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!


Saquel25 said...

Sounds fair to me. Do you know which political party might be more inclined to consider this taxation program? I signed the petition anyway.

Lilola said...

The bill is already in the house and in the senate. Only one of the cosponsors is a Democrat; the rest are Republican. Last I heard there were about 60 sponsors. Thanx for signing!

Jill said...

Yeah, Neal Boortz is a supporter of the fair tax - have you heard his talk radio show?

jennifer said...

Ilona, you rock. I have done some research on the Fair Tax Proposal and I believe it is definitely an amazing plan that is both fair and much more simple. I'd already signed the petition, but I appreciate you bringing more awareness to this!

Nancy said...

I've read the book and already supported the Fair Tax, but having to pay the government on April 15 twisted the knife a little deeper and made me a more ardent supporter.