• Petitioned United States Congress

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United States Congress

Replace current income tax system with FairTax

    1. Michael Christiansen
    2. Petition by

      Michael Christiansen

FairTax, with its decreased overhead, allows the American People to pay less taxes to the government, while still maintaining the same amount of income under the current income tax system.

These are the highlights:
- FairTax is a consumption tax, paid in a manner similar to sales tax.
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Benefits to the consumer
- All categories of consumers would pay less federal taxes under FairTax than the current system
- This is a progressive tax - households below the poverty level
- This tax would make taxes easier for the household, saving money on tax preparations.

Benefits to the government
- This tax will gain the same amount of income as the current tax system
- Since 45 states already collect state sales tax, the federal government could utilize these resources to collect the FairTax from the states. In the other five states, the federal government could subsidize the foundation of FairTax collection systems.

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    • Mark Kuster AMARILLO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      The FairTax will do more for this country than any other single initiative.

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    • angela summers WASHINGTON, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      the Income Tax IS the "Root of All Evil."

      The FairTax will stop government intrusion,and will be fair to all without picking winners and losers. The FairTax will save our economy!

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    • Nancie Reherman GAINESVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Why support the FairTax? Each of us has our reasons. It could be their grandchildren’s future, their own future, their personal privacy, a better economy for us all. I have heard many reasons. As a nation of people who believe in “fairness”; then that should be enough reason to support the FairTax. FairTax will benefit you whether you are a 99%, a 51% or whatever percentile you fall into. $22+ million dollars of research by people with smarts in the 1% have shown the FairTax; based on what you spend not what you earned, is the right way to go. You choose how much you pay in taxes, not some beltway insider with an agenda or toadies to pay off. Unsure about the FairTax go to http://www.gafairtax.org/ and find your reason.

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    • Jim Duffie ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a Realtor, I find that the most important part of home affordability is not an interest deduction or down payment assistance, but a JOB. You must have the ability to pay the mortgage before a deduction is even applicable. The FairTax would enable this country to have the largest increase in job availability in history by allowing a worker to use his earnings FIRST, before government and its inefficient and spendthrift ways. This economy is based on consumerism, which would then be the broadest possible base for tax collection, and would bring in the underground money, and 0% business tax would bring back offshore money (even Romneys!) which could be used to rebuild our manufacturing base. There are so many more reasons - so little time!

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    • William Fogarty ALPHARETTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      FairTax is the best idea for a pro-growth, pro-competitive tax environment that has been proposed. The current tax code is broken beyond repair. We don't need tweaking or targeted adjustments to it favoring one segment or another. We need to make all of the US fiercely competitive in the new global marketplace. It's the only way we'll thrive into the future.

      Any form of income tax doesn't accomplish the same thing. Income tax penalizes reinvestment in successful ideas and forces tax paying citizens to subsidize illegal and underground activity. It inhibits economic growth that hurts everybody.

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