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Biden Cruelty to Waiters and Waitresses

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023
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by Neil Banerji
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One year after passage of the misleadingly titled “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA), the bill’s $80 billion in additional funding for the IRS, followed by policy changes seemingly aimed at squeezing more money out of middle- and low-income earners, have continued to be losing issues with voters.

After retaking the House last November, Republicans’ first vote this Congress was a measure to claw back more than 90 percent of the money that Democrats had allocated to the IRS in the IRA. Although the GOP bill was doomed in the Democrat controlled Senate, public polling at the time showed that 46 percent of all voters (including 37 percent of Democrats) supported the move, compared to just 36 percent who oppose it.

Elected Democrats have continued to take flak over the $80 billion boost for the IRS, in particular after it was revealed that the money would be used to hire 87,000 new IRS agents. Although Democrats and the mainstream media have insisted that the agency’s “enhanced enforcement” power would only be used to target “wealthy tax cheats,” data continues to show that the burden of IRS audits disproportionately falls on low income families.

In news that seemed to confirm Democrats weren’t really interested in using their new army of auditors to go after rich crooks, the IRS announced a new plan in February to crack down on tips earned by service industry workers.

The new policy, officially titled the “Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement,” or SITCA, was billed by the IRS as an effort to “improve tip reporting compliance.” However, Republicans have blasted it as an effort by the IRS to grab as much money as possible from workers in typically lower-paying industries who don’t have the money to fight audits.

SITCA replaces three prior compliance programs on workers’ tips dating back to the 1990s and would allow the IRS to revamp the way that businesses report their workers’ tips to the agency, foreshadowing a much broader scheme to crack down on unreported tipping.

With its much deeper intrusion into the highly sensitive topic of workers’ compensation, SITCA would usher in a new era of government oversight excessive even by the standards of an agency as bloated and heavy-handed as the IRS.

The plan’s details cover a wide array of regulatory mechanisms through which the IRS would extract more taxes from hard-working Americans. For example, it mandates “the monitoring of employer compliance based on actual annual tip revenue and charge tip data from an employer’s point-of-sale system” – in other words, requiring employers to keep track of their employees’ tips and then hand that information over to the IRS.

In an ominous sign of its future intentions, the IRS also stated that it was exploring further “opportunities” in relation to the gaming industry, which is currently regulated by a different set of rules.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who had previously called for the IRS to be abolished, has labeled SITCA as “next-level cruelty.”

“Those 87,000 new IRS agents that you were promised would only target the rich… They’re coming after waitresses’ tips now,” stated Mike Palicz, the federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform.

Characterizing SITCA as “Biden’s radical war on working class,” Republican Congressman and Ways and Committee Chairman Jason Smith stated, “It’s clear that the White House is doubling down on crazy and prioritizing going after hardworking middle-class employees.”

Although SITCA has faded from the headlines since the IRS announcement in February, the proposal, along with other unpopular Democrat tax policies, could rise to the fore again heading into election season next year. By passing a bill revoking the $80 billion in IRS funding, Republicans have drawn a clear contrast with Democrats that will play well in campaign ads and on the debate stage.

One state where SITCA could prove particularly problematic for Democrats is Nevada, where the concentration of service workers is more than double the national average. Incumbent Democrat Senator Jackie Rosen, who voted in favor of the IRA, faces a tough re-election battle there next year, and both parties’ presidential nominee will be competing hard for the state. If Republicans can tie Democrats to a scheme to siphon more money away from tipped workers, it could play a significant role in determining the outcome of the election.

SITCA is also an easy way for Republicans to expose Democrat dishonesty on other tax issues. While Biden has repeatedly stated that he won’t raise taxes on Americans making more than $400,000, policies like SITCA show that Democrats still fully intend to take more money from the pockets of middle- and low-income earners, even if there aren’t technically any new taxes. That type of deception won’t sit well with voters, even those who aren’t directly affected by SITCA.

Public polling already shows that most Americans associate “Bidenomics” with inflation and higher taxes. If they associate it with a bigger and more oppressive IRS as well, Biden and Democrats’ 2024 chances could be in serious jeopardy.

Neil Banerji is a proud Las Vegas resident and former student at the University of Oxford. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Winston Churchill and Edmund Burke.

