CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – April 21st, 2017

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – April 21st, 2017

LSD is a hallucinatory drug whose manufacture, sale, possession and use was made illegal in the United States in 1965.  Dr. Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory, thought LSD was just another drug when he developed it in 1938.  On April 16, 1943, 74 years ago, Dr. Hoffman accidentally consumed LSD.  Dr. Hoffman stated, “Last Friday, April 16, 1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant, intoxicated-like condition characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.”

When we hear that some Members of Congress and the D.C. Elites are promoting some changes to the income/payroll tax system and telling us that these are good for us, we wonder if they are under the influence of some drug like LSD.

Our betters, as they believe they are, want us to ignore that they are simply perpetuating a tax system that:
  • Keeps the IRS
  • Moves jobs overseas
  • Costs billions of dollars a year to try to comply
  • Punishes hard work and savings
  • Punishes U.S. producers
  • Puts money in the pockets of lobbyists and contributions to Members of Congress
  • Reduces the growth of the U.S. economy hurting all of us except the Elites
  • Is increasingly illegally and criminally evaded
The Elephant In The Room—The IRS

Many Members of Congress and the D.C. elites seem to think we are on a hallucinatory drug.  They want us to believe that it is right for us to keep the tax system that makes them rich and punishes the rest of us.  They want us to ignore the fact that the tax system they want to perpetuate will lose $9 trillion to criminal evasion over the next ten years.

This means that each of us who are paying, or trying to pay, the taxes we legally owe will be forced to make up for the criminal evasion.  We will either do it by paying more in taxes or by being saddled with an increasing national debt that is largely required because of illegal and criminal evasion.

As quoted in  an op-ed article by Chairman Kevin Brady, “According to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Americans spent more than 8.9 billion hours doing their taxes for 2016--roughly 4.3 million full-time workers doing nothing but tax paperwork all year - equal to the entire populations of Houston, Dallas and Austin combined.”

If these Members of Congress and the Elites were being honest with us, they would explain that the only way to even reduce this illegal and criminal evasion of the income/payroll tax system is to dramatically increase the size and power of the IRS.

These Members boast to their constituents that they are reducing the IRS.  Since the IRS is widely seen as a group out of control, most of their constituents applaud the Members for this reduction of the IRS.  However, these Members are not explaining that their reduction of IRS enforcement is enabling and encouraging people to continue or to start criminally evading the income/payroll tax system by greatly reducing  their chances of getting caught as a result of fewer and fewer audits.
Of course, these Members of Congress and the D.C. Elites also know that increasing dramatically the enforcement of the income/payroll tax laws by the IRS will affect the 80% of the taxpayers who are trying to comply.  Because people who are illegally and criminally evading their taxes are only about 20% of tax filers, 80% of the audits will be against people trying to comply.

Does it make sense  that because 20% of  people need a painful operation, that you should perform the painful operation on the other 80%?  No it doesn’t.  The only way that it could  is if you are living in some sort of dream-like state—like people on LSD or other hallucinatory drugs.

The Solution

The FAIRtax.
  • No more IRS audits or harassment;
  • Fairer for all;
  • Faster economic growth;
  • More U.S. jobs;
  • Much less illegal evasion;
  • Increased personal freedom.
Call up the local or D.C. office of the House Member and two Senators and you can use the following script:
  • I am sure that Representative ____ or Senator ____ is in favor of everyone obeying the income tax laws.
  • After they assure you that their boss is not in favor of anyone breaking the law, ask if they are aware of the Cebula study showing $9 trillion of evaded income/payroll taxes over the next ten years.
  • Since most will say they don’t believe their boss has seen the study, either drop off a copy or get an email address and send a copy to them for their boss.
  • Say you are going to call back in a week and ask what the Representative or Senator is going to do to stop this evasion.
  • In a week, call back and ask specifically what the Representative or Senator is going to do to enforce the law.
  • They probably will say their boss believes that simplifying the income tax will handle the problem.
  • Explain that when people evade income taxes, they are also evading the 15.3% payroll/Medicare tax and state income tax.  So it is unlikely that they are going to pay 30% or 40% when they were paying 0% because they have already decided it is okay to cheat.
  • Say that the only way to reduce evasion is to increase by tens or hundreds of thousands the number of comprehensive IRS audits done each year.
  • Point out that Evaders do not self-identify by putting an “E” on their income tax return.
  • 80% of the people likely to be audited are trying to comply, but they will be forced to endure these IRS audits as well.
  • Ask if the Member is in favor of this?
  • If they say no, then ask again how the Member proposes to stop people breaking the income tax laws.
  • Then explain that the way to handle evasion without unleashing the IRS audits is the FAIRtax.  
If you can see your Member or attend a town hall and ask these questions, you can be even more effective.


Because of the varied attacks on the Ryan/Brady income tax plan, the White House has announced that they need to start over to determine the best tax plan to propose.

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