The Internal Revenue Service should be eliminated and the task of tax collection shifted to another agency, a move that would help turn around the United States economy, says Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams.
"The IRS certainly needs to be cut back and I propose we start with the elimination of the IRS and then take it forward," Williams told NewsmaxTV. "That's why we need to begin to have dialogue on fairer, flat tax that would downsize the entire revenue service and maybe pass tax collection onto another department."
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Williams, who served as the Texas secretary of state under Gov. Rick Perry, said the IRS has already "proven that they don't even listen to their president. They're a rogue agency, they're out there on their own and it's not good for America, it's not good for the taxpayers, it's not good for the attitude of free markets and capitalism to grow our country."
Williams said that with the disclosures about IRS overspending and its targeting of conservatives groups seeking tax-exempt status, nobody trusts the agency "so it's a great time to have dialogue on fairer, flat tax," and cutting other taxes as well.
The congressman said the economy is the real issue in the United States and people are "playing defense" because they don't know what to expect from taxes, Obamacare, cap-and-trade, or other financial issues facing the country.
"So what we got to do is we got to have true tax reform, we got to get the government out of healthcare," said Williams. "Frankly, we don't know what's around the corner on taxes. We don't know what's around the corner now with healthcare. We know it's going to hurt jobs, it's going to hurt our ability to hire people, and it's going to affect the bottom line."
Families are also playing defense, he said, by not taking vacations, buying houses or cars, and it boils down to the fact that "nobody trusts the federal government today."
Williams said that the nation doesn't need a debt ceiling because it has a $3 trillion cash flow.
"If you can't run your business of America on that kind of cash flow, there's a heck of a problem," he said.
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