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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Second Rant: The Federal Tax System

Every year about this time, we see income tax companies like H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt open more offices all over the nation looking to take all payroll and income taxes that the workers have made and put it in the pockets of the federal government. This is not only unfair but it is also wrong. The only way to prevent the fat cats in the government from getting their hands on the hard-earned money the people make is for Congress to do 2 things:

1. Propose a constitutional amendment to abolish the 16th amendment.
2. Have hearings on and vote to pass the Fair Tax Plan (H.R. 25) which Republican Congressman John Linder of Georgia had introduced.

The current Federal tax system is outdated and full of inaccuracies. We need to scrap it in favor of the Fair Tax. In order to have the Fair Tax enacted we as American citizens need to do 5 things:

1. Contact our Congressmen by phone, letter, or email, convincing them that the Fair Tax is a lot better than our current tax system.
2. Write letters to the editors of our local newspapers, extolling the virtues of the Fair Tax.
3. Contact as many talk radio shows as possible, telling the hosts about the Fair Tax and encouraging them to talk about it more.
4. Contact as many of our friends and neighbors as possible, telling them all that we had learned or are continuing to learn about the Fair Tax.
5. Continue to do research on the Fair Tax so we can have something to tell to those we contact.

Once the Fair Tax is enacted we won't continue to be stressed out during this time to make sure the Income Tax forms are mailed in by April 15th at midnight. Most importantly, we will get to keep every penny earned in our paycheck and not have the government reach into our pockets and take it for their own use.

3 comments:

  1. As Rick says, write your congressional Representative to co-sponsor HR-25 the Fair Tax. But don't forget your Senators. There is also Senate Bill S-25 (Yes, ironically the numbers are the same). Call, write, email, fax your Senators and let them know that you and the voting public wants them to co-sponsor and vote for the Fair Tax Bills.
    Fred Fleming
    Port Richey, Florida

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  2. Second Rant: The federal tax system

    As much as I want to see the Fairtax passed, I feel the only way that's going to happen is to make the people in Washington realize their re-election or NOT may very well hinge on this single issue. We must cure so many people of I.& A. diease. Ignorence and Apathy.

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  3. Great post, Rick.
    Tom, the way to cure people of I&A is to get out there and do what needs to be done.
    If you need more detailed information there's lots at www.fairtax.org and www.learnfairtax.blog-city.com

    You know that old saying, "Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it."

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