Government, Politics

GOP Mobilizing for New War on the IRS

Republicans are mobilizing for an escalating and prolonged battle against the IRS and its Democratic-backed plans to hire tens of thousands of more employees with money from the climate and health bill signed by President Joe Biden.

The GOP hopes to use public skepticism of added funding for the tax agency to win back the House and even the Senate. From there, the party hopes to use control of congressional committees to investigate and oversee the IRS. Then, it is plotting legislation to defund it or rein it in. While opportunities to enact such measures will be limited while Biden is in office, Republicans are planning for legislation in 2025 – and sound open to the possibility of risking a government shutdown as leverage to extract reforms in the meantime. Read more…

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