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PaulE
PaulE
7 months ago

We’ve gone over this topic several times already, so there isn’t much, if anything, new to say. The Democrats believe in a command-and-control economy, where the government picks winners and loser. Standard socialist / Marxist fare just dressed up a little bit to fool the “useful idiots” out there.

The “winners” in such a governance model are of course the government and those financially backing those in charge of the government. The “losers” are unfortunately everyone else, who have to deal with higher inflation, higher confiscatory taxes, more and more regulations and costly micro-management of their personal lives and the overall economy as a whole. It’s the same model practiced in other command-and-control countries such as China, Russia, Turkey, Venezuela, Cuba and elsewhere around the wortd, where the public was either lulled into voting such people into power or where the public was given no choice in the matter.

The Democrat Party here is the United States, America’s socialist / communist party is all but that in name only at this point. They just choose to currently call their transformative policies to date “Bidenomics” as a sort of middle finger to the American people who have allowed the Democrats to take over just about all facets of the federal government and the MSM to propagandize the population 24×7. Remember, all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. Welcome to the consequences of that choice. The Democrats are nowhere near done with what they have planned for this country, so just look at the other countries I’ve mentioned to see what the Democrat Party’s end goal looks like.

Charlotte
Charlotte
7 months ago

All I have to say is I am praying that the 2024 election is not another one that is stolen by the rampant cheating from the Maxists in the so-called Democratic Party. Anyone who really votes for Biden and his comrades are voting to destroy our Constitutiion and our country. If the best, formerly fairest and generous country is gone, our entire world is without hope of any kind. It is heart-breaking but it is true. Please pray with me to end the Marxist march to our demise.

tofbs
tofbs
7 months ago

Brandon isnt stupid he has dementia the people who voted for him are stupid

Jim Shedd
Jim Shedd
7 months ago

Actually, Biden stated he would NOT raise taxes on anyone making LESS than $400,000.00, a complete lie as evidenced by the IRS’s new SITCA initiative to take more from low-level workers. Why are the rich, including Hunter Biden and many other scofflaws allowed to escape paying their “fair share,” of taxes to quote the Democrats’ favorite mantra. As pointed out, low level wage earners can’t afford high power attorneys to fight audits, etc until the statute of limitations runs out.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago

In the simplest term: taxation is theft. And what do you get after a lifetime of paying taxes? More theft.

JERRY D.
JERRY D.
7 months ago

This A-HOLE belongs in jail with the rest of his family.

Broccoli Free Zone
Broccoli Free Zone
7 months ago

Why is this a surprise? Scorpions will be scorpions: vipers will be vipers: and of course, communists will be communists, after all. What else would you expect?

LauraC
LauraC
7 months ago

Yeah it’s never the government spenders tightening their proverbial belts and cutting costs to make the books balance. It’s always the paying people who are expected to do more with less so the big spenders can just keep on spending. Bloated government bureaucracy will be our doom.

AZ Mom
AZ Mom
7 months ago

Remember they are being trained to shoot and kill you. In my state they are being trained right now. One even accidently shot and killed a fellow trainee.

Lana
Lana
7 months ago

I don’t believe that tips should be taxed. They aren’t wages, they are a gift.

Thinking
Thinking
7 months ago

Joe’s plan is to take as much money from the middleclass and low income people that way they will look to the government to bail them out. Ole Joe will print some more money to buy their vote. It is all about making Americans poor and dependent on the government. It is buying votes. The man doesn’t understand the American people. You can see that in his comment about last night’s debate. The man hates anything MAGA.

Marc Ziegler
Marc Ziegler
7 months ago

I have always said, Democrats have never met a tax that they didn’t like. Period! And now the same thing can be said of more regulations and mandates, which causes higher prices and a worse quality of life for everyone. When will the American people realize that Democrats do not have the American people’s true interests at heart, only their own selfish ones!

David
David
7 months ago

How can one not realize these 87,000 agents were to be nothing but the enforcement agents for Biden’s puppet masters and the DNC.

Melinda
Melinda
7 months ago

I only tip with cash. Can they evade reporting that way? No wonder the government wants to eliminate cash.

