Many of us went to the showing of UnFair at a local theater. Some of the theaters were full and others were not, but generally the reaction was positive. Some of us who have worked in and around the movie production business were impressed that the movie was produced at all. However, Judd Saul, the talented director of the movie, was disappointed because he believed that he could make the film much better but didn’t have the needed production funds. I am happy to report that Judd got his chance and the new version is much improved.
Prior to the movie being released, it was determined that more money was needed to complete the film and pay for promotion. Activist Steve Baer provided the needed financing on the condition that if his money was not returned, that he would control the movie until the money was returned. Then any future money would be paid to the original investors.
Steve Baer provided Judd additional funds to make changes to the film and is working to get contracts with companies like Netflix to further commercialize the film. In the meantime, he has arranged for people to be able to view the film here.
January D.C. Trip
Peggy and I arrive in D.C. on January 25th. We have received a number of emails from our AFFT members who have met with their local Members of Congress. One of the results of the meeting was to obtain an agreement for Peggy and me to meet with the Member and their tax aides in D.C.
Peggy is great at creating coalitions with other groups and is presently setting up meetings. If there is a national association with which you have a relationship and you believe that they are potential supporters of real tax reform, please let Peggy know email@example.com.
Finally, we realize that traveling to D.C. for a 30-minute meeting is not practical for most people. This is why many of our meetings have included constituents via a speaker phone. The presence of a constituent on the phone pretty much ensures that the Member will not be “delayed” or “unavailable”.
At no time in the history of the FAIRtax have we had the opportunity we have now. We have a Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee who is a cosponsor. We have all of the Presidential candidates talking about the need for tax reform.
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FAIRtax Power Radio
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