Monday, November 30, 2015

Larry Walker — The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let’s face it, that’s never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it’s difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing to revise and clarify their ideas, they should drop out of the race immediately, so conservative voters may focus on genuine tax reform proposals.

Just who are these crackpots and why is their reasoning amiss? They should be evident by now, but let’s run through them, one by one.

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