Well, it certainly looks as though the Republican Party is attempting to get off to a rather swift and pointed start to their congressional majority in 2023, as they look to tackle one of the biggest gripes that the American taxpayer has with the federal government.
After a controversial series of expansions to the IRS were floated by the Biden administration, it appears as though House Republicans are set to bring a vote to the floor that could potentially gut the IRS and eliminate federal income tax altogether…and idea that has been wildly popular in Libertarian-leaning circles for decades.
Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), eliminate the national income tax, and replace it with a national consumption tax.
Fox News Digital has learned that the House will be voting on Georgia Republican Rep. Buddy Carter’s reintroduced Fair Tax Act that aims to reel in the IRS and remove the national income tax, as well as other taxes, and replace them with a single consumption tax.
The vote on the bill was made as part of the deal between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and members of the House Freedom Caucus and was pushed forward in his quest for the gavel.
Carter was rather passionate about the possibility.
“Cosponsoring this Georgia-made legislation was my first act as a Member of Congress and is, fittingly, the first bill I am introducing in the 118th Congress,” Carter said in a press release exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital.
“Instead of adding 87,000 new agents to weaponize the IRS against small business owners and middle America, this bill will eliminate the need for the department entirely by simplifying the tax code with provisions that work for the American people and encourage growth and innovation,” Carter continued.
“Armed, unelected bureaucrats should not have more power over your paycheck than you do,” he added.
While the bill certainly appears to be consequential and controversial, the Fair Tax system is wildly popular among Americans on both sides of the aisle, and could bring a rare bipartisan victory to Washington DC.