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Yes, We Can Abolish the IRS

June 14, 2013 by  

Jay Leno knows what his audience likes to hear. In his opening monologue last week, the “Tonight Show” host had a wonderful suggestion on how we should deal with the Internal Revenue Service:

“President Obama says he’s renewing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay? How about closing the IRS? Why don’t we do that?”

The reaction, you won’t be surprised to hear, was thunderous applause. So Jay offered a follow-up suggestion: “How about shipping the IRS to Guantanamo Bay?” The laughs and applause were long and loud.

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OK, let’s admit we’re not going to ship America’s most unpopular agency to a remote corner of Cuba — as attractive as the idea might be. But let’s not overlook the incredible opportunity we’re being given here.

Bless their arrogant little hearts. By spending taxpayers’ money so foolishly, and targeting conservative and patriotic groups for special scrutiny, the bureaucrats at the IRS have given us the best opportunity in years to rein in their power.

Rein it in? Heck, how about launching a national campaign to abolish this odious agency once and for all?

I’m not kidding. The scandals embroiling this detested agency have presented us with a tremendous opportunity to expand the debate from the IRS’s misbehavior and instead put the emphasis on an issue that could truly transform this country: Let’s replace the income tax with something a whole lot simpler and fairer. That’s the best way to abolish the IRS.

Everybody admits that the present tax system is an abomination. The tax code is so complicated that it is virtually impossible for the average taxpayer to understand. But that’s just the least of the objections to it.

The graduated income tax is an essential part of the plot to transform our free and independent Republic into a socialistic state. Very few Americans are aware that a graduated income tax was one of Karl Marx’s essential recommendations to create a communist society. In fact, a heavy progressive or graduated income tax is the second plank of his Communist Manifesto.

Long before the present scandals erupted, the IRS was the most hated and feared agency of the U.S. government. It’s easy to understand why. What other agency can grab your bank account, padlock your business or seize your property (including your home) without even bothering to get a court order?

President Ronald Reagan’ son, Michael Reagan, put it very well when he wrote in a recent column:

The federal income tax code deserves the death penalty for a lot of good reasons. It’s unfair, overly complex, horribly politicized, harmful to individuals and the economy, helpful to the forces of big government, and impossible to understand without a CPA.

It’s also a costly waste of money and time. Just complying with our unnecessarily (but deliberately) complicated federal tax system costs Americans about $430 billion a year, according to economist Arthur Laffer.

Right. So how do we convert the present anger about IRS abuses into an effective national campaign to abolish the IRS? We need to make it an issue — maybe the issue — of next year’s national elections.

Remember, every seat in the House of Representatives will be at stake in 2014. Barack Obama has already promised to do everything in his power to see that Democrats regain a majority there.

I shudder to think what will happen to this country if he succeeds. Can you imagine what it will be like if Nancy Pelosi wins back her title as Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Needless to say, the left will pull out all of the stops to campaign against “the rich.” We’re about to see some of the nastiest, most scurrilous campaigns in history. They’ll make the “Granny Off The Cliff” commercials from the last go-around seem mild by comparison.

 
But there is one issue that will appeal to every working American: curbing the outrageous abuses of the IRS. Eliminating the graduated income tax is the best way — in fact, the only way — to do so.

The two most popular proposals out there to replace the present tax system are the flat tax and the FairTax. The former would impose a simple flat-tax percentage on all incomes, with only a few deductions still allowed. The latter would replace an income tax with a national sales tax.

Which one should we favor? I like what Reagan had to say about this argument:

If my father Ronald Reagan were around today, I know what he’d do.

He’d do exactly what I’d do — get the flat-taxers and the fair-taxers together in a room and have them hash out a single tax reform program to sell to the American people.

The Flat Tax and the Fair Tax each have pluses and minuses that need to be debated. But in the end it really doesn’t matter which idea triumphs.

America and all Americans would be better off with either one. Either would eliminate the progressive tax system and make federal taxes simpler, fairer, smarter, and apolitical. And, best of all, either one would kill the IRS as we know it — forever.

