As the recent scandal shows, the IRS is big, bad, and out of control. Grover Norquist analyzes the problems within the agency and presents solutions to rein them in.
The driving force behind the American Revolution was our forefathers' refusal to accept unfair taxation. Citizens rose up, won a war against impossible odds, and established the most unique government on the face of the earth, with taxes set at about 2 percent.
How much has changed since 1776?
The strength of Americans resolve is still unrivaled, and Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, knows that once liberty-loving Americans learn the truth behind the oppressive and prosperity-stifling taxes we face today, they'll rise up again.
Urging his fellow citizens to join him, Norquist tells a powerful and urgent story that will convince you we must act now to END THE IRS BEFORE IT ENDS US.
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About the Author
GROVER NORQUIST is president of Americans for Tax Reform and the American Society of Competitiveness. He serves on the board of directors of the NRA, the American Conservative Union, the Parental Rights Organization, and the Center for the National Interest. Norquist is a contributing editor to the American Spectator Magazine and has authored three books: Rock the House, Leave Us Alone, and Debacle, with co-author John Lott.
Learn more: ATR.org
Table of Contents
Part I The Present Mess: Overtaxation, Obamacare, and a Politicized IRS
1 Our Low-Tax Past and Our Present Tragedy 3
2 How the Business End of the IRS Affects You Every Single Day 17
3 The Latest Tax Outrage: The Twenty Taxes in Obamacare 23
Part II How the Government Grew in a Nation Conceived in Liberty
4 How Taxes and Tax Revolts Shaped American History 35
5 How Government Grows 58
6 Even Good Wars Breed Taxes 87
Part III How We Restore Limited Government, Individual Liberty, and Economic Growth
7 Stopping the Bleeding: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge 101
8 Focus: It Is the Spending, Stupid 141
9 The Best Cure: Strong Economic Growth 162
10 Don't Raise Taxes-Sell Stuff 167
11 Government Transparency: The Best Way to Reduce Waste and Corruption 178
12 Dynamic Scoring: The Sine Qua Non of Tax Reform 188
Part IV Six Paths Leading to Abolishing the IRS: Big Steps, Little Steps
13 Path One: The FairTax 197
14 Path Two: The Flat Tax 205
15 Path Three: The Golden Triangle of Pro-growth Tax Reform 210
16 Path Four: The First Step toward Flat or Fair: Kill the Death Tax 213
17 Path Five: Do the Easy Stuff First 219
18 Path Six: Do-It-Yourself Tax Reform: Twelve Ways to Cut Your Own Taxes 228
Part V Defeating the IRS's Brezhnev Doctrine: The Strategy for Victory over the IRS
19 Make Governments Compete: It Works in the Real World 243
20 Capturing Washington by First Seizing the Countryside: Fifty in 2050 253
21 Making a U-turn on the Present Road to Serfdom: The Paul Ryan and Rand Paul Plans 265
Part VI Changing the Correlation of Forces
22 Strengthening the "Leave Us Alone" Coalition for Liberty 275
About the Author 331