My FAIRTAX Story_Paul Wizikowski

The FairTax plan simply makes sense for America. It replaces all income taxes at the federal level with a simple, transparent and fair tax on consumption. It is our single best chance to turn our economy around and move our country away from the brink of economical destruction. Give a listen as Paul Wizikowski tells his FairTax story:

 

 
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Woodall Re-Introduces Fairtax Bill

On day one of the 112th Congress of these United States Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) re-introduced H.R. 25, the bill better known as the FairTax. Remarkably, the bill was introduced with a record number of co-sponsors. Below is a press release announcing the re-introduction of the bill and a list of its current co-sponsors. If your CongressPerson is not on the list please contact them and ask them why. The FairTax plan is definitely our best shot and possibly our last chance to actually turn our economy around. Links to contact your elected representative are below:

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WOODALL INTRODUCES FAIRTAX BILL ON DAY ONE WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS
Press Release | Jan. 5, 2011 | U. S. Rep Rob Woodall

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:52:22 AM by phil_will1

Washington, DC—On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) introduced H.R. 25, the FairTax. The FairTax legislation eliminates the current income tax paradigm and replaces it with a system of taxation based on consumption. The bill was introduced on Wednesday with 47 original co-sponsors—the most original co-sponsors the bill has ever had for its initial introduction.

“I committed to the Seventh District of Georgia that my efforts in Congress would focus on reclaiming freedom for the American people. It is for that reason that I am proud to make the FairTax—the only bill that restores transparency and simplicity to our tax code—my very first action in Congress. I have said since its inception that the FairTax is not a tax bill; it is a freedom bill,” Woodall said.

Woodall, who was sworn-in to Congress earlier in the day, played an integral role in crafting the original text of the FairTax as former Congressman John Linder’s Chief of Staff when the bill was originally introduced in 1999.

“Our current tax system is a bloated, convoluted mess that gives government power over Americans’ pockets. With 47 Members of Congress and counting signing their names to the FairTax, we are closer than ever before to voting on legislation that eliminates the frustrating mess that is the IRS.”

Although the FairTax was introduced with 47 original co-sponsors, Woodall anticipates adding many more Members of Congress to the bill. Once the FairTax is introduced with the original co-sponsors, Members are able to sign on to the bill as co-sponsors throughout the 112th Congress.

“The number of signatures on the FairTax this time around is a testament to the will of the people. It is clear that Americans do not want to have their hard-earned money taken away and they want to reclaim the freedom to spend their money how they choose and when they choose.”

The list of original co-sponsors is as follows:

1) Tom Price (GA)

2) Brian Bilbray (CA)

3 ) John Carter (TX)

4 ) Michael Conaway (TX)

5 ) John Duncan (TN)

6) Virginia Foxx (NC)

7) Steve King (IA)

8 ) Michael McCaul (TX)

9) Pete Olson (TX)

10 ) John Sullivan (OK)

11 ) Mac Thornberry (TX)

12) Phil Gingrey (GA)

13) Roscoe Bartlett (MD)

14) Don Young (AK)

15) Ander Crenshaw (FL)

16) Todd Akin (MO)

17) Lynn Westmoreland (GA)

18) Tom Graves (GA)

19) Gus Bilirakis (FL)

20) Ted Poe (TX)

21) Randy Neugebauer (TX)

22) Jeff Miller (FL)

23) Robert Wittman (VA)

24) Jack Kingston (GA)

25) Marlin Stutzman (IN)

26) Jeff Flake (AZ)

27) Billy Long (MO)

28) Cliff Stearns (FL)

29) Tim Walberg (MI)

30) Dennis Ross (FL)

31) Dan Boren (OK)

32) Mo Brooks (AL)

33) Darrell Issa (CA)

34) Richard Nugent (FL)

35) Tim Scott (SC)

36) Blake Farenthold (TX)

37) Jeff Duncan (SC)

38) Rob Bishop (UT)

39) Mike Pence (IN)

40) Sandy Adams (FL)

41) John Mica (FL)

42) Sue Wilkins Myrick (NC)

43) Dan Burton (IN)

44) John Culberson (TX)

45) James Lankford (OK)

46) Mike Pompeo (KS)

47) Gary Miller (CA)
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— Jennifer Drogus Communications Director Congressman-elect Rob Woodall
Seventh District of Georgia 202.225.4272 | jennifer.drogus@mail.house.gov

The FairTax may very well be the most important legislation of our time, but it will only become law through the persistent insistence of the people of this country. It’s not good politics, but it is good for the American people. Contact your representatives today insist they do what’s right for our Country! Here are those links again:

Use this link to easily find your congressman’s phone number ->  http://bit.ly/contactcongr

or

Use this link to send them a quick email. ->    http://bit.ly/ftcongress

Herman Cain – FairTax would supercharge US economy

Herman Cain, business man, political conservative, and possible Presidential candidate in 2012 talks about the ways the FairTax plan would supercharge the U.S. economy sooner rather than later.

