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IRS Cut: Only $1 Billion?




The U.S. House of Representatives is debating cuts to the enforcement budget of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – an agency which receives $11 billion a year to implement America’s sprawling, antiquated and anti-competitive tax code.

Oh, and to discriminate against limited government groups in the process … (then lie about that and try to cover it up).

Yeah, those guys …

Anyway, the “Republican-controlled” House is contemplating IRS cuts ranging from $341 million to $1 billion – which could take the agency back to 2003 funding levels.

“The IRS has been targeting American taxpayers, as we’ve learned, for their political beliefs for the last four or five years,” U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan said. “During this period, a culture of shading the truth was fostered and developed by directors and administrators throughout the IRS.  Now this culture within the IRS has grown to one of stonewalling, double-talk and mistrust. It’s up to Congress to use the power of the purse … to rein in the IRS and force them to conduct their analysis in an unbiased manner.”

Okay … not arguing any of that.  But our question is simple:  Why stop there?  Why spend another dime on an agency that discriminates against Americans on the basis of their ideology?  Especially when eliminating the IRS and moving America to a simpler, fairer and more competitive consumption-based tax structure would dramatically boost our economic output.

Which is sucking wind, last time we checked …

It’s nice that “Republicans” in Washington want to cut the IRS’ budget – but that’s not what the situation calls for.  Sure, we support such cuts – but until the IRS is done away with entirely American taxpayers will remain enslaved to an intrusive agency that’s levying an economically destructive tax in an inherently discriminatory fashion.

The IRS doesn’t need to be gutted … it needs to be vaporized out of existence.  Only then can the full potential of the American consumer economy, jobs market and investment engine be unleashed.