A whole lot of mischief results when the federal government ignores the Constitution’s limits on its powers. One problem is that a check on federal spending is undermined. The taxpayers are doubly wronged: not only does the government usurp their power, but it even seizes the fruits of their labor to do so.
The National Taxpayers Union has complied a list of Congressional bills that would save the taxpayers money. The biggest money-saver? Repealing the byzantine Internal Revenue Code and replacing it with a flat tax. That would save the taxpayers a whopping $47,397,000,000, according to NTU.