On May 27th, one of the largest papers in the country, "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," stated, "...John Linder (R-Ga.) may have birthed a political movement when their Fair Tax Rally, emceed by guys in suits, drew a rock-concert attendance. ..."
Thousands of your fellow FairTaxers have faxed, e-mailed or called the White House to ask President Bush to support enactment of the FairTax. Please join them today, if you have not, and help us raise a national voice of true citizenship in getting our government back on track. Only our combined effort will turn Washington around and replace the income tax with a common sense tax system. Now is the moment for this message to the White House: http://www.fairtax.org/actionalert.html .
The FairTax Rally at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Georgia just wasn't big enough for the supporters of the FairTax. 4,500 people filled the seats and the walls within the convention center Wednesday night to show their support for the FairTax! The packed house caused thousands of supporters to be turned away. Fire marshals had to step in, as they had to stop admittance due to fire code capacity. Congressman John Linder addressed the audience and joked about the lack of room for all the supporters, "We're sorry," Linder said. "Next time, we'll get you a bigger building."
Herman Cain and our own FairTax Communications Director, Ken Hoagland, had people coming out of their seats as they talked about how to fulfill the Founding Fathers' promise that this can be a government "of, by, and for the people." The passion in the room was electric. The crowd also heard from popular TV and radio personalities such as Sean Hannity, Clark Howard, John Stossel, and Neal Boortz. Boortz went on radio station News/Talk 750 WSB an hour before the show was set to start to tell supporters who were on their way that there was no more room. WSB broadcasted the rally live as thousands of supporters who couldn't get in listened just outside the convention center.
Linder informed the crowd that the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-IL), has set up a meeting with President Bush for Linder to have an opportunity to pitch the FairTax legislation. Linder acknowledged the large scope of this project. "Big ideas take time," he said. "But we've started to move the country, and they will start to move the Congress." The FairTax grassroots team from the national headquarters office in Houston and the twenty plus volunteers from as far away as the state of Utah worked diligently to keep up with the thousands wanting FairTax T-shirts, DVDs, and all types of FairTax materials. WSB had books going like hotcakes! T-shirts and DVDs were gone within 20 minutes of the doors being opened. The event was truly a grassroots extravaganza. We collected nearly 2000 petitions and nearly 5 percent of those were from out of state. This would not have been possible without your support!
Thank you for all that you do!
Americans For Fair Taxation
I received the above in email and decided to show you what "one obscure congressman from Georgia", one talk show host, and what the American public can do.
My understanding is that Boortz is planning FairTax rallies across the country with one planned in Orlando sometime in the next few weeks. We have every intention of attending, and even volunteering to help in some way. I haven't heard a date, but will publish it so that you will have the same information I do and can plan on attending if at all possible.
Please, if you've been living in a 60's fall-out shelter for the last 40 years and know nothing of the FairTax, go to www.fairtax.org and educate yourself. If you have questions, send me email. I may not have the answer, but I'll get it or tell you where to find it.
For those who are Flat tax proponents, come over to the light! The Fair Tax is everything the Flat tax is and more! We've been living under a Flat tax since 1986. It hasn't stayed flat. it's been changed more than 9,000 times in 21 years! Under the flat tax you still pay an income tax and file a return. Under the Fair Tax, no income taxes, no withholding from your paycheck, and you don't file a return!
Everyone pays the same tax rate, whether you are Bill Gates or Joe Sixpack. Look at your tax return. How much did you pay in taxes and how much did you get back? I would bet there is a BIG difference.
Under the FairTax, you pay no income taxes. Everyone pays a tax at the retail level. You keep the withholding now being taken from your paycheck, you get a prebate every month equal to the amount your family would expect to pay on taxes for the basic necessities of life up to the poverty level. This removes the tax burden for those who live at or below the poverty level.
The Fair Tax. The Second American Revolution. An idea whose time has come.