News flash....Sorry, it's actually 1200 new agents that will be trained and armed to enforce our tax law.
IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel confirmed today that the IRS plans to hire roughly 1,200 additional armed IRS agents as a result of the $80 billion in increased IRS funding passed in Democrats’ misnamed Inflation Reduction Act. While testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee on...www.atr.org
Discussions over taxation in any civilized culture have to begin with accuracy. I think you've been misled by partisan propaganda nonsense deliberately desgned to whip up poorly informed citizens. Other than that the 87K added manpower to the IRS isn't exceptional if you draw back a few decades with historical levels of staffing. It's also critical to seperate MORAL/political/philosophical (fairness) issues over taxation with technical questions of efficiency and execution of enforcement. I'm at least as anti-government as you. I promise. If I'm trying to figure fair and efficient ways to collect taxes that doesn't mean I support the federal government running up a zillion dollar debt.
The government spends 80 billion employing 87,000 new IRS agents and in return, collects 1.73 billion in unpaid taxes. Yay!
...our government is so efficient.
No, my numbers have no factual basis. They are just this one floor dudes prediction based on his faith in government and how it functions.