IRS BUILDING WASHINGTON DC
IT’S TIME FOR A FLAT TAX
A WHKP Station Editorial
May 31, 2013
A whole nation full of weary taxpayers is watching the current IRS scandal unfold…and none of it is surprising anyone. The IRS, and the Obama Administration through the IRS, has used, and abused, its virtually limitless power… for a long time allowing the privileged few to slip though volumes of loop-holes; slowing legitimate businesses to a snails crawl with ever-changing and costly taxes that border on outright confiscation and robbery; TAKING more from everyday working taxpayers…and GIVING more to those who don’t work or whose lawyers and accountants know how “work the system”; and doing it all with threats, intimidation, penalties, harassing letters, phone calls, and visits…and garnisheed wages.
It’s a dream we’re sure we’ll never live to see come true…but it would be the greatest accomplishment so far of the 21st century if the congress seized this current IRS scandal to say “enough is enough”…and ended the IRS as we know it today by replacing it with a “flat tax”. We’re certain we’ll never see it because a flat tax makes too much sense, is too fair, is too simple and easy for everyone, and a flat tax just is NOT the way the good ole government, especially under the stewardship of Barrack H. Obama, does business.
A flat tax sets a constant and marginal tax rate for EVERYONE. The same tax rate applies for ALL taxpayers…rich and poor, working and non-working, billion dollar corporations and teenagers starting out on minimum wage. There’s no discrepancy, no unfairness…we’d all pay at the same rate and we would each pay according to our means. What makes a flat tax work is the loop-holes that are a billion dollar a year industry for lawyers, accountants, AND congressman are closed and ended. Did you realize more than 600 billion dollars in legitimate taxes owed to the federal government will NOT be collected this year due to all the loop-holes in the tax laws?
But the IRS, as we know it today, is safe and secure. More than 92,000 people work for the IRS….receiving pay and benefits at the federal level, which is better than most of us could ever imagine. It has its own lobbyists with the congress…and with its size and benefits, it has evolved into its own self-contained “welfare state”. The IRS will collect a total of about 2 trillion dollars from taxpayers this year.
The Obama Administration, with all its typical “high handed” arrogance, has been caught “red handed”…using the IRS to harass, intimidate, and shut out even punish its political opponents…with its “win at all costs” mentality in the last election. Congress has caught the IRS and the administration…congress will pay the scandal the usual “lip service”…there will be hearings, investigations, maybe even special prosecutors…but nothing will really happen. The IRS is so powerful it’s virtually invinceable.
A flat tax is so honest, straight-forward, fair and sensible, it can never be a priority for the current occupant of the White House. After all, that kind of simplicity and fairness WOULD NOT take us another step closer to the “European socialism” that is clearly the goal of the Obama Administration. It should come as no surprise that the president and his agents have selected the scandal-ridden IRS, which it clearly used for its own self-serving political purposes, to be the enforcer for Obamacare…socialized medicine which the president’s own party now admits is a train wreck just waiting to happen.
So, for a lot of reasons, the flat tax is not going to happen. But today’s scandal with the IRS and the Obama White House, and the nightmare that Obamacare entangled with the IRS is about to become, makes it nice to dream about.
As always, we invite your comments…on our comments.
By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman
May 31, 2013