Palin: Time to Do Away With the IRS

Speaking to the Values Voters Summit on Friday, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin took aim at the Internal Revenue Service. For the last year, the IRS has been embroiled in a scandal for targeting Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations for audits. Palin used the scandal to illustrate why Americans should vote for politicians willing to dismantle the taxation department.

“Do you think it’s time to abolish the IRS?” she asked the gathered crowd. They responded with enthusiastic applause.

Palin isn’t always right on the money when it comes to the political state of the union, but she’s got a point when it comes to the IRS. This latest scandal is really beside the point, though. That they were aiming for conservative organizations is a sign that the IRS under Obama is an out-of-control, biased branch of the government. That they have wasted taxpayer money on extravagant parties, conducted untoward audits of families who have adopted children, and still rely on an outdated tax code is why the IRS under any president is an idea out of time.

Unfortunately, many naive Americans think that any efforts to destroy the IRS are centered around ultra-right wing nutcases who don’t want to pay taxes. True, the notion does enjoy some support from that crowd, but that’s not the point of the initiative.

The truth is that today’s federal income tax would have been frowned upon by the majority of our Founding Fathers. A graduated income tax is a page straight out of the Marxist handbook. That it has become such an imbedded institution shows how far from our federalist roots we’ve come.

Contrary to popular assumption, the IRS really hasn’t been around for that long. It was established in 1913 with a tax code that would barely fill out a small pamphlet. Today, things are a little different. The latest version of the tax code is nearly 75,000 pages long. This creates uncertainty amongst the populace, many of whom have to pay state taxes on top of their federal returns.

In its infancy, the IRS was meant as a way to fund the first World War. According to the liberal politicians of the time, the progressive income tax would be temporary. Of course, as we’ve all learned, there is no such thing as a temporary department of the federal government. Unless a federal agency can be replaced with something bigger, more expensive, and more intrusive, they are kept in place.

It’s time to stand against this tyrannical, insanely-bureaucratic behemoth of big government. It’s time to devise a simple, fair system of federal taxation that will help us cut trillions of dollars worth of fat from the government. We’ve seen too many examples of how the federal tax system can be used for politically nefarious purposes.

Against plenty of opposition, President Obama went in and completely changed America’s healthcare system. Without condoning that particular piece of abominable legislation, it does show that a motivated president can accomplish big things when he sets his mind to it. Therefore, though rehauling the federal taxation system won’t be easy, it is a job that can be done. It’s just a matter of electing someone willing to do it.

 

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  1. Damn skippy it`s time!

  2. also need to do away with kenyan boy, joe bit mine, all the czars and czarettes, nance pe$lusit, max headwaters, dianey fienstieny, babs boxershorts, queeny lee, jessi jacksonoff, al sharpyton, geo sorosinski, eric von holder, billy “the traitor” clintoney and his former ho….all the democrapos in the senate not named above and all the democrapos in the house that voted for kenyan boy’s unaffordable health care destruction act….oooh lets see, heck that is all of them….oh and lets bomb the un with CS until all the congo dancers in their brightly colored moo moos come running out, then we can taser those clowns until they go home to africa and the mid east..and the chinkees too..

  3. Abolishing Most Alphabet Agencies Would Help Us Avoid More Of This…

    A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but 
not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or 
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a 
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not 
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that 
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from 
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty 
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but 
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make 
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is
 run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a 
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman 
in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head 
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but 
is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions 
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his 
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class 
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more 
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with 
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
 cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses 
but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to 
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment 
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was 
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest 
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a 
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government 
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a
 nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself 
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • Stanley S. Terry

      Amen brother Amen, ungodliness is the only rewarded by troubles and sorrels. Let’s put God back in our schools and courthouses and run off corruption and Idealistic politicians who only lookout for themselves instead of for the country as a whole, God bless this great nation, that my great uncle, my uncle and my son died for. Stand up Americans before its too late.

      • We do stand up and there are a lot of us that support the part in the Constitution that says as follows. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Last Census there were 316.13 million people in the United States.. 23% (7270990 Million) of that number do not think of themselves as Christians. So your god might not be theirs. Would you have a problem sitting thru a Islamic or Jewish Prayer? Or did you forget that part of the Constitution about not establishment of a Religion. ITs bad enough that we don’t collect taxes from churches. If they want to play politics they need to pay just like the rest of us.

      • Stanley I’m very sorry for your loss, but thank God for families like your’s who are willing to give their all for their country!

      • we need to and the atheist need to get their own tax exempt organization….would not be much of a loss in taxes though…

      • I think you meant troubles and sorrows, sorrels are horses. Merry Christmas!

    • I saw this already but it is very TRUE.

    • great, great, great i will be passing it around all day. Thank you!

    • This is great, it will be going out to my address book and probably a copy to my senators, congressman and the white house.

  4. I agree, why not do away with the Federal Reserve Banking system as well?

  5. Taxes are taxes and they are necessary to pay for the services and benefits we enjoy as citizens of the United States. But the Internal Revenue Service has become too large, too powerful and too self-serving to be of any real benefit to the average American taxpayer. Good for you, Sarah. Keep up the pressure. My family, friends and I will follow your leadership all the way on this one.

