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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Thursday, 03 October 2002


Boulder, CO -The platform of the America First Party calls for returning our tax system to one that reflects the original intent and wisdom of the framers of the Constitution. In support of this position, the America First Party has passed a resolution supporting HR 2525, "The Fair Tax Act of 2001".

National Chairman Dan Charles states, "The American people deserve a tax system that rewards savings and investment, not one that rewards gluttony and penalizes success. We deserve a tax system where we choose to be taxed, not that relies on fear and coercion. We deserve a tax system that puts working families and American jobs ahead of the moneyed special interests. It is time for a tax system that doesn't promote divisions among our citizens. It is time for the Fair Tax."

"The income tax has caused problems from its inception. It puts taxpayers into the category of slaves to an almost autonomous agency that invents its own rules and enforces them with para-military tactics. The Fair Tax will restore power to the states, by making them the tax collectors, and make sure that everybody pays their fair share, while protecting families struggling to get by," said Iowa State Chairman David Doyle.

The 16th Amendment never set limits on the amount of money that could be taken from the incomes of citizens. With the advent of withholding taxes and with the hidden tax costs passed on consumers, most Americans do not realize how much the government costs. The consequence of this is the irresistible urge to increase the rate of taxes to pay for an increasingly bloated federal government.

The America First Party believes that tariffs and excise taxes on foreign goods should be the main source of income for this country. The balance should come from uniform usage fees and retail sales taxes. The Party also holds that property should not be taxed, except at the time of purchase via the retail sales tax. Hence, it holds that property, capital gain, and inheritance taxes should also be eliminated.

This national sales tax would also move the government out of the personal business of its citizens. No longer would the Federal Government ask for your occupation, income, social security number, or other personal information. By taxing purchases, the Fair Tax would tax the many who avoid taxes by under-reporting or noncompliance with present income disclosure system. By having collection occur at the state level, instead of the federal level, the IRS and its strong-armed enforcement procedures would be eliminated. The growing dread at the intrusion of the IRS would be eliminated. Our Founding Fathers never intended citizens to fear their government.

America First Party Treasurer, Maureen McHugh added, "A former IRS auditor recently stated that the tax code is a disaster and so complex that no American can understand it. The time has come to make April 15 just another day. We need a tax that eliminates the assault on our paychecks. We need a tax that is fair to all the citizens--not just those who can afford high priced tax accountants to lead them through the loopholes."

Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2


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