Bachmann: 'We should abolish the current tax code'

“I truly believe that we should abolish the current tax code,” Bachmann said. “The people are tired of the current tax code, and I think they'd be very interested in seeing every tax go away — and I mean every tax.”

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Bachmann acknowledged that Congress is unlikely to revamp the tax code any time soon but said she’d prefer to see a national sales tax or flat tax, which “merit debate.”

“I think people like the simplicity,” Bachmann said. “And I think they'd like to pay less taxes than they do now.”

Last week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusWyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE (D-Mont.) and ranking member Orrin HatchOrrin HatchIRS: Annual unpaid tax liability was 8B Hatch asks Treasury for memo that decreases transparency of tax rules Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill MORE (R-Utah) announced they’d work to simplify the U.S. tax code during the 113th Congress. They’ve given senators until the end of the month to justify any tax breaks they think should remain in the system.

While appearing on Fox Business, Bachmann also spoke out against the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down a central part of Defense of Marriage Act, giving same-sex married couples access federal benefits.

“The creator of marriage was God. He authored the definition of marriage between a man and a woman and we as a society can make our decisions [but] he'll be the one who ultimately prevails,” Bachmann said. “Because for society to go on, you need to have children, and in order to have children, biology teaches us that you have to have both a mother and a father.”

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