Freedom Foundation Statement on 87,000 New IRS Agents

Freedom Foundation Statement on 87,000 New IRS Agents
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Freedom Foundation Statement on 87,000 New IRS Agents

“Government employee unions are the single largest funders of the Radical Left in America, and it’s our taxpayer dollars they’re using” said Aaron Withe, Freedom Foundation CEO.

“The heads of the SEIU, AFSCME and the teachers’ unions derive their power by bankrolling leftist political campaigns with the money they take from their members’ paychecks.

“And now these union bosses just guaranteed themselves a lot more power, at your expense, with the Inflation Reduction Act.

“The American people have been calling for a lot of things, but doubling the number of agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certainly wasn’t one of them.

“The IRS proved itself blatantly political more than a decade ago after Lois Lerner shredded any question of objectivity when she was caught harassing and discriminating against organizations that included in their names the words ‘patriot’, ‘constitution’, ‘freedom’ or ‘liberty’,” continued Withe.

“Now, the president will very likely sign into law a measure that will add 87,000 IRS agents to the federal payroll, whom the vast majority will likely join – and pay dues to – the government employee union.

“The IRS employee union that gives 100% of its political action committee funds to the party currently in power.

“So now America’s political leaders have doubled the size of an agency that has already weaponized itself against those taxpayers it deems its political opponents, and is doing so using the very taxpayer dollars of the people they despise.

“Talk about adding insult to injury”, concluded Withe.

“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”