IRS Under Fire After Internet Users Catch This Tiny Job Posting Detail
(RepublicanNews.org) – Is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about to increase the amount of people it employs? The department initially posted a job opening for Criminal Investigation Special Agents back in February 2022, and that hiring request remains active to this day. But both the description it contains and the prospect of the IRS doubling in size has prompted a firestorm of debate about whether such an expansion is wise.
The biggest issue many people have with the job posting are the IRS’s stated “key requirements.” One entry states that applicants must be legally able to carry a firearm. The department apparently also expects some workers to have the need to use “deadly force” at times. In addition, applicants must agree to stay in good physical condition while working up to 50 hours per week. Lastly, the job description indicates that agents may be asked to work irregular hours, be on call 24/7, or work on weekends and holidays.
Fox Business claimed the agency initially removed the posting only to put it back up shortly afterward. However, that deletion never occurred, according to an IRS spokesperson, who confirmed that the posting remained present on USAJobs the entire time. The same individual explained that USAJobs is where applicants should go to apply for a position with the IRS. The posting will remain open until the end of 2022.
Despite the fact that many law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), have similar requirements, the IRS is under fire over the contentious job posting. Democrats are currently looking to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). If approved, it would grant the IRS $80 billion over the next decade.
Opponents fear the boost could enable the agency to go after the middle class like never before. Over half of the IRA’s $80 billion in funding for the IRS would go toward helping the agency reduce tax evasion. If the House also votes in favor of the legislation — an extremely likely outcome, given its current Democrat majority — the department plans to use some of the money to hire an estimated 87,000 new agents. That would more than double its workforce.
Inflation Reduction Act
Congress currently comprises an even 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats. While the Senate did recently pass the IRA along party lines, Vice President Kamala Harris served as the tie-breaking vote. It has yet to pass the House.
Do you feel the IRA will help reduce inflation? What do you think about the IRS expansion and job requirements?
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