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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Squandered Opportunity is Taxing
Boulder, CO -- The America First Party sympathizes with the American citizens who are filing their income taxes today. The American people deserve a tax system that is fair and does not attempt to control them. The Party seeks the elimination of the income tax, the dissolution of the IRS, and a return to the tax system envisioned by our nation's founders.
National Chairman Dan Charles stated: "A unique opportunity has been squandered. For years the Republican Party claimed that if only they were in power, they would fundamentally reform the way Americans were taxed. Now, Republicans control all three branches of the federal government. Rather than do as they promised, they have merely fiddled about the edges."
National Press Secretary Romelle Winters added, "Since the Republicans took control of Congress, the tax code has exploded 50%, from 40,000 pages to 60,000 pages of complex, conflicting, convoluted, and bewildering regulations. Republicans have used their power to lay taxes just as the Democrats have - as a tool of social engineering. Our government spends too much and burdens our people and their children with the bill. The American people should decide their own tax rate, not career politicians who trade tax loopholes and spending pork for campaign contributions."
Mr. Charles continued, "It is time to rip the income tax and the IRS up by the roots and toss them on the bonfire of history. It is no ones business how much you earn, least of all the government. It is no one's business how you spend your money, least of all the government's. By returning to a tax system based on tariffs, excise and sales taxes, and user fees, the American people would be able to decide how much they are taxed by their spending habits. An added benefit of our position that half of federal revenue should come from tariffs would be to encourage manufacturing to remain within our borders. This would protect existing industries, stimulate the growth of new industries, and enhance our national security."
In 2002, the America First Party endorsed the FairTax, which eliminates all income taxes and puts in its place a revenue neutral uniform national retail sales tax, as a good first step toward fiscal and moral responsibility. To learn more about the Party's position on taxes, follow this link to the tax plank of our platform:
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2