Under GOP Majority, ‘We’ll Repeal 87,000 IRS Agents

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that on the first day of a House Republican majority, “we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS officers “.

“You know, we’re going to do day one, we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS officers,” McCarthy told Breitbart News.

McCarthy’s pledge to defund the IRS came as he and House Republicans traveled to Monongahela, Pennsylvania to present their Republican agenda, the Commitment to America, at a sheet metal factory in the outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If Republicans won a majority in the House, they would have significant power over how Congress funds the government. That would serve as a strong signal to the Joe Biden administration that a Republican majority in the House wants to curb the IRS’ harassment of working-class Americans.

The Cut Inflation Act, the $700 billion climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats under the guise of fighting inflation, would give the IRS $80 billion to hire about 87,000 IRS agents.

While Democrats have insisted that increased funding for the IRS will not cause the agency to target ordinary Americans, nonpartisan agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) say otherwise.

The CBO score said the Cut Inflation Act would cause the IRS to take at least $20 billion from working-class Americans earning less than $400,000 a year, cutting their wages net while Americans grapple with historic levels of inflation.

As detailed by Breitbart News, the Inflation Reduction Act has no language prohibiting the agency from targeting the middle class. That led Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to plead with the agency not to use the extra tens of billions of dollars to squeeze Americans earning less than $400,000.

Additionally, Senate Democrats rejected an amendment proposed by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) that would have barred the IRS from auditing middle-class Americans.

This would appear to break Biden’s promise not to raise taxes on Americans earning less than $400,000 a year.

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