Abolish The Income Tax And Replace It With A National Sales Tax
Tax reform is the main reason for my campaign to become a Representative in Congress. I am adamantly opposed to the Federal Income Tax; it is confiscatory and burdensome, it hinders growth and discourages work. But most of all, it is unjust.
A national sales tax, paid upon the purchase of every new good sold in America, and paid on every service, would make Federal taxpayers out of everyone. More taxpayers would mean more people concerned with how our Congress spends our money. More taxpayers would mean more people with skin in the game. As it is today, nearly half of all Americans pay nothing in Federal taxes, yet receive the same services, if not more, than the half that pay all of the Federal taxes.
This type of change would not necessarily mean a repeal of the 16th Amendment to The Constitution, which gave birth to the income tax. A new amendment would be drafted, approved by Congress and ratified by the states and this new amendment would supersede the 16th Amendment. This would be a monumental task. But this task would pale in comparison to the task of convincing 6,000 rebel colonists to fight in the middle of winter, hundreds of miles from their homes, with very little ammunition or gun powder, against the strongest army on the planet, to secure the rights that were being stripped of them by a tyrant in England. We owe it to our founders to ensure that liberty does not yield to convenience.
Reformation of the tax collection system at the Federal level is my number one goal.