Ron Paul: I’d get rid of the federal income tax

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 15:43 EDT
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Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) told KHOU 11 News on Wednesday that he would like to eliminate the federal income tax because it encourages the “bureaucrats and politicians” to spend too much money.

“You can’t get rid of the income tax unless you’d get rid of all the spending,” the 2012 presidential candidate said. “People think it’s bizarre, but did we have one before 1913? No.”

“If you want the entitlement system and you want to be the policeman of the world, then you need an income tax,” Paul explained.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on August 24, 2011, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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