FairTax welcomes Rep. Mark Souder as a co-sponsor

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Press release from FairTax Indiana:

Grassroots FairTax supporters welcome the addition of Rep. Mark Souder (R-3rd) as a co-sponsor

(FT. WAYNE, IN – December 10th 2009) Grassroots activists and supporters from Indiana of the non-partisan tax reform legislation known as “The FairTax” (H.R. 25) applaud the addition of Congressman Mark Souder of Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District as a co-sponsor.

Representative Souder joins Representatives Mike Pence (R – 6th) and Dan Burton (R – 5th) as co-sponsors and a growing number of 2010 candidates in support of critically needed legislation to restructure the United States tax code from one based on ones income and productivity to one based on consumption that will completely un-tax the poor and improve America’s competitiveness in the World economy.

Congressman Souder praised the consistent and persistent efforts of grassroots volunteers and voters who ensured that their support for The FairTax was noticed. Congressman Mark Souder said, “After meeting with state and district leaders of FairTax Indiana to answer some of my additional questions, I have concluded that the Fair Tax is the best current option to reform our broken income tax system. While I continue to believe that a modified flat tax is another option, passing the Fair Tax would fix the unfairness of the current system and become an engine for economic growth.”

Danny Higgins, State Director of FairTax Indiana, said “The current state of the economy and the need to ensure American competitiveness in the World is causing many to re-examine and embrace The FairTax as the best and most fair reform plan before Congress.”

The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment.

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 296) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.

More information is available at https://www.fairtax.org or join the FairTax Indiana grassroots effort at

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