Cruz: Dems making IRS bigger than Defense, State Depts, FBI combined

by Jacob Fuller

Savannah Hulsey Pointer, FISM News 

 

Senator Ted Cruz castigated President Joe Biden and the Democrats for their plan to expand the Internal Revenue Service by hiring 87,000 new tax-enforcement agents.

According to the senator’s comments before the upper chamber of Congress, the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act – which passed Sunday 51-50 on Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote – creates an expansion that would make the IRS larger than the FBI, the State Department, the Department of Defense, and Border Patrol combined.

“That’s a terrible idea. We should abolish the IRS!” Cruz tweeted.

 

 

Cruz introduced an amendment to the act to remove the IRS expansion. The amendment failed along party lines.

“My amendment would have struck the funding for 87,000 new IRS agents,” Cruz tweeted. “But Democrats want to target the American people and their small businesses will more audits. These agents aren’t going to go after billionaires.”

The lawmaker warned that the agents would be targeting the middle class and not wealthy Americans as many politicians have indicated.

“According to expert analysis, it will supercharge the IRS with 87,000 new IRS agents to target Americans with 1.2 million new audits, more than half of which would be for people making less than $75,000 a year,” Cruz said.

Sen. Cruz told “Sunday Morning Futures” the 87,000 new IRS agents “are designed to come after you. They’re not designed to come after the billionaires and the big corporations. They’re designed to come after small businesses and working families across this country.”

 

 

Rep. Pat Fallon (R.-Texas) spoke out against the legislation telling Fox Business on Monday morning that the federal government should be looking to secure the border before they secure more tax dollars from Americans.

“I don’t want to hire 87,000 new IRS agents, I want to hire 87,000 new Border Patrol agents,” Fallon said, according to CNS News. “This is historically the worst illegal immigration has ever been,” Fallon said.

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