For years, the IRS has been used as a political arm of the Democrats. But that time may be coming to an end.
Because Joe Biden just got shocking news about his IRS status.
A bill to recover $80 billion that was intended to be used to increase the Internal Revenue Service by recruiting 87,000 extra agents has been passed by the House.
The result of the vote, which the new Speaker Kevin McCarthy hailed as an example of a promise upheld, was 221-210.
In a statement, Tea Party Patriots Action praised the action:
“During President Obama’s time in the White House, Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups were targeted by the IRS as part of a deliberate strategy of harassment and intimidation. TPP and our members have very good reason to fear an expanded, emboldened IRS — once again answering to a Democrat President. Defunding the IRS will protect our pocketbooks, in addition to safeguarding our civil liberties.”
The House Republican bill that sought to stop new money for the Internal Revenue Service was attacked by President Joe Biden’s Office of Management and Budget hours before it was passed on Monday night, branding it “reckless.”
“With their first economic legislation of the new Congress, House Republicans are making clear that their top economic priority is to allow the rich and multi-billion dollar corporations to skip out on their taxes, while making life harder for ordinary, middle-class families that pay the taxes they owe,” the statement stated.
Additionally, the White House reaffirmed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s promise that none of the additional IRS cash authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act of last year will be utilized to target “small businesses or households with incomes below $400,000.”
McCarthy emphasized the importance of the bill’s passage in his inaugural address on Saturday, saying, “You see, we believe government should be to help you — not go after you.”
Republicans also want to stop the Secretary of Energy from exporting gas from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China and to outlaw taxpayer-funded abortions.
These issues are among their top legislative goals for the upcoming term.
As we all know, the GOP does not have a great track record in terms of keeping its promises to the American people.
Just consider how a handful of RINOs in the U.S. Senate cut a deal with D.C. Swamp Democrats to pass a $1.7 trillion spending bill that the American taxpayers can’t afford.
That being said, thus far, it seems the new GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives simply isn’t playing around.
Tried and true conservative Representatives fought McCarthy tooth and nail to secure wins for the American people like rules for more debates on bills that come to the floor and federal budget cuts.
These are all just promises, sure.
But passing a bill to thwart the Democrats’ plan to use the IRS against the American people is a good start.
At the very least, when the bill goes to the Senate, the GOP can expose the Democrats for not wanting to bring it to the Senate floor at all because they are afraid of voting against the House Republican bill.
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