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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Who’s your FRiend?
C’mon whoooose your FRiend?
I like Cruz, Bill Murray not so much anymore. Murray and his SNL Useful Idiot cohorts facilitated significant demoralization toward the systemic corruption of this Republic.
Love Ted, he’z doing a great job. Now, introduce legislation that would begin the dismantling of the IRS.
Get with conservatives in the house and begin the push. One can propose till they are blue in the face, introduce a bill and cause other moderate committee chairs and members to be forced to support of foo foo.
In which case, if these members foo foo a bill...we can weed’em out.
Stay away from people with umbrellas!
IRS is a good start, but add the EPA, dept. of Education, BATFE, and just about every other agency that doesn’t directly contribute to our defense or law enforcement, and turn over most of everything left to the states.
With a NRST instead of an income tax, the IRS could be 1/10th the size it is and be prohibited from having contact with individual citizens.
Businesses would collect sales tax like they currently do, and they’d be subject to audit, but not the consumer.
Cruz makes me proud to be a native Texan.
Hey Cruz, get back to me when that windmill actually falls. The IRS will NEVER be abolished in this country. The scandal is over. The MSM has stopped covering it. Congress likes the IRS since it is the biggest wealth transfer system ever devised. Congress writes law(s) that benefits big business and then big business rewards them with contributions.
Make no mistake, when people like Cruz want to demolish the IRS, there are those that want him dead. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would surprise me with this criminal enterprise we call the U.S. government.
"I charge you to undertake your citizenship with a solemn dedication. Be a leader, but lead only toward the best. Lift up every task you do and every office you hold to the high level of service to God and to your fellowman. So live and serve that those who know you will be inspired to better living. We have too many who use their strength and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to be among those who dedicate their skills and abilities to the common good. Build America on the solid foundations of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship and reverence for God, and, whatever others may say or do, you will leave behind you a record of which every Scout may be justly proud."
I don't know if Cruz is an Eagle Scout or not. Based on a quick Google search I don't see that he is.
But - he sure is what more of us who are, should've been.
Folks like Cruz inspire others to be better. That by itself will put a political cross-hair on him. May God bless him.
I’m all for abolishing the IRS but if implementing a flat tax or fair tax includes deductions or allowances, we will still be in the same boat as we are in now. I’d prefer a national sales tax, collected at the retail point of sale and no exceptions. That would keep the percentage lower and would not require reporting any incomes and eliminate most record keeping. Also, the 16th Amendment would have to be repealed.
National sales tax in place of income tax widens the base by netting tax revenue from illegal aliens, off-the-books workers etc...
It makes sense so of course, the liberals are against it.
He gives me hope. It is time to bury this party and restart. He would be a great leader to get the ball rolling.
I skimmed the info at the link.
They say the fair tax percentage can’t be changed.
but if the fair tax is a federal retail tax; how does it differ from a regular sales tax whose percentage can (and has) change?
These people targeted citizens based on their political beliefs... that's against the law. Shutting them down isn't enough....
Cruz is the best bet for 2016, in my book.
Not to mention, prosecute the criminals working there.
The Fairtax as a tax code has many components, from revenue collection to tax court to enforcement.
The revenue provision of the FairTax is called the National Retail Sales Tax (NRST). Note importantly that it is a ‘retail tax’ on retail goods and retail services.
Retail does not include used items or any services or goods that are sold by one business to another business. The NRST is levied on the consumer or end user. For example, Boeing can sell jets to United Airlines and United will never pay a tax. But the consumers or end-users of United’s services will pay the NRST.
The NRST rate will be voted every year when Congress convenes. Everyone will see how their member of Congress voted; it will be completely transparent. if any
So once the yearly change is made to the NRST, that will be the yearly rate for all retail goods and services within the United States and its territories.
There’s a lot more but that should answer your question.