Jackie
Jackie
7 months ago

This is the part about Democrats that I despise – they misrepresent, misnomer (intentionally) their bills, they add obnoxious, ridiculous and unnecessary things to the bill just before the vote leaving o time actually read the bill before voting!! That’s what happened with the Inflation Reduction Act, there was nothing in there that has anything to do with inflation but plenty to do with green agendas!!!! Democrats are untrustworthy!

PFArizona
PFArizona
7 months ago

Employers are required to pay employees minimum wage and, therefore tips are required to be reported by the employee. We don’t need SITCA to go after tipped service employees. This is how the government decides to get more money by going after tipped workers! This is unconscionable. Biden and Mayorkas need to Secure the border and stop spending millions to house and support 5 million illegals. Imagine how much more money the government will have to help American Citizens. If they don’t, FIRE THEM!

nassrin or steven meisels
nassrin or steven meisels
7 months ago

FJB

Harry
Harry
7 months ago

I hope they keep it up. At my age, like many, losing our lives fighting the crooked government would be a reward. Lock and load you old farts! Tax the rich my azz!!

Matthew G Zatkalik
Matthew G Zatkalik
7 months ago

One of us is not aware of the content of this article – “Biden Cruelty To Waiters And Waitresses”. One of us needs to check and recheck the content of what we publish. Nothing herein demonstrates an awareness of what was ‘going to press’. Please retitle this piece and determine if there exists any material that supports this title and decide if you will share that with us – and please do.

RICK SANDOVAL
RICK SANDOVAL
7 months ago

Correction, they stated workers making UNDER $400,000, not over. Please proofread.

JamesP.
JamesP.
7 months ago

When Joe Biden is sent packing I will believe in the presidency again. This guy has nothing for the normal people of this country, and everything for the loony and cheaters.

Thomas Ruwan
Thomas Ruwan
7 months ago

President Trump filled stadiums and he won by a landslide. Joey filled a few living rooms and bathrooms. Joey is not the president. He is following a script laid out by Obama, Pelosi, and probably Clinton.. When Dementia Joey goes off script everything he says will find its way on to youtube in the “biden gaffes” section. The voter fraud scheme that put Joey in the White House and gave Obama a second term has not been dismantled yet. Why is the GOP doing nothing about this. Joey should be questioned and he will easily give up the names if he is threatened by Gowdy, Cruz, and Jordan with a life sentence hanging over his head. That pedophile with stage 6 dementia who has committed treason along with his puppet masters could be installed again. Illegals have robbed, raped, and murdered Americans. China has set up roots. The Oath Of Office has been violated by many. The United States is no longer respected and we are being laughed at around the world. Australia has a program devoted to Doofus Joey.

Dave
Dave
7 months ago

It will be a miracle if the Republicans can figure out how to use this, to their favor, against the Democrats. The Republicans have a good tool here, let’s hope they don’t stumble. The time for being cordial is over and Republicans need to start yelling much louder at the stupidity of Biden and the crumbling communist, Democratic Party.

David Millikan
David Millikan
7 months ago

Excellent article.
Now Dictator Beijing biden is Quietly trying to FORCE Illegal and Unconstitutional MASK MANDATES, DISTANCING AND LOCKDOWNS back on US just as Election time is approaching so he can CONTROL US from talking to each other and INTERFERE with the 2024 Presidential Election just like he’s doing now with President Trump.
There is NO EVIDENCE of any kind to back wearing a MASK that will stop or slow down from getting the China Virus FLU or any other kind of virus.
I WILL NOT ABIDE by Dictator Beijing biden’s Illegal and Unconstitutional Mask Mandates or Lockdowns so he can RIGGED the 2024 Presidential Election.
His Illegal Alien Terrorist Invasion DIDN’T abide by them so why should I.

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
7 months ago

The biggest threat that AMERICA faces today are the way out of control democrats.Qur foreign enemies talk about AMERICAS destruction,the democrats are in the process of doing it.

Ellen
Ellen
7 months ago

Well unfortunately none of this surprises me anymore. It just seems like every day Biden and his cronies are out to get us one way or another and I think most people of sick of all of this He needs to go, not helping America one bit only making things worse and harder for the average person.

Stevo
Stevo
7 months ago

What else do you expect from a career organized crime criminal & communist like biden , shaking down the little people while he throws taxpayer funds away on non-Americans , from all over the world !

