Policy Summit Survey
- FairTaxers,We need to do this (attached) right where you are now; please help to arrange such presentations.The Tea Party members are an outstanding lever to advance the FairTax. Join, attend, talk up the FairTax, please.If you can find other groups that are similar: Dems, Libertarians, Vegetarians, do the same.Ronald Reagan once said, "If not us, who? If not now, when?"Best,Bill S.From: Alan Ramsay <atramsay@...>
Sent: Sat, March 5, 2011 6:03:04 AM
Subject: Policy Summit Survey
We are working to obtain an endorsement from the Mississippi Tea Party as follows:
- We have identified all the local tea Party groups around the state
- We are scheduling presentations to each group
- At each presentation we take a audience poll of Fair Tax
- If support for Fair Tax is overwhelmingly, as it often is, we immediately ask for someone in the group to offer a motion for a “resolution in support of making Fair Tax an official Tea Party issue.”
- If the motion is passed we then have a “resolution form “ that we have them execute.
- The resolution is then delivered to the Mississippi Tea Party
- At the point we feel we have the support in place we will request the Mississippi Tea Party make it an official issue
Mississippi State Director
Americans For Fair Tax
From: FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of man50d
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:20 PM
Subject: [FAIRTAX_DD] Re: Policy Summit Survey
Are you working with individuals at the grassroots level instead of TPP organizers given it is a bottom up organization? It seems the only effective method is for Fair Tax members to join local Tea party groups and explain how The Fair Tax dovetails with the limited government principles of the Tea Party movement and in the Constitution.
--- In FAIRTAX_DD@yahoogroups.com, Jim Tomasik <jim.tomasik@...> wrote:
> I've spoken with several of TPP's people about this. They are a bottom up
> organization and do not dictate to their supporters. That is a good thing.
> The percentage was to low for them to add FairTax as a plank. We barely
> broke 50%. TPP's "Planks" require something along the lines of 80%. This
> was a missed opportunity and a failure on the part of the FairTax movement
> as a whole. We can correct it in the future. I am working with them in the
> best way possible from this point forward.
> The grass roots needs a data base that we can actually use. We should have
> blown the other options out of the water.
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 5:00 AM, Jim Bennett <james@...> wrote:
> > Thanks, Gary.
> > I think this should be a topic on Friday's conference call. Now that TPP
> > conducted the poll, and the FairTax won, is TPP going to make FairTax a
> > plank on its agenda?
> > ~Jim Bennett
> > -----Original Message-----
> > *From:* Gary Anderson [mailto:garyranderson@...]
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, March 2, 2011 11:20 PM
> > *To:* 'Aaron'
> > *Subject:* [FAIRTAX_DD] Policy Summit Survey
> > If you haven't yet received a notice, you may give your opinions about
> > this Policy Summit at www.Summit11.org/live_survey<http://www.summit11.org/live_survey>
> > They posted info on the Presidential straw poll, but are strangely MUM on
> > the "other" poll taken. Personally, I hadn't wanted to be impurtenant about
> > them down playing the results in deference to the losing preference, but
> > feel strongly that by concealing even the results of the poll, they may
> > invite upon themselves a backlash, that would be good for no one. To that
> > effect I tried to be direct, yet tactful in my responce. You may want to
> > show your best humility, as a leader in policy should.
> > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > "Presidential straw polls that include Ron Paul have become automatically
> > discounted in people's minds, by their own doing, both in 2007 and in many
> > CPAC polls -- much because of their own highly organized texting structure,
> > which WE SHOULD COPY, but not be neutralized by. IF the RP's INSIST on
> > skewing these, they must be left out for foul play, or more restrictive
> > polling used. Also, you haven't yet posted the results of the FairTax/flat
> > tax debate and poll; does that mean that it is NOT to be considered a
> > "Policy" issue for the "Summit"? In the event that this poll may also be
> > considered skewed, I would assure you that NO SUCH organized effort has EVER
> > existed in the FairTax structure, (to our shigrin) but is representative of
> > highly informed and active individuals who have one goal, rather than many.
> > At what point then, does TPP stand for "A" thing that is the mandate of the
> > grassroots , over the nebulous and uneducated minority? Does TPP plan on
> > following the leader, or leading the stragglers?"
> > <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> > Gary R. Anderson
> Jim Tomasik
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