President George W. Bush and Congress have been working on this grand economic stimulus plan to jump-start the economy out of its slump. They have come up with a plan to put about 600 bucks into the hands of millions Americans.
Of course not all Americans will get it…Only Americans selected on the basis of vote buying will get the money. What does that mean…well if you are rich and pay the most taxes…fouhgetaboutit. No stimulus for you! If you are middle-class and most of the poor you are in. You will be getting your check soon. Why, cause the government knows that the middle-class and the poor decide elections. Oh, and by the way if you are single and make 75,000 you are the rich… Hey, I don’t make the rules.
The government really has no desire to come up with a real economic stimulus plan. They just want a plan that looks like they are trying to do something. It puts a little walking money in the people’s pockets, and it will get them re-elected in November so they can retain their power over you.
Their economic stimulus plan is the manipulation of the tax code to gain votes. Something politicians have been doing for years. It isn’t going to work folks.
How about an economic stimulus plan that will work? I will give you some economic stimulus.
How about making the United States the number one tax haven for business in the entire world?
How about getting some of the $13 trillion (yes trillion) that has went overseas to escape our punishing tax code and set up shop in safer tax haven areas? This is money that should be in our economy!
How about freeing up the $300 to $500 billions that is spent by Americans and businesses every year to try and figure out and comply with our current tax code?
Instead of giving some households a $600 bone one time, how about we give every legal house hold a rebate check every month to offset the taxes on their basic necessities of life up to the poverty level?
How about totally removing the tax component from all capital and labor in this country?
How about letting people invest with untaxed dollars, and then not taxing the profits from those investments?
It sounds like a dream doesn’t it, but it can be achieved. The plan is called the FairTax. The FairTax will do all of this and more!
Thing is it is going to take the American people to demand the FairTax through a grass roots effort because politicians do not like the plan. They don’t like the plan because it takes power away from politicians. They would no longer be able to manipulate the tax code in order to pander to voters.
For months now we’ve heard politicians plan for more taxes on the rich, more rebates for the poor and a variety of ideas to use the tax code to influence people’s behavior. The FairTax puts an end to all that. It takes away that power. It would be the biggest transfer of power from politicians to the people since the ratification of the constitution.
We can get these politicians, kicking and screaming, to support the FairTax. We are already doing it. The FairTax is already popular and growing. Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was a second tier candidate in the Republican Primary until he made the FairTax part of his platform. Now he is a front-runner, you will not convince me otherwise the FairTax had something to do with that.
So keep the e-mails and letters flowing to Congress, continue with the FairTax inquiries at town hall meetings, and support candidates who support the FairTax with your vote in November.
We have a huge opportunity to send a message with the release of the book FairTax, The Truth: Answering the Critics. Buy one, buy two and give one to a friend. Let’s put this book on top of the New York Times bestseller list just like we did with the first FairTax book.
In doing so we send a strong message to every single vote-hunting politician in D.C. They will be forced to recognize this idea is still alive, still strong, and still something they must consider. If you can't get to a bookstore, click here for Amazon.com and here for Barnes & Noble.com.