I can’t think of anything that would do more to help our economy than eliminating the progressive income tax. Existing businesses would expand. New businesses would be started. Millions of new jobs would be created.

No longer would April 15 represent a dreaded national nightmare. Instead, your tax obligation would be easy to calculate and reasonable to pay. Our savings in time, effort and anguish would be enormous.

Instead of a system built on fear and intimidation, we would be proud to have helped to create one that is simple, reasonable and fair.

Replacing the present system won’t be easy. But our enemies have given us an incredible opportunity to go on the offensive against the monstrosity they have birthed. Let’s take full advantage of it.

Leno had the right idea — and his audience loved it. Let’s seize the day. After all, we have nothing to lose but our chains.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Roy

    Income based taxes in any form have no place in a free society. They open an avenue for intrusion, coercion, corruption, and abuse that is just too darn wide.

    • emtp01@hotmail.com

      Amen, Roy! Amen! Abolishing the IRS could set the progressive socialists agend back a hundred years … and save the Republic.

    • Tommy cunningham

      Hit the Nail on the head, well said. A free man keeps the fruit of his labor ! Give a man his life ,yet deny his liberty ,makes his life not worth living. Give a man his liberty, yet deny him the fruits of his labor, the very badge of his hard work, makes him a slave.

  • Maria

    Yes. Kill the IRS and prosecute Obama and his minions.

  • jeff

    Reform is what we need to not fire the irs agents that did what they did but to throw them in jail and make new laws like the irs can’t close businesses and can’t take peoples homes and then make it easyer to understand the tax rules? If we do any more than this we open our self’s up to the mark of the beasts, the mark that will be on our right hand, has anyone heard of it ? It’s in Revelation ??? 666 it will look kinda like the department of transportations seal, btw the Chinese call that mark” the cursed mark” ?Jesus loves YOU

  • jeff

    I also think we need to impeach Obama and jail for holder and others that tried to brake the constitution !

  • http://Yahoo LB Duncan

    A flat tax is the only way to go. 😄

  • Nomad

    Once you allow a person or government to touch your money they always want more. Money is like a drug, you always need more and you always find a way to get more. Fire the Fed, this three tiered Gov, and IRS. They have all abused their positions by creating coruptive powers they created for themselves to take from the people and the world.

  • Vicki

    The ACLJ has a petition to do just this. Go to their website and sign it.

  • Fay Guht

    Before 1913 (the year the Federal Reserve domestic terrorist organization was formed), before 1913, THERE WAS NO INCOME TAX. How did they get.along without it? Oh, yea. We WERE a Republic. Remember? Limited government.

  • Fay Guht

    I forgot to add: What are we now? A parasitic, collectivistic Oligarchy. Socialism for the masses. Fascism for the 1%.

  • Zeropoint123

    It’s been a long time coming… Lets never forget why this country was established , to escape the tyranny of taxation and religious persecution, the same muck we find ourselves in today! Why? Because there’s too many lazy ass money hungry people out there, why work when you can get it for free… I say not only abolish the IRS but clean up the rest of the money sucking government…once the us dollar is no longer the world currency we are screwed!!! We will be owned by China!
    That by the way is happening now !!! Our money will be worthless to pay off our loans with China and elsewhere ! If we don’t get it together ASAP kiss this great country goodbye!!!

  • Brandon

    It is time to finally give the citizens more choices. They keep voting in the same old song and dance hoping for something different. It isn’t going to happen. Big oil, Koch brothers, the banks, and any monsterous corporation. Vote out their candidates and we vote them out. The only way the income tax can be repealed and the IRS is abolished and a flat tax is introduced, we need to start with the current voting system so Libertarians can be heard. Along with members of the Justice Party, Citizens Party, Modern Whig Party, and any party that wants a simple tax code. Their voices need to be heard.

