I have read HR6169 in its entirety and it is my opinion, and the opinion of others, that we should get behind HR 6169 for the following reasons:
1. HR6169 is co-sponsored by Congressman Rob Woodall. If there is any person in congress that we FairTaxers feel we can trust, it is Congressman Woodall. He has not steered us wrong, and if he is behind it, that’s good enough reason for me.
Other co-sponsors of HR-6169 include (those Bolded are also co-sponsors of HR-25):
But in case it isn’t enough for you, here are more reasons to support it:
2. HR 6169 itself is NOT a tax reform bill, but a bill to set in motion the ease of tax reform in the upcoming 113th Congress (January 2013-December 2014).
3. HR6169 will help to “fast track” tax reform bills; including, but not limited to The Fair Tax Act (HR-25) and the flat tax (HR-1040). I believe this is to prevent such things as what has been happening to the FairTax Act for the past 16 years. This bill will ensure that all future tax reform bills at least get their chance on the House and (possibly) Senate Floors.
4. The purpose of HR-6169 is to provide for enactment of comprehensive tax reform in 2013 that:
(1) protects taxpayers by creating a fairer, simpler, flatter tax code for individuals and families by (A) lowering marginal tax rates and broadening the tax base; (B) eliminating special interest loopholes; (C) reducing complexity in the tax code, making tax compliance easier and less costly; (D) repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax; (E) maintaining modern levels of progressivity so as to not overburden any one group or further erode the tax base; (F) making it easier for Americans to save; and (G) reducing the tax burdens imposed on married couples and families;
(2) is comprehensive (addressing both individual and corporate rates), so as to have the maximum economic impact by benefiting employers and their employees regardless of how a business is structured;
(3) results in tax revenue consistent with historical norms;
(4) spurs greater investment, innovation and job creation, and therefore increases economic activity and the size of the economy on a dynamic basis as compared to the current tax code; and
(5) makes American workers and businesses more competitive by (A) creating a stable, predictable tax code under which families and employers are best able to plan for the future; (B) keeping taxes on small businesses low; (C) reducing America’s corporate tax rate, which is currently the highest in the industrialized world; (D) maintaining a level of parity between individual and corporate rates to reduce economic distortions; (E) promoting innovation in the United States; (F) transitioning to a globally competitive territorial tax system; (G) minimizing the double taxation of investment and capital; and (H) reducing the impact of taxes on business decisionmaking to allow such decisions to be driven by their economic potential.
5. HR-6169 is very short and extremely easy to read. You too can read HR-6169 here in all of about 10-15 minutes: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.6169: