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Who wants to abolish the IRS? So far, 58 House Republicans.

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Fifty-eight House Republicans on Tuesday signed up to support legislation that would abolish the IRS and taxes of every kind, and replace that infrastructure with a personal consumption tax.

Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) has introduced his FairTax Act for the last few Congresses, but the latest version enjoys more support than any previous version. Woodall said eliminating the maze of taxes that people and companies face and imposing a simple consumption tax would allow Americans to save billions because the IRS would no longer be necessary.

Photo Credit: AP Fifty-eight House Republicans are proposing to eliminate the IRS, and replace the complex web of taxes with a personal consumption tax. Photo Credit: AP

"[T]he FairTax would repeal all federal corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, the death tax, and gift taxes - and replace them with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax," he said. "Overnight, the FairTax would allow individuals to keep 100 percent of their income without the government first taking a penny."

"Overnight, we would eliminate the IRS from the lives of all American workers," he said.

Woodall said the consumption tax would be simple, transparent and fair, as it would naturally impose higher taxes on the wealthy who purchase more. His legislation would also give poor families a break by giving them an exemption for all purchases associated with basic living costs.

But he also said it would help restore the American Dream by letting people keep more of the money they earn.

"Right now, we are punished by the government for working hard and making money to support our families," he said. "The FairTax would eliminate that unfair burden and lift all income-related taxes. Hard-working Americans would keep their entire salary and pay taxes on their terms."

The larger GOP majority in the House would seem to increase the chances of passing the bill in the House, but GOP leaders have not said they would consider it so far. In addition, it would still have to pass the Republican Senate before it could become law.

Republicans supporting the bill are:

Gus Bilirakis (Fla.)

Rob Bishop (Utah)

Kevin Brady (Texas)

Dave Brat (Va.)

Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)

Earl Carter (Ga.)

Steve Chabot (Ohio)

Doug Collins (Ga.)

Mike Conaway (Texas)

Ander Crenshaw (Fla.)

John Culberson (Texas)

Ron DeSantis (Fla.)

Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.)

Jeff Duncan (S.C.)

John Duncan (Tenn.)

Blake Farenthold (Texas)

Bill Flores (Texas)

Virginia Foxx (N.C.)

Trent Franks (Ariz.)

Kay Granger (Texas)

Sam Graves (Mo.)

Tom Graves (Ga.)

Andy Harris (Md.)

Jody Hice (Ga.)

Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)

Lynn Jenkins (Kan.)

Steve King (Iowa)

John Kline (Minn.)

Billy Long (Mo.)

Barry Loudermilk (Ga.)

Frank Lucas (Okla.)

Kenny Marchant (Texas)

Thomas Massie (Ky.)

Michael McCaul (Texas)

Tom McClintock (Calif.)

Mark Meadows (N.C.)

John Mica (Fla.)

Jeff Miller (Fla.)

Markwayne Mullin (Okla.)

Randy Neugebauer (Texas)

Richard Nugent (Fla.)

Pete Olson (Texas)

Ted Poe (Texas)

Mike Pompeo (Kan.)

Bill Posey (Fla.)

Tom Price (Ga.)

Reid Ribble (Wis.)

David Roe (Tenn.)

Thomas Rooney (Fla.)

Matt Salmon (Ariz.)

Marlin Stutzman (Ind.)

Mac Thornberry (Texas)

Tim Walberg (Minn.)

Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.)

Robert Wittman (Va.)

Rob Woodall (Ga.) — lead sponsor

Kevin Yoder (Kan.)

Ted Yoho (Fla.)

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