Last week, U.S. Congressman spoke with John Bachman of Newsmax to address the topics of jobs, tax reform and immigration reform. Below are excerpts from the interview.

The full video can be viewed at

On the IRS:

"The IRS certainly needs to be cut back and I propose we start with the elimination of the IRS. We need to begin to have dialogue on a fairer, flat tax that would downsize the entire revenue service and maybe pass tax collection onto another department.”

“IRS is a total rogue agency doing things on their own. They even ignored the President when he asked them not to declare $70 million in bonuses because they were doing a good job. Nobody trusts them, everybody fears them. It’s a great time to have dialogue on doing away with the IRS. Our government is too big. There are a lot of agencies that should be downsized or eliminated.”

On jobs and the economy:

“The issue everywhere is what are we going to do about the economy? I’m a business guy, I’ve been in business for 42 years, I’ve employed people that long and I consider myself a job creator. We have to put people to work and let businesses begin to hire folks. Main street is playing defense – we don’t where we are on taxes, Obamacare, cap and trade, and all the things keeping businesses from expanding. We’ve got to have true tax reform, we’ve got to get the government out of healthcare, and especially in Texas we have to energize the energy business to create some jobs.”

“Businesses are doing better, but in many cases they are not generating a profit, they’re saving a profit, employments down they’re hiring part-time people and everybody’s concerned what’s around the corner. Frankly, we don’t know what’s around the corner on taxes, we don’t know what’s around the corner on healthcare. We know it’s going to hurt jobs and our ability to hire people, it’s going to affect the bottom line, and we’ve got to be able to generate jobs rather than cutting back trying to save margins to where we were when we had more jobs.”