Something has to be done to restore Lois Lerner’s tainted reputation.
The former IRS executive looks like a no-good, rotten, shady, scheming bureaucratic Nazi. And I’ve pulled my punches! The way things look to the public right now, she was the ring leader in targeting dastardly conservative groups to help re-elect Barack Obama.
This perception of Ms. Lerner may be totally unfair…

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The time has come to change the way we raise money for the legitimate needs of our government.
Imagine a system that doesn’t require tax returns. The IRS would no longer be needed and would be shut down.
Imagine a system that doesn’t require withholding tax. In other words, imagine a system that lets you keep your entire paycheck, even, and especially if you’re a pensioner.
Imagine a progressive system that eliminates all taxes for people living beneath the poverty level, and yet collects dramatically more money from the wealthiest?

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So for an organization like the IRS to claim that they cannot produce any
data centered around a given mailbox is – unless proven otherwise – very,
VERY unlikely. There would need to be long-term gross negligence and/or
purposeful data destruction at multiple levels of technology and management.

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By Tom Quiner Daniel Henninger, who writes the “Wonderland” column for the Wall Street Journal, characterizes the IRS scandal this way:  “The IRS tea-party audit story isn’t Watergate; it’s worse than Watergate. The Watergate break-in was the professionals of the party in power going after the party professionals of the party out of power. The…

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The simplest and most practical way to simplify the tax code is a flat tax. A flat tax would eliminate most deductions, radically reducing compliance costs. Countries that have moved to flatter taxes experience increases in tax revenues because the private sector re-funnels the time and money they spent on compliance into more productive pursuits.

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