Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 12, 2013

In support of the fair tax bill


Greensburg Daily News

---- — Dear Editor:

At the most recent Tree City Tea Party meeting of 11-9-13 , we heard a presentation by Mr. Jerry R. Lowman, the 6th district representative on the FAIR TAX.

Through his presentation he explained the difference between the FAIR TAX and the FLAT TAX...and explaining that we are currently operating under a Flat Tax system that has gone off course.

HERE ARE SOME KEY POINTS FOR THE FAIR TAX bill HR25:

1.) Eliminate all personal and business income taxes, payroll, estate and capital gains taxes.

2) Create jobs and restore the made in America label by making U.S. products more competitive.

3.) Raise real wages over 10 percent in the first year.

4.) Save Americans $400 billion wasted yearly complying with 72,000 pages of tax regulations.

5.) Lower tax rates for all Americans and capture taxes from the underground economy.

6.) Provide monthly “prebate” payments to all legal American households to offset taxes on necessities.

7.) End the sale of tax favors to the rich, politically connected, and special interest lobbying groups.

8.) Grow the economy and GDP by billions of dollars

9.) Add trillions of U.S. and foreign dollars to our economy by making America the place to invest.

10.)Secure funding for Social Security and Medicare with a larger, more stable tax base.

11.)Raise the same revenue as the current system.

12.)Lower product costs by removing business taxes & avoidance and compliance expenses now hidden.

13.)Eliminate the IRS and be collected by the states.

The FAIR TAX is backed by $22 million in research as well as many top economists and volunteers across the nation.

WHY DO AMERICANS BACK THE FAIR TAX?

Simple - No more IRS, incomprehensible tax code, and no more income tax returns.

Fair - No more exemptions or loopholes, or the lobbyists who peddle them. Everyone is treated the same.

Transparent - See exactly how much you are contributing to the government on every sales receipt. No more “hidden taxes” in purchase prices.

Individual Control - Choose how much and when to pay federal taxes. You are taxed only when you choose to consume rather than on your income and productivity.

Keep what you earn - No more federal withholding! You keep your whole paycheck and all income earned on savings and investments. Plus, no more taxes on used items or on your estate upon death.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?

Your voice is needed against the self-interests of Congress! Sign up on-line, educate your friends, join a local group and tell your Representatives and Senators to co-sponsor the Fair Tax legislation

Visit fairtax.org/more for FAQs and to get involved.

Mr. Lowman has encouraged all who are in support of the Fair Tax to contact Congressman Luke Messer and voice your support for it to be passed.

Mr. Lowman also stated the number of Congressman who are already on record in support of this bill passing. To voice your opinion on this to Congressman Luke Messer you can do so on his website :

http://messer.house.gov/

I for one highly favor the passing of FAIR TAX bill HR25. If you do as well, please write our elected officials and let them know.

Jean Johannigman

Greensburg