“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them…” – The Declaration of Independence
One of the great things about the people of this country is that they will send a message to Washington, D.C. when they believe that a change in direction is needed. FairTax is a non-partisan movement but our supporters agree that the exit polls are correct – people are demanding something be done to improve the economy and allow it to create more and better jobs.
And we have the answer – the FairTax®.
Nowhere was the people’s demand for real change heard louder than in the state of Georgia. And who led the charge? The GA FairTax team who spent hundreds of hours and many months preparing in-depth candidate scorecards and FairTax briefing books for both the primary and general elections.
Dedicated volunteers went to candidates’ events and monitored speeches and social media to capture their positions on tax reform and the FairTax. Invitations were also extended to all candidates, regardless of party, for briefings on the FairTax Plan.
One U.S. Senate candidate, David Perdue, was unfamiliar with the FairTax Plan. He accepted Phil Hinson and the Georgia FairTax team’s briefings, and once he understood how the FairTax is the only tax replacement plan that creates jobs, improves America’s economic growth and eliminates the IRS, he eagerly endorsed it.
And when Perdue’s opponent launched FairTax attack ads, the Georgia FairTax team sprung into action issuing press releases and other communications refuting the misstatements and distortions that were being made against the FairTax.
On January 3, 2015, Senator-elect David Perdue will be sworn in as the Junior Senator from the great state of Georgia. And in case you missed it, on election night Perdue declared in his acceptance speech that when the 114th Congress convenes in January, he would be the new sponsor of the FairTax legislation in the U.S. Senate!
Our hearty congratulations to the Georgia FairTax team for an outstanding election year education effort. They proved once again that determination, initiative, diligent preparation, teamwork and tenacity are the key to advancing the FairTax.
And congratulations to all of you who educated your state’s candidates on tax reform and the FairTax Plan, who held candidates accountable during town hall meetings and who made your voice heard at the ballot box.
This seismic shift in power has already begun to reignite the discussions in Washington on tax reform. The day after the election I received a call from the senior Congressional aide of a major HR 25 co-sponsor who said the Member wanted to know if the grassroots were actively supporting the FairTax campaign now that they were in charge of governance.
And at an event with high wealth individuals, I was asked the same question by several attendees.
If you have not yet signed up for your AFFT paid membership, please do so today.
We have paid memberships for as little as $5. We must be able to proudly say YES and give solid evidence to back up our claim. One way to convey that support is to share how many Americans have become paid members of AFFT. So talk to your friends, your family and your neighbors.
Instead of buying one $10 membership for yourself, buy one $5 membership for yourself and a $5 membership for your friend or neighbor. That way we have two paid memberships towards our ultimate goal. But please, make sure they support the FairTax and are willing to receive more communication from AFFT.
And if you are a recurring donor, thank you, thank you, and thank you! Your gift is more critical today than it has ever been. Please make sure you read the Chairman’s Report each week to see how your gift is helping to advance the FairTax legislation.
Michelangelo, whose breathtaking paintings adorn the Sistine Chapel, is unmistakably one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. He said, “The greatest danger to most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
The 114th Congress promises to address tax reform. However, is it going to be the Washington, D.C. and lobbyist version of tax reform – really not reform at all – or is it going to be real tax reform with the FairTax? The people’s mandate for action gives us a unique window of opportunity to let Congress know that they are demanding a growing economy and better jobs, and the only tax reform that assures this is the FairTax.
And make no mistake. FairTax supporters in Congress are watching to see if we have the broad support we claim we have.
That’s why I am challenging you to recruit five new paid members between now and January 3, when the new Congress convenes. When we are then asked to demonstrate how the grassroots has embraced the FairTax Plan, we can proudly show that just since Election Day, over 100,000 new patriotic Americans have signed on to support the FairTax.
Here’s to aiming high and to achieving victory.