To all of our FAIRtax supporters, on behalf of Americans For Fair Taxation, I want to extend our best wishes for a wonderful and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday!
On the 20th day of October, 1864, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday of November was to be a day of Thanksgiving. Here is in part the text of his proclamation:
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.
One interesting thing about the above address is that even though the U.S. was in the middle of a bloody civil war, Lincoln wasn’t asking for “Almighty God” to help the Union forces defeat the Confederates. He was asking that all of the people in the divided country give thanks for the blessings they had received.
THE SWAMP IS CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING
The Swamp is actually quite happy with the divided Congress. Not only are favorites of the Swamp to be in charge of both Houses, the competing attitudes about income taxes will stimulate contributions from special interests on both sides of the issues.
This is really all that matters to members of the Swamp and their friends—conflict that generates fees. It doesn’t matter what is better for the American people, it is only important that the “noises” from Congress will generate fees from groups wanting to promote their ideas.
The Swamp will also “remind” Members of Congress that the help of the Swamp and their friends will be necessary when these Members run for re-election in 2020.
The residents of the Swamp and most Members of Congress are ignoring the $9 trillion of evasion of the income/payroll tax system over the next decade. They have convinced themselves they can just continue to create more U.S. debt so that Congress’ inept and reckless spending is not affected by the evasion. Not enough money—just print more of it.
The Swamp and most Members of Congress know that vigorously enforcing the income tax laws to reduce evasion will be very much opposed by Americans. Not because Americans will be upset that law violators are being prosecuted, but because people evading the income/payroll tax do not self-identify and must be discovered through more rigorous IRS enforcement actions.
These IRS actions will not just affect the evaders but also create real burdens for the majority of Americans who are trying to comply with the law. This will mean that Congress will get protests and, if not contained, could work against them in the next election.
The only way to “fix” the problem is to dismantle the income tax/payroll tax system and replace it with the FAIRtax. The economic growth that this will create will help Congress reduce the national debt and actually balance the budget—unless Congress and the Swamp decide to spend even more.
Congress has a 22% approval rating. Passing the FAIRtax will dramatically improve their approval rating and, more importantly, help the American people.
Then all of America will be celebrating Thanksgiving every day.
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.”
WHAT CAN EACH OF US DO
Call up the local or D.C. offices of your 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.
FAIRtax POWER RADIO
#135 The FAIRtax Guys Give Thanks To All of You!
On the day before Thanksgiving, The FAIRtax Guys attempted to recognize the many people across the United States that are helping to promote the FAIRtax and educate the public about the only REAL tax reform plan in Congress, HR 25.
With the help from our viewers on Facebook, The Guys tried listing the many people involved with getting the FAIRtax across the finish line - it turned out to be a big job! There’s a lot of people working on the FAIRtax across this country!
Our next challenge is to get someone in the White House to be among those promoting the FAIRtax. To make that happen will require all the FAIRtax volunteers and supporters across the entire country to be involved on a daily basis.
Very simply, Thank You to everyone. Let us continue to march forward.
Please get engaged and help others learn about the value of the FAIRtax by turning them onto FAIRtax Power Radio - the ONLY weekly FAIRtax digital TV show in the country! Watch every Wednesday at 11:30 AM (ET). We are streaming to Facebook LIVE (www.facebook.com/fairtax). If you’re not a fan of Facebook, you can watch FAIRtax Power Radio on xcluded.tv at the same broadcast time - or any time.
FTPR podcasts for each show are posted on Spreaker (http://bit.ly/2oesbk7), iTunes & iHeart Radio every Friday morning. A free FAIRtax Power Radio app is available for iOS and Android. Since it’s a podcast, you can download it and play it whenever it’s convenient for you.
The Facebook videos are saved to a number of pages:
FAIRtax Official (https://www.facebook.com/FairTax/)
The FAIRtax Guys (https://www.facebook.com/thefairtaxguys/)
Democrats for FAIRtax (https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsForFairTax/)
and many others.
Xcluded.tv is a subscription based site which costs $30 per year and features a number of other shows along with FTPR with no commercial interruption.
Please help us educate as many Americans about the FAIRtax as possible. Be sure to tell everyone you know about this great new format for FAIRtax Power Radio. Whether you watch the weekly video or listen to the weekly podcast, this is a great way for more Americans to learn about the best tax reform plan in Congress at this time.
Tune into our video broadcast each Wednesday. Or, if you prefer, you can listen to the podcast of the show later. You can listen to FTPR on any platform - Mac or PC, iPhone or Android. And it’s 100% free. Listen on Spreaker.com (http://bit.ly/2oesbk7), iTunes (http://apple.co/1Te8VdF) or iHeart Radio (http://bit.ly/2eqEG7y) on your computer or smartphone. The easiest way to listen to FTPR on your smartphone is by downloading the free FTPR app. Just search for “FAIRtax Power Radio” in your app store, download the app and start listening.
Remember, FTPR digital TV every Wednesday at 11:30 AM (ET) followed by the podcast on Friday morning. Please listen and tell everyone you know about the FAIRtax Power Radio. The FAIRtax: Once You Understand It, You’ll Demand It!
AMERICA’S BIG SOLUTION - A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE FAIRTAX
America’s Big Solution is a basic introduction to the FAIRtax and is meant for people of any age. And you can download it to your tablet or smartphone right now. It’s also available in print form. See below.
Do you know someone who would like an introduction to the FAIRtax and would prefer to read about it in a booklet rather than search online for Tweets, Posts and Shares? If so, America’s Big Solution is their best choice.
America’s Big Solution is an introduction to the FAIRtax written by Terry Tibbetts, author of A Spartan Game: The Life and Loss of Don Holleder, with help from Ron Maiellaro, President of the Florida FAIRtax Educational Association.
You can buy an electronic version of ABS as follows: AMERICA’S BIG SOLUTION is available for only $2.99 for the Amazon Kindle (http://amzn.to/1WIRHry), the Barnes & Noble Nook (http://bit.ly/1XeG8bH) and Apple iOS (http://apple.co/1tnqK0P).
You can purchase a print copy at the same Amazon link above for $9.25. Regardless of whether you choose the electronic format or the print format, you’ll find AMERICA’S BIG SOLUTION will give someone the boost they need to begin their study of the FAIRtax and the suggested resources to learn more. Buy AMERICA’S BIG SOLUTION now!
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
These links will help you promote and support the FAIRtax, make yourself familiar with the links below. We always do our best to keep our AFFT community up to date, and you can stay ahead of the curve using these convenient sites.
- The website of Americans for Fair Taxation (www.fairtax.org)
- Read the Summary of the Evasion Study.
- Welcome to the Online FAIRtax Community (member.fairtax.org)
- The website at which you can help make it happen. (www.bigsolution.org)
- The Facebook page for Americans for Fair Taxation
- The Facebook page for The FAIRtax Guys
- The Twitter page for Americans for Fair Taxation
- PopVox - Connecting people and lawmakers for more effective participation and better governing
- YouTube channel for AFFT
- YouTube channel for The FAIRtax Guys
- The Official FAIRtax Logo Store (www.fairtaxlogostore.org)
- Xcluded.tv - A new platform for FAIRtax Power Radio Video and other shows.
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