Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) joined Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01) as a co-sponsor on H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act, to replace the current tax code with a national consumption tax known as the Fair Tax.
First introduced into the U.S. Congress in 1999 by former Georgia Congressman John Linder, the Fair Tax is the leading tax reform movement in the country. In addition to eliminating all personal and corporate income taxes, the death tax, gift taxes, and the payroll tax, the Fair Tax would also eliminate the need for the Internal Revenue Service. The Fair Tax would repeal the current tax code and replace it with a single national consumption tax that is pro-growth and allows Americans to keep every cent of their hard-earned money.
“I’m very proud to once again co-sponsor the FairTax Act,” said Rep. Cammack. “We’ve seen a continued growth of the IRS and a persistent punishment of hardworking Americans via the tax code. What we’re calling for is a simplified and fair code that works for all, not just some. I urge my colleagues to support this commonsense legislation that fights back against the weaponization of the IRS and stops punishing those who work hard to succeed.”
“Cosponsoring this Georgia-made legislation was my first act as a Member of Congress and is, fittingly, the first bill I am introducing in the 118th Congress,” said Rep. Carter. “Instead of adding 87,000 new agents to weaponize the IRS against small business owners and middle America, this bill will eliminate the need for the department entirely by simplifying the tax code with provisions that work for the American people and encourage growth and innovation. Armed, unelected bureaucrats should not have more power over your paycheck than you do.”
Original signees of the letter include Reps. Kat Cammack (R-FL), Andrew Clyde, Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Bob Good (R-VA), (R-GA), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Banks (R-IN), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Thomas Massie (R-KY).
The full bill text can be found here.