Reform the IRS

August 24, 2013

Reform the IRS T-shirtThe Tea Party Patriots are asking for donations to run TV ads to educate the public about the IRS abuses.  They have an interesting note about word choice:

In the videos, why say “Reform the IRS”?  Why not “Abolish”?  

The goal is the same.  We want to get rid of the current system and replace it with something better.  The problem in getting overwhelming public support for it lies in how people interpret what we say.

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Feel free to use or modify this in writing to your own representatives.  (Find your congressman and senators and their online contact forms.)  It’s not futile; one senator, Ted Cruz, is already on board.

“I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill out taxes on [a] postcard,” he explained . . . . “Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be a simple one-page postcard, and take the agents, the bureaucracy out of Washington and limit the power of government.”

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