If we had members of Congress who had some backbone, they would take a vote tomorrow to abolish the IRS. With the recent revelations indicating that the IRS singled out organizations for harsh treatment based upon their beliefs, it should be the final straw for this inept organization.

Along with the demise of the IRS should come the end of the federal income tax. It should be replaced with a sales tax that can be collected by the States and forwarded to the federal government. Although many would lobby for a "fair" or "flat" tax, those would still require a federal entity to oversee the collection of those taxes.

Doing away with the IRS and the federal income tax would result in:

1. No more political shenanigans about what percentage a candidate paid in income tax. Spin doctors use this number to appeal for votes from the intellectually challenged who are suckered into believing that how much a rich person pays in income tax actually affects them personally.

2. Americans not having to pay someone to complete their tax forms in order to determine how much they owe to the government. Also, we wouldn't have to waste our time keeping pieces of paper in anticipation of the dreaded IRS audit.

3. The elimination of the ability of unscrupulous politicians (redundancy noted) to hold the "We're going to need to raise the income tax rate" card over our heads. Taking power away from politicians is always a good thing.

4. A way for politicians to be held accountable for their actions. If they make responsible spending decisions, the economy becomes strong, people have jobs, and the more Americans buy--the more sales tax income for the federal government.

5. A chance for every American to be part of the game. Nevermore would there be almost 50 percent of the population who doesn't "participate" in the federal tax process. This might wake-up some people to the realities of a failed economy and government overspending.

6. The federal government would save billions of dollars by not having to oversee the federal income tax system.

Alas, Congress doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to take the steps necessary to eliminate the IRS.

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...sounds like xanidu, but politicians on both sides of the fence would never go for it ~ that kind of system would also eliminate pork, and that's how they survive...

Good luck with that. Congress is filled with greedy politicians, pretty much all of them looking to get control of billions of dollars for themselves and the hordes of similarly greedy voters behind them. The Congress is filled with 535 people, of whom less than a dozen actually believe in Libertarian principles of sound government over a people of profound liberty. It's 2% vs. 98%, and guess who keeps winning. (Hint: It's not the 2%.)

Congress is hardly going to get rid of an agency that not only supplies them with most of the $2.3 trillion in tax revenue each year*, but also supplies them with the ability to keep the population in a state of nearly constant fear. That's control.

The idea that we can replace the IRS with a VAT (value-added tax) or NST (national sales tax) is a pure fantasy. You can't replace when actual replacement can't take place. All the Congress would do is ADD such taxes to the current load. Oh sure, they'll give you a stupid tax credit, like they did for Obamacare, but that merely keeps the current power structure in place, and ensures that more and more people will get tripped up and end up paying more % of their incomes in tax. We're are 40%+ total tax load for the working man as it is, considering all the taxes and fees he pays to city, school district, county, state and federal levels of government. In places like NYC, it's 50%+. Just about half of a working man's income is summarily confiscated by government. And still, we don't vote Libertarian. It's insane. We're insane.


"Trying to suggest that all these groups (conservative only, mind you) that have sprung from the Citizen’s United ruling clogged up the IRS, who was then somehow reduced to scrutinizing groups (again, conservative only) in order to manage this problem. If only Citizen’s United could be overturned".

Except, of course, when it comes to the Barack H Obama Foundation

Hmmm? Obama Foundation Received Tax Exempt Status in 30 Days in 2011

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Fascist Gimmerats, going to fine, penalize,audit, harass,spy on, and imprison those who fail to or abide by, all the mandates & dictates of the Stalinist OwebaMaoscare Healthnightmare Law ?!

The one way out of Maoist OwebaMaoscare Healthnightmare-is to go onto Medicaid, as was the original sinister design to begin with.

One Payer Insanity-Big Brother always knows best.... death panels and their design to kill off citizens FAST,is starting already.

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