  6. Stanley S. Terry

    Plain and simple there’s just too politicians managing everyone else’s business. What needs to be done to eliminate government corruption is to eliminate government jobs that is not needed. And create some that is needed, like one per three counties to eliminate S.S.I. and food stamp fraud, just think of all the money that would be saved if able body people were put to work and off of welfare.

  7. That would be a miracle if that ever happen & it would solve all our tax problems.

  8. ( A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots! ) There is 100% truth in this statement.

  9. To resident Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature:

    It is now Official that the majority of you are CORRUPT politicians:

    All America knows this – WE ARE NOT STUPID !!

    a. The U.S. Postal Service – 1775 – You had 234 Years to get it right – it’s broke.
    b. The V.A. – 1930 – 84 years of lies and betrayal to Vets – COMPLETE Failure !!
    c. Social Security – 1935 – You had 74 Years to get it right – it’s broke.
    d. Fannie Mae – 1938 – You had 71 Years to get it right – it’s broke.
    e. War on Poverty – 1964 – You had 45 Years to get it right – FAIL!
    f. Medicare/Caid – 1965 – You had 44 Years to get them right – they’re broke.
    g. Freddie Mac – 1970 – You had 39 Years to get it right – it’s broke.
    h. AmTrack – 1970 – You had 39 Years to get it right – it’s broke.
    i. War on Drugs – 1976 – You had 38 Years to get it right – Huge FAILURE!
    j. The Department of Energy created in 1977 to cut our need for foreign oil.
    It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 Billion a year and we Import
    MORE oil than ever before ! – You had 32 Years to get it right-It’s an ABYSMAL failure.

    You people have FAILED in EVERY “government service” you have shoved down our throats,while Overspending our tax dollars….

    AND NOW, YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

    • Ummm Mac boy – # 16 – Due to the PRIVATE investment in NO dakota, we now can export more natural gas and oil than Saudi Arbabia but we must throw out the DEMS in 2014.

    • We do have a government run, single-payer health care system and it’s been working very well for decades. It’s called Medicare.

      • unfortunately the first 10 years after the socialist program was launched it drove costs up 4000%…now kenyan boy unaffordable healthcare destruction act will trash the hospitals, medical equipment manufactures and cause the insurance companies to leave the market….then we will have clowns like that lying bastards that have been stonewalling congress running the show…these rats can not even get a website to work right….

    • CVA SN thinks that the government is really great….well it does a good job of making parasite politicians into millionaires and the rest of the parasites into wards of the Real American taxpayers…

    • Like trying to run a train after it’s run off the bridge into a canyon! The biggest con ever perpetrated on the American public, right after the one perpetrated in Nov. 2008 election!

  10. VOTE anything but Democratic and also get rid of Boehner and Mcconnell and Mccain and replace them with tea party types who will see to the limited government and stopping spending such as Trey Gowdy!

  11. Yes, and install a 100% import duty on all imported goods and bring back our manufacturing. That is what China does to us!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and you will be sharp.

  12. I think its more likely a time to do way with the Half Term Governor then it is any other agency. Why you people blindly follow this Alaskan hillbilly is beyond me. She could not even name something she Reads when ask and then called that an Ambush Question. Oh I am sorry I forgot the last thing she read was “Green Eggs and Ham” and then did not seem to get the point that you should not say you dislike something until you try it. Most of her Speeches ( and I listen to everyone how else would I get comedy Material) sound like she is half Drunk and the other half Scatter brained.

  13. The movie “Unfair” telling of the transgressions of the IRS will be shown for one night only <OCTOBER 14, at theaters across the country. Search under the title of the movie, not the Japanese one, buy a ticket, let others know and go. Let's show our support for this exposure.

  14. PURPOSE OF IRS IS TO CONTROL ALL AMERICANS THRU FEAR, GET YOUR FREE REFUND JUST ASK THEY WILL SEND YOU MONEY,CPAS NEED THIS TAX PROGRAM, FLAT TAX IS A FAIR TAX,NO WAY JOSE,FAIRS OUT. UNTILL WE GET REAL MEN AS LEADERS YOUR SCREWED, IT’S A CON MANS’ DREAM,CONFISCATION WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. WHY DON’T PEOPLE VOTE,ARE THEY DAFT OR WHAT

  15. I agree with Palin. A fair or flat tax would solve this and do away with the corruption and games they play at this agency. Lerner—–TO JAIL! TAKE HER RETIREMENT AS PAYMENT.

    • I agree a MILLION % plus I would fire a least 50% of the IRS all supervisors for the arrogance to not tell the truth and clean house themselves .They have a very low respect for the citizens they serve .

  16. It would certainly be a big event if the IRS were abolished. But, it’s not the only agency that should be eliminated. How about the EPA. NEA, DOC, and trim down Homeland security from the 200,000 members. Complete chaos in that agency. There are so many agencies that could be streamlined, making them leaner and meaner and more productive.

