- MI FairTaxers, Attached is the long awaited MI FairTax Joint Resolution that will be introduced into the Michigan House this Thursday May 3. I apologize forMessage 1 of 3 , May 1, 2007View SourceMI FairTaxers,Attached is the long awaited MI FairTax Joint Resolution that will be introduced into the Michigan House this Thursday May 3. I apologize for the short notice as the date has been moved up by one week. If this resolution passes both houses of the MI legislature by a two thirds vote it will place the MI FairTax on the November, 2008 ballot. If it is not approved by the legislature with a two thirds vote then we will begin our ballot petition initiative. Since the language was drafted by the MI Legislative Services Bureau it will clear many hurdles regarding ballot wording, etc. that could otherwise challenge us. The tax rate percentages in the Resolution may be confusing because we needed to maintain the current Constitutional percentage allocation of revenues. This was done to minimize the changes we would need to make in the State Constitution.The Resolution does not address such MI FairTax features as the prebate, exclusion of used items and educational expenses, etc. as this detail isn't generally placed in the Constitution but instead is addressed in implementing legislation. The implementing legislation will be written before the MI FairTax is placed on the ballot. In essence, we will know what we are working and voting for. The FairTax rate is currently being calculated by MI Treasury personnel and we will agree on the revenue replacement rate before the Resolution is voted upon. Currently the Resolution shows a rate of 9.5%.We (MI FairTax Association members), VIP MI FairTax supporters and cosponsoring legislators are to hold a PRESS CONFERENCE immediately after adjournment of the MI House session on Thursday May 3 at 2:30 PM in room 426 of the Capitol Building. This is a momentous occasion for our cause and we all need to be there to add to and guide the moment.Prior to the introduction into the House of Representatives on May 3, we want to have as many state representatives as possible signed as cosponsors of the MI FairTax Resolution. Call your Representative today and ask him/her to contact Representative Fulton Sheen to become a cosponsor. If your Rep. is not familiar with the FairTax proposal send him/her our MI FairTax brochure and other information that can be copied from our website, www.mifairtax.org. If they have a question that you can't answer, don't hesitate to have them contact Fulton Sheen, Ron Babin, your DD or me. Be persistent, as the more up front support we have for the Resolution the easier our path. Ask your friends and relatives to also contact their state representatives.You are encouraged to bring others with you to the press conference, especially any VIP that supports the MI FairTax and business people. Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW, tie a string around your finger, set your alarm clock, etc. so that you can be sure to be there. Be a part of this historical moment.Roger
MI FairTax Director (volunteer)
P.O. Box 141 / 5620 Clato St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
phone/fax: (269) 345-0950
cell: (586) 530-3298PS This is not a T-shirt Rally. Please look professional.
- Carl Levin responded to my MIFairTax letter with the following: 1. Under Fair Tax, it is estimated that a person with $315,000 annual earnings would payMessage 2 of 3 , May 3, 2007View Source
Carl Levin responded to my MIFairTax letter with the following:
1. Under Fair Tax, it is estimated that a person with $315,000 annual earnings would pay 5% income tax compared to 25% they now pay.
2. Family size not income would determine exemptions.
3. A 23% sales tax would generate far less revenue than current taxes. It would take almost a 50% sales tax to match current revenues.
4. Sales tax would increase cost of energy, insurance and financial services
5. Levin agrees that the present tax system is too complicated “bound by narrow, obscure and ambiguous rules. In simplifying the current system , it should not be replaced it with a system that is less fair.”
- Obviously Carl Levin is not considering reducing goverment size to promote less cost as the automotive companies have had to do in recent months! ...Message 3 of 3 , May 4, 2007View SourceObviously Carl Levin is not considering reducing goverment size to promote less cost as the automotive companies have had to do in recent months!
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