  • The FairTax plan will replace the federal income and payroll based tax system with a simple, transparent and fair national retail sales tax.
  • You will bring home your entire paycheck, and then you decide when and how much you pay in taxes when you spend your money.
  • Taxes are assessed at the retail, or consumption, level so businesses will be able to compete globally.
  • The ability of politicians and lobbyists to manipulate the tax system to benefit themselves and their interests goes away under the FairTax plan.

The benefits of the FairTax plan are many, and the only way to make it happen is to get involved. Visit FairTax.org for more information or read the FairTax bill, H.R. 25, for yourself.

Fair Tax in 2012

By Bob Keefe
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WASHINGTON — Congressman-elect Rob Woodall campaigned on the Fair Tax idea that his former boss, retiring Rep. John Linder, has championed for years.

Woodall won the right to represent the conservative 7th Congressional District in northeast metro Atlanta, in fact, mainly because he out-Fair Tax-talked his Republican primary opponents.

Fair Tax supporters basically want to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, get rid of the federal income tax, corporate income taxes and other federal taxes and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Doing so, they say, will decrease the overall tax burden on consumers, reduce government spending and stimulate the economy.

So it wasn’t surprising that Woodall’s first meet-and-greet with the Washington press corps last week focused on his plans to reintroduce the Fair Tax bill that Linder has pushed for in Congress since 1999.

Between now and then, Woodall told me, he is busy rounding up a new posse of supporters on Capitol Hill.

“I only made one campaign promise,” he said. “If you elect me, you will see me put more co-sponsors on Fair Tax than ever before.”

Already, Woodall has 55 co-sponsors (10 former co-sponsors aren’t returning in January) and has talked to at least 10 new Congress members who support the idea, he said.

With one of the biggest influxes of newcomers to Congress in recent history, and Washington intent on overhauling federal spending and taxes, Woodall and his former boss say there has never been a better time for the Fair Tax idea.

“He [Woodall] is in a perfect position, with a lot younger legs than I have and a lot more fertile mind,” Linder said of his successor, protégé and former chief of staff.

Doing something as radical as abolishing the IRS and income taxes will take more than just dropping a bill in Congress, both Linder and Woodall acknowledge. That’s why both mentor and protégé also are working on making their Fair Tax idea an issue in the 2012 Presidential campaign, just like Republican primary contender Mike Huckabee did in 2008.

“Whenever you want to make huge changes or have big ideas, the President really has to lead the way,” Linder said.

Congressman Steve King on the FairTax

Congressman Steve King explains how adoption of H.R. 25, the Fair Tax, would strengthen the American economy.?

In this video Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) describes a conversation with Alan Greenspan regarding the FairTax plan. He then goes on to give an excellent explanation of exactly how the FairTax would bring jobs back to the U.S. and help turn our economy around.

King made this statement shortly after attending a 12/09/10 press conference in which he joined Congressman John Linder, Congressman Tom Price, Congressman Phil Gingrey and Congressman-elect Rob Woodall to call for passage of HR 25 in the 112th Congress.

The time for tax reform is now

President Obama is right about one thing; it is time to reform our federal tax system. And, the only system that makes sense for America is the FairTax plan.

What is the FairTax plan?

The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment.

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 296) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.

The FairTax taxes us only on what we choose to spend on new goods or services, not on what we earn. The FairTax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of our current tax system.

The FairTax:

  • Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
  • Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
  • Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
  • Allows American products to compete fairly
  • Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
  • Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
  • Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
  • Abolishes the IRS

Americans for Fair Taxation, “www.fairtax.org,” offers a library of information about the features and benefits of the FairTax plan. Please explore it!

Rep Bilbray discusses FairTax on Fox News

More and more people are coming to see that our income tax system is a giant drag on our economy. Watch Rep. Bryan Bilbray of California as he gives one of the best yet explanations of how the FairTax system could and would energize the American economy.

FairTax Bill Summary

The FairTax is the popular name that has come to represent two actual bills that have been introduced into Congress: H.R.25 and S.296. Below is the summary provided by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. It’s basically a mile high view of the bill, but it’s a good place to start.

SUMMARY AS OF:
1/22/2009–Introduced.

Fair Tax Act of 2009 – Repeals the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax. Redesignates the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Internal Revenue Code of 2009.

Imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services. Sets the sales tax rate at 23% in 2011, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years. Allows exemptions from the tax for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions.

Sets forth rules relating to: (1) the collection and remittance of the sales tax; and (2) credits and refunds. Allows a monthly sales tax rebate for families meeting certain size and income requirements.

