View Full Version : Using the Tax Free Tips Act

10-04-2007, 07:43 PM
I'm sure you've all heard and read Ron Paul's speech regarding the Tax Free Tips Act (TFTA).

And let me tell you, Ron Paul couldn't have possibly done anything better to arm his grassroots army. The TFTA is a golden opportunity!!

I edited a nice flier that someone else here made which contains the speech and then information about how to support the act and RP's president bid. You can find it here:

Tax Free Tips Act (http://files.meetup.com/518875/TaxFreeTipsAct.pdf)

I did a test today and gave out the flier to all the restaurants and pizza joints in and near my route home from work...

It was an overwhelming success! I went to over 10 different places and only one did not accept the flier. Everyone else was very receptive and generally excited at having the opportunity to keep all their tips tax-free.

Therefore, I propose that other Meetup groups and ambitious individuals distribute the flier to EVERY restaurant, pizza place, bar, and other places with tipping in their area. Think of the impact this could have with minimal effort. I spent no more than 30 seconds at any one place and covered them all within 30 minutes or so. This was my basic approach:

"Hello, I'm just dropping in to inform you that there is legislation being proposed in Congress that would make tips tax-free. Since service-sector employees rely heavily on the tips they receive and would likely support this act, I hope that you can post this somewhere in your break room or kitchen for them to read."

That's all it takes. Sometimes they'll ask a few questions and that provides a good opportunity to bring up Ron Paul and his Presidential bid. I find it appropriate to leave him out of the initial push because it makes the flier seem more relevant and less politically motivated.

I'm now convinced that this is one of the most effective tactics to garner new support for Ron Paul and I implore others to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

EDIT: I've updated the flyer to include the bill number for reference.

Alabama Supporter
10-04-2007, 07:53 PM
Thank you for the complete post with simple instructions. I also think this thing has incredible potential to gain supporters.

This sounds easy too.

10-04-2007, 08:50 PM
We went out for dinner tonight for a birthday, and I was thinking about this - wishing I had a passout to go with the tip.


10-07-2007, 11:03 AM
Bump because I think this is important

10-12-2007, 12:32 PM

10-23-2007, 12:13 PM
If you go my Meetup's file section: http://ronpaul.meetup.com/219/files

you will also find a MS Word file of the same flyer as the PDF. Feel free to make any modifications you'd like. No credit necessary but please let me know if you have improved upon my design so I can use it too!

I've now distributed the flyer to over 30 places, and still only one has refused it. Everyone has been interested, about half asked me for more information, and 6 or 7 have given me definite "WOW! I'm going to vote for this guy!" kind of responses.


10-23-2007, 01:11 PM
These are superior, IMO:


Print 10,000 @ taradel.com for like $400 or something like that.

03-24-2011, 08:11 AM
The files have RonPaul2008.com on them. Shouldn't this be changed/omitted?