We must defund Biden’s $80 billion IRS undertaking to tax all Americans equally.
It is hard to believe even the left can be this hypocritical!
In December, Biden unveiled a plan to eliminate the so-called “death tax” on every American. In the next couple of years, the plan would cut the tax rate from 39.6% to 35%.
One-third of Americans (about 16 million people) would see a tax cut, while the rest would see their tax rate go up. In return for making this change, Americans would enjoy the same health care, education and retirement benefits in their retirement that they currently have.
The only people hurt by the change – are those who don’t live in Biden’s ideal vision of America: “The United States of America would become a country where everybody pays the same percentage of their income in taxes–no matter how much they make.”
If only his administration followed through on his promise to rid the government of the IRS. But, alas, it hasn’t, because the IRS has stayed put. For a decade or so, the agency has been the nation’s biggest tax-generator. In 2012, the IRS took in $14.5 billion. That’s $2.5 billion more than it did the previous year.
So, what does the IRS do? As of 2014, it had approximately 4,000 full-time employees performing thousands of tasks and responsibilities for the U.S. government. These employees are paid $50,000-$100,000 a year.
On average, IRS employees file 1.5 million tax returns each year. They gather, maintain, and analyze data from the IRS’s income-tax tracking system. They also perform numerous other duties, including investigating taxpayers’ tax returns to determine whether they may owe back taxes or penalties.
In 2011, the IRS processed a staggering $100 billion in income from taxpayers. When tax returns don’t get filed, the IRS has to work with