Libertarian Party of Indiana candidates will spend the weekend campaigning as April 17th, or “Tax Freedom Day,” quickly approaches. Wikipedia cites this as “the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to fund its annual tax burden.” Coincidentally, April 17th is the date in 2012 that federal tax returns are due.
Join our candidates this weekend:
Saturday April 14th – Indianapolis/Brown County
- The Libertarian Party of Indiana and Marion County will operate an “Operation Politically Homeless” booth at the Indianapolis Tea Party event in Indianapolis. Learn all the details here.
- Both the Rupert for Governor and Andrew Horning for U.S. Senate will both speak at “Let Freedom Ring” in Nashville, IN. Both will speak sometime between 2 and 3 PM (EST). Learn the details via Facebook.
Sunday, April 15th – New Castle
- Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate and “Survivor” star Rupert Boneham will attend a Meet and Greet at Bill’s Diner, 715 North Memorial Drive, New Castle, this Sunday afternoon, April 15th from 2:00 until 5:00. Rupert will answer questions about his campaign, and will also be available for pictures and autographs. Also attending will be Rex Bell, Libertarian candidate for 6th District Congress and author of “Stinky Shorts”, and Jeremiah Morrell, Libertarian candidate for Indiana House of Representatives, District 54. The public is invited.
What would these candidates do about the income tax? According to the LP Bylaws, Libertarians would repeal the income tax, and abolish the IRS.
2.4 Government Finance and Spending
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We oppose any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. We support the passage of a “Balanced Budget Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.