Republicans do the math on spending bill, IRS agents
House Democrats are set to vote on their latest complicated spending bill later this week. The “Inflation Reduction Act” includes $80 billion to hire 87,000 IRS agents.
“If it passes, the IRS will have more agents to audit middle class families than the U.S. Border Patrol does to secure the border from cartels who are trafficking people and drugs into the United States every single day,” points out a brief analysis of the numbers compiled by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The bill is downright “reckless,” the committee advised.
“Democrats’ priorities are clear: They have every intention of taking Americans’ hard-earned money, but no intention of keeping them safe,” noted committee spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair, in a statement shared with Inside the Beltway.
FOR THE LEXICON
This emphatic but precise new word is courtesy of Mark Finkelstein, a contributing editor to Newsbusters.org, a conservative press watchdog. He was inspired to come up with the word after watching MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s two-minute commentary Tuesday on the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida.
“Inevitably, Scarborough broke out his ‘fascist’ shtick, using the term nine times in one exchange with Michael
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