Tuesday, President Biden signed the “Inflation Reduction Act” into law. Except that the name is so jawdroppingly bogus that even the Dems’ lapdogs in the media can’t bring themselves to mouth it. They’ve started calling it the “Climate and Health Bill.”
Still, Biden kept up the Orwellian language, saying this of the bill that lavishes hundreds of billions of dollars on “green” companies and initiatives while raising taxes on every American, destroying jobs and doing nothing to reduce inflation: "The American people won, and the special interests lost." If my “prize” for winning is 87,000 new IRS agents, then I’d just as soon lose, thank you.
Speaking of that equivalent of more than 87 battalions of IRS agents, Democrats are assuring us that they will only go after the wealthy and eeeevil corporations. Never mind that currently, people making less than $25,000 a year are five times more likely to be audited as everyone else. I’m sure having all those extra agents will correct that.
As for the fatuous drivel from people like NBC’s Chuck Todd that if you don’t cheat on your taxes you have nothing to fear from an audit, listen to what these Texas ranchers say they were dragged through after the IRS decided that the $7800 engine rebuild expense on their tractor was a “red flag.”
But because I hate to deliver nothing but bad news, at least here’s something we can all laugh at. Democrats are poo-pooing the paranoid nonsense that we should be concerned about the IRS buying up massive stocks of bullets and advertising for agents who are willing and able to use deadly force. But with any luck, maybe these 2017 IRS agent recruitment photos will accurately reflect the kind of applicants they’ll end up with. They might have trouble lifting a gun, much less shooting one.
Bloomberg News revealed that Bill Gates secretly lobbied Sen. Joe Manchin to sway him to support the “Inflation Reduction Bill” because of all the climate change spending in it.
If that’s so important to Bill Gates, maybe he could’ve just covered it himself instead of sticking American taxpayers with the bill, along with 87,000 new IRS agents and auditors to collect it. Well, I hope Joe enjoys palling around with his rich new friend Bill because I don’t think he’s going to find a very friendly welcome back home in Coal Country.