87,000 Brand New IRS agents coming in this new budget---YAY, way to go DemocRATS~!I seem to detect sarcasm, so will ask: Why is 87,000 more IRS agents looking to make sure everyone is legally paying their taxes a bad thing? There is so much tax fraud and people who don't pay what they should, I think those extra agents will easily recoup the money spent on them.
History has shown us a thousand times over that adding to government bureaucracies - be it staff, money, offices, equipment, laws, whatever - does not increase their effectiveness. It only adds to the drain of more resources and leads to less and less efficient operations. This, of course, leads to lower results than anticipated and promised.
So ....... what is the liberal response to such failures ? Add even more staff, money, locations, equipment and legislation. The erroneous thought process being, "We just didn't spend enough resources, so let's spend even more next time and these bureaucracies will eventually produce the results that we want. This fallacy almost never works, it just results in more waste.
Exactly...Dems=More Taxes....more waste
That is not what History has shown us.
Yes, you can cite thousand times over that adding to government bureaucracies does not increase effectiveness, and someone else can cite thousand times over that adding to government bureaucracies solved legitimate government responsibilities effectively.
Sometimes, areas of government do need to grow. Sometimes they don't. You mock the idea that the only liberal response is to add more? It is equally stupid for the only response to be to never add more.
Doing things only one way or the other is to deny any value in rational management.
One of the biggest problems we have is that divided government, particularly since Reagan declared government to be the problem, has actively worked to make initiatives by the other side not work on purpose. The IRS is hyper-inefficient because Congress has engaged in a war over its resources and its methods that is never resolved. We often have one side trying to ruin what the other side is trying to do. We never find out whether many ideas were any good because we refuse to commit to them.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Aways reduce new party backed laws to the common denominator.
Its simply a matter of time before those agents are turned against the middle-class. They'll first check Party affiliation and then push through the doors of your home. They'll demand paperwork that you either can't produce or force you to hire an attorney at a-grand-an-hour to defend. Either way, say goodbye to the ole' homestead.
Because when push comes to shove NOBODY WANTS TO LOSE A WELL PAYING IRS GIG for not being underutilized. They'll investigate their grandma if it means keeping the job!
This is the reason our forefathers added the second amendment. The reason is protection from Government infringement. Just like this.
We have a building mental health crisis in this Country for numerous reasons. Folks... young and old feel helpless, they feel the deck is stacked against them. Inflation is crazy, runaway capitalism is evident at all levels, and its IRS decisions like this that will exacerbate those feelings.
I don't like Trump either, he was always the wrong person for the job... but I can read between the lines and this IRS crap is just the beginning. Soon the IRS will be a beholding branch of the Left just like the FBI.