Ted Cruz: Replace IRS with Flat Tax
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the IRS should be abolished after the institution of a simpler flat tax.
He said the tax code invites agents to abuse and use the machinery of government to target political enemies and said doing so was wrong whether the president was Barack Obama or Richard Nixon.
"I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax," Cruz said on Fox News over the weekend.
He said the tax code should be simple enough for the average American to fill out on a postcard.
Cruz said such a system would take much of the bureaucracy out of Washington and should get bipartisan support because it is about "empowering the people," and that "ought to be a bipartisan" value.