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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR025 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Fair Tax Act of 2011
Source: H.R.25
    Congress finds the Federal income tax--
  1. retards economic growth and has reduced the standard of living
  2. impedes the international competitiveness of US industry
  3. reduces savings and investment by taxing income multiple times
  4. slows the capital formation necessary for real wages to steadily increase
  5. lowers productivity
  6. imposes unacceptable and unnecessary administrative and compliance costs
  7. is unfair and inequitable
  8. unnecessarily intrudes upon the privacy and civil rights of US citizens
  9. impedes upward social mobility.
    Findings Relating to National Sales Tax- Congress finds further that a broad-based national sales tax on goods and services purchased for final consumption--
  1. is similar in many respects to the sales and use taxes in place in 45 of the 50 States
  2. will promote savings and investment
  3. will promote fairness
  4. will promote economic growth
  5. will raise the standard of living
  6. will increase investment
  7. will enhance productivity and international competitiveness
  8. will reduce administrative burdens on the American taxpayer
  9. will improve upward social mobility; and
  10. will respect the privacy interests and civil rights of taxpayers.
  • Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to income taxes and self-employment taxes) is repealed.
  • Subtitle C of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to payroll taxes and withholding of income taxes) is repealed.
  • Funding of Social Security Trust Funds [will be] from general revenue
  • Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to estate and gift taxes) is repealed.
  • IMPOSITION OF SALES TAX: There is hereby imposed a tax on the use or consumption in the US of taxable property or services.
  • In the calendar year 2013, the rate of tax is 23% of the gross payments for the taxable property or service.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to replace income tax with 23% sales tax

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to replace income tax with 23% sales tax (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: Cutting existing programs
    • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Raising Taxes
    • E: Unsure

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HR025

Dan Boren s1oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 

Republicans participating in 11-HR025

Sandy Adams s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Rodney Alexander s1oLouisiana Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee Republican 
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas Republican 
Jeff Flake s1oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
John Fleming s1oLouisiana Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican 
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia Republican 
Steve King s1oIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
James Lankford s1oOklahoma Republican 
Billy Long s1oMissouri Republican 
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican 
John Mica s1oFlorida Republican 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
Rich Nugent s1oFlorida Republican 
Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pence s1oIN Republican Governor 
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas Republican 
Bill Posey s1oFlorida Republican 
Tom Price s1oGeorgia Republican 
Dennis Ross s1oFlorida Republican 
Tim Scott s1oSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Marlin Stutzman s1oIndiana Republican 
John Sullivan s1oOklahoma Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1oTexas Republican 
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia Republican 
Robert Wittman s1oVirginia Republican 
Rob Woodall s2iGeorgia Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HR025

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 49
Independents: 1

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