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Perot Would Dismantle Irs

Evoking the nation’s anti-tax beginnings, Ross Perot pledged Sunday to dismantle the Internal Revenue Service if elected president and replace it with a system that’s fair to all Americans, rich or poor.

The result could involve several federal fundraising schemes, including but not limited to a flat tax, a consumption tax, a national sales tax, a savings tax, a value-added tax and a financial transaction tax, he suggested. The idea, he said, is to scrap the current complicated income tax code for a simpler one that is paperless and not beholden to special interests.

“As your president, I will return our tax system to one that will pay our bills and tap the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of America to create millions of new jobs here in the U.S.A.,” the Reform Party candidate promised in his latest 30-minute campaign “infomercial.”

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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

UPDATED: 8:21 p.m.

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch.