Thanks to all of the people who sent me the link to the Hardball video of Chris Matthews' interview with Alabama congressional candidate & FairTax supporter Rick Barber - I didn't realize this many people watched MS-LSD.
Matthews masterfully played to his statist audience by acting confused about current embedded taxes & seemingly could not understand that the FairTax is a replacement for all of the IRS enforced taxes - he kept describing the FairTax as an add on to state sales taxes as if this is not the case today with the income tax. Matthews' goal was to make a perfectly normal Tea Party candidate look like an extremist & in the process make the FairTax look extremist. What is extremist is that the income tax system is strangling our economic activity @ the expense of the citizenry to the benefit of a handful of socialist elites. The sooner people stop watching people like Matthews altogether the better so that we get them off the air.
Anyone who has read these messages for any length of time can see through Matthews' charade & answer his questions themselves. That is why this blog, TV programs like the national FairTax TV program on July 4, & educational seminars given in your neighborhood are so important so that people understand the truth about the FairTax so that they can withstand the purposely misleading lies presented by the enemies of America.
Ken Hoagland writes from Houston after the initial ratings of yesterday's national TV program came in - "We'll be doing much more based on this great public response because—as you already know—when people know the details, they like the FairTax.
Our biggest challenge is not convincing people this is a good idea but convincing people that the power of political insiders can be overcome. You and I both know that we have to roll over Congress, tax lobbyists and insiders who profit richly from the corruption of the income tax code.
A lot of our fellow citizens just don't believe anymore that the Founding Father's promise of a nation, 'of, by and for the people…' can be achieved anymore. It is the worst kind of cancer on our system of self-determination.
That's why it falls to us not just to tell more and more Americans about the potential of the FairTax but to be real leaders in restoring a kind of "citizen self-confidence" that makes our Constitution actually work."
Pick your battles & I hope supporting the FairTax is one of them. The drumbeat continues by the most dedicated & committed people I have ever worked with - to give America & your family a chance to Return To Excellence.