Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago.
To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz's vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Friday, the 2016 presidential candidate began to put some meat on the bones. Cruz, 44, explained how "abolishing the IRS" fits into his proposal, still being crafted by his team of economic advisors, for wholesale tax reform. This proposal, which Cruz plans to unveil later this year, is a key plank in his domestic agenda for economic growth that he would pursue as president.
"When it comes to jobs and growth and opportunity, the two most effective levers that the federal government has to facilitate small businesses creating new jobs, are tax reform and regulatory reform," Cruz said late last week, during a 20-minute discussion while on a brief swing through Las Vegas. "I am campaigning on a flat tax that would allow every American to fill out his or her taxes on a post card that allow us to abolish the IRS."
Cruz said he envisions shifting the tracking and collection of federal taxes to "some much smaller division" of the Treasury Department. The senator said that replacing the current, complex tax code with a simple flat tax would eliminate most of the work the IRS needs to do, making the agency obsolete and "irrelevant."
In its purest form, a "flat tax" treats all taxpayers equally. Income is taxed at the same rate regardless of earnings or wealth, while allowing for no tax deductions or exemptions. But Cruz said his flat tax proposal might allow some deductions, possibly for popular write-offs like for charitable donations and mortgage interest charged on a primary residence, paid annually by homeowners.
Another blow hard politician! If every person would do the research, they would find their own road to freedom! Clue for the masses, learn how money is created, learn the definitions of FRAUD and CONTRACT, then read the CREDIT RIVER COURT CASE, From Scott County Minnesota, in it's entirety.
If you haven't figured it out by then, you deserve what all the lawyers in politics promise you, as Slaves of the Corporation. Almost 100% of the people in the US have been slaves from the cradle and will remain so until their death!
A few more interesting questions to research!
Why have none of the Great Republican Leaders acted to stop the constant violation of the Constitution by the current administration?
What makes the immigration issue so valuable to the country?
Look up definition of CHATTEL PROPERTY.
How many members of congress are members of the BAR Association?
What do they know that the average citizen doesn't?
Who did the united States of america, Incorporate with/by in 1871?
What is a Barrister?
Why did the WAR of 1812 happen?
Starting with our birth certificate.
Hmm, the one republican that did not vote on Lynch. I don't know anymore. He should have voted against her as he had stated before. Do we really trust anyone anymore? He just decided he wouldn't vote. Lost my vote.
Not only abolish the IRS, but prosecute the criminals who run it.
Well folks I am sure everyone knows why we still have the IRS and most likely live with it the rest of our time is the damn tax lawyers and CPA lobbiest are filling the pockets ot our inept, pathetic corrupt politicians. Very simple. Right?
Billy, I am almost certain you are right unfortunately. It will probably be a cold day in h*ll if we get the I.R.S. abolished and get the "Fair Tax" enacted simply because the politicians would lose their death grip of power and control over us, we the people. This is the one and only reason the Fair Tax has not passed in Congress to this day and the Fair Tax has been in Congress now for about ten years, but has not passed again because Congress and the I.R.S. are not through raping and pillaging us yet!!!!!!!! When are we ever going to have a tax revolution in our beloved Republic on the grounds of we are not being represented in Congress because they represent the lobbyists and special interest groups and they always waste and squander our hard earned tax dollars? Does the phrase come to mind in the American Revolution when someone hollered out, "No Taxation Without Representation"? I say it is high time that we stop all flow of money to D.C. until they decide to start representing us again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No representation equals no money!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine abolishing the IRS?
Imagine stumping for the impeachment of Obama!
the NWO controlled dnc and rnc will NEVER allow this to happen. I believe Cruz will be murdered by the soros, buffet, Bloomberg, gates controlled NWO before he can get anywhere near the oval office. I like and believe in him so they will take him out before he can help We the People!!!!!!