Huckabee's Dream Is Washington's Nightmare

Mike Huckabee would have a better chance of putting Courtney Love through finishing school than of getting this done:

(CBS) MANCHESTER, N.H. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he wants to get rid of the IRS.

The former Arkansas governor thinks the country should “completely end the $10 billion IRS.”

Huckabee also says excessive taxation, excessive regulation and excessive litigation is leading to job migration in this country.

According to Huckabee the IRS is beyond repair. “I come from the deep south in Arkansas, and we have a feeling if you can’t fix it with duct tape and WD-40, it can’t be fixed.”

Imagine how much more advanced as a society we might be if not for the IRS. Thanks to income taxes, all the creative energy that would have gone into curing disease, designing grand buildings, creating art and music and exploring the farthest reaches of the universe now goes into trying to figure out a way to write off our lawnmower as a dependent.

But Huckabee’s dream, and that of many of us, won’t come true any time soon. Washington, DC is built around, on and in the 16th Amendment and the IRS’s enforcement thereof. Worse yet, it would be Washington that would have to make the changes.

Trying to convince a monster to cut off its own head, legs, one arm and johnson is futile — this would have to be done by force, and the will doesn’t seem to be there. Even if it was, the government would simply tax peasants and pitchforks out of existence — assisted by the IRS, of course.

Author: Doug Powers

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