Today, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Mornings with Maria on Fox Business.
Norquist discussed the consequences to Biden’s proposed $80 billion expansion of the IRS and intrusive reporting requirements.
On Biden’s plan to give the IRS access to all taxpayers’ bank accounts and third-party payment provider accounts like Venmo and CashApp:
“This includes PayPal. This is not people with millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts. This is your checkbook… This is all of the ways you buy something with your iPhone. This is an old trick. They’ve been doing it for 40 years, but this is on steroids… This is the end of privacy. This is an agency that has been caught handing out, for political purposes, people’s personal donations so they could be attacked. This abuse is going to get much worse.”
On Biden’s plan to hire 87,000 new IRS employees and increase funding by nearly $80 billion:
“Biden’s IRS commissioner said that there’s no way to spend this money intelligently. We’re talking about 87,000 people they’re going to hire. They haven’t even been able to hire the people they’ve tried to in the last several years…”
On how Biden’s plan would cause the same corruption in the IRS as was seen during the Obama administration:
“This happened under Obama when they targeted the tea party and didn’t let them incorporate—didn’t give them 501(C)(3) status… or 501(C)(4) status, and therefore they couldn’t get a bank account or raise money. That’s why the tea party was destroyed by the IRS… There was one conservative group in three years that was allowed to [incorporate]. The Clinton people did this as well.”