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Bob Barr Calls For New Tax Revolt

Cites Anniversary of Proposition 13, Goes on Stephen Colbert

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Atlanta, GA - Thirty years ago this week California voters passed Proposition 13, "inspiring an entire generation of advocates of individual liberty and limited government," notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. It was a true people's revolt against the entire political establishment - politicians, lobbyists, interest groups, and unions.

"We need a similar popular revolt today," says Barr. Tax Freedom Day wasn't until April 23 this year, meaning that on average Americans spent almost four months just to pay their taxes. That isn't the end of the burden: "It also took six billion hours to comply with Uncle Sam's dictates," notes Barr.


"We must both reduce and simplify taxes," he adds. That could mean replacing the income tax with a consumption tax. It could mean a low, flat income tax. But, he emphasizes, "The bottom line is that taxes are too high and too complex. It's time for Americans to say that they are mad and aren't going to take it anymore, just like they did in California three decades ago."

Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, where he served as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Financial Services. Prior to his congressional career, Barr was appointed by President Reagan to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and also served as an official with the CIA.

Since leaving Congress, Barr has been practicing law and has teamed up with groups ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the American Conservative Union to actively advocate every American citizens' right to privacy and other civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Along with this, Bob is committed to helping elect leaders who will strive for smaller government, lower taxes and abundant individual freedom.




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