September 27, 2014

UnFair: An opportunity that must not be lost | FairTax(R) Friday

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"UnFair:  An Opportunity That Must Not Be Lost"

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln

People often ask, "How do I make others see the benefits of the FairTax®? We have all experienced the frustration of explaining the FairTax and having someone politely say it makes sense and then change the subject to football or the weather. What is it about the tax code that causes these individuals to view tax reform and solutions like the FairTax as mundane topics for polite conversation?.

The answer may illuminate the challenge we all have in engaging new activists in the FairTax campaign and signing up new paid AFFT members.

A recent survey found that 56% of American taxpayers felt that they paid about the right amount of income tax.  More importantly, many taxpayers view the IRS favorably because they have never felt the IRS' wrath and because they receive a "refund" check every year. Clearly, we have a lot of work to do and we need to educate and recruit these people who don't see the IRS as a problem.

Craig Bergman, a long-time FairTax advocate, has produced a new feature movie that provides a great opportunity for the FairTax campaign. His documentary movie, UnFair, showcases the abuses of the IRS and makes the irrefutable point that the only solution is the FairTax Plan. It will be showing for one-night only on October 14, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., in theaters across the country.  You can find a list of theatres here.

UnFair provides the FairTax campaign with a terrific opportunity and educational tool. However, like any educational tool, it will only be successful if people know about it, buy tickets and come to the event on October 14. And that's going to take a lot of work by a lot of people – people like you and me.

Thomas Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Together, let's put on our overalls, roll up our sleeves and get to work supporting UnFair, generating new AFFT memberships and building a new army of FairTax supporters. Let's make sure people know about the movie, buy tickets and get to their local theatres on October 14. And, don't forget to use this opportunity to have attendees:

Here's what else you can do:

  • Forward this e-mail to everyone you know and post it on Facebook.
  • Encourage fellow FairTaxers, friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to buy UnFair tickets TODAY.
  • Become a "Theatre Captain." Theater Captains have an exciting and unique role in supporting UnFair including explaining the FairTax to the audience 30 minutes before the movie begins and answering questions after the movie ends. They can also invite attendees to sign the FairTax Petition and become paid members of AFFT.
  • Participate in SOCIAL MEDIA BOMBS every Tuesday until UnFair opens on October 14. Be sure to Follow and Friend on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Demand a theatre in your community.
  • Sponsor a theatre and host an UnFair-FairTax Party. As Will Rogers said, "It is not what you pay but what it costs." Remember, for every AFFT membership you sign up at your theatre party, your state FairTax organization will receive 50% of paid memberships from your state (less bank fees or about 43%) to fund more state and local FairTax activities. As a theatre sponsor you can buy some or all of the tickets for your community theatre.  If you are interested in theatre sponsorship, don't wait - sponsorships must be purchased by September 30th.

UnFair is an exciting opportunity to visually demonstrate to the nation the longstanding abuse of the income tax code and the IRS. It is also gives the FairTax campaign a fantastic opportunity to rapidly meet AFFT's new goal of 1 million paid memberships. The 114th Congress will assemble in January 2015. Together, let's make the 114th the one that finally enacted the FairTax.

See you at the movies!

Steve Hayes
Chairman and President


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And the hits just keep on coming: Did anyone catch "60 Minutes" Sunday? Steve Kroft explored how easy it is to get some stolen SS numbers and file a fake electronic tax return. The real taxpayer doesn't know he's been defrauded until he asks for his return and the Feds tell him, sorry we already sent it to you.

With the FairTax, there is no IRS to be scammed.  Sure, folks can try and scam the Prebate, but instead of once a year for a big haul, the Prebate is once a month, to a specific account or address, making it much easier to catch the crooks!!

No wonder Washington doesn't want the FairTax!!

- Steve Curtis

"Understanding The FairTax" Webinar

With October's Special Topic: "Why Politicians Avoid the FairTax" - Who's Against It and Why

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific

Why: To provide an interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed

Who: Join Marc Manieri, Webinar Producer & Host from Orlando, Florida

Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. When you log on you may be asked to download GoToWebinar software or it will download automatically which will allow you to join us. For more information, contact Larry Walters

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To my Michigan Family & Friends,
Please help Michigan retain a Michigan Supreme Court made up of judges that interpret the law rather than legislate from the bench.  Below & attached is who we need to vote for to have such a court.

Good evening-
As you may know, absentee ballots are available next week.  Please share the attached with all of those in your networks-your friends, families, those groups you belong to, neighbors, colleagues-all Michigan voters!  It is critical we maintain the Rule of Law Michigan Supreme Court.
Justice Brian Zahra, Justice David Viviano and Judge James Robert Redford understand the proper role of the court and follow the law.  Their opponents are well funded (one is self funded) and very organized-they would like to take back the court and turn it into another legislative branch of government where they create laws based on their personal beliefs and opinions-we all remember in 2008 when the Democrats ran the untrue Justice Cliff Taylor "sleeping judge ad"-unfortunately, the lie worked.  We are at risk of losing the 5-2 Rule of Law majority once again this year. 
Please share the attached on social media, email  and feel free to print off copies-let's get their names out there!

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