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Ron Introduces the Tax Free Tips Act

"Madam Speaker, I rise to help millions of working Americans by introducing the Tax Free Tips Act. As the title suggests, this legislation makes tips exempt from federal income and payroll taxes. Tips often compose a substantial portion of the earnings of waiters, waitresses, and other service-sector employees. However, unlike regular wages, a service-sector employee usually has no guarantee of, or legal right to, a tip. Instead, the amount of a tip usually depends on how well an employee satisfies a client. Since the amount of taxes one pays increases along with the size of tip, taxing tips punishes workers for doing a superior job!
Read more here:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/015636.html

Talk about leadership and liberation. We must get our man elected.
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This is a home run

Brilliant. Dr Paul does it again. This will fire up a huge base of voters. Just a reminder from a waiter though. As you go to spread the word about this make sure that you are also taking care of your server. 20% usually gets anything you leave read. Leave a bad tip though and your server could run around the joint complaining about you Ron Paul flier in hand.

There should be a printable

There should be a printable form on Ronpaul2008.com to leave with people whom people tip. This would spead the word and build support for RP.

Here you go~~~

Our group has it here:

http://ronpaul.meetup.com/219/files/

I entertain in restaurants, and Dr Paul threw me a softball....

I am a family entertainer and I depend on tips for a small percentage of my income. I also work in restaurants and know A LOT of people who depend on tips for their income.... My sister is a server and she tells me horror stories of the hoops to jump through with the way tips are kept track of.... Sometimes she gets taxed on money that she didn't make, etc... Horror stories... Now this is a good way to spread the restaurant workers.

Everyone should print out copies of the actual act or speech or whatever. Whenever you go out to eat at a restaurant. Give it to your server.

When I told my sister about what he wants to do, she decided to join the meetup group.

This is VERY good news.

I Posted that this morning

"Tax-Free Tips" Act introduced by Ron Paul
Posted September 27th, 2007 by JohnE1313

How a President Can Really Liberate People

Not with bombs and machineguns, but with liberty. Ron Paul has proposed legislation to free the "tipped," that is, to make all tips earned by waitresses, cabdrivers, hairdressers, and others--now an excuse for spying and theft--tax free.

As he said yesterday:

"Madam Speaker, I rise to help millions of working Americans by introducing the Tax Free Tips Act. As the title suggests, this legislation makes tips exempt from federal income and payroll taxes. Tips often compose a substantial portion of the earnings of waiters, waitresses, and other service-sector employees. However, unlike regular wages, a service-sector employee usually has no guarantee of, or legal right to, a tip. Instead, the amount of a tip usually depends on how well an employee satisfies a client. Since the amount of taxes one pays increases along with the size of tip, taxing tips punishes workers for doing a superior job!

"Many service-sector employers are young people trying to make money to pay for their education, or single parents struggling to provide for their children. Oftentimes, these workers work two jobs in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their families. The Tax Free Tips Act gives these hard-working Americans an immediate pay raise. People may use this pay raise to devote more resources to their children's, or their own, education, or to save for a home, retirement, or to start their own businesses.

"Helping Americans improve themselves by reducing their taxes will make our country stronger. I, therefore, hope all my colleagues will join me in cosponsoring the Tax Free Tips Act."

r/s
John R. Ellis
"Citizen for Freedom"