We at CTUP HAVE TOLD congress that their first budget priority should be to save $50 billion by NOT hiring 87,000 new IRS agents.
They had better hurry up and rescind this money because Biden is planning a 25% increase in the IRS for next year with the money coming from last year’s half-trillion-dollar Inflation Acceleration Act.
Mike Palicz from Americans for Tax Reform reminds us that the White House flat-out lied that somehow these new hires were only replacing retirees, even though the funding to double the size of the agency was ON TOP OF the IRS’s existing appropriations.
The White House swears on a stack of bibles these agents won’t be employed to target their political enemies. Then we read this chilling story in yesterday’s WSJ:
“House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter Monday to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen seeking an explanation for why journalist Matt Taibbi received an unannounced home visit from an IRS agent. We’ve seen the letter, and both the circumstances and timing of the IRS focus on this journalist raise serious questions.”
Probably just a coincidence.