The Internal Revenue Service was being dragged through the mud this week, after it came to light that agency had been targeting conservative groups. But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a solution to make the scandal all go away: abolish the IRS.
Cruz took to Twitter this week, calling for the IRS to be abolished and for the tax code to be simplified, calling for “fairer” and “flatter” taxes.
A few people on Twitter noted that Cruz’s idea sounded a lot like the “Flat Tax” system proposed by fellow Republican and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
We need to abolish #IRS & make the tax code fairer and flatter. Taxes should fit on a postcard. RT if you agree!— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 15, 2013
Mr. President, if your #1 priority is fixing the problem, let's abolish the #IRS and ensure it NEVER happens again!— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 16, 2013
The Senator first tweeted about the scandal on May 10, the day the agency apologized for targeting Tea Party groups — and he’s been tweeting about it ever since.
Outrageous that tea party groups were targeted by IRS. Freedom-loving patriots deserve more than an apology from the govt. RT if you agree!— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 10, 2013
Many on Twitter seemed to agree with the Texas Republican, calling for Flat Tax or Fair Tax. Some argued for a consumption tax. But more than 6,000 people retweeted Cruz’s “fairer” and “flatter” tweeter, agreeing that somehow that system needs to be changed — even if no one can agree on how.