The “Inflation Reduction Act,” in reality, is more of an environmental bill that empowers the IRS with 87,000 new agents. While the Democrats say this is only here to make the IRS better at providing services for the American people while making the rich pay their fair share, logic dictates that these many more agents aren’t needed unless the plan is to come after far more than just the wealthy.
Many have naturally expressed fear that the government is effectively preparing an army to go after the American people. This fear was relayed to Democrat Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland who appeared on Fox News Sunday to chat with host Mike Emanuel.
Emanuel mentioned that the thousands of IRS agents being hired is going to “scare the heck out of millions of Americans.” Cardin’s response does absolutely nothing to squash those fears.
“Millions of Americans aren’t going to be impacted by that other than getting better service from the IRS having their telephone answer getting the questions they need in order to comply with our tax laws,” Cardin said. “The auditing is going to be focused on those of high income, the large corporations, etc.”
It was then that the Democrat Senator dropped one of the biggest red flags one can when it comes to giving more power to authorities.
“If there’s no reason to be fearful, and if you paid your taxes and if you complied with our laws, you should want to make sure everyone else does that,” said Cardin.
“Can you understand how 87,000 new IRS agents would scare the heck out of millions of Americans?”
Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin: “If there’s no reason to be fearful, and if you paid your taxes and if you complied with our laws, you should want to make sure everyone else does that.” pic.twitter.com/xRwSes2CrC
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 7, 2022
Translation: “Comply with the tax increases and agents won’t harass you.”
In many ways, this is actually more of a threat than it is a reassurance. People are already hurting as it is and asking that they pay more is only going to make things worse. Even if they did only want to go after corporations and the rich, it would still be a massive blow to the lower classes due to the fact that corporations would just react with price hikes for their product, making the poor pay more anyway.
But it’s not just the wealthy as House Minority Whip John Thune noted.
“Yet 4 percent of the $80 billion is going to taxpayer services; 57 percent goes to enforcement so that the IRS can spend more time harassing taxpayers around this country,” Thune added.
Meaning well over half the billions going to the IRS will be dedicated, not to improving wait times and getting documents filed and completed in a timely manner, but to enforcement agents calling you and/or showing up at your door.
Democrats have no intention of helping you. If they did, they’d hire 87,000 border agents to stop the illegal migrant/drug trafficking plaguing our nation. Instead, Democrats are empowering one of the most punishing and terrifying government agencies in the United States.