According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, every member of the House and Senate who voted in favor of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 should face consequences.
At a speaking engagement on Tuesday in Fort Pierce, Florida, DeSantis expressed specific displeasure with the provision of the bill that would have given the IRS a $80 billion funding boost, allowing it to hire over 80,000 more employees who would be primarily responsible for tax enforcement.
“If they go after you, a lot of times they’re going to be able to find something, especially if you don’t have an account or you don’t have lawyers,” he said. “So I thought it was really, really reprehensible that they’d be mobilizing 87,000 IRS agents.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis: "I think every member of Congress that voted for that bill should be required to be audited every year by the IRS." pic.twitter.com/c1UhkFOE3U
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 30, 2022
DeSantis continued, to laughter and cheers from the audience,“I think every member of Congress that voted for that bill should be required to be audited every year by the IRS.”
The only votes for the bill were from Democrats. In the Senate or the House, not a single Republican vote was in favor of it. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated they voted against “Mother Earth,” as Fox News reported.)
The IRS will allegedly use the funds to “improve taxpayer service, modernize outdated technological infrastructure, and increase equity in the tax system by enforcing the tax laws against those high-earners, large corporations, and complex partnerships who today do not pay what they owe,” according to Biden administration officials.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig in a letter:
“Specifically, I direct that any additional resources — including any new personnel or auditors that are hired — shall not be used to increase the share of small business or households below the $400,000 threshold that are audited relative to historical levels.”
DeSantis is not convinced. President Joe Biden described the bill’s approval as “a middle finger” to the American people on August 17, the day after it was signed into law.
“I think of all the things that have come out of Washington that have been outrageous, this has got to be pretty close to the top,” he remarked.
“And I think it was basically just a middle finger to the American public.”
JUST IN: Gov. Ron DeSantis says hiring 87,000 IRS agents is a "middle finger" to Americans
"They're not putting very much might at the border, I can tell you that right now…" pic.twitter.com/LtzLZm1LfY
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 17, 2022
“This is what they think of you? All these problems that we have to deal with. And they think the way is to do 87,000 IRS agents?” said DeSantis.
“They’re not putting very much might down at the border I can tell you that right now. However, they desire the capability to accomplish so and release them on American tax payers.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
According to TheBlaze, DeSantis said the bill would target Americans whom “the government doesn’t like.”
TheBlaze reported that DeSantis also took aim at Biden’s announcement Aug. 24 that the government would wipe out huge swathes of student-loan debt. As announced last week, the White House plans to wipe “cancel” $10,000 for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 annually, with those who received federal Pell grants getting $20,000 canceled. CONTINUE READING…