Weck
Weck
7 months ago

I have never worked in the service industry and therefore have no personal interest in how tips are taxed. But I would encourage anyone who desires to tip to do it in cash rather than on a credit card. Then it is strictly between you and the service worker. Keep the IRS out of it!

BillBoyBaggins
BillBoyBaggins
7 months ago

Spider will not even be on the ticket next year. He’s going to resign right around the election time so he can be responsible for making Kamala Harris the first black female president. The Optics are more important to him than the reality.

Sharon Patrick
Sharon Patrick
7 months ago

You said Biden promised NOT TO raise taxes on Americans making MORE THAN $400,000 a year!!!!! They are the ones who need to have their taxes raised if anyone!!!!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
7 months ago

Hes Anti Labor day 1

Vince
Vince
7 months ago

Wow, I knew demented Joe is liar, but that is a pretty low life thing to do . Didn’t know waiters/ waitresses made over $400,000 a year. The guy and his party are the most despicable!

Fred Noel
Fred Noel
7 months ago

We always pay our restaurant bills with a debit or credit card. For the tip we round up to a dollar and the change. Then we tip the server in cash and joke and tell them to declare their dollar plus change on their income tax. If they do get an audit they can tell the armed IRS agents they are terrible servers.

Louise
Louise
7 months ago

biden is a miserable man.

halstead
halstead
7 months ago

Good thing they’re carrying semi-automatic weapons now. You never know what kind of tip stealer they might come across like one with a fork.

porterv
porterv
7 months ago

Repeal the 16th amendment. Flush the IRS.

Jeff
Jeff
7 months ago

Stop adding tips to the credit/debit card and give cash only. You may lose a couple dollars charge on your ‘rewards’ card but it is harder for the IRS to track and prove cash transactions.

paul
paul
7 months ago

people in gov their whole lives only care about money and power and pompous people like so called elected officials think they are so much better than us

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
7 months ago

Not that Joe Biden is much in control of anything, the Biden puppet administration is finding every way possible to syphon money from lower and middle class workers that they can so more citizens will need to be dependent on government, using their own tax dollars.

Gloria
Gloria
7 months ago

One of the democrats goals for years has been to take out by middle class and bring us down into poverty, and destroy our family and valuesl. Better pray people – seriously, and stop the baby killers led by Satan. The babies and children are God’s. We can hardly ask for His help and blessings when we are allowing the murder of His children.

Philip Seth Hammersley
Philip Seth Hammersley
7 months ago

Hey, idiot, change your moniker (if you know what that means) to Joe Stalin–it fits you better!

Philip Seth Hammersley
Philip Seth Hammersley
7 months ago

That’s NOT true! The KGB 9er, FBI and IRS) have taken more than they were owed from people for years! Back in the 70s Congress passed a “taxpayers’ bill of rights” because of rampant abuse. They still try to squeeze the life out of taxpayers!

Roger F McCarren
Roger F McCarren
7 months ago

In the next to last paragraph, it should read on Americans making LESS than 400,000

Gloria
Gloria
7 months ago

That’s akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face. Did everything that Trump did for this country get forgotten in your low taxes and low gas, and low unemployment , etc. etc. Stop watching CNN (Communist news network)

Gloria
Gloria
7 months ago

there is proof and one of them is Biden saying what a great plan – the best ever they have ever had to steal an election. But, of course, you don’t believe that. If all of the evidence was to be piled under your nose, you would still deny it.

Thinking
Thinking
7 months ago

Taxation without representation is.

Frank 629
Frank 629
7 months ago

I am a faithfull supporter of AMAC and a member. Then can someone tell me why after i up vote comments after about 5 up votes of different comments my up votes DO NOT REGISTER> WHY. Thats something that would happen on AARP. Why is it HAPPENING?????

Liz
Liz
7 months ago

The IRS plan ALL ALONG was to go after ANY business that takes in CASH whether it’s a food truck, small business or work w/tips. I have noticed some NEW RESTAURANTS in N.Va, have opened and ADVERTISE they do not accept cash payments I think that this is to fend OFF the IRS from any scrutiny. .

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
7 months ago

Everyone is getting what they voted for. I did not vote for this clown. Be smarter next election please!!!!!!!

Bill Hallstead
Bill Hallstead
7 months ago

Joe Bidet has done everything he can to ruin this great country of ours. His public appearances when he can “squeeze” them in are appalling.

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