Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD (TN-04) today cosponsored H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7).
The FairTax replaces our current income tax system with a single, national consumption tax in exchange for repealing the Sixteenth Amendment. With the passage of the FairTax, American workers will receive their full paycheck before the federal government gets a penny. It also eliminates funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after 2017.
"The Internal Revenue Service has shown itself to be corrupt, inept and unworthy of the responsibility the agency has been entrusted with," said Congressman DesJarlais. "It has become abundantly clear the American people have lost faith in the IRS and want to drastically limit its power to intrude in our lives. The FairTax empowers taxpayers by allowing each citizen to control the amount of taxes he or she pays. This would create a fairer, flatter and simpler tax code for both families and businesses."
"Replacing our broken tax code with the FairTax will unshackle America's job creators, unburden American families, and spur an economic revolution," said Congressman Woodall. "Across the nation, folks have been calling for the FairTax and I'm excited that momentum is growing in Washington, too."