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CAVUTO REPORTS THAT BUSH CONSIDERING SCRAPPING THE IRS CODE!!!
Fox News Channel | November 6, 2002 | n/a

Posted on 11/06/2002 1:39:57 PM PST by Tree of Liberty

Neil Cavuto just interviewed Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., the director of the OMB, and Neil let it be known that he's hearing rumblings that Pres. Bush is considering a total re-write of the tax code and that SecTreas O'Neill is strongly pushing a national retail sales tax!


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1 posted on 11/06/2002 1:39:58 PM PST by Tree of Liberty
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To: Tree of Liberty
WOW !
2 posted on 11/06/2002 1:41:14 PM PST by bonesmccoy
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To: Tree of Liberty
Bumpity Bump Bump!
3 posted on 11/06/2002 1:41:18 PM PST by Samwise
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To: Tree of Liberty
Mitch Daniels has been saying this to congress for months. I've seen him on C-SPAN saying the IRS code should be scrapped.
4 posted on 11/06/2002 1:41:26 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Tree of Liberty
This was on someone's wish list this morning.
5 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:00 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Tree of Liberty
To quote Teddy Roosevelt, "Bully!!!"
6 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:06 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: Tree of Liberty
In other news I'm predicting major layoffs at HR Block.
7 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:07 PM PST by lelio
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Daniels didn't even bring up the subject. Cavuto said this out of the blue.
8 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:15 PM PST by Tree of Liberty
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To: Tree of Liberty
Yeah!!!!!!!
9 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:16 PM PST by mia
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To: Tree of Liberty
Repeal the income tax. Its inimical to freedom and good government in America. There's no way no how the IRS can ever be "reformed" or the Income Tax made acceptable to Americans. Get rid of it.
10 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:19 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: Taxman
I thought you might want to look at this...
11 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:36 PM PST by abner
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To: Tree of Liberty; mhking; rdb3; Dog Gone
Now that's my kind of trial balloon!
12 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:42 PM PST by Southack
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To: Tree of Liberty
If Bush got this done, he would go on Mount Rushmore.
13 posted on 11/06/2002 1:43:57 PM PST by Gorest Gump
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To: Tree of Liberty
Hmmmm -- I wonder how the 'minority' feels about this?
14 posted on 11/06/2002 1:44:12 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Southack
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 posted on 11/06/2002 1:44:37 PM PST by Lurking2Long
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To: Tree of Liberty
Yes!
16 posted on 11/06/2002 1:44:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Exit148
LOL, who cares?
17 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:00 PM PST by Tree of Liberty
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To: Tree of Liberty
If we could tax liberal stupidity we could pay off the national debt.

I hope this doesn't apply to home sales though.

triple tofu tax anyone??????
18 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:05 PM PST by kapj
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To: Tree of Liberty
That would be the biggest move ever. Hopefully the numbers work. You would have to replace the $$$ from somewhere. That is great b/c it would tax people fairly, AND cut down govt.
19 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:09 PM PST by jern
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To: Tree of Liberty
Shocked! I tell you, just Shocked!
20 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:27 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Tree of Liberty
Bush is considering a total re-write of the tax code and that SecTreas O'Neill is strongly pushing a national retail sales tax!

If this happens Bush can forget retiring to Crawford he'll be President for life.

21 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:33 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: Tree of Liberty
Bend over, here it comes again. A "national retail sales tax" is not constitutional, neither is a "flat tax." Neither is the fiat currency system that we currently "enjoy" which is the enabler of all of the social welfare programs and legions of bureaucrats ruining this country. People need to study history a little more. I'll crawl back under my bridge now.
22 posted on 11/06/2002 1:45:55 PM PST by agitator
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To: Tree of Liberty
Talk about making a mark on history!
23 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:00 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Tree of Liberty
Excellent!

 



24 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:06 PM PST by Damocles
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To: Tree of Liberty
What a great day that would be for America! The day we get the IRS off of our collective backs- for good!!
25 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:43 PM PST by Destructor
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To: Tree of Liberty
No way. You would have to own 67 Senate seats and 280 House seats to pull this off. And even then it would be hard as bricks to pull off. No way legislators abdicate the power the tax code gives them. I do not care what kind of mandate they think they have.
26 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:43 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush
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To: Tree of Liberty
SCRAPPING THE TAX CODE!!! Now, that has a nice ring to it!!!
27 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:44 PM PST by dittomom
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To: jern
That would be the biggest move ever. Hopefully the numbers work. You would have to replace the $$$ from somewhere. That is great b/c it would tax people fairly, AND cut down govt.

My greatest concern? A NRST will be implemented, but they'll keep at least part of the income tax. And then the income tax will slowly creep back up. And we'll have the worst of BOTH worlds.

