The best approach is to educate and make a FairTax advocate out of
potential candidates before they are elected. They tend to be open minded
when they are seeking votes, rather than when they are in office and "know it
all". Please seek out any Democrat or Republican or other candidate and
bring them on board as early as possible. If the FairTax becomes a
campaign issue it is good for our cause because the political debate among
candidates will educate the public, and we well know that the more the public
hears about the FairTax the more they want to hear.
I always stress to candidates that advocacy of the FairTax will do more to
get them elected than any other issue. This statement can be backed up
I also stress to candidates that the FairTax is NOT radical change.
Instead, it was the implementation of the income tax that was radical. In
fact it was so radical and out of step with our Founding Fathers that it took a
Constitutional Amendment to enact it. The FairTax RETURNS us to the
simple, un intrusive and efficient form of indirect taxation intended by our
On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 09:34:00 -0500 "Podhola, Glenn R." <Glenn.Podhola@...
> "The 56th District House seat left vacant by Herb Kehrl won't be
> filled until November, Gov. Grandholm has decided." This is the
> first line of the article published in yesterday's Monroe Evening
> News. It goes on to state that the local officials concern over
> "tight budget times" was the deciding factor. The only name
> mentioned for the November election was a previous candidate, John
> Manor. It also states that the 55th District Rep, Kathy Angerer,
> will cover a few bases and a few constituent issues until the
election, but she cannot vote for Monroe County.
From: Roger Buchholtz [mailto:orientamericanore@...
Sent: Wed 1/4/2006 10:49 PM
> To: Podhola, Glenn R.
Subject: Re: [mifairtax] Rep meeting updates
> I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of a good potential
> FairTax. Don't be disheartened.
Much good progress is being made
> over the state.
Please keep up your "sales " efforts with
> representatives and senators
of neighboring districts. You don't
> have to
> tell them
that you aren't a resident of their district. Many of us
> meeting with reps and senators of districts other than our
> Thanks for your efforts.
> MI FairTax Director (volunteer)
> P.O. Box 141 / 5620
> Kalamazoo, MI 49004
> phone/fax: (269)
345-0950, cell: (586) 530-3298
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006
09:08:43 -0500 "Podhola, Glenn R."
> > Just when I was making good headway with MI state Rep. Herb
> > the FairTax, when he passed away just a few weeks
ago. The local
> > Commissioners & Mayors office are arguing
with the Governors
> > about getting a replacement, but
they are unwilling for the county
> > to absorb the cost of another
election and the state has not
> > to pay the
cost. We are still waiting for a decision. Mr. Kehrl
was a teacher of mine and my wife's in high school and he was a
> > man. We had many conversations about the FairTax and
> > corresponding by email. He got sick one month and died the
> > Glenn Podhola
> > Monroe County
> > ________________________________
> > From:
href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf
of FairTax MI 10th
> > Sent: Mon 1/2/2006 12:15 AM
> > To:
> Subject: [mifairtax] Rep meeting updates
> > Happy New Year everyone!
> > As I met
with state representatives in the last several weeks
> > I have
received from strong support to good interest from all of
> > Michigan Representatives:
> > Daniel
Acciavatti - 32nd District
> > Brian Palmer (Majority Whip & Tax
Policy member) - 36th District
> > Phil Pavlov - 81st District
> Tory Rocca - 30th District
> > If you
live in their district I encourage you to let them know
> > the FairTax for Michigan. Encourage them to put
jobs first on
> > agenda.
> You can find their office contact information here by county or
> > Please take the time to arrange a meeting
with your state
> > representative to
> > educate them on how
the FairTax works and its benefits for our
> > economy in
Michigan. I or someone would be happy to attend the meeting with
> you if you
> > prefer.
> > Keep up the good
> > Ron Babin
> > AFFT Volunteer Deputy
State Director MI
> > Sterling Heights, MI