: Steve Hayes, AFFT Chairman and President
Chairman's Report – February 5, 2016
February  D.C. Trip
FAIRtax Hearings to Be Scheduled!

There is continuing good news for all FAIRtax supporters.  Rob Woodall, the sponsor for the FAIRtax in the House of Representatives, and I literally bumped into each other in the halls of the Longworth House Office Building this week.  Rob was just coming from a meeting with Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and an original cosponsor of the FAIRtax. 
Congressman Brady told Congressman Woodall that the FAIRtax team should begin discussing who was going to be the “expert” witnesses at the FAIRtax hearings his committee was planning.  The hearing date is being planned now and Congressman Brady will let him know in the next few weeks when the hearing will be scheduled.
This is very big news for the FAIRtax because it is the first time that the FAIRtax will be treated like a serious proposal in the Ways And Means Committee.  It is also very important because it is becoming more certain that Democrats and Republicans are planning to do “tax reform” in 2017.  The question is if it will be real tax reform- the FAIRtax, or simply “appearing” to create reform by simply passing a bill that will be changed back to the present unworkable system in a few years.

Our Other DC Meetings

Peggy’s report next week will detail the results of our other meetings.  They were quite positive and it is refreshing to see how the Members, particularly the Democrat Members and their staffs, are responding to our requests to meet and learn more about the FAIRtax.

1040 Club
To those of you not familiar with the 1040 Club, AFFT is asking people to contribute $10.40 per month to AFFT.   This provides a steady funding platform and allows us to spend our time not trying to raise money but actually working with groups to help make passage of the FAIRtax a reality.   Thanks to each of you who have joined the 1040 Club.  You are ensuring that Americans For Fair Taxation can continue to promote the FAIRtax.

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FAIRtax Power Radio

Whether you’re a FAIRtax volunteer or an informed citizen who wishes to be better informed, we encourage you to listen to FAIRtax Power Radio, the online radio show that is available when you are.  Bob and Ron just finished a series of three episodes interviewing Autry Pruitt, radio personality and AFFT Board Member.  Here are the links:

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