End the IRS Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America

End the IRS Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America

by Grover Norquist


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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 This Before It Ends Us.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455585823
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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

Acknowledgments 299

Notes 303

Index 317

About the Author 331

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