Florida Reps Continue Slamming IRS Expansion and

Florida Reps Continue Slamming IRS Expansion and "Deadly Force" Job Listing

The IRS could be knocking on your door soon

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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August 12, 2022

As the United States seeks to deal with the current recession, one provision of the Inflation Reduction Act has raised more than a few eyebrows. As reported by The Floridian, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will hire 87,000 new agents. More worryingly, one of the described duties featured in the now-deleted job listing says agents must “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”

This has prompted strong criticism from Republicans and conservatives nationwide, and Florida's own have been among the most vocal. Early Friday afternoon, Rep. Brian Mast (R-18) posted a tweet saying the IRS "has a proven track record of targeting conservative groups." Therefore, he argues, "this agency cannot be trusted with more power."

"The IRS has a proven track record of targeting conservative groups. This agency cannot be trusted with more power," the full tweet reads.

Earlier that morning, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-19) tweeted that "the American people are tired of having the government breathing down their necks" and that "We the People just want to be left alone."

"The American people are tired of having the government breathing down their necks. Yet, that's exactly what the Democrats want more of. The addition of 87,000 NEW IRS agents is more government intrusion on your life and mine. We The People just want to be left alone," stated Rep. Donalds.

The wider Inflation Reduction Act is currently being discussed in the House, leading Rep. Kat Cammack (R-3) to tweet, "if you're not watching what's happening in the House today, I'd recommend tuning in."
"If you’re not watching what’s happening in the House today, I’d recommend tuning in. House Democrats are ramming their Inflation Expansion Act through the House with $700B+ in disastrous tax-and-spend nonsense. Inflation is about to get worse," Cammack said.
Last week, a group of economists wrote a letter to Congress stating that the Inflation Reduction Act would more likely induce more inflation than help reduce it.
Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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