During the darkest time in our history there were not many things going well for this country. When I say dark times I am referring to the age of Disco. Gas prices were through the roof and steadily increasing. We were being taxed by the federal government on everything. Some of the things that were heavily taxed were leisure suits, hair products, gold jewelery, and eight tracks. Some believe it was the United States citizens addiction to disco that made them target these products for deep taxation. As you may have thought the people of this great nation were not happy with what the government was doing to them. Something had to change and it had to change quickly.
That change did come in 1972 when a man named Jeff Rodgers came up with a new plan for taxes. Jeff under his stage name Fresh Flash McGee led the charge to create a “Fair Tax” that would be fair for everyone. The disco people should not be charged more than the country people and the blues guys are just the same as the rock stars. Fresh Flash McGee knew that all of the best rock bands during that time were from England and they were not paying a single dime in United States federal taxes. McGee and the rest of the disco nation was tired of the British Invasion. They did not like that guys like Robert Plant, Lemmy Kilmister, Mick Jagger, and Ziggy Stardust were making serious money without taxation. It was in the dank bathroom after hours at Studio 54 that McGee had a revelation. Why not tax people with the regular purchases that they make. If this was to happen federal taxes would be spread out amongst all goods purchased. That next evening McGee held a rally to spread his ideas to the public. McGee was expecting roughly eighty thousand supporters to attend unfortunately only five showed up. The lack of overall support did not deter McGee it only motivated him more. McGee and his five loyal followers came to be known as the Fresh Flash Five. They would travel the streets at night and yell “No British invasion without taxation” as loud as they could.
They crew eventually won the hearts of thousands by their persistence. When things got tough they would dance away their frustrations. They were local heroes in the community but with that fame came enemies. Many other disco gangs would challenge them to dance offs and the always met the challenges head on. From 1973 on through 1975 the Fresh Flash Five went undefeated in over seventeen thousand dance offs. It is because of them the ideas of Fair Tax was born and remains today waiting for someone to take the reigns and win one for McGee and his funky fresh crew.