The Chairman’s Report December 15th, 2023

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  • 12/15/2023

The FAIRtax - Show Me the Man...

This week’s Chairman’s Report is written by Randy Fischer, an AFFT board member.

It has been said that prosecutors, if they truly wish to pursue criminal proceedings against someone, can make a case and bring charges against anyone they choose.  The quote most often heard, attributed to the Soviet jurist, Andrey Vyshinskey, in the Stalin era is, “show me the man and I will show you the crime,” or sometimes translated, “give me the man and I will find the crime.”

In recent years and up through our current news cycle as we near the end of 2023, there are unprecedented attacks on political figures from numerous prosecutors and in numerous jurisdictions across the country.  These attacks, while undoubtedly centered on someone we all know very well, can also cut across the political spectrum and can find their way into almost anyone’s inbox.

So, what does the FAIRtax have to do with all this political upheaval and drama?  When we examine many of the accusations and prosecutorial strategies in recent years, oftentimes our U.S. citizens and elected officials are targeted via the cumbersome, nearly 80,000 pages of regulations that we all know and love, the U.S. tax code and IRS.  Was all income properly reported and were deductions that lowered taxable income reasonable, necessary, and ordinary business expenses (which recalls recently reported “deductions” by one politician’s adult child for services from vendors representing the oldest profession on earth)?

The FAIRtax, with its voluntary, transparent, and virtually tax evasion-free format, would eliminate a gigantic tool commonly used by prosecutors to target our brothers and sisters, both well-intentioned and nefarious.  Everyone’s obligation to pay the government taxes owed would occur at the point of purchase of new goods and services, where existing wealth and “old” money would finally be taxed when spent.  We should all remember that rich people generally spend like rich people and when they don’t, their progeny will be spending the inheritance soon, if not before you blink an eye.

So, what effect would the FAIRtax have on this tenuous environment we all find ourselves in now?  What would the FAIRtax do to at least attempt to point our once honorable nation back to a justice system that is truly blind and prosecutes based on the facts and the law?  

While the FAIRtax cannot change the vagueness that lawmakers have incorporated into lawmaking over the past 10-20 years, which works to allow prosecutors to have free reign in who they pursue and why they pursue them, the FAIRtax would remove one of the single largest mechanisms that ambitious and often vendetta-driven and politically motivated prosecutors utilize.  These power-hungry figures would no longer be able to follow the communist-style prosecutions of their political enemies that are becoming commonplace in the U.S. in recent years, at least as it relates to our vague and bloated tax code and its ever-changing girth of regulations.  

The current tax code would be no more after the passage of the FAIRtax, and if you intended to sink your fellow man’s ship, you would have to find a different set of statutes to do it with.  While this is certainly not beyond the reach of our country today, as evidenced by many of the attacks and indictments of our leaders in recent years not being related to income taxes, it would help enormously.  

It never ceases to amaze me how strong of a bill H.R. 25, the FAIRtax Act, really is, and how it exhibits its strength with elegance, as opposed to brute force.  For example, the FAIRtax:

  • Elegantly encourages recycling as it only taxes new goods and services, 
  • Elegantly strengthens U.S.-made goods as they’re sold abroad without the embedded income and payroll taxes included in their prices,
  • Elegantly encourages legal immigration of skilled workers to handle the unprecedented increase in U.S. job demand upon enactment, while the family consumption allowance (aka, prebate) is only available for legal U.S. residents, again encouraging legal immigration,
  • On this same line of thinking, the FAIRtax also elegantly ensures that the 20-35 million people residing in the U.S. illegally, who do not currently file federal tax returns or pay federal income taxes, will finally pay for the benefits and protections they receive in the U.S., as they consume and purchase, they’ll finally be paying their fair share, with no prebate until they assimilate legally,
  • Elegantly encourages greater employment by removing the employment penalty businesses currently pay in the form of FICA and Medicare payroll tax matching for every person they employ,
  • Elegantly reduces interest rates since embedded income and payroll tax costs that comprise a portion of the interest rates banks currently charge, will fall out of the mix of costs banks have to contend with, and
  • Elegantly reduces illegal tax evasion by an estimated 95% relative to the income tax, and not by prosecuting farm owners in Iowa or small business owners but rather by changing the platform by which we tax our citizens, consumption instead of income.  The estimated $1 trillion in annual illegal tax evasion drops precipitously to approximately $50 billion a year, with no round-up of citizens and holding them at gunpoint to “pay their fair share.”

