Comment: Basically a Constitutional idea

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Basically a Constitutional idea

The Constitution did give Congress the power to raise revenue with tariffs. Woodrow Wilson and the 16th Amendment made it Constitutional to raise revenue with an income tax. This act altered the course of this Country. Instead of taxing import corporations for the bulk of federal revenue, most of the out tax revenue is now payed by our middle class. Using cheaper foreign labor has also become more lucrative for importing corporations especially with NAFTA, GATT, and other corporate friendly programs. In his last state of the union address, President Obama even had the audacity to promote his TPP proposal. The elite are winning this taxation battle as our middle class is being destroyed.

I would suggest one change in the OP proposal. As import tariffs are raised, federal income taxes and the IRS be phased out.