Hello to all of you old FairTax supporters (and a
couple new ones)
It's been a while since I have written, but rest
assured, I am still working to get this thing passed!
The FairTax has been re-introduced into the 111th
Congress. It was introduced into the House with 34 co-sponsors and currently has
49 including Rep. Rodney Alexander from Louisianas 5th district! . We would love
to see it top 100.
The House bill is still H.R. 25, but the
Senate has a new number - S.296
Congress has been busy working really hard to
"stimulate" economy by having the government take over most of our lives and
They need to know that the way to really get the
ecomomy going is to enact the FairTax.
I don't need to preach to the choir about the
benefits of the FairTax, but I do need you all to get out there and inform
the public and your legislators.
I'll start with Congressman John
Fleming. I have to say that at the moment, I am quite disappointed with
him on the FairTax. During his campaign, he made several promises to sign on as
a cosponsor, but as of just a few minutes ago, he has not.
I have emailed several times, visited his
Shreveport office, and called his Washington office, but have not had a positive
I spoke to one of his aids on taxes in his
Washington office last week and he promised to get back with me within 48 hours,
but nothing yet...I emailed him last night, so we will see.
I need all of you to write or call and let him know
how important it is to sign on and promote this bill!
Call his office(s) - Shreveport - 318-798-2063,
Leesville - 337-238- 0778, Wash. - 202-225-2777
If any of you are free this evening, he will be
having a town hall meeting at the Cedar Grove Branch Library - 8303 Line Ave,
Shreveport - at 6:45. I will be there, first to thank him for voting no against
the stimulus package, and second, to push him toward better support of the
Find me and say Hi if you can make it.
but have heard nothing from them. We need support
in the Senate also.
Some other places you can visit to let the
current administration know how much the FairTax would help jump start the
economy and make him one of the greatest Presidents ever if he passes it are...
www.whitehouse2.org or www.fairtax.org/obama
For any of you bikers out there, (motorcycles
that is) there is an effort going on to bring public exposure. They
are doing several rides across the country. If you have any interest, check out
Let me know what is happening out there. Are
you handing out books, wearing your t-shirts?
Have you informed your family and friends? The only
way we can get things going is to get the word out to the public. The People
must get behind this in order to get the politicians behind it.
I know Grant is canvassing
Mansfield and converting all of the roughnecks on the oil rigs, but what about
Minden, Leesville, Frierson?
Write letters to the editor of your newspapers,
call talk shows, make conversation while standing in line at the grocery store.
Do you know of a church group or rotary club that
you could speak to?
Of if you are not a speaker, just set something up
and I will come out. George will be speaking at the West
Shreveport Business Association on March 10. I will make it out to help him if I
What are you doing? Keep me informed!
We'll be getting geared up to make a showing at the
Post Office again this April, 15, so put it on your calendar! More on that
I appropriated this saying from one of the other
District Directors out there because I love it, so you will hear it from me
quite often now...
1% MAKE it happen, 9% WATCH it happen,
and 90% say, "Gee, when did that happen?"
Let's be part of the 1%
Pass this along to anyone you think might be
interested in getting on our list. If you have a new email address or contact
info, send it to me.
Until next time,
District Director (LA 04)
Americans For Fair Taxation