Columnist: ‘Work should be rewarded, not punished’


A writer and activist lobbying for right-to-work laws in Michigan criticized the status quo at the IRS and is pushing for a simpler tax code – one that doesn’t bog down hardworking American taxpayers.

The Detroit News has the commentary:

It’s a complex and corrupt system, now consisting of thousands of pages of instructions and explanations. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As government’s appetite for spending continues to grow, so do the taxes on workers and job providers. Why does Washington penalize workers and employers for earning and creating wealth?

If you are not an accountant, a professional lobbyist, or a politician, your only concern should be simplification and returning the control of the wealth in this country to those who created it: the workers, entrepreneurs, investors, and job creators. Work should be rewarded, not punished. If you want less of something, tax it.

The Founding Fathers designed our Constitution to hold our lawmakers accountable. But we have ceded power to members of Congress and lobbyists who work for special interest groups. If we want to return power to the working people of our country, we need to start by abolishing the IRS, ending taxation of our work and investments, and reminding the politicians in Washington that they work for us.

Hear, hear! Hardworking Americans are spending precious time and money trying to keep up with the tax code, they deserve a break. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge lawmakers to create a simpler, flatter, fairer tax system!