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15_H025 on Jan 6, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.25 & S.155
Source: FairTax Act sponsored by 6 Senators and 64 Reps
Congressional Summary: This bill imposes a national sales tax in lieu of the current income and corporate income tax, employment taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23% in 2017, with adjustments in subsequent years. U.S. residents receive a monthly sales tax rebate (Family Consumption Allowance) based upon family size and poverty guidelines. No funding is allowed for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service after FY2019. Finally, the FairTax terminates if the 16th Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within 7 years.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: Rep. MORAN: I am all on board on tax reform, but the best solution is not tinkering with the current system; it is an overhaul of the current Tax Code. The FairTax, in my view, brings two goals front and center: to pass on to the next generation of Americans the freedoms and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution, and the opportunity for every American to live the American dream.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (by FairTaxWarrior.com):

    • Criticisms from The Left
    • The FairTax rate is really 30%, not the 23% proponents say.
    • It's an additional national sales tax.
    • It's really just a windfall tax cut for the rich.
    • A sales tax is regressive, and punishes the poor unfairly.
    • It's just a scheme to let corporations escape paying taxes.
    • Criticisms from The Right:
    • The FairTax does nothing to cut government spending.
    • The 23% rate is too high.
    • It 's the largest welfare increase in history [via the Family Consumption Allowance]
    • General criticisms
    • The FairTax will negatively impact the housing market [by removing the mortgage deduction].
    • Black market activity will increase.
    • The IRS won't really be abolished.
    • The Flat (Income) Tax is a better option.
    • It will be a nightmare to transition to The FairTax from an Income Tax.
Also see Senate bill S.155 and 2009 version.

Updated with H.R.25 - FairTax Act of 2017

    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 and IRS with FairTax (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax (Score: -2)

  • 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 15_H025

Republicans participating in 15_H025

Jim Banks s1oIndiana RepublicanMar 27, 2017
Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Rob Bishop s1oUtah RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Kevin Brady s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Dave Brat s1oVirginia Republican House MemberJan 6, 2015
Jim Bridenstine s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 12, 2015
Buddy Carter s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
John Carter s1oTexas RepublicanJan 12, 2015
Steve Chabot s1oOhio RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Doug Collins s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Mike Conaway s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
John Culberson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Warren Davidson s1oOhio RepublicanAug 3, 2018
Ron DeSantis s1oFL Republican candidate for governorJan 6, 2015
Scott DesJarlais s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Tom Emmer s1oMinnesota Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Drew Ferguson s1oGeorgia RepublicanMar 20, 2018
Bill Flores s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Matt Gaetz s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Kay Granger s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Andy Harris s1oMaryland RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas RepublicanFeb 11, 2015
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 6, 2015
Tim Huelskamp s1oKansas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Lynn Jenkins s1oKansas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Steve King s1oIowa RepublicanJan 6, 2015
John Kline s1oMinnesota RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Billy Long s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Barry Loudermilk s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 6, 2015
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Thomas Massie s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Michael McCaul s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Jan 6, 2015
Mark Meadows s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2015
John Mica s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Markwayne Mullin s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Pete Olson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Gary Palmer s1oAlabama Republican House MemberFeb 27, 2015
Steve Pearce s1oNew Mexico RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Ted Poe s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Bill Posey s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
John Ratcliffe s1oTexas Republican House MemberMar 18, 2015
Scott Rigell s1oVirginia RepublicanJan 20, 2015
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Dennis Ross s1oFlorida RepublicanFeb 4, 2015
Steve Russell s1oOklahoma Republican House MemberJan 28, 2015
Matt Salmon s1oArizona RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Mark Sanford s1oSC Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Jan 12, 2015
Marlin Stutzman s1oIN Republican Senate candidateJan 6, 2015
Mac Thornberry s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Rob Wittman s1oVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidateJan 6, 2015
Rob Woodall s2pGeorgia Republican
Kevin Yoder s1oKansas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Ted Yoho s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Don Young s1oAlaska RepublicanJan 12, 2015

Independents participating in 15_H025

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)Jan 7, 2015
Tom Price s1oGA Health and Human ServicesJan 6, 2015

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 67
Independents: 2

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