Sen Ted Cruz Abolish The IRS

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    The fair tax or other plans like it reduces the power of the Gestepo uh I mean IRS so it will never be passed.
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    Fair enough, what is your solution?
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    You would certainly not need an IRS in it's current form. The taxes should be collected by the states as they do the sales tax now and sent into a central location. You would not need an IRS office in every large city as it currently has now.
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    There's no consensus on "the problem," so it's tough to say. By the sound of it, it's about largely reducing the scope and size of the IRS.
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    And it's power to wage war on people opposed to the current administration.
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    the current system is obviously not working, for anyone, so I don't see how trying a different system could hurt. make it voluntary maybe, to start and see how people like it, and why couldn't it be graduated; 10k -7%, 25k 10%, 100k 12%, 250k 16%, >250k 20%, 1 page form. because to be honest at the higher levels of income we pay accts to get deductions and we dont pay much more than that anyway, see obama's, romneys, bidens, buffets return for their effective tax rate
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    I'll bet the IRS could still do it's job with less than half the staff the currently have. The answer is to shrink it dramatically, then go to a fair tax.
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    The IRS is not the problem (for the most part). The tax laws are written by Congress, and Congressmen are bought by special interest groups, employers within their state, etc. U.S. Congressmen do not represent the United States. At best, they represent their home state, and at worst, they represent themselves. And as long as they can convince their constituency that it's the OTHER Congressmen who are destroying America, they are rewarded for their unethical behavior and incompetence.

    BTW, a fair tax will not work without a significant hike in minimum wage, among other things. All those people who have trouble making ends meet mopping floors or working fast food will go on the public dole if you take 15% of their income. Then you'll be broke AND have dirty floors and slow food.

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