Skip to comments.Congressman Rob Wittman Cosponsors Fair Tax
Posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:50 PM PST by Man50D
The Americans For Fair Taxation welcomes Congressman Rob Wittman to The Fair Tax movement. He joined The Fair Tax movement on February 14th. Representative Wittman is the 74th cosponsor. His signing is the second in February. Clearly the grassroots momentum for The Fair Tax is growing! Please keep up your enthusiasm for Fair Tax! Congratulations Representative Wittman for joining The Fair Tax movement!
Fair Tax ping!
Let’s see how long it will take this time.
If we don’t FIRST eliminate the 16th Amendment, we WILL end up with both a Sales Tax and an Income Tax. Count on it.
Good work Rob. He is a smart devoted conservative from Virginia. We should see a lot of good things coming from Rob’s desk.
As with the Immigration debacle, they WILL try.
If the United States is ever again to be a truly FREE country we MUST rid ourselves of the communist inspired income tax and the IRS!
Lets see how long it will take this time.Do you mean how long until you get this thread sent to the Smoky Backroom?
Firs, let me say that I know of not a single FairTax supporter who does not also support repeal of the 16th amendment but, as a practical matter, there is simply NO way it can happen as you suggest. Congress is NOT going to move to repeal the 16th amendment without first having a viable replacement tax in place.
Secondly, if what you say were true, why do we not have them both today as there is currently NOTHING preventing it?
Isn’t it interesting that all these Republican sign on when they no longer have the power to even get the FairTax out of committee? Where were they when they had the opportunity to actually get the FairTax voted on? It seems the FairTax is a lot more popular with Republicans in the House when they know it’s not going anywhere.
22 minutes.I'm sorry, is this a private forum? If you want to post your spam unchallenged, maybe you should start your own site.
about as meaningful as siging onto the flag burning amendment. or the right to life amendment.
sponsorships don’t matter because people do vote against bills they sponsor. Has it left committee? no? then there is the REAL question of parlementary procedure.
As usual, it's your first move. That one isn't quite up to your usual standrad -- yet.
But, I see you’re working on it.
Why is that?
Why is that?I'm just hanging around to see Turret Gunner go off again.
Guy is a lunatic that’s for sure. Fun to watch him come unglued.
Just posting a warning, I’d like to see meaningful tax reform as much as anyone. I just don’t trust Congress.
The best way to end the income tax is to end withholding. Make people write those checks so they know what they're paying.
Repeal of the 16th amendment will be a FAR simpler matter once the FairTax is the law of the land as there will be millions pushing for that result once they have taste some REAL freedom.
I agree with that! Withholding was adopted during WWII as a "temporary" war measure and should be repealed immediately!
Make people write those checks so they know what they're paying.
Although that would certainly be an improvement, it would not solve the problem entirely as so much of what one pays today is hidden within the prices of U.S. produced goods and services.
True, but what you are missing is that the FairTax leadership in Congress is very aware of just that point and they are not going to allow the 16th to survive.
Here’s what they are planning right now:
1. Pass the FairTax but do not enact it until the 16th is repealed. This puts pressure on Congress and States to repeal the 16th.
2. FairTax leaders are now meeting regularly with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a bipartison organization of state legislators, to ‘memorialize’ Congress for drafting a Constitutional Convention for the sole and exclusive purpose of repealing the 16th. Only 34 states are needed to memorialize Congress and then Congress has to do it. The last I heard they have a high number of states willing.
The danger with enacting the FairTax without repealing the 16th is that people will get complacent and think that the unapportioned Income tax is gone and there’s no pressure to repeal the 16th amendment that no one is using anyways.
But in the future all it takes is one class warfare argument to soak the rich and Congress will resuscitate the unapportioned Income tax and then 15-20 years later the cancer will have spread again. That’s the way it happened in 1913 and since that year the Income Tax Code has had five major reforms, each time trying to drive this cancer into remission. It is the 16th that is the root of the cancer. It will always come back to make society sick until another reform provides relief.
The reason the FairTax was not implemented in 1913 is because it was technologically unfeasible but that is not the case now.
So yes you are right the 16th must absolutely be wiped out without a hope of ever returning. The good news is that the FairTax leadership is working that issue daily.
To: Turret Gunner A20
Lets see how long it will take this time.
Do you mean how long until you get this thread sent to the Smoky Backroom? 12 posted on 02/21/2008 12:45:54 PM PST by Your Nightmare
I'm sorry, is this a private forum? If you want to post your spam unchallenged, maybe you should start your own site. 16 posted on 02/21/2008 12:51:52 PM PST by Your Nightmare
By the way, Rob Wittman replace Jo Ann Davis who died in office. Rep. Davis is still listed as a cosponsor. Are you counting both of them?
As usual with the FairTax, the truth is a little different than what they claim. 21 posted on 02/21/2008 1:00:45 PM PST by Your Nightmare
==========================================================================> Why is that?
I'm just hanging around to see Turret Gunner go off again.
tick...tick...tick... 22 posted on 02/21/2008 1:03:51 PM PST by Your Nightmare
To: Your Nightmare
Guy is a lunatic thats for sure. Fun to watch him come unglued. 23 posted on 02/21/2008 1:07:21 PM PST by Fido969
Truly childish behavior.
It would be funny, if it weren't so pathetic.
Have fun kiddies, you just proved what I have been saying for months.
Repealing an Amendment is much more difficult and time consuming than passing a law. Lawmakers are basically lazy. You do the math.
The unapportioned Income tax was fifty years in the making.
FairTax passage will be less than twenty years in the making.
The ALEC and Congressional leaders of the FairTax will draft Congress into a convention to repeal the 16th just as soon as the grassroots has had a couple more years to spread the message.
If the Convention to repeal the 16th starts in 2010-2011, the ratification process will take two more years.
Repeal the 16th in 2013 is symbolic, 100 years to the day that the deception was amended into the US Constitution.
Some laws such as minor amendments are passed quickly, others take years. Also lawmakers are not lazy, they and their staffs work long hours.
There is no math to do. It is a process, not a calculation.
What else you got to add? American legislators are too corrupt to do away with special favors in the the income tax code blah, blah, blah?
I have heard it all and despite the hecklers, the drive-by snipes and the usual set of disruptors, the FairTax movement keeps growing and at an increasing rate, not only in Congress but at the grassroots as well.
It didn't take long. "master-baiters" though he used last week. I was hoping for some originality.
Either way, they are just 200 votes away from getting it passed. During the last 10 years or so they have increased from the low 50's to the low 70's. Maybe in a hundred years....
I noticed that, but the facts never get in the way of a good FT story.
13.8% support - they couldn’t pass gas in congress at that rate..
One seriously has to wonder if the elevator doesnt make it to the top floor...
You've made it two posts this time!
“personally attacked” whom, exactly?
Please be specific.
That’s called bending the rules to fit your agenda.
well noted by everyone.
The FairTax is just another kind of cancer.
Why don’t you concentrate on the topic, instead of just trying to make trouble?
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