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How do we pass the FairTax? That's easy. You've got to get involved.

Getting involved doesn't mean marching on the Capitol. Getting involved is as easy as letting your elected officials know you support the FairTax. Start with your Georgia Congressional Districts. Call. Write. Email. No matter which method works best for you, you've just got to let your elected officials know you want a better tax sysytem. Let them know you want to pass the Fair Tax Act.

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Click on your local represetnative to view a short bio and relevant contact information. Then call, write or email your representative to make sure he or she understands the economic and cultural value of passing the FairTx.

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Do your elected officials support the FairTax?

Gafairtax.org has reviewed the support each elected official from Georgia has demonstrated for the FairTax. To see where your representatives stand on the issue of tax reform, simply visit your district's page on the "Your District". We have also given each elected official a grade of A through F reflecting their position on the FairTax.

  • A = Co-sponsor, prominent, specific FT endorsement on candidate’s website, vocal proponent
  • B = Co-sponsor, mention of support in some materials, website
  • C = Not a co-sponsor, but has expressed some sympathy to the idea
  • D = Not a co-sponsor, but not openly critical of the FT
  • F = Not a co-sponsor, and openly critical of the FT

We welcome your input and encourage your participation. If you have specific comment, please email fairtaxbill@gmail.com.

The Official Stance by District

Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Jack Kingston (R) District 1 Major cities/areas in District: Savannah, Brunswick, Hinesville, Waycross, Douglas FairTax grade: A Position on The FairTax: Rep. Kingston is not only a co-sponsor, but vocal supporter of the FairTax. His website includes specific mention of the FairTax in the "Tax Relief" section. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Kingston has been an advocate of the FairTax for years. He unequivocally supports the FairTax as his first choice of all tax reform proposals. His website also contains a critique of the VAT tax which is often confused with a consumption tax. A VAT tax places a huge record keeping burden on manufacturers and can be manipulated according to political with little visibility to the taxpaying end consumer. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Kingston via mail, email, phone, personal visit and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship and continued support of the FairTax. Encourage him to continue to speak out on the proposal. Go to town meetings and public appearances, express your gratitude and spread the word among your friends and acquaintances.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Sanford Bishop (D) District 2 Major cities/areas in District: Columbus, Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Blakely, Cairo, Dawson, Macon FairTax grade: D Position on The FairTax: Rep. Bishop is not a co-sponsor. He has expressed interest in reducing obstacles to small business and has criticized the estate tax, citing its negative impact on family farms. Commentary by gafairtax.org: We applaud Rep. Bishop's desire to reduce small business obstacles and his criticism of the estate tax. The FairTax addresses both of these issues directly and simply: it eliminates the estate tax and removes all the red tape associated with the income tax. Rep. Bishop's actions exemplify a far too common approach in Congress that nibbles at bits and pieces of the tax code, but doesn't address the root problem that an income tax hinders economic growth, encourages cheating and is far too complex. His efforts are examples of attempts to manipulate the tax code to deal with short term fluctuations, circumstances, or political pressure from special interests. He expressed regret that taxes were not increased in the years immediately prior to the 2008 economic meltdown, then voted more recently to not increase certain taxes that were due to rise at the beginning of 2011. Addressing the tax code in this way has led to the 72,000+ pages of confusion that we now have. Rather than knee-jerk, reactive, crisis to crisis tax code juggling, we need truly comprehensive reform that's predictable and simple – the FairTax. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Bishop via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appear at public forums and let him know you'd like to see him become a co-sponsor and vocal advocate of the FairTax. The FairTax removes the enormous reporting and red tape requirements that the current income tax code places on small businesses including the FICA tax, the most regressive tax we have. The FairTax eliminates the estate tax entirely. That's significant relief for key constituent groups in his District.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Lynne Westmoreland (R) District 3 Major cities/areas in District: LaGrange, Newnan, Carrollton FairTax grade: B Position on The FairTax: Rep. Westmoreland is a co-sponsor. His support of the FairTax is stated on his website in a section called "Lowering Your Taxes" and it does include a link to fairtax.org. Most recently, he's advocated lowering the US corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%. Many in Congress have joined this chorus to prevent the US from having the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Westmoreland has been a supporter of a variety of tax reduction proposals including the FairTax. His co-sponsorship is appreciated. We'd like to see him make the FairTax more of a focal point of his tax platform. Lowering current income tax rates is a good thing, but don't go nearly far enough to address the fundamental shortcomings of our tax system which are desperately in need of comprehensive reform. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Westmoreland via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appear at public forums and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship of the Fair Tax and would like to see him be more vocal in support of it.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Hank Johnson (D) District 4 Major cities/areas in District: includes parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale in the eastern part of the Atlanta metro area. FairTax grade: C Position on The FairTax: Hank Johnson is not a co-sponsor of the FairTax. His website states that he wants to "protect our constituents and ensure fairness in the tax system" and to ensure middle-class citizens don't pay more than the wealthiest Americans. He supports tax code simplification noting the existing code is a "complex maze of intricate rules and regulations", but notes that changing the code "will take time and compromise". Johnson is in his 6th year in office, having been elected to a third term in 2010.

