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The Senate Democrat reconciliation bill released this week supersizes the IRS:

87,000 new agents — this quantity of new agents could fill every seat of Washington DC’s major league baseball stadium — Nationals Park — twice. Enough to fill the Roman Colosseum 1.7 times. More than the entire combined personnel of all 11 U.S. aircraft carriers.

New cars for IRS agents even though the IRS watchdog has determined the IRS vehicle fleet is already too large. The IRS is also unable to provide documentation that the vehicles are being used for official business only. The inspector general found “questionable and missing information reported by special agents for commutes and commuting miles.”

More money for IRS “office rent” even though 53% of IRS employees never set foot into an office. An additional percentage of employees only go to an office occasionally. The IRS should be downsizing its office footprint, not increasing it.

14 times as much money for “enforcement” — such as small business audits — than for “taxpayer services” — such as answering the phone. IRS employees only answer the phone “19 or 20 percent” of the time.

50% increase in small business audits. The IRS has already announced a goal to increase small business audits by 50%.

More money for IRS union bosses to donate to Democrat political campaigns. The bill provides funding for thousands of new IRS agents, most of whom will join the IRS employee union which gives 100% of its PAC funding to Democrats:

$30,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

$30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

$15,000 to the DNC Services Corporation, an entity tasked with “coordinating party organizational activities.”

Note how the IRS employee union donated to Democrat senators in key 2022 U.S. Senate races:

$5,000 to Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.)

$10,000 to Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)

$5,000 to Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)

$1,000 to Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.)

Stay tuned to ATR.org for updates on this bill.