Nobody could have anticipated that the teabag parties were simply a pretense for conservative movement list-building.
Dear [fake name based on a risqué pun],
Tax day is upon us once again and it is clearer than ever that we need to fundamentally reform the tax code. It’s unfair, complex, inhibits saving, investment and job creation, imposes a heavy burden on families, and undermines the integrity of the democratic process.
To this end, we have completely revamped ScraptheCode.org and created a petition to let Congress know we want to scrap the code and replace it with a simple, low, flat, fair, and honest tax code.
I’m writing to ask you to do two things:
Please join the thousands of Americans signing our petition to Scrap the Code, and
Please contribute to our campaign so we can get the word out and get more petition signers!
Some of our members are so frustrated with the tax-and-spend ways of Washington they’re taking to the streets on Wednesday for the nationwide Tea Party protests and helping us support them. If you’re looking for one near you, we have every one we’ve heard about or helped with on a map here and created instructions on how to organize your own.
Fixing our broken tax code is so important to America’s future prosperity that FreedomWorks Foundation Vice-Chairman Steve Forbes and I have both written books calling for fundamental reform.
Our team in Washington has also published the Top 10 Reasons to Scrap the Code, which I have included below.
I hope you find it as informative as I did and will sign our petition and contribute to our efforts to get the word out.
It's going to be so awesome when all those homemade "Scrap the Code" signs just start popping up everywhere at these rallies.
Save the Rich has a lot more about the corporate underwriting of these "spontaneous" events. And by the way, Dick Armey has been organzing these things for over a month.
I believe it was Johnny Rotten who said, "Ever feel like you've been cheated?"