Unleashed by Democrats, the IRS ‘beast’ is coming for all with incomes under $200K a year

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I’m sorry, my Democratic friends, but you have put some of the most destructive, selfish, and power-mad people in charge of our Union, and we’re all paying the price, and will literally pay even more should the latest proposed legislation passes.

Of course we all know the effects of 9% inflation, which has increased the average household’s monthly expenditures by about $500 and wiped out any wage gains over the past 2 years. We’re officially poorer now than when Biden took office in January of 2021, and the ones to suffer the most are, in fact, the poor.

If you think it’s hard to pay $4 for a gallon of gas or 20% more for groceries, imagine how it is for people who were barely subsisting on their incomes before this rash of higher prices. That may be why food bank lines are longer than ever and government dependence is increasing.

And yet, when’s the last time you heard a major Democratic politician address the plight of the poor? Instead, you hear them blithely tell the American people that the best way for them to deal with higher gas prices is to just buy an electric vehicle…. The tone-deafness and obtuseness are amazing to behold.

So what do the Dems do? After the merciful defeat of the ridiculous $4 trillion Build Back Better bill of 2021, they come up with the Inflation Reduction Act, which at only about $400 billion seems like a bargain.

Besides being a massive green energy boondoggle and badly-timed tax increase on businesses at a time when they’re struggling with ever increasing costs, the bill also contains an $80-billion allotment for the IRS in order to chase down tax cheats, or so they say.

This, to me, is one of the greatest affronts of the recent legislation to come out of Congress for several reasons.

First, the current annual budget of the IRS is $12.7 billion, which means this extra funding is more than 6 times as big. Some have said this will enable the IRS to go into “beast mode,” which sounds frightening to me, but which in any case represents a warped and insidious expansion of one of the most intrusive and punitive federal agencies there is.

Second, the new agents won’t be going after the rich because they can defend themselves with high-priced lawyers, who almost always win their cases against the hapless IRS bureaucrats.

No, they will go after the middle class and small business people. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that 78-90% of the money raised from this effort will come from those making less than $200,000 a year. And those folks generally do NOT have the resources to defend themselves legally and so are sitting ducks.

That means they’ll be coming after you, and me, and anyone else who may have prepared their own taxes to save on the multi-hundred or even -thousand dollar tax preparation bill.

In 2019 the IRS was able to obtain an additional $1.7 billion out of $4 billion in disputed taxes, so even if they sextuple that number, you’re looking at a measly $10 billion in additional revenue in return for putting thousands if not hundreds of thousands of Americans through the torture of the auditing and legal processes.

Make no mistake. Rather than being smart about spending, or thinking about making cuts, or making the tax code simpler and easier to comply with … in other words, rather than Democratic politicians taking responsibility for their own fiscal irresponsibility (like fostering inflation with the unnecessary, profligate spending of the $1.9-trillion “American Rescue Plan”), they are setting their sights on average Americans who are currently struggling to cope with the increasing costs created by their massive mismanagement of the economy.

In the end, what the Democrats seem to be striving to do is to increase federal power over Americans, use taxpayer money to buy votes, tear down the institutions that limit centralized power (like the Electoral College and the Supreme Court), and force all Americans into sacrificing their incomes and opportunities to fund a climate change agenda that simply does not have popular support (or much chance of succeeding anyway).

But, our dear leaders in the Democrat Party care very, very little about the complaints and concerns of average Americans, or even poor Americans. They are focused on gaining power through demagoguery and guilt-shaming in order to over-turn the foundational principles of our nation and replace them with their utopian view of humanity, one where everyone is equally poor and only they have the power. (That’s what the Bolsheviks also tried to accomplish.)

I, on the other hand, would like to see the power of the federal government reduced as much as possible in order to allow for a more efficient and effective application of the people’s will to their communities. That is the opposite of the Socialist mentality and is, in fact, the bedrock principle of Jeffersonian democracy and our constitutional republic.

But, my friends on the other side seem content with letting these fools in Washington, D.C., take ever more money, sometimes at gunpoint, in order to enrich their left-wing special interests (teachers unions, government unions, activists, regulators, etc.) while squandering the rights and prosperity of honest, hard-working people.

If allowing the IRS to go “beast mode” sounds like a good idea to you, you’re either naive or mendacious, but in either case, you’re entrusting yourselves and your neighbors to the predations of the bureaucratic state. What good could come from that?

Trey Hoffman

Peachtree City, Ga.

23 COMMENTS

  1. You shouldn’t have any fear of the IRS if you aren’t trying to intentionally skirt the law. Full stop. Their policies are wide, broad, and an audit is mostly copy and pasting files if you/your account have done their work properly. It’s wildly easy to write off stuff, legally, as is.

    This is the 2nd article hombre and I know its mostly for shock and awe – but you should be mindful of Form 3949-A. These are billboards for it.

  2. Agree with all of that.

    The IRS will now be larger than all other Fed agencies (Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined).

