Slow down cowboy.
Getting rid of the IRS would be a major step forward in the right direction
17th & 28th Amendments? I'd have to look, but I'm guessing those are federal tax powers? Not so
easy to amend the U.S. Constitution.
If by a "flat tax" you mean a national sales tax, then I'd be for that if everyone pays the same % both individuals and businesses. Then there are no loopholes or special deals for anyone.
Tariffs are the economic equivilent of warfare. Before you go there, you want to know a) there's no better way to resolve the problems, and b) we can win at this. I'm not sure we know enough, but we
do know that treating our competition as adversaries will create enemies. And it's omportant to pick
your enemies carefully.