In mid-February 2012 he introduced a bill, which has not passed, to increase the income tax deduction for Bsuiness Start Up expenses from $5,000 to $10,000 and $50,000 to $60,000 depending on the type of business.
Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Johnson has not rejected the FairTax, but has shown little inclination to support it either. The specific proposals he has made or supported involve modification of the existing tax code. Like similar plans that call for a few changes here and there that nip at the edges , the existing tax code is left essentially intact. This will not have the positive economic impact of the FairTax and do nothing to simplify the existing code. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Johnson by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to explain to him that an income tax is counterproductive and you'd like to see him become a co-sponsor and vocal advocate of the FairTax. Since he has been vocal about increasing job opportunities in his District, he should get behind the FairTax. Extensive research on the FairTax concluded that it would create a large amount of sustainable job growth unlike the temporary injections of government spending into the economy that have been used so often recently and primarily serve to run up the national debt.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: John Lewis (D) District 5 Major cities/areas in District: includes central Fulton, southwest DeKalb, and northern Clayton County in f the Atlanta metro area. FairTax grade: F Position on The FairTax: John Lewis is not a co-sponsor of the FairTax and has argued against it for some time. He wrote an extensive criticism of the FairTax in a letter explaining his position in October 2006 and there is no indication he's waivered from that position. His concerns are contained a letter which can be viewed at Fairtax.org/PDF/Lewis_Response_11-7-06.pdf Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Lewis took the time to compose a reply citing his concerns with the FairTax. We believe his criticisms are misplaced or unfounded and a detailed letter was sent to him that responded to each of his concerns. That letter can also be viewed at Fairtax.org/PDF/Lewis_Response_11-7-06.pdf.

