As tax day approaches - we need your help! We know you’re sick and tired of a broken tax system that empowers the corrupt IRS and fattens the wallets of special interest groups in Washington.
Luckily, champions like Rep. Jim Bridenstine and the 11 Repeal 16 co-sponsors are standing up for real tax reform - that means repealing the 16th Amendment and abolishing the IRS.
Here’s how you can help in that fight - send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. We’ve provided bullet points below to get started. Together we will send a message that it’s time to get rid of the income tax and keep more of your hard earned dollars in your pocket.
Additionally, from April 8th to the 15th we’re ramping up the Repeal 16 conversation on social media. We encourage you to share our messages on facebook and tweet using the #Repeal16 hashtag.
Repeal 16 Coalition
BULLET POINTS FOR REPEAL 16 LETTERS
• The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed the first comprehensive tax reform effort in 27 years. They deserve credit for their hard work and good intentions, but it doesn’t go far enough.
• It is time to radically redesign our tax system, and the place to start is repealing the 16th Amendment.
• Repealing the 16th Amendment is not as far fetched as it sounds. In fact, there’s a bill in Congress – HJ Res. 104 – right now that does exactly that.
• The bill was introduced by Congressman Jim Bridenstine and has over 10 co-sponsors.
• These Congressmen represent people of all socio-economic backgrounds and states from across the country.
• We will always have taxes, but that doesn’t mean we need the IRS and the income tax.
• Long before we had the NSA, the IRS was forcing every American to turn over personal data.
• If you’re concerned about the NSA collecting your phone calls, take a second to think about the IRS.
• Every April 15 you hand over to the IRS data about how much money you make, where you make it, who you give it to, what you spend it on, your children and dependents, and so on.
• This is scary because the courts have given the IRS the authority to go into the emails and bank accounts of every America. It can seize your property – and then you have to go to court to prove your innocence.
• There is effectively no oversight of the IRS. The agency writes its own regulations, and then decides how to enforce them.
• The IRS runs contrary to the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, and the principle of separation of powers that underlies our Constitution.
• The first variation of the income tax was deemed unconstitutional.
• Concentrating so much power in a single agency is a bad design. The IRS has too much discretion over how tax law is enforced – that discretion has been abused under multiple administrations, and both parties.
• Politicians use the income tax system to extract campaign donations from special interests in return for granting special favors through the tax code.
• The 16th Amendment – the original charter for the income tax – is a product of the Progressive Era, as was another big idea of the time – Prohibition. And as we did with Prohibition, it’s time to repeal the 16th Amendment.
• We didn’t need to agree on how to regulate alcohol before repealing the 18th Amendment and ending prohibition.
• There are many ways to fund the federal government without income taxes, and we don’t need to agree on the solution before we address the root problem – the 16th Amendment.
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