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H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Jan 06, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 87% of users support H.R.25

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    87% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.25.
  • H.R.25 has been viewed 281,533 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Resurfacing for the 6th consecutive congressional session, this bill strives to repeal the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax, and to replace them with a national sales tax at a rate of 23%. It sets forth provisions for the states’ collection of sales tax revenues and the Treasury’s handling of the remittances of such revenues while setting up two new tax bureaus in the Department of Treasury in the place of the IRS.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Resurfacing for the 6th consecutive congressional session, this bill strives to repeal the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax, and to replace them with a national sales tax at a rate of 23%. It sets forth provisions for the states’ collection of sales tax revenues and the Treasury’s handling of the remittances of such revenues while setting up two new tax bureaus in the Department of Treasury in the place of the IRS.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Americans for Fair Taxation

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    • National Taxpayers Union

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    • National Small Business Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 26, 2009, by rbain1 - The Tax Code in America has become such a twisted mess that it is more farce than force. Loopholes, tax credits, number of fingers on your right hand, whatever. It's thousands of pages only succeed in making a simple concept confusing. We need this bill to bring some real common sense to our tax policy in America. Please do what you can to support this bill.

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      As noted by rbain1, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 26, 2009, "The Tax Code in America has become such a twisted mess that it is more farce than force. Loopholes, tax credits, number of fingers on your right hand, whatever. It's thousands of pages only succeed in making a simple concept confusing. We need this bill to bring some real common sense to our tax policy in America. Please do what you can to support this bill."
    • On February 23, 2009, by dentondortch - Simple math at work here: Representatives who support this bill = representatives with a legitimate interest in bolstering the economy and restoring some level of personal freedom. Representatives who oppose this bill = power brokers who do not want to relinquish the level of control held by the federal government.

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      As noted by dentondortch, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 23, 2009, "Simple math at work here: Representatives who support this bill = representatives with a legitimate interest in bolstering the economy and restoring some level of personal freedom. Representatives who oppose this bill = power brokers who do not want to relinquish the level of control held by the federal government."
    • On February 03, 2009, by dcunited - I disagree that we should wait until things calm down to bring attention to this bill. In the words of Rahm Emanuel, "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste". It is in the crisis that we are passing bills with unknown dollar figures that have no real impact on fostering a recovery and limiting the pain of the correction. Why not, instead, push for a bill that would strengthen citizen's liberties and lessen the politics that could be played with individual's money. Instead of sacrificing the future, let us work towards the future.

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      As noted by dcunited, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 03, 2009, "I disagree that we should wait until things calm down to bring attention to this bill. In the words of Rahm Emanuel, "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste". It is in the crisis that we are passing bills with unknown dollar figures that have no real impact on fostering a recovery and limiting the pain of the correction. Why not, instead, push for a bill that would strengthen citizen's liberties and lessen the politics that could be played with individual's money. Instead of sacrificing the future, let us work towards the future. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.25: Fair Tax Act of 2007 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - October 15, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2007. ... If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. .... 2011 Ro

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 15, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2007. ... If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. .... 2011 Ro" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h25/show)
    • House Roll Call #25 Details - OpenCongress - January 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - Back to Main Bill Page. January 26, 2011 Roll call number 25 in the House. Question On Passage: H R 359 To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 25, 2011, "Back to Main Bill Page. January 26, 2011 Roll call number 25 in the House. Question On Passage: H R 359 To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/h/25)
    • H.R.25: Fair Tax Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - OpenCongress Summary. This bill would eliminate all federal income taxes, payroll taxes and the estate tax, and replace them with a federal sales tax of 23% on the use or consumption of all goods, properties and services ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 05, 2011, "OpenCongress Summary. This bill would eliminate all federal income taxes, payroll taxes and the estate tax, and replace them with a federal sales tax of 23% on the use or consumption of all goods, properties and services ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h25/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Capsule reviews of feature films - December 29, 2010 by Kansas City Star - 1 hr. 25 No MPAA rating (violence, sex, nudity, adult themes) - Steven Rea LITTLE FOCKERS 2 stars. Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller return as the suspicious ...

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      As noted by Kansas City Star on December 29, 2010, " 1 hr. 25 No MPAA rating (violence, sex, nudity, adult themes) - Steven Rea LITTLE FOCKERS 2 stars. Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller return as the suspicious ... " (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/12/30/2550809/capsule-reviews-of-feature-films.html)
    • Passing the Fair Tax would transfer power back to us, where it belongs - December 26, 2010 by TriCities.com - Passing the Fair Tax would transfer power back to us, where it belongs For a complete explanation of the Fair Tax Bill, HR 25, go to FairTax.org or read ...

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      As noted by TriCities.com on December 26, 2010, " Passing the Fair Tax would transfer power back to us, where it belongs For a complete explanation of the Fair Tax Bill, HR 25, go to FairTax.org or read ... " (http://www2.tricities.com/news/2010/dec/27/passing-fair-tax-would-transfer-power-back-us-wher-ar-736726/)
    • 'Fair tax' worth a shot as U.S. slides - December 26, 2010 by The Springfield News-Leader - ...privately funded research shows the U.S. economy would double within 15 years. In the last election, Republican challengers won 25.8 percent of their races, but where the challengers were identified as fair tax supporters, they won 58.6 percent of the r

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      As noted by The Springfield News-Leader on December 26, 2010, "...privately funded research shows the U.S. economy would double within 15 years. In the last election, Republican challengers won 25.8 percent of their races, but where the challengers were identified as fair tax supporters, they won 58.6 percent of the r" (http://www.news-leader.com/article/20101227/OPINIONS03/12270317/1006/RSS06)
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