Last month, Rand Paul announced his plan to introduce a 14.5 percent flat tax rate, an idea he’s been kicking around for a while. The proposal would give rich people a major tax cut at the expense of lower-income people while attempting to make up for trillions in lost revenue by cutting government spending on social programs—like SNAP and Medicaid—those lower-income people need to survive.
On Tuesday, perhaps hoping to stir up some new excitement for his tax plan and/or show off his cool t-shirt, Paul released a video of himself taking a chainsaw to the U.S. tax code. (He also burned it and put it into a woodchipper.)
It is fun to watch so maybe let’s watch it together!