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Chairman’s Report - February 28, 2020

Chairman’s Report - February 28, 2020
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The Parasitoids
Are At It Again


It’s time to redefine The Ruling Class and their minions.  They are not parasites, because parasites live off their prey but generally don’t kill their hosts.
 
They are actually "parasitoids".
Parasitoids are organisms sucking the lifeblood from their hosts which eventually kills them.

The parasitoid Ruling Class and their minions demand we work hard to produce so they can confiscate what they want and eventually they will kill our spirit and our drive to succeed.  Why work hard if they let you keep less and less?

There are some people in Congress who see a problem and want to do something to help.  This is commendable even if we don’t agree with their solutions.  However, these “good” Members quickly learn they can do “good” only if they conform to the rules set down by the parasitoid Ruling Class.  If you are not willing to obey the rules, then you will have no chance to pass any legislation.

An example of Members trying to help resolve a problem is the bill "Small Business Start-up Savings Act", co-sponsored by Senators Cory Gardner and Gary Peters which would allow small businesses to create tax-deductible start-up savings accounts.

Congress.gov provides this summary:
  • This bill allows an individual or eligible small business (500 or fewer employees) to establish a small business start-up savings account
  • The taxpayer may deduct contributions to such start-up accounts in the amount of $10,000, or $150,000, reduced by aggregate contributions for all taxable years, whichever is the lesser amount.  Qualified distributions (such as for purchase of equipment, marketing, training, or accounting fees) from such accounts are excluded from gross income, for income tax purposes
The Small Business Administration provided this info about small businesses:
  • Defined as a business with fewer than 500 employees
  • Comprise 99.9% of all businesses
  • Comprise 99.7% of businesses with paid employees
 
  • Comprise 97.6% of exporting businesses
  • Employ 47.5% of all private sector employees
  • 80% or 24.3 million small businesses have no employees
 
  • Generate more than 2/3 of the net new jobs
  • About 1/2 of all small businesses survive 5 years or longer  
  • Many use personal and family resources to finance their start-up or expansion
  • Many have trouble raising start-up money and expansion money

Who could possibly object to helping small business owners and people who want to start the next Microsoft or Apple?


Remember, The Ruling Class has decreed, any income tax “benefit” must have the following requirements and characteristics:
  • Recipients must believe they are getting a special benefit others aren’t getting
  • Recipients must know they have to keep Congress happy if they want to keep their benefit
  • Recipients must comply with complex rules and understand they will be punished if these rules are violated
  • Recipients must know their benefits are not permanent, but come with an expiration date.  This means recipients will have to pay lobbyists to renew their benefits multiple times—not just once
  • Recipients must think they are saving the amount set aside

The legislation introduced by Senators Gardner and Peters meets the requirements of the parasitoid Ruling Class so it may actually have a chance to be enacted.

However, it's just another example of why we need to replace the federal income-payroll-tax-system with The FAIRtax.
 
The Real Solution – The FAIRtax

Unless they believe it’s right to allow a small group of parasitoids to enrich themselves at our expense, a small business owner will want a solution with the following requirements and characteristics:
  • The business owner is the person who decides if he or she needs to set money aside for their  business.  Not the bureaucrats!
  • The business owner doesn’t have to comply with complex requirements, if the owner didn’t spend the money, he would keep it in the business
  • The business owner would be free to spend the money in whatever way he deems is best for his business.  Not the way some bureaucrat said was OK!

The FAIRtax checks off all of those points and will provide even more benefits to small businesses than the bill proposed by the Senators and endorsed by the parasitoid Ruling Class.
 
Conclusion

Some of our fellow citizens seem to have become more apathetic and believe fighting The Ruling Class and their minions is just too much work, and there’s no way they can win.

Others believe, even if they do stand up and object, The Ruling Class will tell their minions in Congress to sound sympathetic but do nothing to address the problem.

Yes, being free and self-determined does require much more effort than just doing what you are told.  There is a risk that if you “offend” the parasitoid Ruling Class they will try to punish you for the impudence of questioning their superior intelligence.

In “Common Sense”, Thomas Paine said, "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”.
 
The truth is these parasitoids number, at most, in the tens of thousands.  We number in the tens of millions.

If we stand up and say, NO MORE!, what are they going to do?  They will run like the cowards they are.

The time is NOW to take back control of our income and our lives and demand a sane tax system to fund OUR U.S. government!

The FAIRtax:
  • Raises revenue for the government in the simplest and most transparent manner possible
  • Provides the prebate-tax credit to all legal households based on household size, and actually allows lower-and-middle-income families to have significantly more money to spend than they currently have
  • Allows American businesses to be more competitive in the world market, and U.S. prices to be reduced by at least 10%
  • Greatly reduces the ability of Congress and lobbyists to extort money by selling “tax benefits”
  • Much harder to single out certain groups and threaten to raise their taxes if they don’t behave
  • With The FAIRtax, there is only one rate and any increase would apply to everyone
  • Will grow the economy at a rapid rate
  • Will create and protect American jobs and workers
  • Ensures the sustainability of Social Security and Medicare and takes away The Ruling Class’ ability to control Seniors
 
Demand Congress to pass The FAIRtax—the only “Fair tax”!

The author George Bernard Shaw said these words in a play he wrote, You see things; and you say “Why?”  But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”

Isn’t it time for us to ask, “Why not?” 

President Trump, “Embrace the FAIRtax, the only Fair Tax the only fair tax and the only real tax reform!  Stand up to the Swamp.  They will oppose you anyway because they see you as a threat.  What have you got to lose?”

The truth is the truth.  Remember, if we don't continue to tell the truth and demand a change, then this quote from George Orwell's 1984 may foretell our children's future:

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

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If you said “None” you’re wrong.  If you think only corporations pay corporate taxes, you’re wrong again.

The FAIRtax Guys delve into the real costs of doing business due to the current income-tax-system and all its complexity and who really pays these costs.  There is a lot of research done on this issue and the results vary from one researcher to another due to methods used and perimeters applied.

For instance, why is the IRS’s estimate for the cost of doing income-tax paperwork so much lower than other estimates?  Why does the range of cost estimates vary so widely from one research project to another?

The Guys also burst the myth only the corporations “pay their fair share” when it comes to the income-tax.  They demonstrate taxes and compliance costs are just another cost of doing business and guess who pays for them eventually?  You!

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What Can Each Of Us Do?
 
Call the local and DC offices of your Representative and 2 Senators.  Use the following script:
 
  • I am sure Representative ____ or Senator ____ is in favor of everyone obeying the income tax laws
 
  • After they assure you 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 10 years
 
  • Since most will say they don’t believe their boss has seen the study, drop off a copy, email a copy or click Read Evasion Study Summary and copy/paste the link into an email
 
  • 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 simplifying the income tax will handle the problem
 
  • Explain, when people evade income taxes, they are also evading the 15.3% payroll/Medicare tax and state income tax.  So, it’s unlikely they are going to pay 30-40% when they were paying 0% because they have already decided it’s okay to cheat
 
  • Say, 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 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 the way to handle evasion without unleashing the IRS audits is The FAIRtax
 
  • If you meet with your Representative or attend a town hall and ask these questions, you will be even more effective  

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