Skip to comments.WOODALL INTRODUCES FAIRTAX BILL ON DAY ONE WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS
Posted on 01/06/2011 3:52:22 AM PST by phil_will1
Washington, DCOn Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) introduced H.R. 25, the FairTax. The FairTax legislation eliminates the current income tax paradigm and replaces it with a system of taxation based on consumption. The bill was introduced on Wednesday with 47 original co-sponsorsthe most original co-sponsors the bill has ever had for its initial introduction.
I committed to the Seventh District of Georgia that my efforts in Congress would focus on reclaiming freedom for the American people. It is for that reason that I am proud to make the FairTaxthe only bill that restores transparency and simplicity to our tax codemy very first action in Congress. I have said since its inception that the FairTax is not a tax bill; it is a freedom bill, Woodall said.
Woodall, who was sworn-in to Congress earlier in the day, played an integral role in crafting the original text of the FairTax as former Congressman John Linder's Chief of Staff when the bill was originally introduced in 1999.
"Our current tax system is a bloated, convoluted mess that gives government power over Americans' pockets. With 47 Members of Congress and counting signing their names to the FairTax, we are closer than ever before to voting on legislation that eliminates the frustrating mess that is the IRS."
Although the FairTax was introduced with 47 original co-sponsors, Woodall anticipates adding many more Members of Congress to the bill. Once the FairTax is introduced with the original co-sponsors, Members are able to sign on to the bill as co-sponsors throughout the 112th Congress.
"The number of signatures on the FairTax this time around is a testament to the will of the people. It is clear that Americans do not want to have their hard-earned money taken away and they want to reclaim the freedom to spend their money how they choose and when they choose.
The list of original co-sponsors is as follows:
1) Tom Price (GA)
2) Brian Bilbray (CA)
3 ) John Carter (TX)
4 ) Michael Conaway (TX)
5 ) John Duncan (TN)
6) Virginia Foxx (NC)
7) Steve King (IA)
8) Michael McCaul (TX)
9) Pete Olson (TX)
10 ) John Sullivan (OK)
11 ) Mac Thornberry (TX)
12) Phil Gingrey (GA)
13) Roscoe Bartlett (MD)
14) Don Young (AK)
15) Ander Crenshaw (FL)
16) Todd Akin (MO)
17) Lynn Westmoreland (GA)
18) Tom Graves (GA)
19) Gus Bilirakis (FL)
20) Ted Poe (TX)
21) Randy Neugebauer (TX)
22) Jeff Miller (FL)
23) Robert Wittman (VA)
24) Jack Kingston (GA)
25) Marlin Stutzman (IN)
26) Jeff Flake (AZ)
27) Billy Long (MO)
28) Cliff Stearns (FL)
29) Tim Walberg (MI)
30) Dennis Ross (FL)
31) Dan Boren (OK)
32) Mo Brooks (AL)
33) Darrell Issa (CA)
34) Richard Nugent (FL)
35) Tim Scott (SC)
36) Blake Farenthold (TX)
37) Jeff Duncan (SC)
38) Rob Bishop (UT)
39) Mike Pence (IN)
40) Sandy Adams (FL)
41) John Mica (FL)
42) Sue Wilkins Myrick (NC)
43) Dan Burton (IN)
44) John Culberson (TX)
45) James Lankford (OK)
46) Mike Pompeo (KS)
47) Gary Miller (CA)
-- Jennifer Drogus Communications Director Congressman-elect Rob Woodall
Seventh District of Georgia 202.225.4272 | email@example.com
In addition to being about freedom, as he stated, the FairTax is also about putting Americans back to work. This ground-breaking piece of legislation would create more good paying jobs here in the U. S. than any other bill before congress.
I suggest a call to his office ......give him an ATTABOY!
Fair tax is not good.
FLAT TAX is equitable.
Fair tax is just that... fair...it would force the underground economy shoppers, illegals, drug dealers to PAY. Plus say good buy to the IRS. Flat tax has its benefits but keeps the power in DC...
Pass an amendment abolishing the income tax first. Then we can talk about Fair Tax.
Which flat tax proposal do you and Jane support? You do know that a flat income tax is a form of taxation and not a specific proposal, right?
Imagine what we would save if we abolished the IRS? But then, no politician could stand for losing all those tax scams and kick backs they get from their lobbyists.
This will never survive in the house or Senate. They still believe that they are in charge of us and we work for them.
“Pass an amendment abolishing the income tax first. Then we can talk about Fair Tax.”
The FairTax bill has a provision which repeals the proposal itself if the 16th amendment is not repealed within 7 years. That makes repeal eminently achievable because once Americans experience the freedom and economic expansion brought about by the FairTax, the political pressure to repeal the 16th will be enormous. Making the repeal of the 16th a condition precedent to implementing the FairTax is a recipe for maintaining the status quo.
However, that was probably your intention.
BTW, you can talk about it or not; it’s a free country. There are million of Americans who understand how destructive and horribly inefficient the current system is and are eager to debate the issue. Even the federal government’s tax payer advocate Nina Olson has just come out in favor of simplification, pointing out that the tax system has almost tripled in number of pages since 2001.
Isn’t it funny how everyone agrees that simplification is badly needed in our tax system, but congress seems incapable of delivering it under the current system?
Good. Talk of true tax reform is helpful.
Ga 7 introducing tax reform and Ga 9 introducing Health Care repeal. I like.
The Fair Tax is the first building block to a VAT!
What? No Paul Ryan?
” Flat tax has its benefits but keeps the power in DC”
it can set limitations and mandates on congress while forcing them into a strict budget. It also will attract businesses to build here because of low taxes and that translates into jobs...
Paul Ryan has his own tax plan. It’s a hybrid of a flat tax plus pretty much what we have now - you have a choice as to which works better for your individual situation.
Yawn - feel good legislation.
Tax COLLECTION is not the problem. Spending is the problem.
Jim Jordan’s name is not on that list though he insists he is a surporter.
my only objection to the fair tax is if properly implemented, it gives the Fed too much money! (23%)
So what is in this Fair Tax Bill designated HR 25? You do a search and it comes up in 2007, 2009, 110th congress etc.
Seems like folks approve of this bill without reading it.. sound familiar?
I’m a “glass is half empty” kind of guy. I think this is a great deal, but they’ll probably end up transferring the IRS employees over the BATFE if it passes.
I will be shocked if it ever gets past the Senate and gets signed by the President.