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September 27, 2007

Brilliant move by Ron Paul!

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 12:19 pm

How do you make over 2 million potential voters really happy in a single day? Promise to stop taxing their tips!

Ron Paul has introduced the Tax Free Tips Act in a speech to congress on September 25, 2007. Talk about a great way to garner the support of an entire industry! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 there were almost 1.9 million waiters and waitresses, 337 thousand bartenders and 280 thousand hosts/hostesses that would all benefit from this bill. That is a huge swath of the voting public to make happy with a single piece of legislation. Add this to the large military support for Dr. Paul and it is looking good for is campaign.

If you support Ron Paul then tell your Waiter/Waitress about this bill next time you eat out. They all need to here about the man trying to save their tips!

Here is the speech:

Introducing the Tax Free Tips Act


Ron Paul Speech to Congress


September 25, 2007

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.



  1. Who is supprised that a man with integrity like Ron Paul would try to pass this kind of legislation. But lets keep in mind that he would do something like this whether or not he was trying to gain support. Unlike other politicians, this is not a “TRICK” to try to rake in further support.

    I will vote for Ron Paul because he is for a return to the Constitution. I will vote for Ron Paul because voting for him is not a vote for the man…it is a vote for the idea that led to the writing of the Constitution.

    Comment by rukiddin — September 27, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  2. Bravo again Dr. Paul!
    Sunlight Bill + Tax Free Tip Bill = FTW!

    Comment by soulmantim — September 27, 2007 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  3. Hear Hear. That’s Awesome!

    Comment by Poem — September 27, 2007 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  4. Dr. Paul is absolutely right that taxing tips penalized a job well done, instead of rewarding it. Is that the American way? It used to be, the harder and the better you worked the more you were rewarded. Now your punished for doing well, and rewarded for doing the minimum. This will help the little guy move up, out of poverty.

    Comment by lobobreed — September 27, 2007 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  5. Excellent idea 🙂

    Comment by Irving — September 27, 2007 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

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  7. That is a very smart move. Would it be in lieu of health care?

    Comment by jeremy — September 28, 2007 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

  8. NO Don’t just tell your local waitress about this event……….

    Print it and pay to place it in your local newspapers…….Immediately……

    Comment by Earl Morehead - Whitesburg, GA — September 30, 2007 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

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  11. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

    Comment by Idetrorce — December 15, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

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