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Time for true tax reform
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In the aftermath of the “Ides of April,” are you feeling lighter in the wallet and heavier in the heart? Me, too. So, I suspect, are most hard-working, law-abiding American taxpayers.Even before the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal involving targeting conservatives for “special scrutiny,” the IRS has long been a source of fear and frustration for way too many of us.For starters, the IRS has extraordinary powers, stemming from the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”