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Cruz Has It Right: Abolish The IRS

Sen. Ted Cruz
As pundits and policy wonks across America have pontificated on what the IRS targeting of Tea Party organizations means in terms of government management reform and oversight and what – if any – corrective actions are needed, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has come up with a simple answer.

Do away with the IRS.

Cruz was in Houston yesterday where he met with Tea Party groups to talk about the IRS. Cruz hopes the recent IRS scandal will help build momentum to drastically change America's tax system.

Speaking at the Free Enterprise Institute, Senator Cruz introduced Tea Party groups from the Houston area, Dallas, San Antonio, and Waco, Texas. Representatives of each group shared their experience of being targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS when they applied for tax-exempt status.

In response Cruz said, “And that’s why I believe the most important outcome that can come from this is substantive and policy-based and going forward, and it is quite simply: We should abolish the IRS.”

As the Senator’s spokeswoman recently put it on his behalf, “We don’t need this terribly complicated tax code that is sucking Americans’ time and money and is creating this terribly overbearing and intrusive federal agency … Americans understand that.”

Cruz is an advocate of the flat tax concept favored by many other conservatives, under which all taxpayers would be taxed at the same percentage regardless of income.

The flat tax is an interesting idea that has a lot of conservative support. However, Senator Cruz also spoke at Pastor Robert Jeffress' First Baptist Church in Dallas this past Sunday where he gave what we consider to be an argument at least as persuasive as the idea of a flat tax.

Addressing the IRS scandal in terms of the targeting conservative religious groups – IRS agents have been found to have engaged in the use of what amounted to an unconstitutional religious test in reviewing applications for tax-exempt status – Senator Cruz noted that, "The IRS likewise asked another group – 'tell us the content of your prayers.' I really wish the response had been 'Forgive them father, for they know not what they do.'"

There is no excuse for using the power of the IRS to intimidate political opponents, or using it to enforce an unconstitutional inquiry into the religious beliefs of the people, as the Obama administration has done.

And with the information and power of the thousands of pages of new Obamacare regulations at their disposal, big government liberals will obtain another even more frightening weapon to use against its opponents.

And that’s another reason we like Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has made the point over and over that the IRS cannot be trusted to fairly implement the tax subsidies that form the basis for Obamacare. Not only is Cruz’s call to abolish the IRS simple, and right, but it is an answer that cuts through all the smoke being blown around Washington today by the bureaucrat elite and their Capitol Hill patrons.

The Tea Party is the greatest threat to the entrenched political class America has seen in generations.

The bureaucratic elite are eager to obtain another weapon to hold opponents of big government at bay and would like us to believe that the IRS can be trusted to implement Obamacare because the targeting of the Tea Party was merely bureaucratic bungling by a couple of poor, overworked government drones in Cincinnati. Ted Cruz says don't believe them and don't trust them, and we agree.

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Another IRS viewpoint

I have concerns about a trend I see growing, which may be a topic for investigation or an article. Lately there has been a growing interest to abolish the IRS. That's something that most Americans can agree on. However, that phrase is recently followed up with the idea to "replace it with something else". Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and others may have good intentions, but ...

May I suggest that we look into the facts a bit deeper. I agree that we should abolish the IRS organized crime collection agency, in addition to it's big brother, the Federal Reserve International banking cartel.

I was all for a new system and studied "The FairTax", which seemed like a good idea. Then with aditional homework, did some history on taxes. Now I have more questions that make me more worried than before.

First a bit of history to place the facts in perspective. Most informed Americans know that the FR & IRS were created 100 years ago. Neither are lawful agencies, as they were NOT Constitutionally ratified by Congress at the time. Check our State archives and count the votes! Yet, the ignorant public was mislead that we owe "income" taxes. Tell a lie long enough, and it becomes culturally true. That's another topic.

Here's my question that requires inspection. Are both the IRS and FR operating under a 100 year Corporate Charter that is about to expire? We know both are private corporations. History proves our Founding Fathers did not approve of centralized banking. The banks, way back then, were cautiously given 20 year charters, and all failed, as predicted. Would someone have also enacted a similar, but bolder, 100 year charter again when these two particular private institutions were unconstitutionally created. They're not government agencies, but private for-profit corporations.

Second, it's secretly concealed that none of our "income tax" payments actually go to financing the running of the government, country, or paying down the National Debt. Instead, our Country is surprisingly funded by exactly the amount of lawful "Corporate Taxes" and "secret government investments". It's speculated that our hard-earned income tax money is being laundered out of the Country to foreign banking interests. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pRPBKJQnyU

My concern is the possible strategy of abolishing the IRS today while simultaneously replacing it with something new and improved, which may finally and lawfully enslave Americans, once and for all. THIS TIME, it's very likely to be anxiously ratified by Congress with the full support of the duped American people, even though there is no reason to do so. Americans would be lawfully "gifting" our income taxes to foreign bankers, just because they asked us to! Remember that there is no limit on the amount of taxes they could collect.

Then there's the matter of the Federal Reserve. They are also a private corporation. Congress did NOT receive an answer who owns them or who their "investors" are. But wait! To be an investor, one needs to place their own actual assets "at risk" towards an investment, for the possibility of a future gain. That's WHAT an investment is. But that's NOT what the FR does. We all know it just creates money "out of thin air". So then, there ARE NO INVESTORS who would be due principle and interest payments. Which means, we don't have a National Debt. There is NO interest clock! The FR sold a bill of goods they never had. That's fraud! Which makes all agreements null and void.

