Biden's big selling point for the new spending bill? The IRS

Biden’s big selling point for the new spending bill? The IRS


Democrats have embraced the IRS, a much-maligned federal government agency, as a key component of their most recent climate and healthcare spending bill.

As critics ask whether Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)’s Inflation Reduction Act will, in fact, lower prices, their IRS proposals are being scrutinized for their potential to break President Joe Biden‘s campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.

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Republicans have underscored the as-yet unfinalized climate-healthcare bill’s $80 billion in IRS funding, $45.6 billion of which is for “enhanced enforcement,” as an in-kind middle-class tax hike. Many Republicans have cited a Joint Committee on Taxation analysis

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