DeSantis Calls for Welcome Measures to Abolish ‘Corrupt’ IRS
In a bold stance, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his support for a measure to defund the Internal Revenue Service
In a bold stance, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his support for a measure to defund the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if he becomes the next president of the United States. DeSantis, who recently announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, made these remarks during an interview with radio host and Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch on The Dana Show.
When asked about his stance on tax reform, specifically whether he supports a flat tax or fair tax, DeSantis responded with a resounding “yes.” He labeled the IRS as a corrupt organization that does not serve the best interests of average citizens and taxpayers. According to DeSantis, a complete overhaul is necessary, and he is open to replacing the current tax system with something entirely different.
Having repeatedly criticized the IRS for its unfair practices and targeting of the middle class, DeSantis previously denounced the Biden administration’s plan to expand the agency with 87,000 new agents. He characterized this move as a “middle finger to the American public,” highlighting the perceived disregard for hardworking individuals and small businesses.
DeSantis also expressed concerns that the increased number of agents would lead to the targeting of independent contractors and small business owners who may struggle to contend with audits. He has been vocal about the need to reduce the power of the government and has advocated for a fair or flat tax system as an alternative.
While detractors have tried to paint DeSantis as a proponent of a national sales tax, their claims fail to mention crucial details. DeSantis did support a bill proposing a 23% federal sales tax, but the bill also aimed to eliminate other federal taxes, including income tax. Known as the Fair Tax Act (HR25), the bill has been introduced multiple times since 1999, with DeSantis co-sponsoring it in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
As DeSantis positions himself as a candidate for the presidency, his call to abolish the IRS and implement tax reform resonates with those who believe the current system is flawed. However, critics continue to scrutinize his past support for a national sales tax, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive understanding of his position and the details surrounding proposed tax reforms.