    Until then, we are going to get the same thing. Interventionist, Bush Era tax cut, No child left behind, and social intollerance with Republicans and Ficsal/economic irresponsible Democrats that will only put water on the flowers to make big government bigger that will only include more and more attempts to tax us into prosperity!

  • your private Socrates

    The death of the IRS would open the door to killing many more toxic agencies. With no more EPA, dept of ed, nsa, to name a few, the savings would be in the trillions.
    The only problem with a downsized and efficient state is what to do with all the former red tapers. They’ll have to earn a living which is hard if your only used to leaching off someone else’s living.

  • Robert Ewing

    Friends,
    When is all the angry talk going to end; and we actually do something to save America? The scum bags are too powerful. We’re not going to talk them out of existance.
    Just as.prior to 1776, the only solution is revolution to physically throw the bums out.
    If we are not williing and committed to do what is necessary, then we should just shut up and quit complaining.
    RE

  • http://iFish.Com Richard Walter

    Lets take a test: you need 500 points to pass
    Each answer is worth 100 points, take
    Your time.

    We should: A close the IRS
    B shut the IRS
    C abolish the IRS
    D kill the government
    Agency known as the IRS.
    E Save America and our
    freedoms

  • Robert

    Eliminating the IRS, along with the billions it costs the tax payers is an opportunity that can happen. I mean the majority of the working class in America would love to rid themslves of the IRS…
    A PETITION SHOULD BE STARTED IMMEDIATELY
    AND GET IT VIRAL ASAP…

    LET’S ROLL!!

  • James M. Howell

    I have been an advocate of the National Sales Tax for 30 years but it needs to take in consideration that city and state sales taxes in many places are already exorbitant. I don’t know the answer but there has got to be a better answèr than the IRS. Make them all border agents. That might solve two problems.

  • Ron r

    Lets start cleaning up the IRS by terminating the supervisor position of the registered republican who supervised the so called targeting.

  • http://raiderrooblog.wordpress.com raiderroo

    If we still think that we have any say about what the government does we are only fooling ourselves. We can no longer exercise our constitutional rights as Obama has removed it entirely. We the american people have lost all of our rights and people are being killed, jailed, or missing that rocks the Obama regime. May God have mercy on his children.

  • Robert Baker

    As much as I would have loved to see the Fairtax replace the Incometax,I’m afraid that that is now too little too late. The Feds have gone too far and there is no fixing this mess. The States will have to take them on now or else all is lost.

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  • http://whydon'twetaketheObamasandthekiwiisl Carl Farris

    Why do

  • Carl Farris

    Why don’t we take the Obamas and the IRS and drop them off on Syria?

  • 1 4 Liberty

    I agree that the IRS should see its last day. Then we also need to Audit the Federal Reserve and get rid of that as well. One by one we can continue to replace government departments with things that make sense. Get rid of the GSA as well.

  • Chaille

    I thought the IRS is an illegal establishment…unconstitutional…is the reason Americans fought so long ago to get away from the king’s taxation? Our forefathers saw no personal benefits from the heavy tax burden they carried; the only benefits were the embellishments around the king, and the tax payors were not allowed to see that. Now the IRS has grown so big it will be hard to kill without the strength and unity of our citizens who are bleeding under its ruthless hand. Now is the time to choke the daylights out of the monster! Keep up the momentum and stay organized, alert, and strong in this righteous cause.

  • Ron r

    Lets do away with taxes,the IRS and the military.that way when there is a war to be fought the job creators /rich can hire an armed force. Or we can see how many romneys ,Limbaughs, or chenneys will fight, or will the chenneys just get more deferments ????????

  • http://personallibertydigest wayne mann

    and while we abolish the IRS we also need to abolish the tyrant in the Whitewash house.!!! When are we going to stand up America.??

  • Bishop W. A. Garrett

    I am in total agreement that the IRS should be and that the taxing system in America should be replaced and that the IRS should eliminated never, ever to allowed to rise again. They should be in fear of the American people not us of them. We are suppose to be a Republic not Democracy. That puts the people in the place of being feared rather than the people fearing the government. What can I do to help?

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