House vote to deny IRS hiring 87K new agents causes internet uproar: 'Which side are you on?'

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Twitter users reacted strongly to the new Republican-majority House passing a bill to curb the proposed 87,000 personnel increase at the IRS.

Fox News Digital reported Monday that Congress voted to "rescind more than $70 billion in funding to the Internal Revenue Service," a fulfillment of "newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's promise to prevent the agency from hiring tens of thousands of new agents."

Titled the "Family and Small Business and Taxpayer Protection Act," the bill passed the House of Representatives with 221 members for it, and 210 against it.

Most Republicans voted to pass the bill, while most Democrats voted to stop it.

The proposal of adding 87,000 IRS agents to the agency became a contentious topic when it was announced last summer as being part of the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. The act, which Biden signed into law in August, was set to provide over $80 billion in funding for the IRS for the next decade, which includes expanding the agency’s manpower.

The Republicans' first sponsored bill after taking control of the House, took aim at these provisions, proposing to roll back billions of dollars in this IRS expansion. The bill pleased Republicans and angered Democrats.

Outspoken Hollywood conservative Rob Schneider tweeted, "The Biden Administration would rather tax the s**t out of hard-working Americans and send another 100 billion to Ukraine… Thankfully, House votes to rescind billions in funding to the IRS in first major majority action with McCarthy as Speaker."

Immigration lawyer and conservative influencer Matthew Kolken bashed Democrats who opposed the new GOP bill, stating, "When you get your audit notification from the IRS remember who voted for it, and who tried to protect you from it. Democrats stand with the 87,000 IRS agents. Republicans stand with working class Americans. Which side are you on?"

Though Babylon Bee managing editor Joel Berry was less convinced that the bill would actually do anything. He wrote, "The 87,000 IRS agents will not be repealed by the Senate. The days of impotent message votes designed to fuel reelection campaigns are upon us."... (Read more)