Finally, the Congress NEVER had the Constitutional authority to hand over their responsibilities to coin our nation's money to the FR. So, even if it HAD BEEN ratified, it's still unconstitutional. That part of the Constitution hasn't been Amended.

Conclusion: Let's do some historical research, abolish BOTH the IRS & FR, wipe out the National Debt, and free Americans from unlawful theft of all income taxes. The entire subject is based upon fraud, which is a crime. All parties, past and present, are accomplices to a crime, no matter how Congress should vote on the issues. If we "abolish" the IRS, the past crimes never go away! But let's NOT create a new monster!

Background research:

Who holds the Corporate documents and where are they located? (Great Britains National Archives?)

Hidden Local, State, and Federal CAFR accounts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pRPBKJQnyU (Pay attention at the 8:00 & 10:30 & 14:00 minute marks)

Congressional testimony "Where did $16 Trillion go?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-pav_yPFkI

Where did $9 Trillion dollars go? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYNVNhB-m0o From 2010 off balance sheet transactions

The Truth About The Federal Reserve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KBpqiORkU

The FR is an independent agency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3sfb7QFr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTHA47Qq8lE

How to Abolish the FR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNumEm2NzQA

The book, The Creature From Jekyll Island, G. Edward Griffin

The US Constitution

State voting records on Amendments

You really want to be bold, and win an election with a landslide. Declare Federal and State income taxes Unconstitutional, because they are, and make it official. What can the fed do? If they want to start something, how many citizens will choose sides with you? Not to mention other States jumping in. They are out of business and the entire Country loves you for stopping the theft!

We are either part of the solution or part of the problem. Let's not supercharge the problem out of ignorance.

Lobbying for the Fair Tax

When I was in DC for the Tea Party Patriots Rally 6/19, I made 3 stops to 3 members of the Ways & Means Committee with a simple message ABOLISH the IRS

The solution to all the IRS problem that are happening in the country right now is HR 25.
The Fair Tax is a plan for every American, no matter what his or her income might be. Specifically, the Fair Tax would repeal all Federal corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, the death tax, and gift taxes - and replace them with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax. Overnight, the Fair Tax would allow individuals to keep 100% of their income without the government first taking a penny. Overnight, we would eliminate the IRS from the lives of all American workers.
So how do you get this massive change to become law? At some point Congress is going to raise the debt ceiling. At that point you combine the two issues so that in order for a increase in the debt ceiling HR 25 must pass and be signed into law….. Have a good message ready and be prepared for a government shut-down. But being rid of the IRS is worth the risk.

Pat of the bill is to get rid of the 16th amendment

Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax

I am one of Ted Cruz's biggest fans, but ... his statements favoring a flat tax tells me he hasn't really studied the difference between the flat tax and a consumption (i.e. Sales, or Fair) tax.

Certainly just about any tax re-structure would be better than America's current Progressive Income Tax. However, whenever people offer the Fair Tax or a Flat Tax tells me they've not really studied either in depth.

First of all, NEVER even consider a VAT (Value Added Tax).

Although a "Flat Tax" would be easier and fairer than any "Progressive Tax" system, it is still an "INCOME TAX" and as such, it still requires an IRS or some similar bureaucracy to run it. And .... as time goes by and the lobbyists have their way with it, it will grow into a similar monster to what we have to day. The last time Congress gave any serious discussion to a "FLAT TAX", they came up with one that had three different tax rates !!!!! How do you get a "flat tax" with three different rates? Leave it to Congress.
For real, permanent reform, we must rip out the "income tax system," and replace it with an entirely new "consumption based" tax system.

A consumption based tax (i.e. a straight sales tax, or "The Fair Tax" which is a modified consumption tax that gives everyone a "free ride" on some initial amount results in the paying paying little to no tax at all.

A Consumption Tax is the easiest to collect (deducted at the cash register). It requires no filing by citizens. It is already set up in 45 of our 50 states than already have state sales taxes. They merely change the setting on the amount of tax charged on the cash register. No one ever falls behind on their taxes. No accountants to pay (Goodbye Turbo Tax) or tax courts to fight. It is the most pro-economic growth tax system ever invented. It would put American-made products at an advantage over all foreign competitors who use a VAT or income tax based system. It rewards "savings" rather than punishing it. So .... before you recommend or make a choice between favoring a flat tax system over a "consumption or Flat Tax" system, read Neal Boortz book, "The Fair Tax Book". For a short synopsis, go to: http://www.fairtax.org/PDF/FairTax-Fundamentals_and_facts-070122.pdf
Proplinerbuff

Fair Tax Bill HR -25

When I was in DC for the Tea Party Patriots Rally 6/19, I made 3 stops to 3 members of the Ways & Means Committee with a simple message ABOLISH the IRS

The solution to all the IRS problem that are happening in the country right now is HR 25.
The Fair Tax is a plan for every American, no matter what his or her income might be. Specifically, the Fair Tax would repeal all Federal corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, the death tax, and gift taxes - and replace them with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax. Overnight, the Fair Tax would allow individuals to keep 100% of their income without the government first taking a penny. Overnight, we would eliminate the IRS from the lives of all American workers.
So how do you get this massive change to become law? At some point Congress is going to raise the debt ceiling. At that point you combine the two issues so that in order for a increase in the debt ceiling HR 25 must pass and be signed into law….. Have a good message ready and be prepared for a government shut-down. But being rid of the IRS is worth the risk.

Pat of the bill is to get rid of the 16th amendment

I agree, but!

We must not approach this subject so lightly. We better come up with a good/viable alternative before we move too fast. Do not trust the politicians.
I may have solutions if you are genuinely interested.