For years, Republicans in Congress have been chipping (and sledgehammering) away at the budget of the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, Republicans have slashed funding for tax enforcement so much that there are fewer auditors today than at any time since World War II.
All of which makes it easier than ever for giant corporations and the super-wealthy to avoid paying their fair share to fund basic necessities all of us — including them — rely on.
Now, as part of “negotiating” the funding for infrastructure investments our country desperately needs, those same congressional Republicans are rejecting even modest increases to the IRS budget.
Never mind that giving the IRS more resources would pay for itself many, many times over as the agency collects taxes from billionaires and Big Business that would have gone unpaid otherwise.
Billionaires and Big Business should pay their damn taxes. But Republicans have been slashing the IRS’s budget for years. And now they’re rejecting even modest IRS funding increases that would pay for themselves over and over again? Give the IRS more resources to go after tax-dodging giant corporations and mega-wealthy individuals — even if your Republican colleagues choose to side with rich tax cheats.
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