A most excellent idea from Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
Hours before the House Appropriations Committee held a hearing on political targeting at the Internal Revenue Service, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had a simple solution to the agency’s problems — get rid of it altogether.
Mr. President, if your #1 priority is fixing the problem, let’s abolish the #IRS and ensure it NEVER happens again!
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 16, 2013
“I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill out taxes on postcard,” he explained in a Fox News interview over the weekend. “Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be a simple one-page postcard, and take the agents, the bureaucracy out of Washington and limit the power of government.”
Cruz proposed a flat tax during the 2012 election, but he said he would keep a standard deduction for lower-income earners, as well as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable donations.
This scandal should remove all doubt about the disaster that ObamaCare will be once it is if full effect since the IRS will play a major role in it’s implementation.