Income Taxes

I believe that all Americans are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. As your Senator I will call for the repeal of the federal income tax and the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service.

In the last few decades, the federal government has exploded in size. No area of your life or business is free from the meddling of politicians — especially your wallet. It doesn’t have to be that way. With less government and lower taxes, you could keep more of what you earn. It would be easier to start new businesses, build new homes, and fuel stronger economic growth.

The way is clear: we must concentrate on the correction of the mistake of 1913. The Sixteenth Amendment must be repealed. Nothing less will do.

With the abolition of the federal income tax the states will be better able to serve its citizens, and because the state governments are closer and more responsive to the will of the people, there is greater chance that the citizens will get their full dollar’s worth in services.

Reducing taxes is pointless without limiting government spending. I believe our government has strayed from its original purpose of protecting our lives, liberty, and property. Providing basic government services such as police, courts, and military defense should cost a fraction of what we now pay in taxes.

Taxes at all levels — federal, state, and local; hidden and visible — take almost  50 percent of a family’s income. We must work from January to June just to pay taxes. Ask yourself: Is the government spending that half of your income wisely?

Any business that spent money as irresponsibly as the government does would quickly go bankrupt. But, as the Supreme Court has ruled, government is not legally obligated to provide you with any specific service in return for the taxes you pay. Unlike legitimate businesses, only the government can legally force you to pay for its programs, no matter how wasteful or outrageous. And there’s no limit to how much of your income the government can seize.

When the Republicans previously controlled Congress, they spent a lot of our hard-earned money on entitlement programs and pork barrel spending. When the Democrats gained control of Congress, they spent even more of our hard-earned dollars in the same reckless manner. I believe only the Libertarian Party is the true friend of the taxpayer, because we want to maximize your economic freedom by limiting the power of the government and allow you to keep the money you earn.

Supporting my candidacy means supporting a genuinely, drastically lower tax level and smaller government across the board. We do not need politicians telling us how to spend our money, and I will fight to ensure that the politicians don’t get additional opportunities to do just that. Put our money back in our pockets and let the American people stimulate the economy.

Government is the problem not the solution. What would you do with a 30-40% raise? Would you have more money to save to start a business, buy the new car you want or pay off your debt?

 “It would be thought an unfair government that should tax its people one tenth part.”Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

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