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Ted Cruz: 'Abolish the IRS' and station all 110,000 agents 'on the southern border'
Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2014 | David Martosko

Posted on 07/20/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by Zakeet

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of conservatives Saturday night that the next U.S. president should shutter the much-maligned Internal Revenue Service and turn the agency's 110,000 employees loose to police the U.S.-Mexico border.

'That's slightly tongue-in-cheek,' he said in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit.

'But think about it for a second: You travel thousands of miles, you cross over and see 110,000 IRS agents? You'd turn around and go home!'

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The normally stolid and bloated GOP establishment, he hinted Saturday, is dismayed at his rise to prominence among tea party sympathizers and other grass-roots conservatives, and he wore his outsider status like a badge of honor.

'I spent most of the week back in Washington, D.C.,' he began. 'So it's great to be back in America.'

Cruz described American politics as a cross between 'Poly, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood-sucking parasites.'

His biggest applause line; 'If you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run the other way.'

He called for the abolition of two conservative bugaboos – Obamacare and the Common Core education standards.

'Education is too important to be left to bureaucrats in Washington,' said Cruz.

'Besides, we already have a "common core" in this country: It's called the Constitution of the United States.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: cruz; illegals; immigration; irs; tedcruz

He's my elected representative ... and I'm damn proud of it!

How many of you Freepers can say that about your Congress critters?

1 posted on 07/20/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Go, Cruz, GO!!


2 posted on 07/20/2014 11:07:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Zakeet

You are lucky. So am I. but not everyone lives in a conservative state / area. God I love Cruz! Hope he runs for president.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 11:07:49 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Zakeet

Oh for 3....and two of them are ‘R’s.......


4 posted on 07/20/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT by Typelouder
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah really, it isn’t like the IRS isn’t armed or have warehouses full of ammo. We know they do! Put them on the border, minus their briefcases.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Zakeet
This is our candidate. I will not settle for any other.

We need to start now if we want this guy instead of the establishment pick (Christie Jeb and Portman, oh my).

6 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:00 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Zakeet

In answer to my question re. when will he get behind the Fair Tax to him at one of his town hall sessions back in the 90s, Newt Gingrich offered the same suggestion. He said these 100,000 IRS hacks should be given weapons (obozo has since heavily armed them) and sent to the border.

20 YEARS LATER We STILL suffer under this insane and abusive system.

Perhaps this time...?


8 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Zakeet

While we’re at it, we can also abolish the Department of Education, Energy and Commerce and move their paper pushers to processing the backlog of those who have applied to become LEGAL immigrants (currently waiting for YEARS ).


9 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Zakeet

Half of them would probably be sent back too.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 11:16:51 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like an outstanding plan to me. Go Ted!!!


11 posted on 07/20/2014 11:17:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the positive things about Gov Perry’s inability to identify all of the Government agencies he wanted to abolish if he became President is that he was able to reserve an open slot for the IRS.

If he takes the proper action to secure our Southern border, he may just get a shot to remedy that when he is elected President in 2016


12 posted on 07/20/2014 11:20:24 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: FlingWingFlyer

‘Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of conservatives Saturday night that the next U.S. president should shutter the much-maligned Internal Revenue Service and turn the agency’s 110,000 employees loose to police the U.S.-Mexico border.’

Ted, what could possibly go wrong?


13 posted on 07/20/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: Zakeet

I can! I am in MN 6th.. Michelle Bachman..

Tom Emmer will be a good replacement as well :)


14 posted on 07/20/2014 11:24:43 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Zakeet

Cute line, but it’s just that. Nothing more. Meanwhile I was not pleased by his joining Beck’s panderfest yesterday.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Dick Bachert

If the IRS is abolished how will congresspeople give loopholes that their “friends” bribed them for?


16 posted on 07/20/2014 11:31:35 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Zakeet

“His biggest applause line; ‘If you see a candidate that
Washington embraces, run the other way’.”

For a time I thought no matter who ends up the GOP choice,
if that person is elected then Trey Gowdy is the logical
choice for Attorney General. But the more I look at the
field I see no potential candidate that can do as good of
a job at POTUS as Gowdy can at AG. Therefore, I am prone
to pass on Gowdy as AG and just go ahead and support him
for president. Think the Washington establishment supports
Trey? I think not!


