Central Florida FairTax Joins Grass Roots Freedom Ride


June 1, 2010  (DAYTONA BEACH FL)  The Central Florida FairTax network will host Mike McLean of Grass Roots Freedom Ride on June 8th for a stop during his summer-long tour of America promoting FairTax.  McLean leaves North Carolina June 2nd, rallying in 48 states on a ’97 Heritage Springer painted in the FairTax theme.  The rolling rally will traverse 5700 miles in June alone, covering the Southeast and a few neighboring states, raising awareness for FairTax and raising funds through mileage sponsorships.

Like many Americans, McLean is concerned about government spending, unemployment and governmental interference into the free market.  “As congress continues to overspend, many see FairTax as the fastest way to get our economy going again by making American products more competitive internationally, putting more money into the pocket of the middle class and by keeping politicians from selling tax code to special interest groups,” McLean said.

Wings, Pizza ‘N’ Things at Bellair Plaza in Ormond Beach will host the FairTax Social and will donate 10% of sales back to local FairTax volunteer efforts.  Political candidates, including Alex Snitker, Deon Long, Nathan McDonell, Theresa Valdez, Margie Patchett and Alison Curtiss, have confirmed attendance at the event.

“The FairTax Social is a great time to chat and brainstorm with fellow FairTax supporters as well as learn more about the movement if you’re still on the fence,” says Kristina Bouterse, East Volusia FairTax Community Coordinator.  In response to why political candidates are included, Bouterse plainly stated, “We need to be asking candidates the hard questions.  There’s no better way to do it than face-to-face in a relaxed, social setting.”

McLean will be departing from Bellair Plaza on Wednesday, June 9th at 10am.  Motorcycles and cars are encouraged to escort McLean out of the county, helping raise awareness for FairTax.

WHAT:  FairTax Social
WHEN:  Tuesday, June 8 from 6-9pm
WHERE:  Wings, Pizza ‘N’ Things • Bellair Plaza • 2563 N. Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach FL


WHAT:  FairTax Rolling Rally
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 9 departing at 10am (gather @ 9:30)
WHERE:  Starting at Bellair Plaza to head South and over to US-1 S.  McLean’s next stop is West Palm Beach.  A gas & grub break will be planned about 100 miles into the ride; participants encouraged to stay as long as they want.


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