Libertarian Party: End IRS scandals — By Abolishing the IRS and Income Tax
In the wake of the latest Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandals,
Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell says there’s only one certain way to end all such scandals, now and in the future:
“We must abolish the IRS and end any need for a regulatory agency that snoops into people’s private lives,” Howell said on May 17.
Further, Howell offers a compelling argument that this is not only possible, it would have tremendous benefits for the country.
If we just cut the federal budget back to 1992 levels, Howell says, we could end the IRS and the income tax — and leave the government with more than sufficient funding to perform its constitutional obligations.
1992 was the year Bill Clinton was elected president. Few people at the time would have argued that the federal government of 1992 was too small. Indeed, a few years later, President Clinton himself would famously declare it was time to reduce the size and scope of the federal government because “the era of big government is over” and Americans needed “a smaller, less bureaucratic government… that lives within its means.”
Says the Libertarian Party’s Howell: “We must draw back total federal spending to the level of 1992, which is more than enough to fulfill the government’s constitutional duties to protect our life, liberty, and property. This will allow us to balance the budget immediately, end the federal income tax completely, and give back an average of more than $12,000 to every family in America.” Read more