Bigger IRS = Bigger IRS Labor Union = More Campaign Donations for Progressives
Supersizing the IRS will be lucrative for the Democratic party.
As the IRS ramps up hiring, its labor union is poised to gain thousands of new members. This will be a boon for Democrats over the next decade because the IRS union PAC steers the vast majority of its donations to Democratic candidates and Democratic PACs.
All data is pulled from OpenSecrets:
The IRS union PAC gave 100% of its PAC-to-PAC funding to Democrats in the 2022 cycle, including:
$30,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
$30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
$30,000 to the DNC Services Corporation, an entity tasked with “coordinating party organizational activities.”
$5,000 to the Fetterman Victory Fund
$5,000 to the Mandela Barnes Victory Fund
The IRS union PAC prioritized political donations to Democrats who happened to be in 2022 battleground races:
$10,000 to Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.)
$10,000 to Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)
$9,500 to Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.)
$5,000 to John Fetterman (D-Pa.)
$5,000 to Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
In fact, 95.83% of the IRS union PAC’s donations to federal candidates were steered to Democrats, including progressives such as:
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
Katie Porter (D-Calif.)
Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)
Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)
Last week the IRS released its “plan” for spending $80 billion — 48 days late — which showed the IRS is indeed on pace to hire 87,000 employees over the next decade.