During his long tenure in public life, Rep. Lewis has acted out of deep concern for the plight of the less fortunate. Research shows that the two characteristics that most often contribute to poverty in a household are 1) no one in the household has a job 2) there's a single parent struggling to raise a family while devising some means of financial support. While the FairTax doesn't address the second item, a key purpose of the FairTax is to grow the economy and thereby create more long-lasting jobs. The best thing the government can do to create jobs is to make the US the most attractive place in the world to do business. Having a tax code that doesn't penalize entrepreneurship and success is the cornerstone to make that happen.
Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Lewis by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to let him know that his deepest concerns about the plight of some of his constituents can best be met by the FairTax. His criticisms of the FairTax are unfounded and as the economy continues to teeter shakily along, you'd like to see him reconsider his position.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Tom Price (R) District 6 Major cities/areas in District: North Fulton, northeast Cobb, and northern DeKalb counties. FairTax grade: B Position on The FairTax: Rep. Price is a co-sponsor. While he has been a vocal supporter or the FairTax in the past, his website does not have specific mention of the FairTax. Tax issues seem to have taken a backseat recently as he's commented extensively on healthcare issues. Since he's an M.D. this seems appropriate and hardly surprising. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Price has been a frequent critic of excess government and a proponent of the FairTax. His co-sponsorship is appreciated. We'd like to see more attention paid to the FairTax on his website and for him to be a more vocal, pro-active advocate. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Price via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appear at public forums and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship of the Fair Tax and would like to see him speak out more frequently in support of it.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Rob Woodall (R) District 7 Major cities/areas in District: Most of Gwinnett County and the southern half of Forsyth County. FairTax grade: A Position on The FairTax: Rep. Woodhall introduced the FairTax legislation in the most recent Congressional session. He succeeded John Linder, the original sponsor of the Fair Tax legislation and co-author of the Fair Tax books. His website has a whole section on the FairTax, which he describes as the "piece of legislation I am most passionate about …" . Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Woodall is the pre-eminent advocate of the FairTax in Congress. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Woodall via mail, email, phone, personal visit and let him know you appreciate his continuing strong advocacy of the FairTax. Encourage him to continue to speak out on the proposal at every opportunity. Go to town meetings and public appearances, express your gratitude and spread the word among your friends and acquaintances.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Austin Scott (R) District 8 Major cities/areas in District: Macon, Warner Robins FairTax grade: C Position on The FairTax: Scott is not a co-sponsor of the FairTax, nor has expressed support of the idea. His website, austinscott.house.gov states that he campaigned for a simpler tax system. A spokesperson from his office said that he thinks the FairTax is an idea worthy of consideration, but does not want to commit to any particular proposal right now. He wants to explore other options that might arise. The spokesperson noted that he does favor preserving certain deductions & credits, citing the home mortgage deduction. He has no timetable by which he might endorse any particular tax reform proposal. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Scott was elected in Nov 2010 amid the wave of Republican victories in those mid-term elections. He's had at least that amount of time to think about tax policy. If he believes that tax reform is an important issue, we think he'd be more specific at this point about what he does support. If the changes he'd like to see consist of preserving, but modifying certain deductions and credits, he must feel that an income tax should continue as the foundation of the tax code. This is an approach that we fundamentally oppose.

