I sent my congressman Representative Corrine Brown a request for support from the Fair Tax Website. Her reply (which was sent twice, 13 minutes apart) did not contain the word "tax" , and the only occurance of the word "fair" was in reference to the 2000 and 2004 elections.
Her response, clearly a form message, is only surprising in that it doesn't contain the word "tax" at all -- I'm surprised that any congressman is able to avoid that three letter word in a 606 word email.
I am also amused that it's 2006 and a point of focus for my elected U.S. representative is the 2000 Presidential Election. Shouldn't we, in the year 2006, look forward? How about focusing on something that I care about? Oh, wait! Maybe the thing I asked about, the Fair Tax!
It disgusts me that I might have to become a single-issue voter.