August 23, 2022

Former Republican House member and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz fear mongered the hiring of new IRS agents to get the very wealthy to pay their fair share, claiming it will make Americans get 'enemas.'

Chaffetz first order of business was to whine that Democrats were not using these funds for the types of items Republicans usually vote down.

"Did they spend it on roads, bridges, and infrastructure," Chaffetz asked.

Pres. Biden already signed the biggest infrastructure bill in history on Nov.15, 2021.

Even though gas prices have come down significantly, Chaffetz screeched like a squirrel who couldn't find his hidden nuts that Biden didn't use any money for lowering gas prices.

"They want every American to have an enema, and they are going to get one from the IRS," Chaffetz gnawed.

WTF does that mean? Only the very wealthy will be targeted for tax returns, as Fox News damn well knows. In fact, Janet Yellen has specifically instructed the IRS not to use the funds to increase the chances of people earning less than $400,000 per year being audited.

The IRS already released a statement from the head of the IRS as reported by the NY Times:

“These resources are absolutely not about increasing audit scrutiny on small businesses or middle-income Americans,” Mr. Retting wrote in a letter to lawmakers. “As we have been planning, our investment of these enforcement resources is designed around Treasury’s directive that audit rates will not rise relative to recent years for households making under $400,000.”

The AP fact-checked the most egregious lies coming out of MAGA and said hiring more IRS employees is targeted at every area of the IRS including technology and online services, not just auditors.

"The bill does not designate money specifically for a large number of armed IRS employees."

When has the truth ever come into play for the GOP and their enablers these days?

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