This is a new (3/6/11) educational, social and political group, if you who want to learn about the FairTax or help pass it.
Reading this can help you learn about the FairTax. Mike Block, the initial organizer, is a Florida CPA who knows that much of what he does involves wasted blood money. Businesses and government WASTE $1.2 TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR on income tax collection, administration and tax planning and mis-planning costs. This is more than 50% of income tax collections. These costs are especially high for my small business clients, relative to tax paid, though small businesses help create 80%+ of net new jobs.
The FairTax cuts this waste by 95%. These savings, plus business tax savings, will quickly cut business costs, so consumer prices will drop by more than the FairTax. This will make the FairTax free, even before personal income and payroll tax savings.
The FairTax has a monthly pre-bate (rebate) of poverty-level FairTax cost, so it will not hurt the poor. Like the VAT taxes we compete against, the FairTax does not apply to exports, so it will instantly solve our balance of payments problems and create a job boom.
I have long been the co-organizer of the very successful South Florida QuickBooks Meetup. I also led successful petition drives, like No New Taxes Without Voter Approval. Therefore, meetings will feature maximum user exchanges and laughter, with minimum lectures. Meetings also will be free, though you will be able to buy inexpensive drinks, snacks or meals if you wish.
Polls will soon let you decide meeting locations and times. You also may soon be a co-organizer, if you know enough about the FairTax.