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John Hagelin on Tax Reform

2000 Natural Law Party Nominee for President


Deep-but responsible-tax cuts

The most powerful fiscal action our government can take to stimulate the economy is to lower taxes. I will cut taxes deeply-and responsibly-without adding to the deficit or cutting essential services. Many presidential candidates have promised lower taxes, but they have been unable to fulfill their promises due to the cost and complexity of problems faced by government. Through my cost-effective solutions to crime, spiraling health costs, and other social problems, I can save the nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually. I also support the simplification and overhaul of our tax structure, thereby eliminating corporate welfare and special interest control of our convoluted tax code. On that basis, I can offer a realistic strategy for significant tax reduction that protects the integrity of our important social programs.
Source: www.Hagelin.org, ‘What Hagelin will do’ , Apr 1, 2000

18% flat tax, falling to 10% by 2006

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Supports flat tax or consumption tax over IRS

We can eliminate the IRS through a simple consumption tax or flat tax, so long as it’s fair and eliminates Congress’s continuing ability to provide special tax loopholes for their corporate sponsors. More important than the structure of taxation is that the amount of taxes goes down.
Source: Washington Journal, C-SPAN , Sep 5, 1999

Less taxes popular; less spending unpopular

Cutting taxes is very popular; cutting spending is very unpopular. If you’re going to cut it significantly, it typically means defense, Medicare, or Social Security.
Source: Natural Law Party National Convention , Aug 24, 1996

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