The House of Representatives voted 221-210 on Monday evening to remove funding for 87,000 IRS agents.
The so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” provided the IRS with $79.6 billion over the next ten years.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new IRS army will target the middle and high classes.
According to a new study, the IRS audits the poor at five times the rate of the rest of the population.
The IRS has also a history of targeting conservative organizations.
On Monday night, the House passed its first bill, rescinding money for the 87,000 IRS agents.
“Promises made,” McCarthy stated as he lowered the gavel.
The House just approved its first bill: “repealing IRS funding.”— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) January 10, 2023
Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after banging the gavel “Promises Made.” pic.twitter.com/BBrjuSamzd
“House Republicans just voted unanimously to repeal the Democrats’ army of 87,000 IRS agents,” McCarthy declared Monday night.
🚨 House Republicans just voted unanimously to repeal the Democrats’ army of 87,000 IRS agents 🚨— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 10, 2023
This was our very first act of the new Congress, because government should work for you, not against you.
Promises made. Promises kept.
The House also approved a 55-page Rules Package by a vote of 220 to 213 on Monday night.
McCarthy commented on the new regulation package.
Rules that:— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 10, 2023
→ Empower members to debate
→ Increase transparency
→ Reopen Congress to We the People
Are replacing rules that:
→ Silenced representative’s voices
→ Kept deal-making hidden behind closed doors
→ Allowed for unconstitutional proxy voting