The tax code is broken. Past changes have only added layers of complications to the point where no one really understands it, even those charged with enforcing it. We feel that the FairTax does far more to stimulate economic growth than an income tax, creates more jobs, encourages investment, makes the US more competitive, is harder to defraud and is much simpler to administer and for citizens to understand.
Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Scott by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to explain to him that an income tax is counterproductive and you'd like to see him become a co-sponsor and vocal advocate of the FairTax.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Tom Graves (R) District 9 Major cities/areas in District: North Georgia mountain communities & Gainesville area FairTax grade: B Position on The FairTax: Rep. Graves is a co-sponsor. His office in Dalton held an IRS outreach event in March for the IRS to give a presentation and answer citizen questions. He's been a supporter of a variety of tax reduction proposals including the FairTax. His website does not have a section devoted to the FairTax, nor mention it as having any more importance than a variety of other issues described on his website or in his press releases. Commentary by gafairtax.org: We'd like to see him make the FairTax become more of a focal point of his tax platform and be a more vocal advocate. He was quoted on Tax Day, April 18, 2011 "The big government experiment has failed … we will fight to defend the family paycheck." The FairTax is the most straightforward way to defend the family paycheck. In fact, it puts the family paycheck on offense, increases take home pay dramatically through the elimination of withholding for Federal Income and FICA taxes and the Pre-bate. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Graves via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appearance at public forums and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship of the Fair Tax and would like to see him be more vocal in support of it.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Paul Broun (R) District 10 Major cities/areas in District: East central GA from the extreme eastern end of Gwinnett County, east to Lincoln County up to the Savannah River, dipping south into Jefferson County and west to Butts and the eastern third of Henry County. FairTax grade: B Position on The FairTax: Rep. Broun is a co-sponsor. While he has been a supporter or the FairTax, his website does not have specific mention of the FairTax. He's been most focused on the spending side of the ledger rather than the tax structure. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Broun has been a frequent critic of government excess. His co-sponsorship is appreciated. We'd like to see more attention paid to the FairTax on his website and for him to be a more vocal, pro-active advocate. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Broun via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appear at public forums and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship of the Fair Tax and would like to see him be more vocal in support of it.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: Phil Gingery (R) District 11 Major cities/areas in District: Northwest, exurban areas of Atlanta including Bartow, Cherokee and central Cobb County reaching slightly into the central, "neck" of Fulton County FairTax grade: B Position on The FairTax: Rep. Gingery is a co-sponsor. His website contains a section call "Tax Relief" with specific mention of the FairTax and a link to fairtax.org. Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. Gingery has been a frequent critic of excess government. His co-sponsorship is appreciated. His website covers the basics of the FairTax and calls for fundamental change to our tax code. We'd like to see him be more vocal and pro-active in his appearances. At one time, his website also had a link to former Rep. John Linder's site that contained FairTax commentary. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Gingery via mail, email, phone, personal visit or appear at public forums and let him know you appreciate his co-sponsorship of the Fair Tax and would like to see him be more vocal in support of it.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: John Barrow (D) District 12 Major cities/areas in District: eastern Georgia bordering South Carolina along the Savannah River. Major cities include: Augusta, Claxton, Milledgeville, Savannah, Statesboro, Swainsboro, Vidalia, Waynesboro FairTax grade: D Position on The FairTax: Barrow is not a co-sponsor of the FairTax, nor has expressed even moderate support. His website: barrow.house.gov states that in 2011 he introduced a bill to simplify tax filing by seniors through the introduction of a new tax form (1040SR). At the time of that introduction, Barrow is quoted as saying: "No American should have to struggle with duplicative forms and a convoluted tax code." Commentary by gafairtax.org: We certainly agree that "No American should have to struggle with duplicative forms and a convoluted tax code". That goes beyond senior citizens, the wealthiest age group of our population. Those who haven't yet reached their golden years deserve relief from the overbearing complexity of the tax code too. Introducing new forms as an alternative to the existing tax code doesn't erase any of the current rules, it simply adds one more option that needs to be explored and compared to the current treatment to see if it benefits the taxpayer. Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Barrow by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to explain to him that tinkering with pieces of the current income tax code that grows more incomprehensible each year is not a solution to what's wrong with it. Tell him you'd like to see him become a co-sponsor and vocal advocate of the FairTax, a far simpler and fairer idea that isn't limited to seniors, but applies to all Americans.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: David Scott (D) District 13 Major cities/areas in District: Roughly L-shaped district wrapping the southwest Atlanta metro area including the southern part of Smyrna, Mableton, Austell, Douglasville, Union City and Riverdale. FairTax grade: D Position on The FairTax: David Scott is not a co-sponsor of the FairTax. His website states that he wants to "protect our constituents and ensure fairness in the tax system" and to ensure middle-class citizens don't pay more than the wealthiest Americans. He supports tax code simplification noting the existing code is a "complex maze of intricate rules and regulations", but notes that changing the code "will take time and compromise". His website notes that he "would further support reform measures to make the tax code simpler and fairer, so that all Americans pay their share." Commentary by gafairtax.org: Rep. David Scott is in his 5th term in office which certainly bears out his statement that changing the complex maze of intricate rules and regulations will take time. If he believes that tax reform is an important issue, we think he'd be more specific at this point about what he does support. He has never called for the wholesale change of the tax code that the FairTax represents. If the changes he'd like to see consist of preserving, but modifying certain deductions and credits, he must feel that an income tax should continue as the foundation of the tax code.

The tax code is broken. Past changes have only added layers of complications to the point where no one really understands it, even those charged with enforcing it. We feel that the FairTax does far more to stimulate economic growth than an income tax, creates more jobs, encourages investment, makes the US more competitive, is harder to defraud and is much simpler to administer and for citizens to understand.
Action Suggested: Contact Rep. Scott by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to explain to him that the income tax, in any form, is counterproductive and you'd like to see him become a co-sponsor and vocal advocate of the FairTax.     Name of Elected Official or Candidate: None District 14 Major cities/areas in District: Extreme northwest corner of Georgia bordering both Tennessee and Alabama running from the northwest corner of the state east through Murray and Gordon counties and south through Floyd, Polk, Paulding and Haralson Counties. FairTax grade: N/A Position on The FairTax: None. The 14th District is newly created by the GA State Legislature resulting from the 2010 Census which gave Georgia one additional congressional seat. The 2012 election will be the first time voters get to choose a Representative from this district. Commentary by gafairtax.org: No comment as yet. Gafairtax.org will comment on candidates' FairTax positions for this seat. Action Suggested: Contact any candidate intending to run for this seat by writing, emailing, visiting, participating in open meetings to explain to them that you'd like to see them make the FairTax and integral part of their platform and, if elected, become a vocal advocates as well as a co-sponsor of the FairTax.

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