They Want You
Updated: Aug 19
With the passage of the new “Inflation Reduction Act”, our federal government is spending $80 billion to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to audit American citizens. There is much debate as to who will be targeted by all these new IRS agents. Joe Biden and the Democrats say that that no one making under $400,000 will be subjected to increase audits from this expanse of the IRS, whereas the Republicans claim that most of the new audits will be targeted at small businesses and the middle class. On August 12, Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) proposed an amendment to the bill which would have exempted in writing taxpayers making less than $400,000 from being targeted by the new IRS agents, but his amendment was voted down 51-50 along party lines. Former IRS lawyer of 30 years, William Henck, has stated definitively that the Inflation Reduction Act will target middle-income Americans the most with new audits, which means they are coming after average Americans with force.
Between March 1 and June 1, the IRS spent over $700,000 purchasing ammunition. The IRS currently has over 5 million rounds of ammunition and over 4,000 AR-15 rifles – the gun the Democrat politicians are trying to take out of your hands. A job listing for the position of IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent states that applicants must "carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force" in order to carry out their duties. Why are they heavily arming IRS agents? To come after the billionaires who are surrounded by a team of armed security guards, or to come after the average American who these same politicians are taking their guns from them, while putting guns into the hands of the IRS agents who will show up at their door to take their money from them.
The group of people who should be targeted with an audit first before any other American citizen is the 535 congressmen and women in Washington, DC. Shouldn’t the people who salaries are derived from the money produced through the IRS be subject to an audit before the taxpayers are audited? Their finances and tax returns should be gone through with a fine tooth comb every year. How is it that Liz Cheney enters the House of Representatives in 2017 with a net worth of $7 million and 6 years later when she leaves, her net worth is $44 million. Is it a wonder why Cheney chose to go against her own party and side with the swamp during the January 6 Committee hearings? She had 37 million reasons to attack the one politician willing to stand up to and expose Washington, DC’s corruption.
Liz Cheney’s expanding wealth is not unique in Washington, DC. Most congressmen’s net worth grows exponentially during their time “serving the people” in congress. Why? How? Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, picks his stocks better than Warren Buffet because he has the benefit of private information given to him by the speaker of the house. Will the Pelosi’s ever be audited? Of course not. When will Hunter Biden go through an audit? Did he pay taxes on all those millions of dollars funneled to him from a Russian oligarch? When will Joe “10% for the Big Guy” Biden be audited? Never. Does anyone believe that the only group of people in the world who can and do vote themselves pay raises will ever vote to audit themselves?
$80 billion for more IRS agents means they are going to take in at least $80 billion of new tax revenue through these audits. Do you think any of that new money will be coming from billionaires who have a team of high-priced lawyers who most likely know the tax code better than the IRS agents who will be auditing them, or will that extra $80 billion come from people like you and I who struggle to come up with the $500 to pay a mid-level accountant to do our taxes or can barely afford the $69.99 to purchase TurboTax? Which audits do you think will produce more revenue? There’s a good chance that after the audit of a billionaire, the government will come away owing the billionaire money. And it is almost certain that after the average American goes through an extensive audit from an armed IRS agent his bank account will be much smaller.
Why isn’t there an independent audit by people who are not beholden to either political party of the massive hundreds of billions or even trillions of dollar spending bills? If it is so important to ensure that every possible tax dollar is collected from every American, why isn’t it equally important to ensure that every tax dollar is spent properly, legally, ethically, so that all that money they are prying from our hands is going to where it is supposed to go, and not where the politicians falsely claim it’s going. For example, Joe Biden is telling us that not a dime of the new spending goes to subsidizing the sale of electric cars made in foreign countries when it is spelled out explicitly in the bill that it does.
How many company’s payrolls are going to be audited to determine whether they are illegally employing illegal aliens for below the minimum wage which drives down wages for everyday Americans? Is there going to be an audit of the welfare and the food stamp rolls to ensure that illegal aliens are not illegally receiving those benefits? If we are so concerned about people illegally avoiding paying their taxes, shouldn’t we be equally concerned about those tax dollars being illegally spent on people who do not qualify for government services? Or are our politicians going to great extremes to pry more and more money out of the hands of every day working Americans so they can hand it to people who chose to violate our federal immigration laws, walk into this country illegally, and live off the work of others?
When will we do a full audit of our elections to ensure that they represent the voice of the American people and not the will of a corrupt bureaucratic state? If you don’t think our elections are rigged, considered this: in 2020 when Joe Biden “won” the presidency, in LA County less than 1% of the signatures on mail-in votes were rejected, yet in the failed recall of LA County DA George Gascon recently, over 27% of the signatures were rejected. And magically, they both went exactly the way the Democrats who were running those processes wanted them to go. The recall did not allow observers as the signatures were being verified, and it subsequently failed even though Gascon's poll numbers are underwater with both the people of Los Angeles and the prosecutors who work under him. So, we went from relying on signatures on mail-in ballots make for “the most secure election in history” to the signatures on recall petitions are extremely insecure even though signatures on mail-in ballots are equally as unreliable as signatures on petitions. Is there going to be an audit on the 27% of the recall signatures that got rejected? Of course not.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the United States federal government is one of the biggest scams ever created in human history, bar none. And this new doubling of the IRS is a naked expanse and entrenchment of the corruption that is our federal government. And the more power these politicians give themselves, the harder it will be to take that power back and put it in the hands of where it belongs, with the people.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.