When President Obama took the podium Tuesday night to assure the nation he’d do everything in his power to make sure nothing like the current IRS scandal would ever happen again, we’re pretty sure he didn’t have abolishing the IRS in mind. Instead, he announced the resignation of the acting commissioner, who was already headed for the exit. As much as he’d like that largely symbolic move to settle the matter, the idea of getting rid of the IRS altogether is picking up steam.
Rupert Murdoch pitched in by calling for the elimination of all deductions, but as others pointed out, that really would do nothing to address the current scandal.
We need to abolish #IRS & make the tax code fairer and flatter. Taxes should fit on a postcard. RT if you agree!
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 15, 2013
— Passive Ingenuity (@ShaneWright22) May 15, 2013
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 16, 2013
Why wait? Lets use this #IRS crisis to abolish the agency once and for all.
— Jason Poblete (@JasonPoblete) May 18, 2013
The IRS scandal is ample motive to scrap ObamaCare. Do you want these people heading it up? Your healthcare?? Scrap O-Care, abolish IRS.
— Anthony G. Martin (@welshman007) May 18, 2013
With the IRS moving into the health care business, Obamacare would have to be scrapped too — consider that a bonus. The only trick seems to be deciding what system would replace the current one.
Abolish the IRS and the Tax Code. Flat Tax, Fair Tax or 9-9-9. Current sysem not fair and not fixable.
— rcardone (@car_done) May 18, 2013
@BullsBearsFox Abolish IRS and replace with consumption tax, food and meds exempt.
— Sabrina Hornung (@farmerswifebri) May 18, 2013
— Daron Fraley (@DaronFraley) May 18, 2013
Abolish the IRS. The government can't be trusted. We need a flat tax like never before.
— Citizen (@strongthought) May 18, 2013
— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) May 18, 2013
— Gregg Jackson (@GreggMJackson) May 18, 2013
The House needs to hold a vote to Abolish the IRS with a Flat tax. Let the Democrats vote for the corrupt IRS now.
— Kelly (@KLSouth) May 18, 2013
Want to stop IRS bullying and gov't control through selective taxing? Abolish the IRS. #fairtax
— Charlie Mooney (@ChazMooney) May 18, 2013
To end IRS political abuse, you have to abolish the income tax altogether, and not replace it with a sales tax. Instead, go back to excises.
— Dean Clancy (@DeanClancy) May 18, 2013
— ConservativeLinda (@Linda18788) May 18, 2013
Those who say we can't shrink government: applying a flat tax would abolish the IRS, create more wealth and teach people to save.
— Vitaly (@VitalyKroy) May 18, 2013
Abolish IRS! Repeal ObamaCare!Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments! Abolish all Laws and Regulations not According to US Constitution !!
— james day (@jamesda57) May 18, 2013
— warden of the north (@MrAnthony81) May 18, 2013
These IRS scandals are the perfect reason to abolish this corrupt, abusive, inefficient & destructive agency. It ruins lives, deliberately.
— PolitixGal (@PolitixGal) May 18, 2013
Abolish the IRS, lock, stock and barrel.
— WOLFEAGLE (@Wolfeagle) May 18, 2013
Abolish the IRS, the time for a fair or flat tax has come! As soon as we neuter these progressives this insanity has got to stop!! #Truth
— #NeverTrump – Chuck (@ChuckNellis) May 18, 2013
I would tweet the obligatory "abolish the IRS", but I am afraid I would get audited for those summers I spent mowing grass. #tcot
— Justin Thompson (@jltho) May 18, 2013