Economist Dan Mitchell of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity demonstrates that if the criminal federal government cut all of its unconstitutional programs, not only could we balance the budget, but we could also eliminate the need for an income tax.
Of course, one has to ask why we should restrict ourselves to just getting rid of the unconstitutional federal programs.
I don’t see any reason why the individual states and private businesses can’t take over all the roles of the federal government.
I think the argument should revolve around whether or not we need to have a federal government in the first place.
Constitutional arguments detract from this larger problem.