In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.
Today’s offering: The IRS has spent $10 million on weapons since 2020!
ABC News St. Louis reports:
As budget battles heat up on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are working to disarm the IRS. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is leading that charge after the IRS reported spending more than $35 million on guns, ammunition and military style equipment. They have spent over $10 million since 2020.
CEO of Open the books, Adam Andrzejewski joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat to discuss the issue.
“They don't need weapons. They don't need military equipment and they should not be preparing for battle. Look, the IRS is a tax collection agency and the critics like our organization and Open the Books, we say that the IRS has blurred their civil enforcement duties and that's tax collection with criminal law enforcement activity,” he said.
The report also noted that, "The IRS’s purchase of these weapons are used by their Criminal Investigation Division that has jurisdiction over federal tax crimes."
The IRS should not be hunting down American citizens with guns - that we are somehow paying for?!?
They are a collection agency. Not an army.
In fact, if anything, the IRS needs to be DEFUNDED.