During and interview on The Dana Show with 2nd Amendment supporter Dana Loesch, presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said that he would welcome a bill to defund the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If elected president, the Florida governor also said he would sign a bill from Congress to abolish the IRS all together. According to Fox, the conversation began:
“Are you for a far tax, a flat tax, where do you stand on that?” Loesch asked DeSantis. “So, the answer’s yes. I think the IRS is a corrupt organization and I think it’s not a friend to the average citizen or taxpayer,” DeSantis responded. “We need something totally different.”
“I’ve supported all of the single rate proposals, I think they would be a huge improvement over the current system and I would be welcoming to take this tax system, chunk it out the window and do something that’s more favorable to the average folks.”
DeSantis, who has repeatedly taken aim at the IRS for its unfair practices and crackdown on the middle class, said last August that an effort from the Biden administration to expand the IRS with 87,000 new agents was an indication of disrespect.
“Of all the things that have come out of Washington that have been outrageous, this has got to be pretty close to the top,” DeSantis said at the time. “I think it was basically just the middle finger to the American public, that this is what they think of you.”
DeSantis made sure to note that Biden’s newly hired IRS agents would be hired to target small business and evryday Americans. This opposite of Biden’s promise to heavily tax only the top 1%.