17 posted on 07/20/2014 11:31:43 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Dick Bachert

I’m not convinced on the fair tax.

Simpler yes, but it’s sold on some premises that do not met the sanity test.

You can’t and should not assume a 100% consumer economy... meaning you can’t assume all income translates to consumer expenditures.

Secondly, I don’t like how they handle business taxes.

Thirdly, equating revenue only misses the point. Where is the analysis of tax burden versus economic growth? We should not assume that the current revenue levels are acceptable. The truth could be that they are sustainable, but I don’t see analysis that shows it. They could be ok. They could be too high. They could be to low.

I prefer a system that acknowledges that corporations don’t pay taxes, their customers do...

Why not eliminate individual income tax altogether, and tax corporations? Similar, but not the same. Two stage tax... revenues and profits, and it need not be 23%.

We can do better.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 11:32:51 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Zakeet
...shutter the much-maligned Internal Revenue Service and turn the agency's 110,000 employees loose to police the U.S.-Mexico border.

I like it. Call them the External Revenue Service. Restrict them to a "border zone". Make them live off that land. Allow them to use captured illegal aliens as laborers in the border zone to pay off their invasion fine and transportation fees before returning them to their own country. And don't allow them out of the border zone until their personal returned/not captured illegal alien ratio meets a particular threshold.

Those "agents" convicted by local citizens courts of abusing the system will immediately lose their citizenship and be sentenced to the same labor gangs under illegal alien work terms with the opportunity of earning their release to the third world hell-hole of the court's choice.

19 posted on 07/20/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: BlueNgold
Why not eliminate individual income tax altogether, and tax corporations? Similar, but not the same. Two stage tax... revenues and profits, and it need not be 23%.

Because all this will do is raise prices — the corporations will just pass the cost on to the customer.
Moreover, this would cement the 501C stranglehold, marrying the government to non-profits and churches.

We can do better.

Aye, we can.
It's called a flat-rate tax on personal income; no exemptions, no credits, no breaks, no exceptions.
This has the added benefit of eliminating [most] incentive for the 501C stranglehold on religious orgs. (Granted, the biggest reason [that those in power are disinclined to surrender it] is still in play — but that is true regardless.)

20 posted on 07/20/2014 11:55:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DakotaGator

Trey Gowdy for A.G? No.. Gramnesty. Just kick kim upstairs. Give the seat to Gowdy/Wilson or that looker Mace.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
While we’re at it, we can also abolish the Department of Education, Energy and Commerce and move their paper pushers to processing the backlog of those who have applied to become LEGAL immigrants (currently waiting for YEARS ).

Better Idea: abolish everything except


22 posted on 07/20/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Zakeet

And all 110,000 STAY on the border until THE WALL IS COMPLETE.

There is NO Discussion of “Immigration Reform” until THE WALL IS COMPLETE.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 12:12:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Zakeet

Where is the GOP on this?

Hiding.

BACKSTABBING CONSERVATIVES.

Sending out operatives to help Obama.

Sending out operatives to continue election fraud.

Where is one Conservative beyond
Sen Cruz and Gov. Palin?

Where?


24 posted on 07/20/2014 12:16:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Zakeet

When was the last time an illegal alien was audited or arrested for tax evasion?


25 posted on 07/20/2014 12:17:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cruz and Palin on the 2016 ticket, in either order. Here’s the agenda:

Trey Gowdy in as AG
Abolish the IRS, and move to the Fair Tax.
Abolish the departments of Education, Commerce, Agriculture, and HHS.
Dump the EPA and the Department of Energy.
Stop Common Core cold.
Secure the border, completely.
Return to zero based budgeting; dump baseline budgeting.
Deport illegals wherever they are found.
Prosecute employers who knowingly hire illegals.
Repeal 0bamacare fully.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 12:44:12 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Aria

The “Code” is less about providing revenue for the necessary and CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED functions. It’s a tool to allow the political ruling class in power at the time to reward their friends and punish their enemies.

That said, the ONLY reason to erase digits from our bank accounts is set forth below.

