Democrats are making life far more difficult for the middle class.
They only care about increasing their own power.
You won’t believe how Democrats just gave the middle finger to working-class Americans.
Last August every Senate Democrat voted for Joe Biden’s scheme to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.
President Joe Biden is planning on roughly doubling the size of the IRS from 93,654 employees to 180,506 and Democrats voted with him to expand the size of the IRS.
Senate Republicans tried to limit these new IRS agents from going after the middle class.
Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo tried to pass an amendment aimed to “prevent the use of additional Internal Revenue Service Funds from being used for audits of taxpayers with taxable incomes below $400,000 in order to protect low- and middle-income earning American taxpayers.”
The Congressional Joint Economic Committee found that these new tax collectors would be trying to squeeze an extra $30.2 billion from Americans who earn less than $200,000 annually by the year 2031.
Democrats wouldn’t even stop Americans, whose per capita personal incomes equal $64,413, from being audited by the IRS.
Next Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sponsored an amendment: “To strike the $80,000,000,000 slush fund for the Internal Revenue Service to prevent the hiring of 87,000 new IRS employees that will surveil and audit the private account information and transaction data of innocent Americans and small businesses.”
Dave Kautter, former acting IRS commissioner from 2017 to 2018 during the Trump administration, said that while Republicans can’t repeal the funding there are roadblocks that they could put in Biden’s way.
“It’s going to be very difficult for the Republicans to repeal the $80 billion dollars in funding as long as President Biden’s in the White House,” Kautter said.
“What they could do though is say, ‘Well, your annual budget was about $12 billion a year. Turns out this year it’s $3 [billion]. And you can spend some of the $80 billion to cover the gap. And I think that’s a real possibility.”
“On our very first bill, we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS agents. Our job is to work for you, not go after you,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, said in a September campaign event. However, Biden still has veto power.
The IRS has been used as a tool to target conservatives before.
Under former President Barack Obama the IRS came under fire for politically targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Obama claimed that those responsible must be held “fully accountable.”
But despite the fact that it was proved that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI “found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.”
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