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Republican presidential candidates touted plans to simplify the tax code – and made a punching bag out of the IRS — at the opening of the first of two GOP debates Tuesday evening.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the Fox Business Network/Wall Street Journal debate that he would get rid of special interest deductions virtually across the board.
“Everyone will get lower rates,” Christie said. “The good thing – I’ll be able to fire a whole bunch of IRS agents once we do that.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, calling for a so-called “fair tax” to eliminate taxes on productivity, tried to out-do Christie in his plans for the IRS.