The paperback revised second edition of The FairTax Book by John Linder and Neal Boortz is released today. Buy several, and leave copies at your dentist's office, your tire alignment place, your local DMV or library....be creative. As Neal says:
One other thing has become clear to me since the original release of The FairTax Book. The FairTax frightens many politicians. We've come to realize that the passage of the FairTax would constitute the largest transfer of power from government -- from politicians -- to the people since our Constitution went into effect. There are, it seems, many politicians who don't like to give up power. These politicians will only support the FairTax if they believe that non-support could cost them their jobs.
Another aspect of my thinking has changed since the original release of the book. Back in September of 2005 I believed that we needed tax reform, and that the FairTax was the best tax reform proposal on the table. Did I think it could actually be done? Hopeful? Yes. Confident? Not at all. That has changed too. This can be done. Our present tax code cannot be sustained. We cannot continue with a system of funding the federal government that rewards the very behavior we don't want in our fellow Americans, and punishes the behavior we do want. Our tax code is going to change, either through chaos or in an orderly fashion. We can direct that change.
There will also be an upcoming FairTax rally on May 24th. It will be at the Gwinnett Convention Center (in the suburbs northeast of Atlanta, Georgia). Neal writes:
If you can't come to the rally there is a way you can participate. Letters! We want letters! We want letters detailing your support for the FairTax! We'll dump those letters on stage during the rally to show the level of support! Then we'll personally deliver those letters to the politicians who hold the fate of the FairTax in their hands! For now, just send those letters to us here at the Boortz studios. In a day or so we'll have another address for Americans for Fair Taxation to use. But you can start now by writing a letter addressed to:
The Neal Boortz Show
1601 W. Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309