Below is clip of Rand Paul being interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Rand at the start talks about cutting government spending and not raising taxes, but Blitzer calls his bluff (at roughly 2:05) and asks him if he is in favor of capping deductions and eliminating loopholes, which is simply another way to increase tax revenue, and Rand answers, "Yes." He goes on to talk gobbledygook about tax reform. But once you are in deep talking tax "reform," it's all about the government coming up with creative ways to raise taxes by calling them something else. And why is Rand willing to close loopholes? Remember, Ludwig von Mises said capitalism breathes through loopholes.
When you talk tax "reform," you are talking the language of the deviants in Washington.