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2008 Elections

Ron Paul on Taxes


Paul's tax reform is based on eliminating the IRS and the income tax. But unlike others that oppose the income tax, Paul has not endorsed the Fair Tax commonly known as the consumption tax, although he notes that it would simplify the tax system. Paul has deemed the IRS unconstitutional and believes that all of America's problems can be solved by looking into the constitution. He believes that if the reform does not either eliminate or reduce a tax, it is not sufficient. Paul has been accused of opposing any form of taxes, but he insists that he is only against the IRS. He believes that the IRS aides the government in overspending and that the more the government spends, the less freedoms Americans' have. In addition to his position on the IRS, Paul is focused on cutting federal spending. He looks to cut some of the federal departments, agencies and programs that are drains on federal spending. On his blog, Paul says that, "Real conservatives have always supported low taxing and low spending."


Ron Paul's campaign Web site: " Lower taxes benefit all of us, creating jobs and allowing us to make more decisions for ourselves about our lives."


YouTube Video: Paul discusses his opposition to the IRS, income tax and the 16th amendment.


YouTube Video: Paul speaks to a crowd in Austin, Texas about tax reform.


— Las Vegas Sun new media intern Jenna Kohler compiled this report.

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