One of the most talked about pillars of the “Inflation Reduction Act“ as a $130 billion spend for 87,000 new IRS agents. The White House has spent weeks gaslighting the American public in an attempt to calm our fears claiming that no one earning under $400,000 a year will be audited or see their taxes increased.
Of course we the people know that this is a lie. The Congressional Budget Office claims that $20 billion of the $130 billion will come from audits of people making under $400,000 a year.
What should be alarming to most Americans isn’t the 87,000 new IRS agents. What should alarm "we the people" is the priorities of this administration. Placing priorities in auditing middle-class Americans while so many other worthwhile expenditures could be prioritized is appalling.
Here are just a few key areas that $130 billion of your grandkid's income would be better spent or are in more urgent need.
37,000 homeless veterans in this nation. You know, I'm pretty sure that several of those vets could find good work with one of those 87K IRS gigs.
A nationwide teacher shortage.
A nationwide school bus driver shortage.
A looming food crisis
A nationwide first responder staffing crisis.
Now let’s get down to brass tacks. This is all by design. While we the people are made to think that Washington DC‘s priorities are out of line, Washington DC has plans for those other crisis.
Spending $130 billion on 87,000 new IRS agents is simply meant to be the freak out du jour. The priorities that were listed or crisis that were listed above are meant to be the next in line for freak out du jour.
Because freak out du jour is Washington DC’s main play. A steady line of Freak Out makes it easier for them to tax and spend our way into oblivion.