The Chairman’s Report June 28th, 2024

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  • 06/28/2024


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


Could the unthinkable ever happen to our great country?  

Victor Davis Hanson addresses this very subject in his latest book, The End of Everything.  In a recent article in the June 2024 edition of Amac Magazine entitled, “Can Societal Annihilation Happen Again?” Victor discusses many aspects of what has historically led certain civilizations to experience a complete elimination of their culture, way of life, language, physical space, people, and long customs and traditions.

Examples of former thriving civilizations that Mr. Hanson discusses include the Aztecs, Byzantines, Carthaginians, and others.  Interestingly, a common theme that appears throughout these historical episodes is that these civilizations were not fully aware that they were in decline and that their enemies wished to be rid of them.  

So, what does this have to do with the FAIRtax?  Well, everything is always relative to its counterpart and in this case, the income and payroll tax system.  Mr. Hanson discusses how a people’s “resentments against the majesties of these eternal cities and some of their imperial practices” also contributed to the perfect storm of destruction that these civilizations ultimately succumbed to.  

Our problems in the U.S. seem to be stacked extremely high against us--we’re short on munitions, we’re $36 trillion in debt, our national borders are porous, the rule of law and application of justice appears to no longer be impartial or blind and the country is divided on these and numerous other issues.

However, let’s not forget about how our income tax is another ruling class club that is used to bludgeon the American people into submission.  

Our bureaucrats harass us and use medieval techniques to collect revenues, such as civil asset forfeiture, and employ a division of government with nearly 100,000 people to administer their monstrosity. 

The income tax is a tool that divides and separates our people instead of uniting them.  The income tax punishes increased productivity and success, and rewards failures and flops.  The income tax drives a stake into the heart of our most sacred possession that we toil, sweat and labor for, our income, which for most of us is the only way to live the American dream.  

The incentive is certainly there to pay less in taxes to the federal government. Our income/payroll tax system is supposedly “voluntary”.  We “voluntarily” prepare the endless forms and file federal income tax returns each year that are supposed to comply with the Internal Revenue Code.

No one in Washington understands the tens of thousands of pages and regulations that make up the Internal Revenue Code.  However, each of us taxpayers are held responsible for understanding the incomprehensible Internal Revenue Code and any failure on our part to file, as they think we should, is punished with penalties of cash and threats of even being sent to prison.

The income tax is a method of tax collection that psychologically disposes many people to illegal evasion because they can rationalize and justify evasion for a multitude of reasons.

While our income tax system is falling apart at the seams with over $1 trillion in annual illegal evasion, we must not forget that the people generally despise our income and payroll tax system.  

This means that on at least one front, we have the power in our hands to adopt a commonsense piece of legislation, H.R. 25, replace our antiquated income and payroll tax system with the FAIRtax, and avoid what Mr. Hanson called the “resentments against the majesties,” at least as it relates to the country’s system of taxation and collection.  

We have enough enemies, enough issues, enough self-inflicted wounds and other faults.  We don’t need to continue with the madness of our income tax system, and the FAIRtax is the answer.  

Our government undoubtedly conjures up feelings and “resentments against the majesties.”  Let’s just take one of these hazards out of play, push back against a dam with a million cracks, and preserve our great country a little longer with the FAIRtax.


Randy clearly shows the benefits of the FAIRtax and why it is a winning strategy with the public.  

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!


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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.  

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