Libertarian Party on IRS Scandal: Don’t Investigate — Eradicate!
May 20, 2013 - 7:30 am
The Libertarian Party has a quick fix to the problem of the Internal Revenue Service singling out certain political ideologies for extra scrutiny.
“We must abolish the IRS and end any need for a regulatory agency that snoops into people’s private lives,” said Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell. “We must draw back total federal spending to the level of 1992, which is more than enough to fulfill the government’s constitutional duties to protect our life, liberty, and property. This will allow us to balance the budget immediately, end the federal income tax completely, and give back an average of more than $12,000 to every family in America.”
The party noted that FDR, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and now Barack Obama have all been caught using the IRS to target political enemies.
No investigation or probe will change this from happening again and threatening free speech, the Libertarians argued.
“We don’t need an income tax, and we certainly don’t need the IRS,” Howell said.
“The Libertarian Party is running candidates to dramatically downsize the federal government,” she continued. “We can cut federal spending by 50 percent, or even 90 percent, and Americans will be better for it. We can end the personal income tax, the corporate income tax, the death tax, and all federal payroll taxes. There will be no need for the IRS, nor any substitute agency.”
“Ending the income tax, abolishing the IRS, and cutting federal spending to the level of 1992 means no more deficit spending. This will stop inflation and stabilize prices. Even more importantly, it will transfer wealth out of the wasteful, dysfunctional and destructive government sector and into the productive private sector, resulting in a bounty of new jobs and prosperity for Americans.”