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Friday, April 18, 2008

IRS surrounded by police cars on April 15th -- FairTax delivers petition

FairTax volunteers visit the IRS on April 15

Editors note: Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate that will work to close the doors of the IRS, so that you can keep your entire paycheck. He's also the only anti-war, pro-constitution, and small government candidate on the ballot for president. He's also very popular with Wall Street. Here's an update we received today from the FairTax folks who are working hard for you in Congress.

Dear FairTax supporters:

The FairTax campaign was very visible April 15th in Washington, D.C. when we delivered, along with the National Taxpayers Union, more than 160,000 FairTax petition signatures to Rep. John Linder and other FairTax co-sponsors.

Thank you.

In Washington, we took the FairTax bus to Union Station where we saw even more enthusiasm for the FairTax. The bus was, of course, eye-popping and won waves and honks up throughout the city.

We then stopped off halfway to Capitol Hill where we found IRS headquarters surrounded on tax day with 30-40 police cars. "Just a normal precaution," a Metro police captain told us.

He was friendly and curious about the issue and after ten minutes of earnest talk he and five other officers asked if they could have FairTax caps. "Sounds really good to us and we wish you luck," he said. "No problem pausing the bus for a few photos," he said, "and good luck on your national campaign; we all need it."

It was then on the Rayburn House Office Building where we proudly carried our blown up petition poster and 103,000 FairTax.org petition names bound in four handsome books. We met up the new leader of the National Taxpayers Union who brought 63,000 more petition names to the event.

We think it very healthy that other organizations are coming on board as excitement for our worthy cause grows. We presented the petitions, talked with many co-sponsors and snapped photos for hometown releases for the next hour. FairTax House sponsor Rep. John Linder was appreciative and complimentary and continues to push hard inside Congress. The voice of so many citizens strengthens his hand, of course.

The petition will now be broken down by Congressional district and sent along to Members of Congress who have not yet come aboard as co-sponsors of H.R. 25 and S. 1025 and will be sent to each of the leading Presidential candidates.

Thank you for your support and for your belief that "We, the People," can direct government policy. Together, we are moving the FairTax closer and closer to being enacted into law. This is a citizen campaign determined to make public policy actually serve the public.

What's next? We need to take our message to Town Hall meetings hosted by Congressional Members in hometowns across the country. Now that April 15th is past, we will be focusing on getting the word out and asking local leaders to take our case directly to elected officials in your hometowns.


Ken Hoagland

Communications Director

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