As the first act of the new Congress, the Republican majority in the House voted to repeal funding for new Internal Revenue Service employees.
Most voters support the move, according to Rasmussen Reports.
The survey found that 56% say they approve of the House vote to cancel funding for the IRS to hire 87,000 new employees. That includes 40% who say they strongly approve.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) disapprove, indicating they favor the new agents, including 24% who say they strongly disapprove.
When Democrats controlled Congress last year and increased IRS funding in the “Inflation Reduction Act,” Republicans made a campaign pledge to repeal the measure.
After last week’s vote, new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared: “Promises made. Promises kept."
However, unless the Senate also dials back the money and hires and unless President Biden signs on, it goes nowhere.
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"Do not throw out the baby with the bath wash"
"Perhaps" some of the new agents were for detecting FRAUD.
When there is a history of political mismanagement, one is not inclined to accept any logical reasoning.
Riki Tiki Tavi says
Abolish the IRS and the FED. Both are unconstitutional non-governmental agencies tethered to Davos.
It's not enough the 9000 page monstrosity called the IRS code has been weaponized. Saying goes, "Show me the person and I'll show you the crime." Lenin's progressive income tax needs to go. We need more Vivian Kellums aka Miss Kellums in this country.
"Promises made, promises kept" is a canard coming from McCarthy as it does nothing to eliminate the new spending that hires those 87,000 agents. Best the House can do is block funding in FY24. The promise to repeal it knowing it was useless for FY23 was just political bunk!