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Letter: Educate yourself about FairTax




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August 7, 2013 | 2,280 views | 29 comments

Editor:

“The Senate’s top tax writers have promised their colleagues 50 years worth of secrecy in exchange for suggestions on what deductions and credits to preserve in tax reform.” This is the opening sentence in a piece published by The Hill, a Washington, D.C., online newspaper. Re-read that first sentence.

Our Senate is so corrupt, its members don’t want their name connected with the sordid “tax deals” they have made in the past. It can’t be because they would be embarrassed or ashamed. They are incapable of such. They are afraid that we, their voting constituents, might find out just who the corrupt SOBs are and vote them out.

Many congressmen are so intoxicated on the power that comes with the IRS and the tax code the Congress doesn’t govern effectively.

This couldn’t happen if the FairTax Act were adopted. This proposed tax legislation has been before Congress for more than 10 years but never even considered. With the FairTax, there are no loopholes; absolutely no opportunity for “crooked deals” by elected congressmen. Its passage would annihilate the IRS too.

Educate yourself about the FairTax. Contact your congressman; demand its passage.

The corrupt Congress is bringing our nation to ruin.

GLEN E. TERRELL

Arlington
 

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Alvin Charmaine  
October 15, 2013 6:22pm
 
I like the fair tax - i dont particulary care if some items cost more to purchase because of it. I like that it broadens the tax base. I dont like the prebate. Id do the fair tax without the prebate. If houses cost more then ... More ›

 
Stephen Eldridge  
Cosby, TN  
October 10, 2013 7:04pm
 
To 4th Generation Texan, The FT is Marxist in that it is primarily about MORE WELFARE - MORE WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION. Via its Prebate, the FT gives away more welfare than does the current tax system. My other point was ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 19, 2013 9:00am
 
4th gen tex........Yeah the largest special interest group that will be harmed by the Fair Tax are the American people.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
August 19, 2013 8:40am
 
Last time I checked Karl Marx wad a Communist. And, I do not believe communist collect taxes cause everything belongs to the state. Other than that, I do not understand your statement....it seems actually to be off topic and ... More ›

 
Stephen Eldridge  
Cosby, TN  
August 18, 2013 9:42pm
 
to: 4th Generation Texan No, the "fair Tax" is not going to happen because enough of us do NOT agree with Karl Marx and also we can see through it financial scam of 40-70% retail sales tax PLUS several hidden taxes, ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
August 14, 2013 11:12am
 
Why educate yourself about fairtax? It's never gonna happen. there are too many special interests that will be damaged by this for it to ever get any traction. These special interest do not care if it will simplify tax returns ... More ›

 
Stephen Eldridge  
Cosby, TN  
August 14, 2013 9:47am
 
To Prairie Grouch, Thank you very much, I appreciate that. I am in touch with many people/Tea Parties in TX (the original home of the "Fair Tax"). I would welcome talking with you. Call me 423-532-7337.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 12, 2013 10:39am
 
Stephen Eldridge.....Thanks for furthering my knowledge on the Fair tax.....I was opposed to it from the beginning but now, I am dead set against this monster. I really do appreciate your insight on the facts.

 
Stephen Eldridge  
Cosby, TN  
August 12, 2013 10:19am
 
To; Colin Valenta # 4 Compliance costs MAY be a little less too start, but could easily wind up more expensive for individuals. Govts; Hopefully you now understand your embedded taxes-are replaced-by-FT is just wrong. ... More ›

 
Stephen Eldridge  
Cosby, TN  
August 12, 2013 10:14am
 
To Colin Valenta # 3 Criminals will not pay more tax. A UT economics report states they will be the same amount as before, just a different way. At the same time, we would now have 320MM formerly law-abiding citizens ... More ›

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