Congressman Steve King Proposes Repeal Of Sixteenth Amendment
Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”.
The sixteenth amendment to the Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
Steve King’s new constitutional amendment would make it impossible for the federal government to collect taxes. The only income to support the federal government would come from from tariffs and fees. Given the need to make payments on the debt that already exists, King’s amendment would essentially shut the federal government down.
No more military. No more environmental protections. No more Homeland Security, Fbi, CIA or NSA. No more food and drugs regulation, labor regulations, or Centers for Disease Control. No more federal highways.
Would it be worth it?