FairTax.org has officially stated that I and one other individual are the most important constituents in America. Since Congress is considering an overhaul of our tax code, the opinion of FairTax matters. Since I’m the only one of the two most important constituents in America who disagrees with the FairTax taxing governments, I’m naturally the more important of the two. Ask any politician. Constituents are the most important people in any country and politicians always want more votes. So, it stands to reason that I, Jesse Steele, am the most important person in America.
Unfortunately, FairTax doesn’t seem interested in listening to the most important person in America. Well, that also stands to reason. Although I don’t fully agree with FairTax’s claim that I’m the most important person in America, I do know that I’m right. People rarely listen to someone who’s right, even if he’s the most important person in America.
Here’s more of the story…
Glen, a representative of FairTax.org sent the following statement in an email addressed to me and only one other individual:
…You two are the only people from MI-04 to respond to my earlier plea(s) for help. I had hoped for five or more (it would be easier to get started to get started in your congressional district) but so far you 2 are it. We really need to get started if we can.
Of the 435 congressional districts yours is the most important. Not only is your representative a member of the House Ways and Means, he is the chairman of this committee. If possible (and I think it is) we need to so educate the citizens in your district about the FairTax and create such a stir among them that the re-election of your representative in the next election cycle will be in serious jeopardy if he does not openly and enthusiastically endorse the FairTax, This is the only way we can be certain of his eventual support…
I inquired with Glen, from FairTax.org, about whether the FairTax would allow governments to tax each other. This was included in his reply:
… If a federal agency has to pay the tax, it’s going to the federal government anyway. If our state government pays the tax, consider this: The cost of American made goods will decrease by something like 20% due to the removal of the current embedded, up-stream consequences of the income tax. So our states may pay a little more, a few percent, for what they buy but it’s a small price to pay for simplicity, transparency and efficiency of collection.
Only business to business transactions will be untaxed…
Here was my most recent reply, from which I have yet to receive a reply:
If these three provisions, either in their current form, or, upon review, are restated to the same effect, in the FairTax, then I would give it my full support…
Since you have said that I am one of two constituents from the district of the most important Congressman, and since I’m shaky only over these issues, FairTax should be willing to add these very agreeable, which are necessary for obvious reasons.
I look forward to receiving information where these provisions have been either cited or added to the FairTax so that I can inform my Congressman, Dave Camp, the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, as soon as possible. Then, we can pass the FairTax and America’s economy can begin it’s recovery.
Most important constituent in the United States, according to implications of statements made by those affiliated with FairTax.org
No “double taxation”
§ 1 No government, of any jurisdiction, shall pay taxes in the United States of America, without full reimbursement from the authorities to which the taxes are paid.
§ 2 No government, of any jurisdiction, shall collect for and/or deliver taxes to governments not within the United States of America.
§ 3 Any taxpayer, corporate, individual, or otherwise, who has paid taxes on personal, corporate, dividend, or other taxes relating to income will pay any taxes to any government within the United States of America on said and previously taxed income, without full reimbursement from every and all respective governments within the United States of America to which said taxes are paid in the case of sales tax, income tax withheld, or other forms of withholding. Any overlapping of jurisdictions between any governments within the United States of America and other foreign States and/or non-domestic taxing authorities shall be considered “double taxation” and the US Department of State and US Department of Treasury, in a manner prescribed by Congress and by personnel appointed by the President and approved by the Senate, and approved staff under them, with respective and applicable approval proceedings, shall be responsible for disputing, deliberating, and/or reconciling any claims made by foreign States and/or non-domestic taxing authorities against taxpayers who have or will pay taxes to governments in the United States of America, that would otherwise result in “double taxation”. If the United States of America determines that taxes shall be paid to the foreign or otherwise non-domestic taxing authority or State in question, then the total monies of any and all taxes paid to the respective governments within the United States, also including any penalties which may have been incurred and owed to the foreign entity or entities in question, shall be given to the tax payer in question and that tax payer shall be expected to submit said taxes. Governments of and/or within the United States of America shall not use international and/or “double tax” situations to collect taxes on behalf of foreign and/or non-domestic States or taxing authorities and no such deliberation shall result in penalties paid by the taxpayer(s) in question. Congress may make laws, respectively, governing amounts of time within or outside of the United States of America, and other laws as they may apply, to simplify the process of preventing “double taxation” for both United States Citizens and/or taxpayers and Aliens visiting the United States of America who may have tax liabilities to other, non-domestic and/or foreign taxing authorities.