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We need to put our “ones” together!

Posted By Donald Koop, Monday, March 26, 2018

Congress showed no inclination to change the 100-year-old tax code other than how they have always done it: raise this, lower that, punish these, reward those, respond to the lobbyists, ignore the taxpayers.  Most taxpayers don’t have political power because they’re not organized.  They go about their busy lives relying on Congress to take care of things.

Individual Members of Congress are not motivated to change how we’ve always done it; it’s a lot of work and they’re too busy preparing for re-election every two years.

Re-election, the jugular of politics, drives MCs to respond to special interests bearing money, the mother’s milk of politics.  The special interests, however, each have the same number of votes as each of us.  One.

We need to put our “ones” together, make some time in our busy lives, and show a united front to MCs who need our votes but are not inclined to do things our way.

With few exceptions, MCs are forced to vote for what’s served up to them by “leadership.”  No consumption tax bill, no vote on one.  We must show “leadership” that if the FAIRtax isn’t brought to a vote as part of real reform, their caucus will be in a world of hurt.

More about putting our “ones” together in my next blog.

The views expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Americans for Fair Taxation.

Tags:  consumption tax  FAIRtax  FAIRtax USA  tax reform 

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Donald Koop says...
Posted Monday, March 26, 2018
This post does not open properly. To read the whole thing, go to "Simply. Tax. Us." under "Quick Links." I'm interested in your thoughts!
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John Roman II says...
Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Donald: you make a good point here--as I have been saying like a broken record, most of congress is too enamored with gaming the tax code to their personal advantage they have no idea of the burden, we ordinary taxpayers are saddled with!
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