Fwd: Majority Leader Tom Delay Supports the FairTax!
jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 9 10:45:30 PDT 2003
Now, I think that Tom DeLay is a nasty, nasty piece of work, but...
this is a good thing. Despite the fact that we demonstrated that
FairTax was not in fact a "fair tax" back here on this list over a year
ago, it's still much better than the unconstitutional and wildly
inefficient system that we have now. It's *fairer* than what we've got
now --- i.e., it impacts your ability to accumulate wealth at a rate
more closely proportional to increases in income. It "distorts" the
economy less; it allows a more direct correlation between income and
utility, where the current system is punitive on middle and
upper-middle income earners --- the largest "wealth-creating"
constituency in this country. Yet it retains some of the precious
"progressiveness" of the current system. Summary in case you aren't
aware of this system:
* It eliminates all federal income and withholding taxes permanently
* It institutes a federal sales tax at about a 23% rate
* It provides rebates on basic necessity spending up to the poverty
* It is *VOLUNTARY.* You decide when you buy, you decide when you're
* It is sufficient for providing all federal revenue needs, including
The bill itself:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query --- type in H.R. 25 and search
(weird non-use of URI?)
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "FairTax" <info at fairtaxvolunteer.org>
> Date: Wed Apr 9, 2003 00:44:57 US/Central
> To: <jbone at deepfile.com>
> Subject: Majority Leader Tom Delay Supports the FairTax!
> Reply-To: info at fairtaxvolunteer.org
> Dear FairTax Supporters,
> House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has recently co-sponsored the FairTax.
> Wow! It is the biggest win we have had in the last few years!! It is
> great news since we anticipate more and more members will "follow his
> lead" to co-sponsor the FairTax bill.
> Congratulations to the nationwide volunteers who have worked with
> Congressman Linder, Congressman Peterson and the co- sponsors on this
> issue. You proved grassroots pressure can succeed.
> Has your Congressman signed the bill yet? Read further to find out.
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> Please take a moment to thank all of our sponsors and co-sponsors (fax
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> Spread the word to others, especially those who have told you that the
> FairTax would "never happen." We have begun to prove that it will!
> Current sponsors and co-sponsors since January 2003:
> Rep. John Linder - 1/7/2003 [GA-7]
> 202-225-4696 Fax
> http://linder.house.gov/index.cf m?FuseAction=Contact.Home
> Rep. Collin C. Peterson - 1/7/2003 [MN-7]
> 202-225-1593 Fax
> Rep. Max Burns - 03/31/03 [GA-12] NEW!
> 202-225-3377 Fax
> Rep. John Carter - 03/31/03 [TX-31] NEW!
> 202-225-5886 Fax
> Rep. Phil Gingrey - 03/31/03 [GA-11] NEW!
> 202-225-2944 Fax
> mailto:gingrey.ga at mail.house.gov
> Rep. John B. Shadegg - 03/31/03 [AZ - 3] NEW!
> 202-225-6328 Fax
> Rep. Tom DeLay - 3/26/2003 [TX-22] NEW!
> 202-225-5241 Fax
> Rep. Richard H. Baker - 3/26/2003 [LA-6] NEW!
> 202-225-7313 fax (Please fax if possible)
> Rep. Kevin Brady - 3/18/2003 [TX-8] NEW!
> 202-225-4381 Fax
> mailto:rep.brady at mail.house.gov
> Rep. Mac Collins - 2/25/2003 [GA-8] NEW!
> 202-225-2515 Fax
> Rep. John Culberson - 2/25/2003 [TX-7] NEW!
> 202-225-4381 Fax
> Rep. Nathan Deal - 3/17/2003 [GA-10] NEW!
> 202-225-8272 Fax
> http://www.house.gov/deal/contact/default. shtml
> Rep. John T. Doolittle - 3/25/2003 [CA-4] NEW!
> 202-225-5444 Fax
> http://www.house.gov/doolittle/email_ doolittle1.html
> Rep. Jeff Flake - 2/25/2003 [AZ-6] NEW!
> 202-226-4386 Fax
> Rep. Gil Gutknecht - 3/26/2003 [MN-1] NEW!
> 202-225-3246 Fax
> mailto:gil at mail.house.gov
> Rep. Ralph M. Hall - 2/25/2003 [TX-4]
> 202-225-3332 Fax
> Rep. Steve King - 2/25/2003 [IA-5] NEW!
> 202-225-3193 Fax
> mailto:steve.king at mail.house.gov
> Rep. Charlie Norwood - 3/17/2003 [GA-9] NEW!
> 202-226-0776 Fax
> mailto:rep.charlie.norwood at mail.house.gov
> Rep. Stevan Pearce - 3/25/2003 [NM-2] NEW!
> 202-225-9599 Fax
> Thank you!
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