  17. Flat tax for all! Dump the IRS!

  18. Palin/Cruz = President/V-President = Constitutional Conservative Government

  19. What does Mrs. Palin propose we replace income tax with. I looked on how treasury raised money before 1914. From 1790-1915 a trade tax known as TARIFFS were the Treasury’ s #1 revenue source. The best part of this tax, is it’s collected by CUSTOMS at Ports of Entry. No DOMESTIC Tax Man required. That would get the government out of our business.
    Another part I like it’s a consumption styled of tax. If a product is MADE IN USA you don’t pay the tax. If the product is made overseas you pay a tax.
    Here’s another good angle. Think of the stuff that gets IMPORTED here EVERY DAY. Hundreds of Thousands if not millions of products. That review alone would eclipse anything we pay yearly in personal income tax.
    Also tax laws can be made how ever. Try this one on….
    Just Tariff goods over $300 (average family don’t buy $300 or more stuff weekly or monthly, on a regular basis.
    Or we could not allow the tax pass through customs (added on to price) just make the importer pay it like you and I do sales tax.
    Plus it MIGHT help keep JOBS here, so companies could avoid the tax. This principle is called PROTECTIONISM look it up. It was successful from.1880s-1990.
    The lack of tariffs are why Reagan’s Trickle Down Economics don’t work any more. Nothing to hold jobs state side……

  20. Dr. Mike Huchital

    The first thing we should do is go to a barter system…..trade at the local level, try not to write any checks….if you can…. go into a cash business….keep the Gov’t out of it…! They Monitor everything to get their cut…so they can fund their phoney-bologna jobs. Get all the write offs as you can. If a farmer has eggs….send your kid over to mow his lawn or wash his car. Barter…..if your auto mechanic needs his taxes done….barter…get it ! Yes we must support the military,t he fire and policemen…etc…..yet let’s stop contributing to BS programs that go no where !

  21. Sarah Palin is so right on this one, it is time to close up the IRS and re write the tax codes or laws because this is one that has gotten outrageous under this muZlim terrorist pigs Osama. He has been targeting the GOP because he wants that one party system, which will not work, this is a real moron who has reined over the people to long now and doesn’t give a damn about the American people, only the money…so he can spend as much as he wants and the IRS is there to do his dirty work like vultures in for the kill. Get rid of the IRS and re write the tax laws.

  22. Nice thought, but its not going to happen! Dan 7:3-6. Shalom!

  23. I agree with Sarah Palin it is long overdue that we should abolish the IRS. We could have a Flat Tax and do away with the CORRUPT IRS. It’s Time to also Impeach President Obama and try him for Treason…He way more corrupt than the IRS.and has just about destroyed America.

  24. Sarah Palin is a genius. She’s parlayed being part of a losing presidential election ticket into a small fortune, payed for in the most part by losers themselves. She’s parlayed her fifteen minutes of fame into six years worth, and has said nothing new in that whole time. She’s tapped a well-spring of money by preachng to the same ignorant choir of losers, and I’m sure she’s laughing all the way to the bank.

    • yes and the idiots that voted for kenyan boy have been laughing to, some to the bank with taxpayer bucks for their failed greenscum business….the others are foreigners laughing all the way from syria into Iraq with Real AMerican taxpayers paid weapons or some like the scum in palestine just get the money sent to their banks by the african pretender…

    • Do I detect a bit of jealousy here? Aren’t you getting enough $$ from Obozo every month?

  25. Fine and dandy, but Sarah has no platform which to speak.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative,” and you will be applauded when you
    speak truth at your next dinner party, barbecue or church picnic.

  26. The IRS must go as it is, I have been saying this for well over 40 years. What we need is a fair or flat tax combined with at balanced budget. Once the tax is set then it can ONLY go up with a super majority vote. You set the basic rate ONLY AFTER you have done away with all dead weight, ALL unneeded agencies, ALL remaining agencies lean and mean. They get no raises they only get what is brought in with taxes. When the economy is bad they get less, when it is good they get more. We also must figure getting us OUT of debt and not one penny more in increased debt.

  27. Not only the IRS but the DEPT of Education, EPA, DHS and others.

  28. I have to disagree with whoever wrote this article. Sara is usually right on when it comes to the state of the union. She may have a different point of view or a different perspective on some issue but so does everyone else. It is not only Sarah Palin that has voiced this concern. ron Paul proposed abolishing the IRS several years ago, Ted Cruz has stated that he wishes to abolish the IRS, Rand Paul, and so many Tea Partiers along with several GOP members. The IRS has become a libturd organization who target anyone with a different political view. They target large corporations to private citizens. They are a political tool of the left who thinks they are above the law. The IRS was established as a temporary service to fund WW I and should have been abolished after that.But Government feeds itself. Government only gets fatter and bigger. They like taking and spending your money.

  29. Sarah does get some good ideas, but has no platform from which to speak.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and get sharp.

  30. Too bad Sarah is not in office somewhere. That would help.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and get sharp!

  31. I suggest we keep the FBI, ATF, FDA, Army, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard, local and state police, prison guards, and abolish most of the fat-riddled other federal agencies. It would be a start to correcting the current problems.

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