Republicans Zero In on IRS Funding to Attack Spending Legislation

Thu Aug 18, 2022 AT 10:15 AM EDT

New funding for the Internal Revenue Service authorized by President Joe Biden has emerged as the biggest target for Republicans in attacking Democrats’ recently passed health and climate legislation. The GOP has vociferously rejected portions of the Inflation Reduction Act that involve an increase in funding for the IRS by $80 billion over the next decade. This week, GOP Florida Sen. Rick Scott encouraged job seekers not to apply for the new jobs being created at the IRS as a result of the legislation, vowing, “Republicans will take over the House and Senate in January, and I can promise you that we will immediately do everything in our power to defund this insane and unwarranted expansion of government into the lives of the American people.” Read Full Story

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