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As part of his campaign speech at a private gathering in Dover, NH, on Sunday, August 30, 2015, Sen. Ted Cruz repeated his positions that the IRS should be eliminated and we should pass the Flat Tax.
The first question he received after his remarks was from Dan Dyer who had traveled from Connecticut for the event. Dyer commended Cruz for being one of six co-sponsors of the Fair Tax in the Senate along with 70 co-sponsors in the House and asked, “Since the Flat Tax would only reform but would not eliminate the IRS, wouldn’t your campaign be strengthened if you went further and said we need more than tax reform, we need replacement of the tax system.”
Cruz agreed that we should tax consumption instead of work. “When you tax something you get less of it. I was one of the first co-sponsors of the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is the right ultimate answer. The Flat Tax will be a major start, then the Fair Tax.”