During Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on CNN, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the tax code needs to be entirely rewritten and replaced with a system where everyone pays federal income taxes, regardless of how much money they make.
"I believe absolutely every American benefits by this magnificent country," she said. "Absolutely every American should pay something, even if it's just a dollar."
Of course, all Americans do pay some form of tax, whether in the form of payroll taxes, sales tax, or various other fees. But Bachmann said the government needs to throw out its tax code and rewrite it completely so that all residents pay the same rate.
"I want to completely abolish the tax code," she said. "I want to flatten the tax for all Americans. Simplify the tax for all Americans."