Sample Letter to the Editor
Save the Middle Class
As a hardworking employee, I have always been dismayed at how much
money I don't take home due to federal income and payroll taxes.
Americans for Fair Taxation is proposing a consumer-oriented, fair tax
proposal that will benefit taxpayers and not the I.R.S. The middle
class, the majority of the population, will be better off under this
new tax system. They, not the government, will control the amount they
pay in taxes, because they control what and how much they purchase. The
FairTax will continue to fund government at its current level so that
government programs will continue to be funded, and Social Security and
Medicare benefits will continue just like they did before.
And the middle class will not be the only ones to benefit from the
FairTax because poverty-level Americans will pay no federal tax at all.
They will no longer pay the highly regressive payroll tax imposed on
the very first dollar earned, and they, like all Americans, will no
longer pay 20% to 30% in hidden federal income taxes every time they
spend a dollar. That is right, 20% to 30% of every dollar spent goes to
the government to pay hidden federal taxes, including corporate income
and payroll taxes that businesses pass on to consumers in the form of
Every American should visit the website at www.fairtax.org or
www.pafairtax.org to receive more information about this innovative tax
replacement proposal that would greatly help hardworking Americans take
home every penny they earn.
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