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The Chairman’s Report – May 27, 2016
It is easy to see which form of tax is more consistent with liberty. The FAIRtax is an indirect tax and requires no personal reporting of our income and how we spend our money to the government. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – May 6, 2016
Now that Senator Cruz and Governor Kasich have suspended their campaigns, Donald Trump is the “presumptive” Republican nominee for President. A key question is if a President Trump … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – April 22, 2016
The income tax code contains both credits and deductions. An example of a tax credit is the Child Tax Credit that allows a $1,000 credit for children under age 17 … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – April 29, 2016
A nation’s tax that is border adjustable is one that taxes imports and domestic goods the same way but does not tax the nation’s exports. This is a subsidy from the nation to make its exports more competitive. Read More.
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A Special “Tax Day” Report from AFFT Chairman & President Steve Hayes
Another tax day is upon us and the United States still has a federal income tax. Many of us have worked for years to replace the current income/payroll tax system with a national retail sales tax, the FAIRtax. We find it very frustrating that many Members of Congress ignore the problems caused by the income tax/payroll tax system. Many Members who say they understand that we need a new tax system seem to be ineffective at getting their colleagues to consider the FAIRtax. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – April 1, 2016
Many times we have explained the FAIRtax to someone and received the reply, “A great idea but it will never happen.” Of course, throughout history there are … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – April 8, 2016
The word “philanthropy” derives from the ancient Greek word “philanthropia”, meaning “to love people.” Since the founding of the United States, there have … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – January 29, 2016
For those of us who have been working for many years to get real tax reform, it is very frustrating to see the D.C. politicians express their agreement with real tax reform. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – March 18, 2016
Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick was actually born in Britain and first came to Ireland when he was captured by Irish pirates and brought to Ireland as a slave. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and believers of … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – February 19, 2016
This week we celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Considered by many historians to be our two greatest presidents, they came from vastly different backgrounds. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – March 11, 2016
Dave Barry is a popular author best known for his ability to expose myths with humor. Barry posed the question, “I understand that Congress is considering a so-called ‘flat’ tax system. How would this work? Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – February 26, 2016
Last week’s lead article was devoted to Washington and Lincoln. On February 6, 1911, Ronald Reagan, another great president, was born. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – March 25, 2016
Congressman Woodall’s excellent report explains that The Ways And Means Committee Members are much more interested in how consumption taxes can work and why they work … Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – March 4, 2016
Despite the fact that Trump, Cruz, and Rubio have released flat income tax-based plans, this doesn’t mean that they are not going to be open to real reform—the FAIRtax—if they are elected. Read More.
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Chairman’s Report – February 5, 2016
There is continuing good news for all FAIRtax supporters. Rob Woodall, the sponsor for the FAIRtax in the House of Representatives, and I literally bumped into each other in the halls of the Longworth House Office Building this week. Read More.

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