With all that has surrounded the presidential election cycle what has not been something that would make a marked difference in the candidates that are left is any discussion of making real changes to the tax code. I find this curious because there is nothing that touches every single American as much as the tax code. Whether directly in form of having to write a check or indirectly in form of living with aftermath of a broken tax code destroys business growth and employment opportunities.
In 2008, Mike Huckabee presented to the nation the “Fair Tax”, which would have ended the reign of terror of the IRS for most Americans. But Huckabee’s views on immigration were a mountain too tall for most to climb over to unchain themselves from the death grip of the IRS and a progressive tax system that needs K Street to operate.
In 2012 Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” plan that met to much critical acclaim was interned with the bones of a failed campaign, killed by lies and innuendo.
This cycle all of the proposed tax plans are different versions of the same life chocking and economy killing progressive system we have now. I wonder why that is. Could it be that if any candidate proposes a plan that diminishes that power of K. Street signs the death warrant of their campaign?