A wallet with several $50s inside / Photo by Chris O'Neil

ANALYSIS – Team Biden and Congressional Democrats are showing their true stripes with their latest massive taxpayer funded boondoggle, the so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ (Act) negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.).

Under the deceptive name, the Act would give the hated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $80 billion in additional funding to hire as many as 87,000 more agents and employees, while doing virtually nothing to reduce inflation.


The Washington Free Beacon previously reported that, despite White House claims, the Act does extremely little to fight inflation. Moody’s Analytics found the Democrat bill will shave a paltry .33 percent from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the next ten years.

And this new IRS ‘army’ isn’t going after the ‘rich’ – it’s coming after you – the middle class.

The additional money would increase the agency’s budget by more than 600 percent from its current $12.6 billion.

This would more than double the size of the IRS which currently has 78,661 full-time employees, making the IRS one of the largest federal agencies, with an army of bureaucrats larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.

According to publicly available government sources, the Pentagon has roughly 27,000 employees at its five-sided HQ, while the State Department employs just over 77,243 staff.

The FBI has about 35,000 people, according to the agency’s website, and Customs and Border Protection says it has 19,536 Border Patrol agents.

While Democrats claim the army of new IRS agents is needed to go after millionaire and billionaire tax cheats, a nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation study shows that the majority of new revenue from IRS audits and heightened scrutiny will come from those making less than $200,000 a year.

In fact, the committee found that only 4 to 9 percent of money raised will come from those making more than $500,000.

And as the Washington Free Beacon notes:

Although Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals, federal tax revenues have steadily risen over the past several decades. Federal tax receipts are projected to hit $5.7 trillion in 2027, up from just over $4 trillion last year without additional IRS agents.

So, in essence, this new Democrat-created IRS army’s primary mission is to come after hard-working middle-class America, to aggressively milk them for the Democrat’s massive far-left spending plans. ADN




Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Robert W
Robert W
1 month ago

Did you expect anything different!!!!!

Mario without law and justice you get what’s happe
Mario without law and justice you get what’s happe
1 month ago

This inflation reduction bill has all the making of the Nazi Germany within our borders. First move disarm the citizens move two the killing of freedom of speech step thee control the news media step four control the justice system and judges step five setting up there own enforcement agencies ( Similar to the Gestapo or storm troopers the SS we call them the FBI AND THE IRS THEN ARM THEM) step six burning books
Step seven arrest all the apposition and control the population and remove free will!
IF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP!

the traveller
the traveller
1 month ago

Sounds eerily like Hitler’s Nazi’s and Brown Shirts. Better brush up on your history, folks.

DrBillLemoine
DrBillLemoine
1 month ago

You just named the handful of promises Republican hard righters promise when they take charge–it’s called dictatorship. But it doesn’t apply to Democrats, the reason they will be elected and maintain political control of the country into the distant future. We like our country just the way it was for 240 years, warts and all. The curve of the nation is toward liberty and justice for all, including a crooked ex-pres., wacky congressional minority leaders, all Hill Republicans but a handful of straight shooters, and 30 million or so conspiracy mongers living in lala land instead of reality. Hope you enjoy stewing in your own bigotry and hatred for a long long time.

Gary Hull
Gary Hull
1 month ago

I was really concerned about earlier reports indicating they were buying up tons of ammunition. What would the IRS need with ammunition? Were they trying to corner market and create shortages? Looks like it could be way more nefarious.

DrBillLemoine
DrBillLemoine
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Hull

Your bogus news sources are as stoned as you on fantasyland dreams and conspiracy fiction. You can’t get straight which party buys all the guns and ammo in your stupor. Don’t be concerned that Dems will rule the nation for eternity given the alternative you dream about.

the traveller
the traveller
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Hull

Ve have vays of making you pay.