    We do not live in a Federalist type of government any longer. The States, instead of being independent, are now just Departments (Department of Georgie, Department of Florida, etc) all run by the Federal government in the form of taxing its citizens and dolling that money back out in the form of grants (either you say what we say…or we hold your money hostage). Money talks and has power. Why do you think Fayette County caved when the NAACLP filed a lawsuit to create their own racial district in a conservative county which would not elect a Democrat (which to me seems to be racist in itself)

    The Democrats are pushing this further with wanting to abolish the SCOTUS as we know it..and get rid of the Constitution.

  3. Someone should post all of the Democrat elected officials home addresses (local, state and national offices) so outraged citizens could make themselves known and heard at their doorsteps.
    Liberals and radicals started this practice and I say we should turn it on the Democrats at their homes.
    Is there a website with this information?

    • For those outraged and looking to make themselves known and heard, they only need to go to … First St SE in Washington, DC. It’s a big white building. You can’t miss it. But leave your lawlessness and blue fascist flags at home. If travel is inconvenient, you can always write to your elected officials, but do try to convey a cogent message in order to gain the staff’s attention. However, the best way in getting heard and getting your message across is to cast your vote at the ballot box come election time. Just don’t try to circumvent the will of the American people afterwards in minority opinion, supported with blatant lies and disregarding the rule of law.

  4. I personally hate those TV ads about how tax cheats settled through a lawyer for a fraction of the cost and we should do the same. They cheated America and all of us honest taxpayers by not paying their fair share. Try responsibility!

  5. It is scary indeed how much more control our federal government, currently controlled by Democrats, wants over it’s citizens. Trust in it is eroding daily. This does not bode well for a free America. We are spiraling downward IMO. I hope I’m wrong but fear I’m right.

      • Rebuttle – your rights were not taken away. They were sent back to the states where they belong. Roe v Wade was bad law in that nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government that authority, it rests with the states.

        • Exactly.Roe was bad case law dividing the Country and usurping States rights. The Democrats in their rabid support for abortion on demand went too far. That’s why the case came before the Supreme Court again and this time they got it right on a Constitutional basis.

  6. If Trey has been the professional tax dodge as alleged, and has access to the great favored class – he will be miles ahead of “The Beast” and will do just fine. This is more like the insertion of mind viruses to stir up the dissenters.

  7. Anyone want to let Trey know who the Commissioner of the woefully understaffed IRS is; who appointed him; and what his background is on this particular subject? Chicken Little Hoffman doth protest too much. Perhaps focusing on smaller government which doesn’t get involved in freedoms and liberties like medical choice, library books, and marriage?

      • Hi Wing – Just because I believe that citizens ought to pay their taxes honestly doesn’t logically conclude that I am in favor of totalitarian government control of our lives. That’s a giant and illogical leap in reasoning.

        Trey seems like the poster boy for tax evasion on the grounds that the rules don’t apply to him since he is in the favored class of being a white, Christian conservative.

        We live in a great country, and I believe in paying my fair share for this privilege. Apparently, Mr. Hoffman wants all the rewards without any of the responsibilities. He could be an honest person, but his hyper-biased letters suggest that he is radicalized to unreasonable and illogical thinking. Honest tax filers can sleep peacefully at night; apparently, Mr. Hoffman can’t.

        • Just because he wrote an article about the fact IRS is getting a huge budget allotted to them, does not mean he cheats his taxes. If you’ve ever been audited you’d realize and hope that it only ever happens to you once in a lifetime or never at all. Sounds like the author is right to me and that the practice of harassing honest hard working Americans for a very feeble amount of return for the IRS is going to become more common. Especially when huge corporations are getting away with special almost certainly reserved loopholes to avoid huge tax bills every year more and more. Basically it’s lobbying to the IRS who is not going after the rich for a definite undisclosed reason. Dare I say kickbacks anyone? Open your eyes and step out of the box not everything they tell you is all black and white just because they make the laws doesn’t mean they don’t abuse that power.

          • Generally speaking, when doing your tax returns and/or dealing with the IRS (Fritz), things are mostly of black and white. There’s a thing called the tax code and you’re required to follow it. In my many years as an annual tax filer, I’ve been audited a few times. In these personal cases which were a bit complicated, they mainly wanted more “supportive’ information. In all these cases, they were extremely courteous with me.

            My one loss in that lifetime record of 3-1 in audits was when I filed early, I received an amended financial statement later, and I never amended my return afterwards. So the moral of the story, do your tax returns correctly and honestly and you’ll sleep better than DJT does at night.

          • Doon and I are in agreement about taxes. I see two guiding principles in dealing with taxes: (1) “Render unto Caesar what is Caesars.” (2) “Honesty is the best policy.”

          • Doug, with over 8,000 views on this article already within just 5 days, something tells me that many do not follow those guiding principles. But then again, Cal did come up with a “what on earth?” type of eye-catching headline this time to enhance Mr. Hoffman’s readership.