Friday, April 11, 2008

Harbingers of Spring - Warning! Political Statement

I think spring is my favorite season of all. Forsythia makes me smile and I know that all is right with the world when that yellow pops. My very favorite sight is when the trees and bushes start looking just slightly lacy. The buds are just peeking and it is glorious!

There are other harbingers of spring that are also inevitable. I just filed our income tax returns. What a total waste of time and money to get everything put together, entered into a system etc. And ours was easy compared to some. I want to make April 15 just another spring day.

I am an avid proponent of the FairTax, a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach that includes:

  • a progressive national retail sales tax

  • a prebate to ensure that no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level

  • dollar for dollar federal revenue neutrality

  • repeal of the 16th amendment through companion legislation

If you aren't familiar with it, read all about it at If you are already in favor, or think that maybe it might be a good idea if Congress would just look at it, sign the petition. We wanted 100,000 signatures by April 15; we have 102,000. The more we get, the more likely the congress and presidential candidates will be to pass it! Here's the link to the petition.

Thanx for allowing me a brief rant, if you want to see me chew the curtains, engage me in conversation on the subject.

And enjoy the spring!