Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: 'We need to padlock and shut down' the IRS
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT by onyx
Sen. Ted Cruz is joining Tea Party activists in calling on Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service as the freshman lawmaker made the case from tax reform.
The Texas Republican on Monday said news that the IRS targeted the nonprofit applications of conservative-leaning political groups was an "inspiration" because of how it has sparked "normal American citizens that are standing up for liberty." In the wake of the IRS scandal, Tea Party groups have repeatedly called for the agency to close its doors, and Cruz, a hero of the conservative movement, echoed their sentiments.
"It is a challenge that we all face to limit the power of Washington," Cruz said. "After these revelations of political targeting by the IRS, we need to padlock and shut down the building, abolish the IRS, and move to a flat tax or the FAIR Tax."
Leaders in Congress have publicly expressed a willingness to tackle tax reform, though it seems that Democrats and Republicans every year express similar sentiments without any action. Earlier in the day, a new government study showed profitable corporations paid an effective income tax rate lower than 13 percent in 2010, sparking calls from both sides of the aisle to take another look at the tax code.
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A Cruz missile aimed straight at the heart of the beast. Go Cruz!
Why stop at just one of the UnConstitutional alphabet agencies of tyranny?
That would be a great deal to make with them.
We won’t prosecute the crimes... YOU shut your doors and go away.
Just DEFUND it—along with ALL the “Czars” while you’re at it.
The House has the power, doesn’t it??
Cruz has a long list, or have you not been paying attention? Their actions laid bare has only elevated them to the top of it.
Need to, won’t do, can’t do.
He’s the best!
You can be sure that at the IRS there is a bolo for anything with Cruz in ti.
shut it down
I’m sure you’re right.
Burn it down.
Corruption inside the RNC. We need Cruz to speak about this too
I’d love Cruz to call for replacing the whole lot at the RNC with straight, honorable, gentle folk, basically good conservatives.
I’m disposed to never want to deal with the IRS again.
By all means, close it.
“Why stop at just one of the UnConstitutional alphabet agencies of tyranny?”
Because if you aim at all of them you will hit none of them. Concentrate. Focus. You eat the elephant one bite at a time.
Great idea, but it won’t happen with the current crop of scoundrels occupying the Hill.
What we currently think of a government - an enormous, bloated, overbearing leviathan - will cease to exist but there are sufficient excise taxes and tariffs to run a properly-sized government.
We will, however, need to do something with the inner-city refugees that will come pouring of their homes when their EBT cards no longer work.
Fortunately, they failed to disarm ordinary Americans so we should be able to defend ourselves.
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