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Californians' For the Passage of the FairTax Bill (HR25/S122)

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 16th amendment and imposition of the income tax. Since that time our tax code has grown from 400 pages to over 75,000 pages and counting. For 100 years Americans have been discouraged from working. How many times have you said or heard "I don't want to work overtime because I'll just pay more taxes..." Our economy and the American people lose almost a trillion dollars a year in productivity and real money spent on taxes due to our overly complex tax code. The IRS is the most feared institution of our government.

It's time for change.

The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment.

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 122) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.

The FairTax taxes us only on what we choose to spend on new goods or services, not on what we earn. The FairTax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of our current tax system.

The FairTax:
  • Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
  • Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
  • Reduces the cost of American products shipped overseas allowing them to compete fairly with products made elsewhere
  • Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
  • Closes all tax loopholes and closes the door on our elected officials trading tax preferences for campaign dollars
  • Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
  • Is Progressive, NOT Regressive because it refunds in advance the tax paid on purchases of basic necessities to the poverty level.
  • Abolishes the IRS
Passing the FairTax would:
  • Result in tremendous economic growth in the United States promoting free enterprise and capitalism as companies come back to the US to produce products tax free on US soil
  • Result in smaller government by abolishing the IRS' 100,000 employees and $11.7 Billion dollar budget. (We don't need to be subsidizing their jobs and with the economic boom created by the FairTax they can find another job in the private sector.) Not to mention eliminating the Hundreds of Billions of dollars American's spend on Tax Compliance
  • Reduce government intrusion into our private lives. No more invasive federal tax forms to fill out. You pay your tax at the cash register
  • Tax the shadow economies such as drug dealers and prostitution - or any persons doing a strictly cash business. These people currently pay NO Federal Income Tax because they don't report the income. They do however buy things - which is where the FairTax would capture their portion of their tax

TO BE CLEAR: The FairTax is not a Flat Tax, nor is it a VAT. Please don't get them confused. A Flat Tax is still an income tax and, it leaves in place payroll taxes and would do virtually none of the above. It also leaves the code open to manipulation by lobbyists and Congress. A VAT (Value Added Tax) like in Europe applies tax at each stage of the manufacturing in business to business transactions and is in effect a hidden tax. A VAT is bad. The FairTax only taxes transactions at the FINAL POINT OF SALE.

What can you do?

We need volunteers to help spread the word about the FairTax. If you would like to help, please sign-up, email us or contact one of the District Directors or the State Director listed in the table below.

Please donate money to our effort. A monthly donation of $25 is less than most people spend on coffee in a month. Even a donation of just $5 per month would help.

Donate Now!

Other Websites:

FairTax Nation
HR25 FairTax Review
FairTax Nation
FairTax.org

Local Leaders

If you would like to get involved, please contact one of your local leaders:
City Name Email Phone Number Postion
Anderson Bob Buckley II fairtaxhr25@gmail.com (530) 365-8375 District Director
Apple Valley John Wesley Nobles jwnobles1@verizon.net (760) 961-1312 Regional Director
Cameron Park Jim Donnell jim@ca4fairtax.org (716) 226-6477 District Director
Cameron Park John Depue jrdepue@ca4fairtax.org (530) 677-6679 Community Coordinator
Hollister Christine Padovan cp@actorcp.com Community Coordinator
Loma Linda Judith Fink judyfink41@gmail.com Community Coordinator
Long Beach David Nakov miencanto@hotmail.com (562) 495-1375 Community Coordinator
Manhattan Beach Bill Spillane billspillane@yahoo.com (310) 939-9895 District Director
Oceanside Richard Rettig rgrettig@earthlink.net (760) 722-1340 Community Coordinator
Palm Springs Denning Hardin denningh@hotmail.com (760) 880-1803 Community Coordinator
Sacramento Maxine Rodowicz max36x00@yahoo.com Community Coordinator
Sacramento Andris Lannon salannon@aol.com (916) 616-4148 Community Coordinator
San Francisco Marty Sturmer martysturmer@hotmail.com (415) 866-5800 District Director
Santa Clara David Rideaut (800) 745-3486 Community Coordinator
Santa Clarita Cary Henderson locodoc@csiway.com (818) 618-8105 Community Coordinator
Soledad Frank Wagener West_Pics_Docs_FWD@att.net District Director
Sunnyvale Ken Smith kennethsmith@ca4fairtax.org (408) 746-5736 State Director
Tehachapi Michael Degrood way2coolwheels@yahoo.com (661) 823-9988 Community Coordinator
Victorvillle Nancy Keesee kinders93@verizon.net (760) 243-4545 District Director

Reference Information

For Everyone
Key points of the FairTax Act by Kerry Bowers and Karen Walby
FairTax effective tax rates by family structure and spending
2013 FairTax Overview - includes prebate schedule
Open Letter to President by 80 economists supporting the FairTax
Promoting Home Ownership / Morgage Deduction Question Answered - White Paper by FairTax.org
Side By Side FairTax vs. Flat Tax - by Jim Donnell
Top Arguments Against The FairTax And WHY They Are ALL BUNK from FairTaxWarrior.com
AFFT Analysis of The Freedom Flat Tax HR1040 vs. HR25
FairTax versus Flat Tax detail comparison by Karen Walby - AFFT Economist
Use the FairTax Calculator to figure out your effective tax rate under the FairTax!
FairTax vs. Flat Tax - From FairTax.org.
Note: Incorrectly states that the origial income tax was a Flat Tax. It was not.
FairTax Presentation: In PowerPoint | In PDF | Handouts (PDF)
Economic Effects of the FairTax - 16 Million Jobs the first year!
Impact of the FairTax on the middle class.
FairTax supports the American Farm Bureau's Tax Policy - Point by Point!
Impact of the FairTax on Farming and Ranching
FairTax Quotes and Sound Bites
Sample Earnings Statement showing how much more takehome page you would have.
8.5 x 11 Hand Sign for Rallies Word | PDF
For Democrats
Why the FairTax Benefits Democrats
Jessica Wexler - Democrat who loves the FairTax.
Why the FairTax is more progressive than the current income tax.
For Republicans
Why the FairTax Benefits Republicans - Highlights overlap with Democrats.