Marco Rubio 2016
The current tax code taxes too much, taxes unfairly, and conspires with our outmoded welfare system to trap poor families in poverty, rather than facilitate their climb into the middle class. Our reforms seek to simplify the structure and lower rates. How? By consolidating the many existing income tax brackets into two simple brackets—15% and 35%—and eliminating or reforming deductions, especially those that disproportionately benefit the privileged few at everyone else’s expense.
Rand Paul 2016
I propose we cut taxes for everyone -- rich and poor. I want to shrink the Federal government and expand the private sector. Our Founder’s never intended for the tax code to be used as a weapon against US citizens. Burdensome tax regulations hurt small businesses and slow down our economy.
Ted Cruz 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the IRS should be abolished after the institution of a simpler flat tax.
He said the tax code invites agents to abuse and use the machinery of government to target political enemies and said doing so was wrong whether the president was Barack Obama or Richard Nixon.
“I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax,” Cruz said on Fox News over the weekend.
He said the tax code should be simple enough for the average American to fill out on a postcard.