Ron Paul is a libertarian, and libertarians have a different idea of what the role of the federal government should be.
We have 700 military bases in over 130 different countries. We spend close to $1 trillion a year on our overseas empire. We devote a large portion of our defense budget to protect Isreal, Great Britain, Japan, and many other nations capable of providing their own defense.
Income tax isn't the only kind of federal tax. If we got rid of the income tax, we'd still have the same income from taxes as we did in the year 2000. There are gasoline taxes, luxury taxes, inheritance taxes, excise taxes, corporate taxes, etc., etc. If we were to bring the troops home, and stop spending all that money overseas, we could cut our budget to where we could still work off the deficit.
Bush and his cronies also double the size of the Dept. of Education. Reagan used to talk about getting rid of the DoE. It is a big beauracracy that has done nothing to help the education of our children. If anything it's only made our education system worse. Ron Paul wants to get rid of the DoE. The federal government should not be involved in education, that's the state's job.
If you look at our original Constitution, it says nothing about empire-building, nation-building or policing the world. This is where the majority of our budget goes. Stop all that nonsense and get rid of inefficient depts like the DoE, and you could reduce spending back to the level it was in 2000... or even less... and then you could get rid of the income tax... and the Federal Reserve. The Fed is another topic altogether, so I won't get into that.
Roads are paid for by gasoline taxes. Education is paid for by property taxes.
The main point is... our income tax does nothing but go to pay off the interest on our massive deficit. If you reduce our spending to what is really required for DEFENSE of our great nation, you could get rid of the deficit and get rid of the income tax.
Go Ron Paul!
BTW... Ron Paul is NOT a racist. He had his name on some newsletters published way back in the 1970's that had some racists articles in them. He didn't know what all was being written in the articles. He's since condemned the racist remarks and said that he pays a lot more attention to what he puts his name on these days.
Also, he's for ending the drug war. He thinks that's the most racist policy we have today, and I tend to agree with him. He's for INDIVIDUAL rights, the exact opposite of "collectivism", which is what racism is.