|Could the IRS go away ? Time for Tax reform.|
With the IRS scandal looming . This might be the kicker that starts reasonable tax reform , and the official dismantling of the IRS itself . The fall of the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has had a terrible month. That month, which has been low-lighted by its apology for targeting tea party groups for increased scrutiny of their tax-exempt status, has sent the agency’s approval ratings into free fall. A Fox News poll released last week found 57 percent of registered voters profess “not much” or no confidence at all in the IRS. We still don't know how much the Obama Administration knew about the IRS targeting , my last post said it was "grainy" . Many eye's are looking for a "smoking gun" to link the White House to the scandal .Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday said the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations could be “fatal” for the Obama administration if it turns out that anyone in the White House was aware of it. Announcing the resignation to reporters Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the agency's misconduct was "inexcusable." Poor Steven Miller was asked to resign his post as acting director of the Internal Revenue Service. But he’s just a fall guy. One thing about Miller, though: he was only acting director. The White House hadn’t bothered to actually nominate a full director. In fact, five years into Obama’s presidency, they’ve never nominated their own director for the IRS. They let Bush’s guy hang around for awhile and then made Miller the acting director. But nominating the director is one of the only ways the White House has to actually affect the IRS. It’s time they took advantage of it. The main problem with the IRS is that the whole system is corrupt beyond repair.Fifty-four House Republicans on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would terminate the IRS and replace the system of income taxes on people and corporations with a consumption tax ##The FairTax Act, from Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), would abolish the 16th Amendment, which was ratified 100 years ago this February. That amendment gives Congress the power to impose income taxes without having to spend the revenues evenly among the states. Woodall’s bill, H.R. 25, would replace the current tax system with a 23 percent consumption tax on all new goods and services. He said Thursday that this change would eliminate the need for a complicated tax code, and would be the kind of tax reform that helps reinvigorate the economy. But there's another issue here, one that's getting significantly less attention though it's also important: Why are tax-exempt groups spending tens of millions of dollars on political advertising? And why has the IRS turned a blind eye to this practice for years?Our tax code is nothing more than a bazaar where tax exemptions are traded for campaign contributions.The huge juggernaut of our government is riddled with corruption and will stay that way until it is chopped down to a manageable size. The IRS, many of whom claim is not a legal entity (not to mention the whole idea of taking your pay before you ever see it) should be disbanded right after the tax code is simplified down to a real basic flat sales, tariff or anything but a huge income tax system riddled with so many deductions, exclusions and complicated laws.The truth is the IRS routinely violates the Law, the Regulations and the United States Constitution. The IRS is an operation that is more representative of the Gestapo than the American Constitution, routinely trampling the rights of innocent citizens. The IRS is the most un-American agency in the country today.
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## There is only one plan — currently with 70 co-sponsors in the House — that eliminates all forms of taxation on income and eliminates the IRS. That plan is the FairTax (H.R. 25/ S.13). Look into it. Under the FairTax, you will see a 29% or greater increase in your take home pay. Prices of goods and services will come down when taxes are no longer built into production costs. You will pay federal taxes only at the cash register, and only on NEW goods and all services. Used goods and education are not taxed. A “prebate” feature protects the poor, and the FairTax extends the lives of SS and Medicare.