Ted Cruz: Abolish The IRS, Establish A Flat Tax (VIDEO)

The latest salvo against the Internal Revenue Service came from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday, who called for abolishing the agency and instituting a flat tax. 

In an interview with Fox News, Cruz said that the agency’s scope of power, which is set to increase as it assists the Obama Administration in implementing the Affordable Care Act, is an “invitation to being abused.”

“We ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax, where the average American can fill out our taxes on a postcard,” Cruz said. “Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, for home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be just a simple, one-page postcard.”

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