Posted: Oct 13, 2005 By: MSgt. Stephen Szewczyk (USMC Ret.)

Subject: Dear Mr. Mack and Company

Comment: I am extremely disappointed with your decision to reject the FairTax as a viable alternative to our current system of taxation. Your decision clearly shows this panel lacked the vision and intestinal fortitude to make the tough choices; the right choices for AMERICA!

While status-quo appears to have been this panels agenda, I find this totally unacceptable. Your lack of respect for the opinion of Americans on the matter of taxation is both troubling and disheartening. It clearly shows you are out of touch with the people of this country and our desire for a system of taxation which is truly fair to all Americans.

It's painfully evident that you and those like you cannot be trusted to do what's right for this country. You and your panel had a golden opportunity to make significant change in this country. Instead you squander your opportunity and insulted every American. Mr. Mack, you have not only failed miserably in your duties... you have committed an injustice against the People of this country that is unfathomable.

I can only hope that Americans take notice of this travesty and send a clear message to Washington (during the next election) that we are no longer tolerate this kind of B.S. from government! OUR Government!