McCarthy Caves to Biden, Fails to Block Funding for 87,000 New IRS Agents

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has failed to live up to his promise of blocking the Democrats from pumping $80 billion in taxpayer cash to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to fund the hiring of 87,000 new agents.

In January, the House of Representatives voted 221-210 to repeal the massive funding for the IRS.

“Promises made,” McCarthy said as he dropped the gavel.

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The so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” injects the IRS with a whopping $79.6 billion boost over the next 10 years.

The funding pays for the agency to hire a new army of agents to target the middle and upper-middle class, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Analysis reveals that the IRS audits the poor at 5 times the rate of everyone else and the agency has a history of targeting conservative groups.

As Slay News has reported, the IRS has been busy recruiting new agents who will be armed and expected to be “willing to use deadly force.”

Three hearings have been held in recent months, two with Commissioner Werfel and one with Secretary Yellen.

During those hearings, Republicans criticized the funding for the IRS provided by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Last week, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) expressed her concerns and provided updates on the 87,000 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, highlighting the Republican Party’s ongoing efforts to stop it from happening.

“Republicans are still trying to get rid of those 87,000 IRS agents who are going to audit everyone into oblivion,” Boebert said.

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“Believe me when I tell you, no one that has money is going to have a problem with an audit.

“They have tax attorneys and accountants whose only job is to make sure they pay as little as possible using legal means.”

“The people that will suffer are those who are middle class, who make just enough to file but not enough to have some rich attorney comb through their returns,” the congresswoman added.

“That’s who Biden wants to screw over to make sure Zelenskyy can get more and more money!”

This claim implies that middle-class Americans would face disproportionate challenges during IRS audits due to their limited financial means and lack of access to high-profile legal representation.

On Saturday, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced an “agreement in principle” with Joe Biden on a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling.

McCarthy posted to Twitter, “I just got off the phone with the president a bit ago.

“After he wasted time and refused to negotiate for months, we’ve come to an agreement in principle that is worthy of the American people.”

Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) revealed that a vote in the House is expected Thursday.

Now, the deal includes keeping a portion of the $80 billion increase in IRS funding and the 87,000 additional agents tasked with going after middle-class families.

Only $1.9 billion was removed from the budget of $80 billion to fund 87,000 IRS agents.

“Of the $80 billion Democrats appropriated to the IRS over ten years, the ‘deal’ rescinds $1.9 billion,” said Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC).

“You read that right.

“That’s the kind of ‘get’ that’s so good McCarthy agreed to increase the debt ceiling $4 trillion.”

“Kevin says we can fight again NEXT year to rescind another year of the IRS $80 billion … but he simultaneously prevented that ‘fight’ by agreeing to suspend the debt ceiling for TWO years,” he added.

“So there will be 85,260 more IRS agents rather than 87,000 to eat you alive. Big win.

Bishop slammed McCarthy and RINOs for caving on the debt ceiling.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) also slammed this agreement.

“$4 Trillion for keeping (effectively) bloated 2023 spending levels & maintenance of the Democrats’ wish list – crony IRA unreliable energy subsidies stay, IRS expansion 98% stays, work requirements weak and don’t apply to Medicaid…” Roy said.

READ MORE: Images Emerge of Armed IRS Agents Training to Raid Suburban Homes

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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