Video of FairTax debate in Congress

The ‘Special Order’ non-legislative debate on the FairTax plan hosted by Iowan Congressman Steve King marked a milestone moment in the FairTax movement. The bill (HR 25, S 296) now has fifty-one co-sponsors from both sides of the political aisle in Washington, more co-sponsors than ever before. This is a grass-roots movement with legs that will eventually become law. The only question that still exists is how much damage will the politicians do before the people insist on the passage of this bill.

The full video of the ‘Special Order’ debate is below. The first few minutes will give you a good idea of what the FairTax is about. Give it a listen. It’s good stuff.

FairTax Debate on C-Span: time change

Word has just gone out that the ‘Special Order’ non-legislative debate on the FairTax to be held today in Congress and televised on C-Span will be earlier than 6:00 PM, possibly as early as 4:00 or 4:15 EST this afternoon.
The debate will be recorded and posted on YouTube for those who are unable to watch it live. Below is our original announcement with the times changed:

On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, beginning around 4:00 PM EST, Iowa Congressman Steve King will host a ‘Special Order‘ hour of non-legislative debate on the FairTax bill (HR 25, S 296). This event will be televised on C-Span.

If you are not yet familiar with the FairTax plan this will be an excellent opportunity to find out what’s the big deal. Tune in to this televised event to find out not only what the FairTax is about, but also to get an idea of the ignorant, self-serving, and political arguments against it. Should be fun for everyone.

To learn more about the FairTax bill visit www.FairTax.org

To get involved in supporting the FairTax visit FairTaxNation and/or ZapTheIRS.

The money you earn and pay in taxes determines the extent to which the government controls your life. Isn’t it time you had a say in how much that is? Become informed. Get involved. Be a citizen.

Regards,

Tim Couch

The FairTax is coming round the bend

Did you ever get that prickly feeling at the back of your neck and you just knew something was going to happen? When you were a kid playing around the railroad tracks did you ever put your ear to the track and you knew that something, not too far off, was coming? Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night with that uneasy, but not uncomfortable, feeling that things were about to change? Well, you weren’t wrong.

That prickle at the back of your neck is the feeling of imminent change; that uneasiness is the anticipation of a new direction; and yes, that almost imperceptible vibration you’re feeling is the train coming around the bend and bringing with it, the FairTax.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Iowa Congressman Steve King will host a ‘Special Order‘ hour of non-legislative debate on the FairTax bill (HR 25, S 296). This event will be televised on C-Span.

If you are not yet familiar with the FairTax plan this will be an excellent opportunity to find out what’s the big deal. Tune in to this televised event to find out not only what the FairTax is about, but also to get an idea of the ignorant, self-serving, and political arguments against it. Should be fun for everyone.

To learn more about the FairTax bill visit www.FairTax.org

To get involved in supporting the FairTax visit FairTaxNation and/or ZapTheIRS.

The money you earn and pay in taxes determines the extent to which the government controls your life. Isn’t it time you had a say in how much that is? Become informed. Get involved. Be a citizen.

Regards,

Tim Couch

FairTax Rally, April 15, 2009, Columbia, SC

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The FairTax is an idea whose time has come, and the drumbeats are getting louder. On April 15, in Columbia, South Carolina those drumbeats are going to be heard all over the U.S.

SCFairTax.org and AFFT(Americans For Fair Taxation) will co-host a FairTax “Save the Nation” Rally at the Township Auditorium located at 1703 Taylor Street in Columbia, SC. The doors will open at 4:30 PM, with the event starting at 5:30 and concluding by 7:00 PM. Reservations are free, required, and can be made here: FairTax.org.

There will be a number of FairTax All-Stars appearing at this event including GOP presidential candidate and Fox TV host, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Neal Boortz, radio host of The Neal Boortz Show and co-author of the FairTax books, and Ken Hoagland, National Communications Director from Americans for Fair Taxation, and many more (final schedule and speaker list is still being finalized).

The goal for this event is to bring national attention to the FairTax concept and to introduce the South Carolina FairTax Act which will be introduced in the legislature this year. This rally is scheduled to coincide with the Legislative session and is intended to send a strong and clear signal to all South Carolina Legislators that the citizens of South Carolina demand true tax reform in the form of new FairTax legislation, not just minor tinkering with the current convoluted and illogical accumulation of laws and regulations.

Fund raising is underway to generate enough money to air four weeks of radio broadcasts prior to the event. Options for other media are being explored as well.

Given the current state of our economy this event may well be the tipping point of the FairTax movement. Make plans now to attend this potentially historical event.

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