In honor of Tax Day, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced a bill Tuesday to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which gives the federal government the power to levy taxes on citizens.
"On average, Americans must work nearly half the year to have earned enough to pay their taxes," Moore said in a statement. "As they work faithfully to pay into the federal treasury, the Biden Administration's out-of-control spending and record inflation continues to bust their budgets and saddle them with debt for years to come. We need to repeal the 16th Amendment, get rid of the IRS, and put this hard-earned money back in the wallets of American families."
Moore said he wants to make Tax Day a "thing of the past" and significantly overhaul America's "convoluted" tax system, which is why he also supports the Fair Tax Act.
Our current tax code is 4x as long as the Bible, but contains none of the good news. I am a proud co-sponsor of the Fair Tax Act, which would create a simplified code that works for all Americans. Thanks to @RepBuddyCarter for his leadership on this legislation! pic.twitter.com/kkB4wLpnTF— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) April 18, 2023
"Our current tax code is four times as long as the King James Bible but contains none of the good news," Moore said Tuesday on the House floor. "...President Biden and the Democrats want every day to be Tax Day. But today I introduced legislation that would abolish the 16th Amendment, and I'm also a proud supporter of the Fair Tax Act. The Fair Tax Act would eliminate all personal and corporate income taxes, abolish the death tax, eliminate gift and payroll taxes, repeal the tax code and replace it with a single national consumption tax. And my favorite part, it would abolish the IRS. This is the gold standard for tax law and would turn the convoluted, abusive and biased system into a straightforward code that works for every American."
U.S. Reps. Bob Good (R-Virginia) and Keith Self (R-Texas) co-sponsored Moore's bill to abolish the 16th Amendment.
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