I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.
I’ve posted my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.
*************
WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!
“When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”
That was Thomas Jefferson warning that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency.
It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that unbacked fiat currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”
If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw another problem ahead.
In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”
If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those growing hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.
And this is for you who believe that we’re ALL equally screwed under this dishonest, fraudulent fiat money system: Inflation DOES NOT impact everyone at the same time and level. THOSE WHO GET THEIR HANDS ON THAT “MONEY” FIRST – BEFORE THE INFLATION ERODES ITS VALUE – SUFFER FAR LESS THAN THOSE OF US FURTHER DOWN THE FOOD CHAIN. THINK ABOUT IT (unless you’re an obama voter, in which case, let us know how you FEEL about that).
We won’t have even a CHANCE at an honest government until we again have HONEST MONEY.
That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.
We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.
Dick Bachert

PS: I was a 3 year member of the national board of CATS (Citizens for an Alternative Tax System), the precursor to the current Fair Tax organization. I fully support the concept of a CONSUMPTION TAX over the current Marxist INCOME TAX. That said, UNTIL WE GET BACK TO HONEST “MONEY”, WERE REARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON A SINKING SHIP.
PPS: A word about the brilliance of this scheme hatched in 1913 by the elites: Economics is called “the dismal science” for a reason. Freepers are a pretty sharp group, and most who get this far will grasp the importance of getting back to a Constitutionally sound money system. But hand this to the “guy on the street” and his eyes will glaze over, he’d start drooling before he hit the third paragraph, throw it down, declare you crazy and stomp off in search of a much needed drink. We can’t solve a problem until more of us recognize that there IS ONE!


27 posted on 07/20/2014 12:45:47 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: BlueNgold

You miss a key point in much of that post:
Businesses DO NOT PAY TAXES. They COLLECT them. Show me a business that fails to add its tax burden as well as the useless and nonproductive costs of accounting, reporting and remitting them to the taxing authority, and I’ll show you a candidate for BANKRUPTCY!

The tax and control the current system gives the political ruling class is a private sector goat at which to point when the economic burden of government becomes unbearable. How many times have you heard “progressive” (i.e, COMMUNIST) hacks declare that this business or that is ripping off the public when the state itself is behind the increase in prices by means of inflating the currency or imposing insane burdens on those businesses. The EPA comes immediately to mind — as it should.

To further compound your confusion, there is this:

I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.
I’ve posted my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.
*************
WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!
“When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”
That was Thomas Jefferson warning that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency.
It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that unbacked fiat currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”
If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw another problem ahead.
In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”
If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those growing hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.
And this is for you who believe that we’re ALL equally screwed under this dishonest, fraudulent fiat money system: Inflation DOES NOT impact everyone at the same time and level. THOSE WHO GET THEIR HANDS ON THAT “MONEY” FIRST – BEFORE THE INFLATION ERODES ITS VALUE – SUFFER FAR LESS THAN THOSE OF US FURTHER DOWN THE FOOD CHAIN. THINK ABOUT IT (unless you’re an obama voter, in which case, let us know how you FEEL about that).
We won’t have even a CHANCE at an honest government until we again have HONEST MONEY.
That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.
We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.
Dick Bachert

PS: I was a 3 year member of the national board of CATS (Citizens for an Alternative Tax System), the precursor to the current Fair Tax organization. I fully support the concept of a CONSUMPTION TAX over the current Marxist INCOME TAX. That said, UNTIL WE GET BACK TO HONEST “MONEY”, WERE REARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON A SINKING SHIP.
PPS: A word about the brilliance of this scheme hatched in 1913 by the elites: Economics is called “the dismal science” for a reason. Freepers are a pretty sharp group, and most who get this far will grasp the importance of getting back to a Constitutionally sound money system. But hand this to the “guy on the street” and his eyes will glaze over, he’d start drooling before he hit the third paragraph, throw it down, declare you crazy and stomp off in search of a much needed drink. We can’t solve a problem until more of us recognize that there IS ONE!


28 posted on 07/20/2014 12:55:23 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

This is quite interesting and did not previously realize where the connecting dots lead to....they don’t need us as long as they print money and hand enough out to ensure their re-election.

We really aren’t a Free Republic anymore, are we? How prescient and brilliant our founders were and now their gift has been squandered.

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 1:03:26 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

We could abolish the ATF and put about 10,000 more agents on the border with no problem.


30 posted on 07/20/2014 1:06:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: corlorde
Place them all the Border to actually earn their income. Hey, no jobs lost just rearranged for
the benefit of our Sovereignty, Economy, and Safety.
31 posted on 07/20/2014 1:09:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Zakeet
He's my elected representative ... and I'm damn proud of it! How many of you Freepers can say that about your Congress critters?

