Florida’s 46th Governor, Ron DeSantis, recently declared his candidacy for the U.S. presidency in 2024 and has since participated in several interviews. While conversing with Dana Loesch on The Dana Show, DeSantis criticized the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a “corrupt organization” and no ally to the typical American citizen.
DeSantis Discusses Single-Rate Tax Proposals, Insists IRS Is No Friend of the Average American
Following Joe Biden‘s inauguration, he substantially expanded the IRS, and his 2024 budget plan aims to further enlarge the U.S. tax agency. Biden recently said he will reject Republican negotiations regarding the debt ceiling that would constrain his plans to bolster the nation’s tax revenue service. Subsequent to Ron DeSantis’s announcement last week, the Florida governor expressed his viewpoints in interviews with Ben Shapiro and Dana Loesch.
During his dialogue with Loesch, DeSantis addressed the IRS when The Dana Show host inquired about his stance on various tax proposals, such as a flat tax. “I’ve supported all of the single-rate proposals,” DeSantis remarked to Loesch. “I think they would be a huge improvement over the current system.” He emphasized to the show’s host that the existing state of the IRS is corrupt, advocating for a change. The Florida governor asserted:
I think the IRS is a corrupt organization and I think it’s not a friend to the average citizen or taxpayer — We need something totally different. Contrary to Biden administration’s claims that IRS expansion aims solely to tax America’s billionaire class, DeSantis disagrees. The Republican presidential hopeful believes ordinary Americans and hard-working, middle-class individuals are bearing the burden of Biden’s drive for heightened taxation. In an interview with Ben Shapiro, DeSantis also discussed his Republican rival Donald Trump after Trump’s spokesperson labeled the Florida governor as a “swampy politician.”
DeSantis Criticizes Trump’s Handling of Dr. Fauci
Conversing with Shapiro, DeSantis openly criticized Trump for magnifying Dr. Anthony Fauci’s influence during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. “He responded by elevating Anthony Fauci and really turning the reins over to Dr. Fauci, and I think to terrible consequences for the United States,” DeSantis contended. “I was the leader in this country in fighting back against Fauci. We bucked him every step of the way.” Reflecting on Trump’s former leadership, DeSantis stated:
I think the fact that Donald Trump gave Anthony Fauci a presidential commendation on Trump’s last day in office, that was a gut punch to millions of people around this country who were harmed by Fauci’s lockdowns.
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