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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Repeal the Federal Income Tax

by Chris Casteel Published: November 18, 2013
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Freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, has filed a bill aimed at repealing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which authorized the federal government to create a tax on income.

The long-shot effort would require approval from three-fourths of the states.

“Viable alternative plans for raising revenue fairly to support constitutionally enumerated functions of the federal government have been proposed,” Bridenstine said Monday in a news release.

“As long as the 16th Amendment is in place and lobbyists dominate Washington, these alternatives will never be considered.”

“The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees ‘The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.’ The 16th Amendment effectively negates the 4th Amendment. The 16th Amendment should be repealed and the IRS should be eliminated.”

Bridenstine said the income tax was inherently unfair and that the tax code was too complicated.

The Tulsa lawmaker said the repeal effort has two cosponsors and support from groups such as Americans for Limited Government and the Tea Party Patriots.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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