We're going to have to watch this sucker like a hawk.

28 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:49 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Tree of Liberty
CHIEF Bump!
29 posted on 11/06/2002 1:46:54 PM PST by PatrioticAmerican
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To: GummyIII; redlipstick; cyncooper; Peach; Howlin; Valpal1; demsux; barker; TroutStalker
Tax Ping!
30 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:00 PM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: agitator
What makes you think they aren't constitutional?
31 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:01 PM PST by mlo
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To: Tree of Liberty
I'm still dreaming right?
32 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:15 PM PST by The Vast Right Wing
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To: Tree of Liberty; Taxman
One of the few accomplishments of the Congress the last time Republicans controlled the presidency and both Houses of Congress was the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. I'm no admirer of that code, but the fact that that Republican administration chose to work on it shows where Republican administrations place their priorities.

By the way, ditch the Internal Revenue Code and you also ditch an objectionable feature of that Code of 1954 that LBJ took pains to include in it: the provision denying religious organizations a tax exemption if they engage in political activity.

33 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:35 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Sure, but would you want to be the congresscritter who had to go back home and tell your people you voted no?
34 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:58 PM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: jdogbearhunter
ping
35 posted on 11/06/2002 1:48:16 PM PST by phasma proeliator
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To: The Vast Right Wing
I've got welts all over my body from pinching myself.
36 posted on 11/06/2002 1:48:29 PM PST by Tree of Liberty
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To: Gorest Gump
He would have my vote!!
37 posted on 11/06/2002 1:48:38 PM PST by chasio649
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To: Tree of Liberty
Bumperino!
38 posted on 11/06/2002 1:48:55 PM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: Tree of Liberty; Exit148
Imagine the politics if the Dems choose to filibuster this!
39 posted on 11/06/2002 1:48:59 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Tree of Liberty
Well, holy BLEEP!

Wouldn't it be cool, tho...

= D
40 posted on 11/06/2002 1:49:15 PM PST by Mr. Thorne
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To: Tree of Liberty
If he does, he can kiss reelection good-bye. With an income tax you really don't even see the money going out. With a sales tax, you see it EVERYTIME you buy something. He will be branded for favoring the rich, since they are the only ones who pay it anyways....
...but on the other hand...
People will be bringing home MORE on EVERY paycheck. And that will make him look good.

Personally I am all for getting rid of the income tax and the bloated, overpowered, wasteful IRS too. Just have to wait and see.
41 posted on 11/06/2002 1:49:28 PM PST by cdefreese
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To: Tree of Liberty
Sounds great but too good to be true. Do you think that the world-running International Bankers will let him scrap the vital tool that guarantees the central government control in keeping other people from becoming wealthy and competing in power with them?
42 posted on 11/06/2002 1:49:39 PM PST by J. Semper Paratus
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To: agitator
The NSRT may not be constitutional, but neither is the income tax and the courts haven't overturned it.
43 posted on 11/06/2002 1:50:04 PM PST by Eva
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This could be our Reconstruction era people. If the tax code is reformed then it seems like a MAJOR step in reducing the size of the government and what it funds.
44 posted on 11/06/2002 1:50:17 PM PST by Naspino
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To: mlo
Scrap the IRS but have a single low low rate like in Russia. and a postcard size form to complete.

NOT a "sales tax" try 17% or more on EVERY transaction from raw materials to consumer....why you think Europe is stagnating (VAT on everything)

45 posted on 11/06/2002 1:50:27 PM PST by spokeshave
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Unfortunately I agree, as much as I want an NRST, were not in the position to do it...unless there are "FBI files".

However, the USSC, with after a few retirements/appointments could after considering the validity of the radification porcess the 16th went through. I believe it violates more state constitutions than are necessary for ratification.

46 posted on 11/06/2002 1:50:55 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: Tennessean4Bush
You would have to own 67 Senate seats and 280 House seats to pull this off.

Why? You might need 60 Senate votes to close down a filibuster, but I don't see why a simple majority is not enough otherwise. President Bush is not going to veto it.

47 posted on 11/06/2002 1:50:56 PM PST by aristeides
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To: goldstategop
But won't that inflate the unemployment rate?
And what will we do with that huge building?
(/false naivete')
48 posted on 11/06/2002 1:51:03 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: dirtboy
I agree. To do this right we'll have to repeal the 16th amendment.
49 posted on 11/06/2002 1:51:19 PM PST by Freakazoid
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To: agitator
A "national retail sales tax" is not constitutional

We're in the 21st century. It'd be nice for the feds to get their revenue from excise taxes and various other fees. But a NRST makes sense.

50 posted on 11/06/2002 1:51:25 PM PST by BlkConserv
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