mifairtaxAccording to recent surveys, the vast majority of Americans think the government is too big and too intrusive.  The most intrusive and feared agency of the U.S. government is the IRS.  Not only do we fear an intrusive audit of our tax returns but our fear of the IRS has again been justified by the recent example of IRS abuse of power intended to harm some political organizations and to help others.  This abuse may even have turned the last presidential and some legislative races.  The IRS response to this disclosure was arrogance and non responsiveness during Congressional hearings into the abuse.

There is increasing recognition in Congress and among the public that the IRS can’t be reformed and must be eliminated, however, among all the tax reform proposals, there is only one that will permit the elimination of the IRS.  Because any tax system that is based upon the taxation of income requires a very large and intrusive bureaucracy, a tax based upon consumption (rather than income) must be utilized.

The only tax replacement proposal considered by Congress that taxes consumption is the FairTax, a retail sales tax, which has ten times the number of cosponsors as all other tax reform proposals combined.  With 73 legislators supporting adoption of the FairTax there is hope that the unfair, loophole-riddled, incomprehensible income tax (and the need to maintain records and file tax returns) can be placed in the dustbin of history.  This would return us to a type of tax system intended by our Founders in the U.S. Constitution.

Because the FairTax eliminates the sale of tax favors by our elected officials to lobbyists of special interests, these 73 legislators are giving up millions of dollars in campaign funds from lobbyists.  The lobbyists will contribute to the opponents of the “FairTax” legislators so that the trade in tax favors that lines the lobbyists’ and “status quo” legislators’ pockets continues.

The 73 representatives and senators supporting the FairTax are showing great courage and commitment to serve the best interest of their constituents. The other legislators continue to allow the corrupting trade in tax favors that funds their re-election campaigns and gives them power.  The adoption of the FairTax would be the largest transfer of power from the government to the people since the American Revolution.

There are, also, major economic benefits (jobs, incomes, balance of trade, etc.) and social/political benefits (improved representation, more privacy, equal treatment, etc.) that can be seen at www.fairtax.org.

Below are listed the sponsors and cosponsors of the FairTax Act in the U.S. House and Senate.  If your congressman or senator is not on the list you may want to contact them and ask, “Why are you acting in your personal best interest (power and re-election money) rather than the best interest of our state and country?”

U.S. Senate sponsor and Cosponsors can also be viewed at:



Latest Title: Fair Tax Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] (introduced 1/23/2013)      Cosponsors(7)
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


Sen Burr, Richard [NC] – 1/23/2013
Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] – 1/23/2013
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] – 1/23/2013
Sen Cruz, Ted [TX] – 1/23/2013
Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] – 1/23/2013
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] – 1/24/2013
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] – 1/23/2013



U.S. House of Representatives Sponsor and Cosponsors can also be viewed at:



Latest Title: Fair Tax Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] (introduced 1/3/2013)      Cosponsors(64)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.


Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 3/13/2013
Rep Benishek, Dan [MI-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] – 1/3/2013
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] – 1/3/2013
Rep Bridenstine, Jim [OK-1] – 2/26/2013
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] – 1/3/2013
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 1/3/2013
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 1/3/2013
Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] – 1/3/2013
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] – 1/3/2013
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] – 1/3/2013
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 1/3/2013
Rep DeSantis, Ron [FL-6] – 1/23/2013
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] – 1/3/2013
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 1/3/2013
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] – 1/3/2013
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] – 1/3/2013
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 1/3/2013
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] – 1/3/2013
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 1/3/2013
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 1/3/2013
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 1/14/2013
Rep Graves, Tom [GA-14] – 1/3/2013
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] – 1/3/2013
Rep Harris, Andy [MD-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] – 1/3/2013
Rep Huelskamp, Tim [KS-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-50] – 1/3/2013
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] – 1/3/2013
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 1/3/2013
Rep King, Steve [IA-4] – 1/3/2013
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 1/14/2013
Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] – 1/3/2013
Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] – 1/3/2013
Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] – 1/3/2013
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 1/3/2013
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 1/3/2013
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] – 1/14/2013
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] – 1/3/2013
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Mullin, Markwayne [OK-2] – 2/6/2013
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] – 1/3/2013
Rep Nugent, Richard B. [FL-11] – 1/3/2013
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 1/3/2013
Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] – 1/3/2013
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 1/3/2013
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] – 1/3/2013
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] – 1/3/2013
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 1/3/2013
Rep Radel, Trey [FL-19] – 1/14/2013
Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] – 1/3/2013
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 1/3/2013
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-17] – 5/17/2013
Rep Ross, Dennis A. [FL-15] – 1/3/2013
Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3] – 1/3/2013
Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] – 1/3/2013
Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] – 1/3/2013
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 1/3/2013
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 3/4/2013
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] – 2/12/2013
Rep Young, Don [AK] – 1/3/2013

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