President Biden wants to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) even bigger.
The president accused Republicans of “trying to make sure we don’t have enough IRS agents.”
Discussing his $6.8 trillion budget proposal at the White House Friday that includes a 15 percent boost for the IRS, Biden did his signature whisper into the microphone.
“They’re going to check on the accounts of the super wealthy which will require a lot of time, a lot of agents to look at it,” Biden said. “They want to get rid of them.”
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Via the Washington Times:
To help collect all those extra taxes, he would increase the IRS budget again to help crack down on tax cheats and administer the White House climate change legislation. That’s on top of the $80 billion funding increase over 10 years for the IRS that Congress approved late last year.
Mr. Biden is requesting an additional $1.8 billion for the agency in 2024, boosting the agency’s overall funding to $14.1 billion — a 15% increase from the more than $12 billion approved for the agency in December.
House Republicans say boosting IRS spending is a non-starter. Speaker Kevin McCarthy said the entire budget proposal was “unserious” and could not muster support within the Republican-controlled House.