Last month, President Joe Biden signed the “Inflation Reduction Act,” which doubles the number of IRS officers to 87,000 and the agency’s budget to $80 billion. The IRS armory consists of 4,600 firearms, of which 3,282 are pistols, 621 are shotguns, 539 are rifles, and four are revolvers. The agency owns fifteen automatic firearms (machine guns).
According to a new IRS job advertising, candidates must be willing to employ lethal force if required.
Now that additional images of IRS officers in training have been released, more issues arise.
“Republican Congressman Thomas Massie released a number of photos of an IRS recruitment program showing potential agents making arrests with guns drawn,” according to Townhall.
Last week, the IRS took down a job description from its website that called for the ability to use lethal force.
Reporter Tom Fischer stated:
“The IRS is hiring new special agents!
Requirements include working min “50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends” and “Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.””
The IRS is hiring new special agents!
Requirements include working min “50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends” and “Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”https://t.co/uvwbrAkIit pic.twitter.com/z0aVX6uoMr
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) August 10, 2022
They “will combine accounting skills with law enforcement skills to investigate financial crimes.”
If they reclaim the House in November, Republicans will, among other things, eliminate 87,000 IRS officers and investigate the “weaponization” of the Department of Justice.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy marched a group of notable House Republicans, including Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, through Monongahela, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.
‘Our job is to work for you, not go after you,’ McCarthy stated, adding that the top legislative priority is to rescind the Inflation Reduction Act’s allocation of monies for the Internal Revenue Service.
“The 87,000 figure came from a Treasury Department assessment of how many IRS employees could be hired using the $80 billion appropriation over 10 years – not the actual legislation – but Republicans used the figure to drum up opposition to the bill,” the Daily Mail said.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Top House Republicans, including McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Jim Jordan, also promised to launch a series of investigations – into the tumultuous Afghanistan pull-out, the origins of COVID-19 and, as Jordan put it, the ‘weaponization of the DOJ against the American people.’
‘House Republicans are committed to exposing and holding accountable those in our government who have come after “we the people” and we will do that in every area,’ Jordan said. CONTINUE READING…