About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Responses - The FairTax & The 16th Amendment

Below are two responses to the subject message.  The first response takes up my challenge to those of us who know the benefits of the FairTax for America to get behind it & spread the word with no quit or fatigue – the point to be careful of is that you don't wear yourselves out contacting worthless politicians but rather spend your time finding new ones who will make a difference.  The second response amplifies the importance of learning the principles of the FairTax properly.
---Response #1---
Yes Doug - we all must work extra hard; however we have very strong arguments. Push the FairTax relentlessly while arguing the IRS is obsolete with today's retail and sales technology.  Challenge the socialist leaning politicians to answer how a cost of $430 billion a year adds a single dollar to GDP.  Clearly it subtracts substantially from GDP growth.  This is $430 billion cost in complying with our lobbyists' corrupt tax code.
In a town hall or other encounter I would love to confront Senators Menendez or Lautenberg as to how they justify the IRS and the $430 billion subtraction from GDP?  I will write to them again today demanding a specific response and not a canned tax policy response.
---Response #2---
Bravo ! I'm so glad you sent this so quickly. I should have realized you would. So many who claim to be familiar with the working of the FairTax haven't actually studied it and are not aware that the repeal of the 16th Amendment and the passage of the FairTax are not simultaneous. Your message made that clear to one and all. Thank you

1 comment:

  1. Reply to Response #1. Do not hold your breathe - Senators Menendez or Lautenberg will not respond - why ?. Your way does not jive with their thinking.