Tax Reform – Can It Be Done?

Fair Taxation for America
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 Tax Reform – Can It Be Done?
Will our Legislators Do The Right Thing for American and Relinquish Their Control Over Americans?

I write this Blog post tonight with concerns and fears that  government and IRS representatives will seek me out to question my patriotism and my political preferences for expressing these opinions.  I am really embarrassed to admit this however our country is not the same as it used to be. My choices for government are smaller size rather than larger, fiscal budgeting, much less spending and more constraint, adherence to the Constitution and Laws of the land, avoidance of waste, and changing the tax code to be fair to every citizen as opposed to favoring specific sectors of the economy as it does now. The Internal Revenue Code and the Legal System give political parties in this country incredible amounts of power that can be wielded to control political opinion, businesses, and the population as a whole. We know that either party can be in power at one time or another and citizens should not fear that any government is going to penalize them for free speech. Free speech is the pillar of our democracy!

As I consider all of the possible actions that we could take to make this country a better

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Justice In Our Tax System

place to live, my favorite is Tax Reform. Why? The reasons are many.

Our government controls each citizen with the current legal Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Code consists of thousands of pages of regulations and can be viewed online in its entirety at http://www.fourmilab.ch/uscode/26usc . Several thousand lobbyists, businesses, special interest groups, labor groups, individuals and others are constantly trying to accomplish changes to the IRC to benefit their causes.
Changes are accomplished through the Congress and Senate and this gives the power to members of those legislative branches.  The President approves or disapproves the laws and the Supreme Court decides the Constitutionality of those laws passed.

According to the IRS in 2008 there were a bit over 142 million individual tax returns filed. There are many estimates as to how much time it takes on average to file a return. I will not enter into that arena of guessing however I bet it averages more than 10 hours per person. There are also 1.3 million accountants employed in the business of filing tax returns. Some guesses have been made as high as a total of 6.2 billion hours go into tax preparation and filings although this is an estimate.

To me it would be much better if the government did not have any controls over it’s citizens. I always thought that the citizens should have control over the government??? Have we given up on this right? How do we get our country back? By changing our tax code for one!

For years I have followed proponents of the FAIR TAX.  I really like the idea as it would be fair to everyone who buys anything, it takes cash businesses out of the darkness, there would be no Internal Revenue Code and no filing of individual income taxes…which means a very strongly reduced IRS with limited power. How nice would that be? If you haven’t heard of this yet…I hope that you will do some reading…John Linder and Neal Boortz are the proponents of this Bill and have published several books on The Fair Tax...The Fair Tax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS [Paperback] Neal Boortz , John Linder

Fair Taxation for Americans
The Fair Tax

The Fair Tax Act

First proposed in Congress in 1999, the Fair Tax Act has since been re-introduced at the beginning of each new congressional session. Some of the most respected federal lawmakers have signed on to help sponsor this bill each time a new congressional session begins. Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss helped sponsor this bill in the Senate, while Georgia Rep. John Linder did so in the House. While this bill hasn’t been passed, it is gaining new sponsors every year.  Read more: The Fair Tax Act | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_6668942_fair-tax-act.html#ixzz2VlWQCOu9

We could do our country and it’s citizens a tremendous service by understanding how a flat tax would work and to realize all the advantages that are available to us. Are you interested? Why not?

I believe the key question is whether Americans can realize the powerful advantages of The FAIR TAX and insist that our Legislators do the right things for America by passing the Bill!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

 

Would You Support This?

After devoting my post to “Tax Reform – Can It Be Done?” yesterday I was very pleased to visit Neal Boortz blog site today to find that Neal was up at 3:30 a.m. this morning writing the post below. I was among the millions of Americans who listened to Neal on his morning talk show for many years…and I for one miss he and his friends on that show tremendously. The day was brighter listening to this former attorney give us his very honest assessments of reality and humor.

To the point, it seems that many people are contacting Neal Boortz and asking him to take up the cause to do a great service for this country…that is…get “The Fair Tax” enacted now. The timing is right! And you can read Neal’s primary concerns in his blog post today. Neal plans to meet soon with John Linder, retired Congressman and co-author of two books with Neal on “The Fair Tax“.

Neal Boortz and John Linder
The Fair Tax Book

I ask you to seriously consider how your personal support of getting “The Fair Tax” passed in this country could benefit you, your family, heirs, friends, and all citizens of America. This is a very simple to understand proposal…in fact you are already doing it everyday when you go to the grocery store. If you will invest a few minutes in reading about the overwhelming benefits that would accrue to our economy, our lifestyles and our freedom from political control, you will thank Neal and John for the rest of your lives…saying this was the greatest thing that ever happened to our country. To get started in your support I recommend that you join Neal’s Nuze and let he and John Linder know how you feel…clearly and often! I think this country’s citizens need a cause to unite them into one country rather than the current two…I believe this can be the motivation to bring us all together again…if we can just get the uninformed to stop for a minute and help improve themselves and their lifestyles as well.

God Bless America! Here is Neal’s blog post for today…

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Posted: 8:36 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013   By Neal Boortz

Pardon me while I rant for a while…with a purpose.

Leo Linbeck Jr. passed away last week.  Some of you know his name; most of you do not.  Considering the current news about the gross misuse of the IRS by the 0bama Administration, the name should be important to you.

It was Leo Linbeck, along with Bob Trotter and Robert McNeil, who pulled together about $22 million dollars to fund a study on how to reform our destructive tax system in the United States.  McNeil, the owner of the Houston Oilers NFL team, is the only surviving member of the group. These three should be remembered as true American heroes and patriots.

Linbeck and his friends hired accountants, economists, financial experts, political scientists and other experts in government and business to develop an alternative to our current tax system.  Researchers came from such prestigious institutions as Harvard and MIT.  Focus groups were formed to listen to the various plans being considered.  A member of one such focus group, after hearing the details of the tax reform plan being considered, said “now that’s a fair tax.”  The name was born, and The FairTax was introduced as a bill in congress by Georgia Congressman John Linder.

Never, in the entire history of the Congress of the United States, has any legislation been introduced backed by so much research — and that, by the way, includes ObamaCare.

Congressman Linder and I wrote “The FairTax Book” eight years ago in 2005.  It debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller’s List.  A book about TAXES … No. 1.  That shouldn’t happen, but it did … showing the hunger that existed in the American public for some way to get rid of the IRS and simplify our federal tax system; change it from one that discourages and punishes achievement, to one that rewards work and protects every families ability to provide for their own basic needs before funding our bloated and often-wasteful federal government.  Two years later Linder and I, along with now-Congressman Rob Woodall, wrote another book, “FairTax, The Truth, Answering the Critics”  This one came out as No. 2.  The public’s appetite for true and meaningful tax reform was still strong.

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Dan Norris
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