AMAC Exclusive – By Tammy Bruce
If you thought destroying our energy independence, causing the worst inflation in 40 years, destabilizing the economy in general, and destroying our supply chain would be enough to satisfy the Democrats, think again. Since crushing the security, optimism, and financial freedom of Americans wasn’t enough, they’ve now decided to turn the screw even more by raising taxes and lying to our faces about it. For the left, this is the cherry on top of the Democrats’ Drop-Dead America sundae, also known as the “Inflation Reduction Act” of 2022.
You will not be surprised to learn – just like how inflation wasn’t transitory, how the border is not closed, how the Taliban won’t take over Kabul for at least two years, and how al-Qaeda is gone from Afghanistan – that despite the laughable title, the bill will, in fact, increase inflation. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) reports, “The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) released its preliminary estimates of the budgetary and macroeconomic effects of Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spending spree… The Model, an initiative of the University of Pennsylvania, found that Democrat’s misnamed ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ would actually increase inflation for the next two years.”
One of the most revealing aspects of this bill is that it expands and further weaponizes the IRS against middle-class Americans and those on the economic margins of society. The 80 billion dollar bill will allow the hiring of 87,000 new IRS investigative agents. As Grover Norquist, the president of ATR notes, this is more than all the servicemen and women who serve on our aircraft carriers around the world. That’s also 87,000 new members for the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), a union which, according to ATR, “dedicates 97 percent of its political spending to Democrats.”
The Wall Street Journal pulled no punches with their condemnation of the bill’s true impact:
“The $80 billion is more than six times the current annual IRS budget of $12.6 billion. The money will be ladled out over nine years and comes with few strings attached. The main Democratic command is for the tax agency to bring the hammer down on taxpayers. The bill earmarks $45.6 billion for ‘enforcement,’ including ‘litigation,’ ‘criminal investigations,’ ‘investigative technology,’ ‘digital asset monitoring’ and a new fleet of tax-collector cars. The result will be far more audits, civil suits, and criminal referrals.”
This monstrosity is a Hail Mary pass to continue the leftist “painful transition” as Biden calls it, consisting of the disastrous Green New Deal (including new direct hits on natural gas production), extending ObamaCare subsidies, while massively increasing the IRS and implementing back-door taxes on Americans as we fall further into recession.
Fox Business reports, “The Inflation Reduction Act — unveiled Wednesday by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and endorsed by Biden — would increase tax revenue by $16.7 billion from Americans earning less than $200,000 a year, according to nonpartisan analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)… Nearly every tax bracket would pay more in taxes with those making below $10,000 per year seeing the largest uptick, the analysis showed.”
Moreover, the US Government Accountability Office confirms, “From fiscal years 2010 to 2021, the majority of the additional taxes IRS recommended from audits came from taxpayers with incomes below $200,000,” and “Audits of the lowest-income taxpayers, particularly those claiming the EITC, resulted in higher amounts of recommended additional tax per audit hour compared to all income groups except for the highest-income taxpayers. IRS officials explained that EITC audits are primarily pre-refund audits and are conducted through correspondence, requiring less time.”
And why is that? Because a letter from the IRS demanding more money is rather intimidating and when you don’t have the money to hire a lawyer to defend yourself many feel they have no other option but to find a way to squeeze more blood out of that bank account rock, or your brother-in-law, or a credit card. Voila! A quick resolution.
And here we have, like ghouls, the IRS crowing about how letter audits have the best dollar return for the least amount of time spent. If this bill passes, get ready for more of that. During a recession with massive inflation, even fewer Americans will be able to afford the time and legal services to defend themselves properly against the government.
Somehow, I think the Democrats know that. And yet Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) keeps insisting there are no taxes in this bill. He knows that’s just semantics. He knows you will be paying more money to the IRS, it just won’t be through an official tax. Instead, it’ll be an IRS agent demanding it from you in a letter or with a knock on your door.
Shame on him for helping to facilitate such a fraud.
If Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) has his way, it will also include a new expansion of Medicare as a vehicle with which to slow-walk all of us into Single Payer Healthcare, also known as Nationalized Healthcare.
So if you loved what happened during COVID, nationalized healthcare offers up that catastrophe on steroids. The only question left will be how many more of our seniors can politicians send to their deaths in nursing homes? Because after all, health insurance is not about access to healthcare, it’s about bureaucrats deciding who will not be granted access.
Whether this bill passes or not, it is a stark reminder of what the Democrats are capable of as we continue to suffer under their already disastrous policies. This Schumer-Manchin bill is a shill for a massive government expansion and the destruction of your financial independence. After all the damage politicians have inflicted on our lives during the past 18 months, they have stepped up to enforce the final indignity—they want to make us all wards of the state. This cannot continue and will not if we make sure our voices are heard.
This article closes with the thought that the Inflation Reduction Act is launched as a “final indignity” against us. The thought is well taken, but is not true. If this bill passes, there will only be more like it to follow, making it only one in a continual stream of destructive maneuvers by the Left to destroy the middle class.
I’m wondering if the militant IRS will change the code on exemptions for the Church. Will they start taxing tithe income? So many churches today have become involved in vile money making schemes. I’m sure the Lord is quite angered by all this and if the IRS does tax THOSE churches, it would serve them right. The problem is it will affect the true God fearing, and God honoring church of Jesus Christ. God’s word tells us that before Christ comes for his Church, there will be a falling away first, that many will depart from the faith. Some of us are aware that is happening now. We feel quite helpless with each passing mega evil bill the Overlords pass. God tells us we are not to worry about what things, but to ‘make our requests be made known unto God, and to be thankful, as well he’ll guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’ Some of us also know that God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them, is in total control of everything. We may not always see God working, but God sees whether what we are doing is working. May the Lord see fit to forgive us our sin of turning away from him, and heal our nation and leave us a blessing!
