What taxes does Ron Paul support?Submitted by ron paul nz on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 03:10
I'm a big Ron Paul fan from New Zealand. I saw a book in a store the other day called the "Political History of Tax in New Zealand" so I bought it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be buying a book about tax but my interest in RP has led me to try and explore similar issues in my own country.
Fascinating read on the growth of big government in New Zealand and the increase in taxation. The difference is that NZ does not have a written constitution so the government can get away with more unchecked. However there were some very vocal opponents in our Parliament when they started trying to introduce an Income Tax in the early 20th C.
My reading has led me to the question - what type of tax does Ron Paul support? In his ideal world what kind of tax would people pay - both state and federal. I know he doesn't support an income tax, but even a very limited government needs some minimal form of taxation. What form would this be?
I read somewhere that he supports non protectionist excise tax. I've tried searching for some good quality information but I haven't been able to find anything definitive. Can anybody help?