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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Thursday, October 26, 2006

FairTax Blogburst (Homework Included)

By Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous With this heated election approaching faster than one could imagine, we thought it would be a time to throw the FT BB into the debates to see where each of our respective candidates reside in these matters. We have grown fast and have expanded further than Terry and I anticipated in such a short time, which should prove to be interesting as we will hopefully see. Since we have members of numerous states, and numerous districts of the House of Representatives, let us see where the incumbents and their challengers reside when it comes to the Fair Tax.
xxx This is where Terry and I ask for a small Homework assignment, but Terry and I will be participating, as well..... What we shall do is send a letter to each of the respective campaigns for the district you reside asking them how they feel in regards to the Fair Tax. It can be something as simple as an e-mail, and you can tell them that the Fair Tax BlogBurst will be curious to see their answers....that way, when we hear back from them, we can all report for our readers where these individual candidates stand.
We have provided a form letter below, so feel free to borrow this letter and use it/modify it for your convenience. Readers of the FT BB, we encourage you to do the very same and send either Terry or I an e-mail and let us know what they have to say. This should prove interesting, and should prove to be informative for voters, as well.
xxx Good Luck! Here is a valuable resource to look up the individual e-mail addresses of your Representatives. Sample letter to Congress: The Fair Tax Act, a nonpartisan bill (rewrite this to be your letter) [Date] The Honorable [First and Last name of congressman or senator] United States [House of Representatives or Senate] Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: The FairTax replaces the current tax system. Dear [Congressman or Senator Last name]: The Fair Tax Act, a nonpartisan bill sponsored by Representative Your Representative (XX) and Senator Your Senator (XX), removes the burden of the income tax and other federal income-based taxes. The current tax system is incomprehensible. It is beyond reform. It simply has to go.
The Fair Tax Act replaces the current tax system with a national consumption tax that:
  • Allows Americans to keep 100 percent of their paychecks, pensions, and Social Security payments.
  • Provides a prepaid, monthly rebate for every registered household.
  • Allows families to save more for home ownership, education, and retirement.
  • Raises the same amount of money for the federal government.
  • Makes American products more competitive overseas.

I urge you to heed the vast majority of voters who will surely support you if you are seen as responsible for passage of this historical tax reform measure. As a constituent, I would like to know where you stand on the FairTax.

Sincerely, Your Constituent [Name] [Address] [City, State ZIP] [Phone number] The FairTax Blogburst is jointly produced by Terry of The Right Track Blog and Jonathan of Publius Rendezvous. If you would like to host the weekly postings on your blog, please e-mail Terry. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll.

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