Rand Paul would replace income tax with sales tax

Calls federal tax code "a disaster," proposes getting rid of Internal Revenue Service


Associated Press
October 12, 2010 10:51PM (UTC)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky says the federal tax code is a "disaster," and he wants to replace the income tax with a retail sales tax.

Paul said Tuesday that he would support changing the federal tax code to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service and the federal income tax.

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The sales tax proposal is being championed by the Texas-based advocacy group Americans for Fair Taxation and a newly formed affiliate, FairTax America Support Team. Paul's former campaign manager, David Adams, is a member of the affiliate's governing board.

Paul faces Democrat Jack Conway in one of the most closely watched races in the nation. They're seeking to replace 78-year-old Sen. Jim Bunning who opted not to seek a third term.


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