All for his glory, amen.
The repubs are the party of Romney. We have , like sheep, paid $5.00 per gallon for gas for the
past year. We just tolerate it. One can say “what can we do about it “. We can protest but we don’t. We’re the same people who in 1973 waited in line for a maximum of $3.00 gas. Remember that ? I do. What did we do to prevent that from never happening again ? Nothing.
IRS audit letters ? We’ll still pay it. Nothing will change until we DO something which dosen’t mean talk. It means getting involved instead of buying a Tesla made with a battery containing
cobalt from the Chicoms.
Why are we complaining ? We elected Biden and got just what we should have
received. This isn’t hard people. Its not “them” doing this to us . Its us doing this
to ourselves. We are not victims. We’re just dumb.
And if we let “them” prevent Trump from running in 2024, we’ll be dumb again. Its that simple.
Who, specifically, is ‘we’?
Give us a list of what we should do. Because I don’t know what else we can do. Are you suggesting that all the senior citizens take up arms and storm the white house or capitol? Or that we sign our grandchildren up for the military? And what could would a military do anyway – they are all on board with this administration. I get frustrated when I am told this is my fault for not doing anything. Other voting, and researching all my local candidates…what else can I do? I strive to purchase only American made products (not an easy task). I write to my supposed legislators and they are in the pockets of the Chi-coms and the other marxist….tell me…what else can I do?
The demonRATS are deliberately, and with malice, murdering America. Plain and simply.
And when it gets cold this winter, they will say “see we did it!”
2-Faced Hollywood celebrities doesn’t want their Private Jets Carbon Emissions TRACKED.
They LIE about Global Warming but want their Double Standard rules to apply to everyone else but them.
Way past time to Boycott ALL of Hollywood 2-Faced celebrities.
There’s too many to keep track of.
Why are Americans being ILLEGALLY and UNCONSTITUTIONALLY TAXED for the Global Warming LIE when OVER 7 BILLION people are NOT being TAXED for Global Warming LIE?
That’s the Real Question.
Whos gonna stop them? They are also working on federalizing our election system! Soon we will have no way to vote their globalist agenda out. I wonder what god envisions when he looks at our world today, when is the messia coming back, soon i hope and pray.
My fellow Americans, is there anything that this ILLEGITIMATE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION hasn’t done to hurt Americans or to destroy our Republic? I’m getting weary of trying to pass this message to others, especially those that refuse to listen! I’ll just reiterate that this government is hell bent on destroying our Republic and everything that you and I value. Each of US have to make a choice, take a stand for our Republic or learn how to speak Chinese. It’s your decision but, don’t scream bloody murder when these CORRUPT TRAITORS take away all your rights and property!
Which dialect of Chinese?
Sounds like screw America act
Far too many “Americans” have the deer-in-the-headlight mentality. If the far left can’t be “woke” up, it’s going to be hard to stop the political cancer that has spread to every state in America. When the majority of people (depending on which pole you read) no longer value human life, and the God that gave it to us, why should they value anything else that has made this nation great? As they say: If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
‘Pole’? As in a Polish person?
They are planning on Militarizing the IRS. Why else would the IRS be buying MILLIONS of Rounds of AMMUNITION with Tax Payer Money when they have ZERO business with AMMUNITION?
Why else would they make the IRS BIGGER than the Pentagon, FBI, and Border Patrol combined unless they are creating the New STASI?
ALL evidence points to it.
This bill exactly what you’d expect from a party who hates this country and wants to turn it into a third world Marxist hellhole. Trouble is, there people in this country who are just fine with them doing it who will vote for them.
Our only hope is this November to take back Congress and vote in some politicians that believe in what is good for the people instead of lining their own pockets. Lord, forgive us for all our sins. We have been too Complacent ￼ in what we allow in the nation you blessed us with. Help us to put you first every day! Amen ????
Good luck with that!
There are no more “true American statesmen”.
They disappeared when they realized they could become millionaires by feeding at the public trough…..just like the swine they are.
Doesn’t matter…D or R.
Look at the obama’s and aoc ,pressley, ilyana(whatever her name is)…all swine getting rich at the trough.
Some people have to learn the hard way!
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
Please…do NOT insult swine.
They should all burn in hell for this stupidity
If the 2020 presidential election were not stolen, then 81 million people voted for Biden on his promise to destroy America, and he is doing an excellent job.
What do they care? They get their money… more so by passing laws that hurt everyday Americans. We threw tea into a harbor for less then what they do.
This latest attempt by the Democrats to break the will of the American people is taxation without representation. Why are they allowed to destroy our country? Where is the pushback from Republicans? We seniors have no hope of survival, if this goes forward. 87000 new IRS operatives? Why not 87000 new border patrol officers? Total BS
Thank you for that uplifting news. Now that many of us have been trying to keep a somewhat optimistic attitude, it has been completed deflated for the remainder of the next few years anyway. We now lay in wait while our government, a once institute of freedom and promise, is being destroyed by those that have much by robbing those that have supported them all their lives, the middle class and faithful taxpayers.
The constitution tells us what we MUST do with a tyrannical government. How many know, and do we have the courage?