Tax Changes How About The Fair Tax?


Let me try to understand this. We are debating changes to our “Progressive” tax code, to make it easier for politicians to shake us down with us liking it, with people who can’t balance the checkbook and won’t listen to us anyway. Am I missing something? 

So far, I have not yet heard the words “Fair Tax” enter this discussion. Why is that? Well, It’s all about economic control that allows politicians to pick and choose winners and losers. That power alone allows them to keep their jobs, stiff us, and make us play their game. I’m tired of it. 

When corrupt politicians control our lives and we don’t recognize what it is doing to us, we allow their actions to pass on without complaint hoping apparently, that somebody else will do something.  Americans just want to be left alone to provide for their families and their retirements, and it’s always the damn politicians who stand in our way. Less government means more freedom and I think the crippling effect of government deciding who pays how much, is unconstitutional anyway. A Fair Tax would solve that.

Congressional Republicans are ineffective at governing. Before, a few Congresses had over seventy GOP co-sponsors for the “FairTax”. Today, it’s half that. The reason was that it was once safe for them to say; “Yes, we support the Fair Tax” but, they never had an inkling they would actually have a chance to vote for it. They don’t want that. Now they just ignore it and hope it goes away.

When the Republicans became the majority and changing the tax code became a serious issue, they could still talk around it. With Trump’s election, Republicans went into a panic mode because they can’t or don’t want to explain the FairTax, let alone implement it. 

I have talked with congressional campaigners in past elections and realized most are clueless about how the real tax system works or how the Fair Tax could improve economics for all. 

This might help explain Obama’s twenty trillion dollar national debt he saddled us with leaving Donald Trump to take the blame when it all collapses, as it will, shortly. 

The most important reason for their impotence is that under the Fair Tax politicians lose control over us. ‘Nuf said?” They would lose their power to reward and punish Americans using the current tax code and its enforcement arm, the IRS Gestapo, as a weapon. With the Fair Tax, loopholes would be closed and there would be no reason for the corruption lobbying encourages. Lobbyists bring money, and favors to our public servants ensuring the continuation of government corruption, not because money corrupts but because politicians are corruptible. One only need look at the Clinton Foundation and the Podesta Group to see real crime rings that can run circles around the Mafia. The changes wrought could be incalculable. Patronage would be threatened, tax lawyers and tax preparers would go belly up, and, lacking a “raison d’faire,” corrupt politicians would go home and try to exist off their congressional retirements. Not too shabby. With the Fair Tax we could also demand, because we desperately need it, term limits at all levels of government, not just the President.

But, that ain’t gonna happen. You know it and I know it because we simply do not have the power to lift the yoke of oppression off our shoulders or stop the lash on our backs and, be it a Democrat, a Republican or far left Socialists like uncle Bernie and Aunt Warren, our public servants in Washington won’t allow that.  Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (12Nov17)

Job Fair

Community, Jobs, News

Job fair events are popular in the eyes of both employers and potential employees. For a job seeker, there are many advantages to attending a job fair. This gives you a chance to put a face to your resume and allows you to gain some interview practice.

Pickens County American Legion Post 149 and the Georgia Department of Labor will be hosting a job and resource expo from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, 13 July at Chattahoochee Tech located at 100 Campus Drive.

Employers from Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, Gilmer and Pickens Counties will be present to interview those expressing interest on site. Along with employers, multiple organizations will be present. These organizations will be able to provide others with resources in their job search.

For more information, contact Bob Reitz, Legion Post 149 Service Officer at

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Pickens County Fourth of July Schedule



Every year Pickens County celebrates our freedom on the Fourth of July. Activities include the fair, a parade, entertainment, and fireworks! It is family friendly and has something for all ages! This year we are getting a head start on our celebration with a posted schedule of the events below.


  • Fair – Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4 at Lee Newton Park

Opening times:

Friday, June 30 at 5:00 P.M.

Saturday, July 1 at 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, July 2 at 4:00 P.M.

Monday, July 3 at 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday, July 4 after parade

  • Parade – Tuesday, July 4 at 10:00 A.M on Main Street
  • Entertainment – Tuesday, July 4 begins at 11:00 A.M at Lee Newton Park

Entertainment Lineup:

11:00 A.M. –  Dr. Carl McCurdy and Town Band

12:15-12:30 P.M. – Cole “Lil E” Posey

12:30-1:00 P.M. – Rebecca Hampton and The Cowboy Church Dancers

1:15-2:45 P.M. – Sons of the South

3:00-3:30 P.M. – ATA North GA Martial Arts

3:30-4:30 P.M. –  StormTree Music

4:45-6:15 P.M. – Andy Thacker, Cody King, and Dallas Hyde

7:00 P.M. –  Featured Headline Band – C.C. Morgan

  • Fireworks Tuesday, July 4 begin at 10:00 P.M.

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