I am sick to death of hearing about China threatening the US. So... I think it is PAST TIME for the IRS to be ended and for the Federal Government to be EXCLUSIVELY funded by Tariffs as specified by the Founding Fathers in the U S Constitution. AND the FAVORED NATION bull must be revoked. You want to sell to Americans? PAY UP! American Companies can provide EVERYTHING America needs. The Greenies and EcoTerrorists can sit down and shut up while we get back to logging, mining and drilling as we used to do to take care of ALL America's needs. The FED, the EPA, the NEA and all the other Unconstitutional 3 letter depts can be unfunded and shut down unless the States or Locals want to fund them on their own turf (not in DC). and before anyone has a hissy fit, yes, I know that America now needs a standing army so yes there must be a Federal Sales Tax to fund the Military AND ONLY the Military. As for Social Security - privatize it and give control to the U S Citizen Employees who are paying into their own accounts. As for Health - get the Federal Government OUT, with the IRS shut down, people won't even need tax deductible health savings accounts... and PRIVATE Employers can be encouraged to create NON TAXABLE under ANY circumstance HSA's that are tied to the Employee, follow the Employee from Employer to Employer, are will-able to heirs and can be used for family members. As for Schools? Past time for the FEDS to be OUT of Education. All schools should be State or Locally controlled ONLY and if you or your kids want a private education YOU pay for it out of YOUR OWN savings or YOUR OWN loan thru local banks. As for our AMAZING VETERANS... Sell all the Hospitals, give all Veterans their own ID card to go to ANY DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL THEY WANT! Reduce the VA to an Accounts Payable office in some dusty building in DC with the requirement to pay all bills submitted with Veterans Health ID Card number within 60 days, 90 tops if more docs are required. As for Welfare?... AGAIN State or Local ONLY, FEDS NEED NO CONTROL AT ALL! Shut all Federal Control down and let the States or Locals handle it... same for Adoption and Child Services. Local taxes, State taxes - fine... BUT NO MORE Federal Income Tax and NO MORE Federal interference in the State or Local affairs. The House can go back to actually working and fulfilling their duties per the U S Constitution - like setting the value of the American Dollar that they delegated to the FED - in fact Congress, both House and Senate can go back to being part time jobs and The Federal Government can pay for what little it actually needs, per the U S Constitution by way of Excise Taxes and Tariffs. Let's start by revoking the 16th and 17th Amendments. Oh and lest I forget. ALL profits from Corporations are dispersed to Private Individuals thru Stock Dividends. Solely Owned and Partnership Businesses have their profits passed thru and taxed on the Individual Owners. There should be absolutely NO TAXATION OF ANY KIND against wholly owned American Businesses of any types by either Feds or States... AT ALL - and that will EXPLODE growth and profitability in America. There - fixed it.