Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Letter to the Editor of the Month Award

Sorry about the past couple days of not posting. The labor day weekend really put me behind but I am back and ready to go. I wanted to start off the new month with a recent Letter to the Editor I read from a FairTax supporter. It is a good letter because it is short, succinct, and hooks ya. Since taxes isn't the most sexy issue to discuss (although the FairTax is bringing "sexy back") a good hook is crucial to spur readers and editors interest. So big props to Mr. Patton for his help!! This was published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on September 5, take a look.

Taxing fair

I would like to pose the following questions to Trib readers:

Would you be in favor of eliminating the federal income tax and the Internal Revenue Service?
Would you like to abolish all federal personal, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, self-employment and corporate taxes?
Would you like to diminish, if not eliminate, the lobbyists who roam the halls of Congress?
Would you like to bring home the gross pay from your paycheck, not the net pay?
Would you like to see criminals who make huge sums of illegal money at least pay taxes on this ill-gotten income?
Would you like to see illegal aliens pay a fair share of taxes?
Would you like to see American manufactures have a more level playing field by taxing goods made outside of the U.S.A.?
Would you like to see companies that have moved out of the U.S.A. return to our shores and create more jobs for Americans?
If these questions spark your interest, you should be interested in a group called Americans for Fair Taxation. Visit the group's Web site at and get an in-depth report on how all of this can take place.

Dennis Patton

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