Why do Republicans love the IRS? Mike Huckabee makes the case for ‘FairTax’

“Why do nearly all the GOP candidates support tax reform plans that “tinker” with the tax code? Why do they all support plans that preserve the IRS?”


Our 75,000-page tax code is a complete disaster and the IRS is a criminal enterprise. So why do nearly all the GOP candidates support tax reform plans that “tinker” with the tax code? Why do they all support plans that preserve the IRS?

Our backwards, broken, punitive tax system is a classic Washington creation, and it is time we burn it to the ground. Today, there are more tax lobbyists in Washington than any other industry or sector, even healthcare. For decades, Washington central planners have made billions carving out holes, handouts, and exemptions for the powerful and well-connected.

In both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the most sought after legislative assignments are the tax writing committees. Congressmen promise to raise millions for their party just so they can play games with the tax code. Worse still, politicians make millions as tax lobbyists when they finally retire. And we wonder why it’s been nearly 30 years since Washington last reformed the tax code?

It’s a sickening, vicious cycle. Our dysfunctional tax system is a cottage industry for Washington insiders that’s punching millions of American families in the gut.

But there are more problems. Ask any parent, teacher or animal trainer, when you reward good behavior you get more of it. Our tax code does the exact opposite. The harder you work, the more Washington confiscates from your paycheck. The less you work, the more Washington rewards you. Worse still, drug dealers, pimps, criminals and anyone hiring illegal immigrants avoid taxes entirely. Why do we have a system that rewards irresponsibility and punishes productivity?

I am the only GOP candidate with a plan to permanently obliterate the tax code and abolish the IRS.

The FairTax would completely eliminate all taxes on wages, including Medicare and payroll taxes, the most regressive of all taxes. American workers would keep every single cent of their paycheck. In its place, the FairTax would establish a fair, clear, finite 23 percent national sales tax.

Our tax system is so broken it needs much more than the tap of a hammer or twist of a screw. The FairTax brings trillions of dollars in offshore investment and manufacturing back to the United States — creating millions of good jobs for American workers. The FairTax also gives every senior a Social Security bonus payment.

Today, there are 80 total representatives and senators who support this legislation. Prominent scholars including the Nobel Prize winning economist Vernon Smith endorse the FairTax. It was created by some of the top economists in the country and supported by over $20 million in independent and non-government funded research. The FairTax is gaining momentum and support across the country because millions of Americans are sick of the existing nightmare Washington insiders have created.

Our 75,000-page Tax Code is arbitrary, unfair, unnavigable, and insanely complex. Congress cannot defend it, the IRS cannot explain it, and hard-working Americans cannot comprehend it. It’s time we abolish this monstrosity once-and-for-all and pass the FairTax. I call on GOP candidates to join me.


Mike Huckabee


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In an interview a few years ago, while running for Governor, Bruce Olsen said, "We are running out of time. I’m convinced I can work with other governors to save our Republic. I have a plan, should our country fall apart. We must be prepared. It’s important that our people become debt free. I am also hoping to change the way we title property. We must see to it that Americans actually own what they pay for. One more thing. We must learn that the individuals that our media promotes for elected office, are the ones we must run from." Bruce Olsen lives in Arizona and shares from The Arizona Sentinel. His main site went down in 2016 and this link contains some of his earlier work. You can still see some of his more recent work via Constitutional Liberty Coalition.

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