As fears grow of a tax shakedown of the middle-class, Republican senator John Kennedy (LA) warned that Joe Biden’s IRS will have “more soldiers than the entire Israeli army” under a new law that massively expands the agency.
The IRS is expected to receive an $80 billion infusion under Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which he signed into law Tuesday.
Biden’s IRS “army”
After the expansion, Kennedy told Fox News, the IRS will have “more agents, or soldiers, than the entire Israeli army,” which has 169,500 active personnel.
The IRS currently has about 80,000 employees.
The Inflation Reduction Act is a revamped version of Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Despite its title, the main piece of the Inflation Reduction Act is a multi-billion-dollar investment in climate change policy.
While Biden claims that the law will be paid for by targeting wealthy tax dodgers, the massive IRS expansion has led to fears that middle-class taxpayers will get slammed with audits.
The Congressional Budget Office predicts that the middle-class will indeed face another $20 billion in taxes over the next decade.
Biden spins spending bill beyond recognition
An analysis from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found that the Inflation Reduction Act won’t meaningfully impact inflation.
None of these facts have stopped Biden from taking a victory lap, however.
Celebrating the bill’s passage, Biden claimed Tuesday that Republicans who voted against it sided with “special interests.”
“With this law, the American people won and the special interests lost,” Biden boasted.
The IRS expansion comes as armed agents working for Biden raided the home of his top political rival, former President Donald Trump, raising fears of a broad partisan crackdown on the Biden administration’s enemies.