Republicans and Democrats Clash Over Tax Enforcement

Republicans and Democrats Clash Over Tax Enforcement

( – It’s rare these days for Democratic and Republican legislators to agree on anything. They do find common ground on a few core issues, like the need for increased tax enforcement. However, they are miles apart when it comes to the manner of funding that effort.

President Biden has proposed giving the IRS an additional $80 billion in funds over the next 10 years to update its technology and increase its enforcement efforts. As The Hill reported on May 16, renewed interest in tax collection comes amid Democratic-led efforts to push through a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan.

On the other hand, Republicans are taking a more cautious approach to this matter. Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently pointed out that “simply throwing money” at a problem doesn’t necessarily create solutions.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, noted that “unleashing” a horde of IRS agents on Americans isn’t the way to increase tax collection.

As one might expect, Congressional Democrats support Biden’s plan to increase tax revenue by any means. After all, how else can they continue their tax and spend efforts at forcing socialism on Americans?

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