I'll trade you our entire Massachusetts' congressional delegation, as well as all future draft picks.

32 posted on 07/20/2014 1:17:38 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Zakeet

Or when they cross the border, they get a bill representing their share of the US debt. That might change a lot of minds.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Zakeet

I agree.

But.... Cornyn.... ugh...


34 posted on 07/20/2014 1:18:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

But then who would supply guns to the bad guys, shot your dog or break into innocent peoples houses?


35 posted on 07/20/2014 1:55:06 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

illegal aliens


36 posted on 07/20/2014 1:55:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: OneWingedShark

Better idea, REPEAL the 16th Amendment.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d be up for that.
But I think we have a far better chance at the 17th.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 2:10:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Dick Bachert

No that was exactly my point. Use the business infrastructure to collect taxes. Get the govt out of individual homes. Simplify and streamline the process. No targeted breaks. No exemptions or credits.

Just my thoughts.

One thing that is clear ... the current system is unmanageable, corrupted, and completely inefficient. I’m open to new ideas that focus on simple, manageable ideas that take away the power of this single agency to cause fear and loathing from the public.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 2:48:13 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Zakeet; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
40 posted on 07/20/2014 2:56:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Zakeet
He's my elected representative ... and I'm damn proud of it! How many of you Freepers can say that about your Congress critters?

No need to rub it in. Mine's Elizabeth Warren. :-(

41 posted on 07/20/2014 4:35:21 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Zakeet

He is a gem. All the way.


42 posted on 07/20/2014 9:47:23 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: chiefqc

muslim terrorists


43 posted on 07/20/2014 9:51:27 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: BlueNgold

THAT is PRECISELY what the Fair Tax does and I don’t think we’re that far apart.

During my tenure on the national board of CATS (Citizens for an Alternative Tax System) the precursor to the current Fair Tax group, during an after hours D.C. social event with the tax guy of one of the co-sponsors of the first iteration of the plan, I told him that in my state businesses retained 3% of the amount they collected each month as a “vendor compensation fee”. He excused himself to make a phone call and the next week, the provision for vendor compensation, omitted from the first bill, was inserted.

Like too many of the folks up there, this otherwise nice young man had little or no real-world business experience.

And now that nearly ALL vendors are on computers, the national sales tax would simply involve a minor tweak to the codes to include it — along with code to PRINT IT IN BOLD, RED TYPE so EVERYONE walking out of a business could see how much was paid while asking “Hmmm, am I getting my money’s worth?”

That said, in the 90s, Matt Fong, the Treasurer of California, studied the breakdown of the sources of THEIR sales tax revenue and found that around 70% came from a handful of retail outlets: The big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Kmart, Target, etc. etc.

With retail businesses collecting and remitting both state and federal SALES TAXES to the state, the IRS could be reduced to maybe 3 guys in each state to see that the states aren’t cooking the books and not ponying up the collected amounts, (that’s 150 guys!) maybe another 150 folks in DC to keep THEIR books, make coffee, go out for sandwiches, watch porn (or whatever the hell else they do on OUR dime), etc. That’s a drop from 110,000 to 300 or so, leaving us 109,300 to send to the border! Works for me!!

Is it PERFECT? Hell no!!

After 100+ years of SOCIALIST and a ENTITLEMENT TRAINING in the GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, do you REALLY think these obozo voters could even be DRAGGED kicking and screaming BACK TO A FULLY CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT LET ALONE CONSTITUTIONAL TAXATION BASED ON THE COMMENSURATE REDUCED SPENDING?

Personally, I shall continue to beat the drum for such a return.

In the meantime, I’ll support the Fair Tax as a WAYSTATION — something we MIGHT be able to achieve before I leave the planet — back to a system the Founding Fathers MIGHT recognize if they were to return. It will fall to some future generation to carry us back to a fully restored system if, after yet MORE government indoctrination, they have the intellect and motivation to do so.

And I must tell you that MY reading of the writings of some of the Founders persuades me that THEY would not be all that opposed to the Fair Tax as it is based on CONSUMPTION.

If you’d like some of those cites, ask and ye shall receive.


44 posted on 07/21/2014 8:51:06 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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