Republicans have revealed that they plan to cut all 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents recruited by the Democrats after the GOP wins control of Congress.
The hiring of tens of thousands of new IRS agents was authorized in the Democrats’ “Inflation Reduction Act,” which was passed just weeks ago.
However, with just weeks to go until the November midterm elections, Republicans are laying out plans for the likely scenario that they will take back control of the U.S. House and Senate.
On Friday, the GOP’s “Commitment to America” plan was announced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
The Republicans’ plan is laid out in four categories:
- “An Economy That’s Strong”
- “A Nation That’s Safe”
- “A Future That’s Built on Freedom”
- “A Government That’s Accountable”
“That means you can fill up your tank,” McCarthy said during the GOP’s announcement.
“You can buy the groceries.
“You have enough money left over to go to Disneyland and save for a future — that the paychecks grow, they no longer shrink.”
McCarthy, who would more likely be named House speaker in a Republican majority, said America’s safety would mean “your community will be protected, your law enforcement will be respected.
“Your criminals will be prosecuted.
“We believe in a future that’s built on freedom — that your children come first.”
According to Fox News, Republicans revealed they’d worked on the planning for a year.
The report explains that some components were a reaction to the damage to the nation from the agenda of the Democrats now in power.
“We watched what they did to our communities, defunding of the police,” McCarthy said.
“We’ve got crime problems from Portland to Philadelphia now, with DAs and prosecutors that looked the other way.”
A report in the Daily Mail said the plans include canceling billions of dollars that Biden wants to pump into the IRS to supersize the agency.
That report said the Republicans also plan a series of investigations including into the “weaponization” of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
As WND notes, the DOJ, including its FBI, colluded with Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign.
That collusion involved using Russian sources and disinformation paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign to launch the now-debunked “Russiagate” conspiracy theory against President Donald Trump.
“Our job is to work for you, not go after you,” McCarthy said.
The report explained the 87,000 agents number was from a Treasury Department assessment of how many IRS employees could be hired using the $80 billion appropriation over 10 years.
The GOP also wants to fully fund border enforcement and end Joe Biden’s catch-and-release loopholes to address the crisis he created at the southern border, criminalize all forms of illicit fentanyl, support 200,000 more police officers with recruiting bonuses, take action against prosecutors who refuse to prosecute violent crimes.
The party also seeks to establish a select committee on Communist China.
Republicans said they plan to move supply chains away from China by boosting American manufacturing and the use of the nation’s own natural resources.
Since Democrat President Joe Biden took office, America has seen record high inflation – approaching double digits – record-high gas prices, and a recession that already has covered the first two quarters of this year.
Americans individually have lost tens of thousands of dollars in their retirement accounts.
Illegal drugs are taking a massive toll on the lives of young people.
The crisis at the southern border remains unabated and more.
The GOP says it also wants a parents’ bill of rights and has vowed to address abortion.