from pittsburgh tribune: In his column "Tolerable tax season could be fleeting", Jack Markowitz wrote, "Among the horde of Democrats and Republicans running for president, not a single one espouses what you'd think would be a terrific idea: killing the income tax."
But one candidate has proposed exactly that.
Ron Paul, the Republican congressman and presidential candidate (who grew up in Pittsburgh,) has introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would repeal the 16th Amendment, which authorizes the income tax. Three years after passage of the amendment, the federal government would cease taxing personal incomes, estates and gifts.
Paul is the only candidate of either major party who really believes in the limited government intended by this country's Founders.
It's unfortunate that his views get so little publicity that even someone as knowledgeable as Mr. Markowitz is unaware of them.
ron paul on fox news (june 16, 2007)