Part of Democrat Joe Manchin’s “Inflation Reduction Act” would double the size of the IRS and make it larger than defense and security agencies, including the FBI and border patrol
National security takes a back seat to tax hikes in the Democrat regime.
As if trying to raise taxes on small businesses and the middle class during the height of a recession is not bad enough, Democrats want to double the size of the IRS to ensure that these taxes are ‘properly’ paid.
The Internal Revenue Service would receive an additional $80 billion to hire up to 87,000 new employees if Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer’s ironically named “Inflation Reduction Act” were to pass as is. The agency currently has 78,661 full-time staff members already.
More than half of this new funding is meant for “enforcement” or, in other words, auditing and “digital asset monitoring.”
This bill also represents a 600% budget increase to the dreaded agency from 2021.
While the Democrats claim that this expansion of the IRS is meant to take on “tax cheats” and millionaires and billionaires who “hide money,” only 4-9% of new revenue raised will be from people making more than $500,000/year. The vast majority of new money raised through taxes will come from people making less than $200,000/year, despite Biden and Democrats’ promises not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Democrats are making the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, the Department of State, the FBI, and the Border Patrol COMBINED!
Those IRS agents will come after you, not billionaires and big corporations! pic.twitter.com/HYq5cIjXay
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 7, 2022
Senator Ted Cruz discusses how the massive increase to the size of the IRS will lead to the agency coming after everyday working and middle class Americans, not the multi-billionaires and mega-corps.
With the new hiring for the IRS, the agency would grow to have more bureaucrats and total personnel than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol all put together. This shows that the priorities of the Democratic Party have nothing to do with national security. In fact, the only reason why they are enlarging the IRS is to raise money to support their reckless spending in areas such as Affordable Care Act subsidies and electric vehicle tax credits.
The border can go to hell; the American people can be unsafe; so long as they purchase electric cars, that is all that matters to the Democrats.