House Republicans, led by the new Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, were in a celebratory mood at the beginning of this week, proud of the work they put in to kick the Deep State and its ability to intimidate Americans into silence in the teeth by defunding the IRS, cutting it off from being able to significantly ramp up audits on ordinary Americans.
Kevin McCarthy celebrated on Twitter, saying “🚨 House Republicans just voted unanimously to repeal the Democrats’ army of 87,000 IRS agents 🚨 This was our very first act of the new Congress, because government should work for you, not against you. Promises made. Promises kept.”
Joining him in celebrating stripping the IRS of much of the new funding given it by the Inflation Reduction Act were many other Republican members of Congress.
Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, for example, said “Tonight I will vote to DEFUND the 87,000 IRS agents hired to go after YOU!”
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene joined in as well, saying “First act of the Republican majority: DEFUNDING 87,000 IRS Agents targeting American families. Proud to vote YES!”
Also joining in was Texas Congressman Wesley Hunt, who posted a lengthy thread about the vote, saying:
Tonight, I will vote against the 87,000 IRS agents empowered by the Biden Administration and Democrats to harass middle class families and small businesses. 🧵
The people of Texas 38 sent me to Washington to shrink the size of government, not expand it. The people of Texas 38 sent me to Washington to get government out of their lives, not allow bureaucrats in Washington to thumb through their Venmo transactions.
Democrats have engaged in egregious spending and now they aim to pay for their reckless behavior by taking more of your hard-earned money.
The very same people and party who told you, you have nothing to worry about if you make less than $400,000 a year, are the same people and party who also tell you, the border is secure and if you like your doctor, you can keep them.
We know better. I’m proud to vote yes to stop Biden’s totalitarian expansion of the IRS.
Rep. Nancy Mace joined in with the celebrating as well, saying “We WILL repeal funding for the Administration’s 87,000 new IRS agents this week.”
And, of course, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado joined in as well. In her tweet, she said “Nixing the 87,000 IRS agents tonight and conservatives are just getting started!” Attached to that was a video in which she said:
Hey everyone, we are back in session here in Washington DC and I’m about to cast my vote for our very first bill this Congress. It’s two pages, not 1000s. It has one subject and zero earmarks. Oh, and it will help stop the harassment of the American citizens by prohibiting those 87,000 IRS agents from ever even being hired. That’s conservative governance at its finest, more freedom, less government, and we are just getting started.
Perhaps the best of the bunch in explaining why the IRS bill was important was Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, who pointed out that now the Democrats are the defenders of higher taxes and increased audits, both of which are unpopular with the American people. In his words: “Imagine being a Democrat who voted aganist defunding more IRS agents to protect hardworking Americans and small businesses from being targeted by the federal government. Have fun explaining that one to your constituents back home. COULDN’T BE ME!!“
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