FORMER CEO, 2016 CONTENDER ALSO RAILS AGAINST D.C. BUDGET PROCESS
|| By FITSNEWS || Former Hewlett Packard CEO and aspiring “Republican” presidential contender Carly Fiorina has a message for GOP primary voters on Tax Day – and it’s a surprisingly populist in tone.
“Our current tax system is in desperate need of reform,” Fiorina said. “The complexity and lack of transparency only benefits the powerful and connected while crushing small businesses and innovation. The result is crony capitalism – because only big businesses can handle big government.”
She’ll get no argument from us on that … or from, you know, reality.
As far as we’re concerned, the discriminatory and deceptive Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should be razed … with the earth it stood on salted.
“The worst part is that right now Washington doesn’t even know where all your tax dollars are going,” Fiorina added. “They have no idea because they never examine any budget from top to bottom – and haven’t for decades.”
Fiorina knows what she’s talking about here – she began her career as a vendor in Washington, D.C.
“As anyone who has done business with the federal government knows, in the last six weeks of every year, every government agency spends every dime,” she said. “They do that because they want to make sure the appropriations process is focused on the rate of increase for the following year – not what they actually need or whether they actually need to spend it.”
That’s true … and it’s one of the main reasons why federal budgets grow in perpetuity (and why reductions in excess are bemoaned as “cuts”).
Props to Fiorina for sounding the right tone on this issue …
Now if she comes up with some specific tax and spending reforms, we’ll be really impressed.