In early August, it was revealed that of the 81,000 IRS agents that were hired under the Build Back Better-lite bill passed by the Senate, 70,000 will be armed.
The bill was signed in to law by Biden this week after it passed the Senate and House on a party line vote.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) pointed out that the bill would arm 70,000 IRS agents in a recent interview with The Post Millenial.
Republicans and some Democrats like Senator Joe Manchin (D-Wv.) have already expressed concern that the expansion of the IRS will result in middle class people and small business owners being targeted unfairly.
The IRS, rather than attempting to assuage people’s fears about middle class Americans being targeted, confirmed them by releasing a training video of IRS agents arresting a small business owner.
The video depicted an owner of a landscaping company being arrested for not reporting vehicles that he purchased on his taxes.
The Post Millenial Reports–
In case you thought the IRS needed 87,000 more agents to help you with your tax returns and audit billionaires, watch this: Highlights from the IRS Adrian recruiting project.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) August 17, 2022
An IRS recruitment video depicts its agents arresting and detaining the operator of a small landscaping business for potential tax evasion.
The video was posted by Republican Representative Thomas Massie from Kentucky on Thursday.
The clip highlights the moment when students from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah simulate a routine IRS tax crime investigation.
They’re tasked with the arrest of hypothetical small business owner “Dodger,” who was trying to sell his landscaping business.
Dodger was attempting to sell his small business for $1.5 million dollars, which according to the website ProfitableVenture.com, is the cost of a “medium scale landscaping business” and would yield a reasonable and common profit for the sale of the company.
The IRS agent asked, “Have you ever done any landscaping work before?”
“Just in my front yard,” Dodger replied. His arrest ensued.
“Who are you guys? What is this?” Dodger exclaims as he is cuffed and on his knees.
“We’re the IRS. You’re going to jail, buddy,” the student playacting an IRS agent exclaims.