- To shrink the size and power of the federal government, the CruzFive for Freedom plan eliminates the IRS, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As President, Ted Cruz will appoint heads of each of those agencies whose sole charge will be to wind them down and determine whether any programs need to be preserved.
I briefly examined Donald Trump’s tax plan in an earlier post. Here is the link to Ted Cruz’s tax plan: https://www.tedcruz.org/tax_plan_summary/
Cruz proposes a 10% flat tax, which retains the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and the Home Mortgage interest deduction, while eliminating the Death Tax, the foreign profits tax, and the Alternative Minimum Tax.
The corporate tax rate is dropped to a flat 16%.
The most oft-repeated statement in Hell is, I suspect: “How could I have been so stupid?”
I heard snippets of some speech that Pres. Obama was giving, in which he stated something to the effect of: “There are many responsible gun owners who like to go hunting and go to the shooting range, but inner city folk have an entirely different experience when it comes to guns.”
Well, the 2nd Amendment wasn’t put in there for hunters, Mr. President. It was understood that personal possession of firearms was an element of national defense, hence the reference to militias. According to Federal policy, the national militia consists of every able-bodied man between certain ages (I think 18 and 45). Therefore, it is imperative that each able-bodied man possess a firearm.
The best national defense is an armed populace.
Furthermore, it is “the right of the people” to keep and bear arms. This is an inherent right; it is not granted by the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the Federal Government from infringing on a right that the people already have.