(undated) As republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes readies for a Saturday debate with his rivals for the G.O.P. nomination, he sharpened his attack on frontrunner George W. Bush’s tax
“George Bush broke a pledge on taxes when he was Governor and his tax proposal now keeps the I.R.S. as we know it,” Forbes aid during a telephone interview on KSCJ radio in Sioux City.
Forbes proposes abolishing the I.R.S. and instituting a 17 percent “flat tax” on income.
“I think people want real solutions and real reform. I think they’re tired of just trimming around the edges and going along with politics as usual,” Forbes said.
Bush proposes reducing income tax rates, as well as raising deductions so more low-income Americans pay no tax at all.
Forbes briefly left the Iowa campaign trail today to attend a funeral. His wife, Sabina, filled in at stops in Fairfield and Ottumwa.