Take a look at your paycheck. See that line which says how much you earned? Now look at how much less you get to keep. Rand Paul says people should be able to keep what they earn and that the IRS should be disbanded in favor of a system which collects taxes only at the time new goods and services are purchased.
Some say that reforming the tax system in this way will solve the problem of rich people evading taxes, using lobbyists to persuade Congress to create specialized tax loopholes for big businesses and make the tax system in the United States fair for everyone.
Of course there will always be those who don't want to pay ANY taxes, but a fairer system seems preferable to the one we have now which is skewed such that the middle class working families in America have neither the low income necessary to avoid all taxes or the wealth and connections which allow them to slip the noose on their tax returns.
Paul's idea is sure to spark a new rash of criticism from the left and is a bold move so late in the campaign, however, in a year where voters are dissatisfied with the status quo, to them bold is beautiful.