Supporters of the FAIRtax became supporters for many reasons. Here are some of them:
- It eliminates the IRS from our lives.
- It eliminates both individual and corporate income taxes.
- The income tax is unconstitutional.
- You get your entire paycheck.
- It eliminates tax returns.
- Individuals and most businesses no longer have to keep extensive tax records.
- You can control how much tax you pay by how much you spend.
- Decisions are made based on sound business considerations, not tax considerations.
- The FAIRtax is much more stable. Good investments won’t be changed into bad ones by unexpected changes to the tax code.
- Wealthy taxpayers and special interests can no longer purchase favorable tax treatment. Everyone pays their fair share.
- It eliminates one of the main tools used by the “smart people” in D.C. to control us.
- It forces the “smart people” to show us the real amount of the taxes we pay.
- Eliminating the income tax will reduce the cost of doing business and should reduce consumer prices by 10-15 percent.
- Used goods will not be taxed.
- It brings jobs back to the U.S. from abroad.
- It puts American businesses on a level playing field on the world market. American goods will no longer have the cost of the income tax system embedded in their prices so foreign made goods will no longer enjoy a price advantage.
- The FAIRtax would dramatically reduce tax evasion which the IRS Commissioner now admits stands at around $1 trillion a year.
- Economic growth would be much higher with the FAIRtax over the income tax, and that will be good for all Americans.
- The FAIRtax would ensure the future solvency of Social Security and Medicare by expanding the tax base for those programs from just those working for a paycheck to everyone whose spending exceeds the poverty level.
- The prebate (tax credit) will ensure that the lower income groups are actually better off than under the present income/payroll tax system.
Almost everyone we explain the FAIRtax too immediately sees that it’s a much better system than the income/payroll tax, but many worry that it just makes too much sense for DC to ever implement it. Still, most agree that we should demand it anyway regardless of what DC may think about it.
Some people promise to go to our website, fairtax.org, to learn more about it. Others even promise to provide financial support for the effort. However, when we check back with them, many haven’t followed through on their promises claiming they’re just “too busy”.
Before we become too critical of these people, we need to keep in mind that all of us have many things competing for our time and limited financial resources.
The need to see things through the other person’s eyes was brought home to me when I accompanied my dad, who was the county sheriff, to see a family about some complaints from their neighbors. The family lived in an unpainted house at the end of an unpaved road. There was no electricity and we could see an outhouse in the back. My dad asked me to stay in the car while he went to talk to the parents. Three children came out on the porch and stood there while my dad talked. When my dad returned, I remarked that the whole family was wearing dirty clothes and looked as if they hadn’t bathed in a while.
My dad was a child of the Depression and grew up in circumstances even more primitive than this family. He said to me, “Steve, before you criticize think of how many baths you would take if you had no hot water and had to bathe in a large bucket, or if you had clean clothes only after your mother had washed them in a bucket.”
The great majority of people in America live paycheck to paycheck, or close to it. There’s a good chance that many of your friends and neighbors are daily having to confront this problem. Many don’t trust the government. They intuitively know that Ronald Reagan was right when he reminded people to think of the fate of the American Indian when they hear someone say “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”.
Many of us wonder why more younger people are not active FAIRtax supporters. Of course, many of these young people have families to support and must spend a great deal of their time working.
They know that the Ruling Class and their D.C. minions are constantly changing the tax laws to reward those who can purchase favors while they get stuck with most of the bill.
They may love the FAIRtax, but fear that DC will add “gotchas” that will adversely affect them and their families. They know that it may take some time for the many benefits of the FAIRtax to take full effect and begin to change their lives for the better.
They fear that if there’s even a temporary adjustment in the economy that adversely affects their ability to make money, or if prices don’t adjust as quickly as planned, they may not be able to support their family during the transition period.
One thing is all too clear. The current policies being pursued by the Ruling Class and their DC minions will inevitably push the US economy over a cliff. Something has to be done before it’s too late. President Trump asked a question when speaking to minority groups that applies to all people who are concerned that the FAIRtax may create some temporarily upsets in the economy. What have you got to lose?
Almost all thinking people realize that the Ruling Class and their minions in D.C. are enacting policies that will be extremely detrimental to all of us. There’s no doubt that current policies are re-igniting inflation in the economy, and inflation will:
- Devastate lower income earners and people on fixed incomes
- Cause interest rates on home and auto loans to rise rapidly
- Increase the costs of all of our imports and exports
- Push gas prices back up to the $4.00/gallon range or higher
- Do substantial harm to the economy that will be very hard to remedy
If we had the FAIRtax, the Ruling Class and their minions could no longer get away with hiding the impact of their tax increases that way. We would see the full amount of the taxes we’re paying on every receipt for new goods and services.
Winston Churchill was very critical of people who bowed to Hitler’s threats. He said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last”.
When we refuse to stand up and demand the FAIRtax, aren’t we really appeasing the powers that be in DC? Are we doing so hoping that they will harm us last? Appeasing people who are in the wrong has never worked in the past and it won’t work now.
While there may be some uncertainty regarding the transition from the income tax to the FAIRtax, one thing is rock solid certain. If we allow the Ruling Class and their minions to keep leading us down the path we’re currently on, the result is going to an unmitigated disaster for us, our children and our grandchildren.
What will we say to our children and grandchildren when the economy collapses and they ask, WHY DID YOU LET THIS HAPPEN?
WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO LOSE BY DEMANDING THE FAIRTAX? IT IS TIME TO TAKE A CHANCE AND DEMAND THE FAIRTAX.
It is time that Americans take control of our country by eliminating the income/payroll tax system. No more games that profit only the Ruling Class and their D.C. minions.
ENACT THE FAIRTAX!
If you have friends who don’t know about the FAIRtax, send them to FAIRtax.org. Have them watch the white boards under “How It Works” and, if they agree, ask them to please join us.
Then contact your Members of Congress and the President and demand that Congress pass -the FAIRtax—the only fair tax.
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.”
Is it hopeless? When confronted with a seemingly impossible problem, remember the statement attributed to the author George Bernard Shaw who 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?”