That’s time and money better spent growing the economy and creating jobs.
How do we lift that burden? My answer: Enact FairTax legislation.
The FairTax replaces the current federal tax code with a national sales tax on all goods and services sold in the United States.
Federal income taxes, FICA payroll taxes and the estate tax would all be eliminated. The IRS would no longer be needed because states would be in charge of collecting all revenue.
And the FairTax protects the poor and treats everyone equally: no exemptions, no exclusions and no advantages.
With a fairer, simpler and more competitive tax code, citizens in Northeast Florida and across the country will be able to keep more of their hard-earned money to use as they see fit.
That’s a goal worth reaching and one I have long supported.
So far 72 other members of Congress have joined me in co-sponsoring current legislation (H.R. 25). Rest assured, I will fight to lengthen that list as we move down the road to enacting a FairTax.
If you are reading this and you know a member of Congress who is not on the bill, call them and encourage them to join the fight.