Grants states the primary authority for the collection of sales tax revenues and the remittance of such revenues to the Treasury. Sets forth administrative provisions relating to: (1) the filing of monthly reports and payments of tax; (2) accounting methods; (3) registration of sellers of goods and services responsible for reporting sales; (4) penalties for noncompliance; and (5) collections, appeals, and taxpayer rights.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to allocate sales tax revenues among: (1) the general revenue; (2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund; (3) the disability insurance trust fund; (4) the hospital insurance trust fund; and (5) the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.

Prohibits the funding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after FY2013. Establishes in the Department of the Treasury: (1) an Excise Tax Bureau to administer excise taxes not administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and (2) a Sales Tax Bureau to administer the national sales tax.

Terminates the sales tax imposed by this Act if the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this Act.

As you can see this is the briefest of overviews of what the bill actually calls for, but we’re going to take the bill one tasty morsel at a time, chew it, digest it and analyze it for ourselves. Along the way we’ll also take a look at the criticisms and claims of those on both sides of the issue, and hopefully we can bring you reasoned input from both sides.

No, the FairTax is not a perfect plan. No tax system ever will be. But, it is fair; it makes sense; and, it is transparent. It is the catalyst that will change the direction of our Country and enable us to regain the path to prosperity.

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Have you been thinking it’s about time to trade in your old truck for a new one? Have you been thinking that being able to protect or defend your person, family or property might be a good thing? Well, there’s a car dealership in Missouri that agrees. Right now you can get a free AK-47 rifle with the purchase of a vehicle. Maybe it’s not the ideal solution to today’s problems, but it beats sitting on your ass and waiting for the Government to take care of things. Plus, you get a new truck!

My Spanish Language Lesson

So, I was sitting in the cafe´ enjoying a cup of old fashioned coffee and a piece of homemade apple pie. We still do that here in the heartland. The young couple sitting in the booth behind me was carrying on an animated conversation, in Spanish. They seemed to be having a great time; they certainly had a lot to say; and, it all sounded as if it were probably very interesting. Not for the first time, I found myself wishing I knew Spanish or conversely that they knew English. It wasn’t that I necessarily wanted to eavesdrop but they were two feet away and I couldn’t understand a word. For all I knew they were planning anything from a double date with friends to kidnapping the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

Patty, the waitress, came over to ask if they wanted anything else before delivering their check, and suddenly the young man in the booth was speaking clear and quite understandable English.

Huh, I thought, maybe they were speaking Spanish because the girl doesn’t speak English. But then, I heard her say something to Patty in plain and clear English. They conversed momentarily and after Patty left the two slipped easily back into Spanish.

I couldn’t help being impressed. These two were very young, and as our town is not at the height of cosmopolitan style it was impressive that they should be fluent in two languages at this age. My curiosity got the better of me and I turned and struck up a conversation.

They were polite and respectful, even to the point of calling me sir which seldom happens these days. They became obviously uneasy when I asked where they were from so I didn’t push it. We chatted for a bit, and I complimented them on their English and asked where they had learned to speak the langauge so well. The young man, Joe was his name, shrugged and told me they had learned here, in the school.

It turns out that our public school offers English language classes to those students for whom English is not their native tongue. I also learned that our community offers, free of charge, a similar class for non-English speaking adults. Rosa, the young lady, told me her mother attends the class at the local library. I thought this very interesting; I wished them a nice day and went back to my pie and coffee.

As I was leaving the cafe´ I was thinking about these classes and wondering why I hadn’t heard about them before. I was headed for my truck when the question popped into my head like a single kernel of popcorn.

I cut across the square and climbed the steps to the library. As I approached the counter the pimply faced kid imitating a librarian looked up from his computer screen.

“Hi,” I said, “I’d like to sign up for the next Spanish class.”

“Excuse me,” he said, looking more than a little confused.

“Yeah, I just heard ya’ll have free language classes over here and I’d like to learn Spanish. So, sign me up.”

“We don’t.. have a Spanish class,” he said.

“Huh. Well, that’s okay. What other languages do you have? As long as it’s free I might as well learn one. I’ll just take whatever you got.”

“We don’t… I don’t know… Umm…”

“Well, what language classes do you have?”

“The only language class we have is the English one,” he managed to stammer while looking around for somewhere else he had to be.

“Huh,” I said on my way out the door.

On the drive back to work I pondered this for a while and finally just had to chuckle at the irony of it. People come to this Country unable to speak the language and in order for them to better assimilate into society our tax dollars are used to provide classes for them. The net result is that they become bilingual while we remain mono-ignorant. Is this a great Country or what?

Here’s my idea. Let’s use our tax dollars to provide classes to Americans so that we may learn the languages of the immigrants. Because we will be better able to communicate and explain the ways of American society they will more easily assimilate through direct and daily interaction. And, if they do not wish to assimilate we will be better able to understand that when they’re sitting behind us in a booth talking in a language they think we don’t understand.