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What taxes does Ron Paul support?

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?



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The federal government would go back to raising taxes

the same way it did before there was an income tax. There would be excise taxes and Dr. Paul has said he would support a flat tariff on all imported goods as long as it was just enough to keep the government running.

I've heard a few things from him...

If user fees and voluntary donations aren't enough here's somethings he's said (remember, all of these are very small):
- Sales tax
- Excise taxes
- Tariffs
I personally like the idea of taxing (if we cannot get enough voluntary donations) state governments. Every state pay a portion of their revenue to the federal government.

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This is actually a great question.

He has suggested that there are constitutional forms of taxation but I don't know what they are.

I DO know that the personal income tax is NOT one of them.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

long time reader

long time reader, first time poster.

Wanted to say you're not the only fan in NZ, I know of at least 3 more in my close circle.

World for Ron Paul.

Australian here, managed to

Australian here, managed to get a number of people onside as well. In fact an in-law and I have great conversations about it now. And one of my longest friends announced she is a RP supporter. I'm also pretty confident that my lecturer is a RP supporter, too. He goes on how the US is globally ignorant for using military force as the policeman of the world, when China has proven that trade and negotiation can win the day.

Taxation is theft

end of story.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Constitutional ones.

Indirect taxes, such as tariffs. An income tax is totally unnecessary in a credit-based monetary system. Google "Grace Report Reagan" to find out how US income taxes are actually spent.

This may be a simple and

This may be a simple and somewhat un-intellectual response but I would think Ron Paul would leave taxation to local and state governments... In America we pay local city/state taxes for services, etc... And the boatload of Federal Tax dollars we pay are just absorbed into the massive ineffective beast that is the Federal Government.