As both David Ferguson at Raw Story and Jason Easley from PoliticusUSA explained, Sen. Ted Cruz and Fox guest host on Cashin' In this Saturday, Eric Bolling, both think that lowering taxes on the rich, while raising taxes on the poor and the middle class is just a wonderful idea.
Cruz is just the latest in a string of Republicans to be piling onto the IRS in the wake of the recent scandal mongering, where they're using the debacle over the 501(c)(4) so-called "social welfare" groups and their tax exempt status to make the IRS into the big boogeyman on everything from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, to every conservative who has ever been audited coming out of the woodwork to claim that they were a politically motivated target of the IRS. And now we have genius Ted Cruz calling to just abolish the IRS altogether and for a flat tax.
From Raw Story: Ted Cruz pushes for flat tax but wants to abolish the IRS:
“We ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax, where the average American can fill out our taxes on a postcard.” Cruz told Fox’s Eric Bolling in an interview.
“Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, for home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be just a simple, one-page postcard,” he continued.
Cruz insisted that taking “the bureaucrats” out of Washington and the process of collecting taxes would curtain abuses of power by the IRS.
Cruz did not mention what agency will take the place of the IRS when collecting these tax revenues, nor did he allow for the fact that creating a single tax rate on every dollar earned would go even further toward increasing income inequality in the U.S. by lowering taxes on the wealthy and raising them on the poor and middle class.