The list of the elegances of the FAIRtax could go on for several more pages. These are just the highlights.  However, in this dark time of prosecutorial misconduct and attempting to silence one’s enemies anyway possible, especially with our complex U.S. tax code, it’s reassuring to know that the FAIRtax would make this growing, freedom-starving practice of being able to find fault with anyone you disagree with, much more difficult.

So once again, the FAIRtax delivers another level of elegance to the great bill that is already jampacked with elegant persuasions for something better."


Randy clearly shows why the FAIRtax is the superior solution.  

The choice is easy—do we want a system for funding the federal government:

  • That is so simple everyone can understand it.
  • That shows the costs of the federal government on every retail receipt so all of us understand what we are paying.
  • That helps U.S. companies compete with foreign competitors.
  • That keeps jobs in the U.S. rather than exporting them to other countries.
  • That permanently establishes the solvency of Social Security and Medicare.

D.C. is ignoring the one real solution that allows us to remain citizens and not subjects, the FAIRtax.  The FAIRtax is simple, non-invasive, but most of all, IT WORKS!


If you don’t like the idea of the IRS and D.C. requiring you to reveal more and more of your private financial data and changing us from citizens to subjects, you should be helping to pass the FAIRtax.

  1. Under the FAIRtax, there are no more tax returns.  You no longer have to disclose your personal financial information to the government.
  2. Banks and other financial institutions no longer have to tell the government about the dividends and interest you received, or about how much you made trading stocks, bonds or other capital assets.
  3. There is no need for the government to know anything about your IRA because you won’t need an IRA.  The FAIRtax lets everyone save for their retirement tax free.
  4. And of course, if the government doesn’t have your confidential financial data, they can’t leak it.

In addition to solving the confidentiality problem, the FAIRtax lets business owners concentrate on making their business more profitable and beneficial for their shareholders and employees.

President Biden and Congress, pass the FAIRtax and: 

  • Do the right thing for the people of America and fix the broken income/payroll tax system!
  • Go down in history as the ones who freed all present and future Americans from the tyranny of the income/payroll tax system.
  • Ensure that there can be no more leaks of our confidential information.
  • Transfer power back to the American people over how much tax they pay!

The FAIRtax transfers power from Congress and the bureaucrats to the people.  We, not D.C., decide how much federal tax we pay.

There is no IRS—the states collect the FAIRtax.

Only retail businesses will have to collect the FAIRtax and remit it to the government.

Since less than 10% of the retailers account for 90% of retail purchases, there will be much less opportunity for evasion.

Why would D.C. pass the FAIRtax and give up this almost unlimited source of donations?  The only way that they will is if the rest of us demand it!
Isn’t it time to end this ludicrous tax collection system and the IRS?

There is going to be a vote on the FAIRtax in the House of Representatives.  

We now have the opportunity to force all Members of the House to show where they stand.  They can:

  • Vote for the present income/payroll tax system or for the FAIRtax.
  • Support the corrupt income tax and the IRS or eliminate it.  It can’t be any simpler than that.
  • Hide the true cost of their government or pass the FAIRtax and show everyone the true cost of government on each retail receipt.
  • Support the largest transfer of power from government to the people, the FAIRtax, or not.

If Members think that the FAIRtax needs to be amended to address a problem, then they can propose the change.  Don’t let reject the entire bill because it has a perceived “flaw” that can be addressed.  

Please stand with us and demand that your representative support a much fairer, much simpler and much more efficient way to fund the government—the FAIRtax!

The FAIRtax doesn’t pick winners and losers.  Because it taxes spending, not earnings, the FAIRtax lets everyone save for their retirement tax free.  

The FAIRtax will allow us to TAKE BACK CONTROL.

The income/payroll tax system is broken and no longer working—we can’t repair it but we can replace it with the FAIRTAX!
We all should remember Edmund Burke’s warning that applies to our efforts to TAKE BACK CONTROL,
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
We should also remember this quote from George Orwell's 1984, which, if we do nothing, may foretell your and your children's future:
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”
We can write letters and make calls to our elected representatives and attend Zoom town hall meetings demanding that if they really want to allow Americans to “TAKE BACK CONTROL”, the first step is to eliminate the income/payroll tax system and enact the FAIRTAX!

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