(RightIsRight.co) – Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has reacted strongly to the Democrats’ $737 billion spending package just signed into law by President Joe Biden, stating the Biden administration has given Americans “the middle finger.”
The so-called Inflation Reduction Act stipulates raising $737 billion, of which $369 billion will be spent on energy and climate change.
Another $80 billion will boost the Internal Revenue Service, which will hire an additional 87,000 tax agents, practically doubling its staff.
That has caused widespread concern despite claims by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that the IRS won’t use the lavish extra funding for audits of middle-class Americans and small businesses.
Speaking at a news conference on teacher recruitment on Wednesday, Florida’s Governor warned the American public that the new giant spending package adopted by the Democrats will cause the federal government to “go after you.”
“Of all the things that have come out of Washington that have been outrageous, this has got to be pretty close to the top,” DeSantis declared, as cited by Newsmax.
“I think it was basically just the middle finger to the American public, that this is what they think of you,” he emphasized.
The Republican Governor of Florida sounded the alarm that the tax authority would not use its additional funding to go after billionaires.
“They are going to go after independent contractors. They’re going to go after small business people. They’re going to go after someone that may be driving an Uber or a handyman or all these things,” DeSantis stressed.
“Why would they do that? Because you’re not going to be able to contend with the audit, so they’re going to crush a lot of people by doing that,” he added.
Earlier this week, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said the agency will now be able to offer additional services to taxpayers.
“The IRS has struggled for many years with insufficient resources to fulfill our important mission. During the next ten years, these funds will help us in many areas, including adding critical resources to not just close the tax gap but meaningfully improve taxpayer service and technology,” Rettig tweeted.
Last week, Ron DeSantis tied the still debated Inflation Reduction Act bill to the FBI raid of the home of former President Donald Trump.
“The raid of [Mar-a-Lago] is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that expanding the IRS was the Biden administration's way of giving Americans "the middle finger." https://t.co/m1PRcPJQOO pic.twitter.com/85UITjnzhB
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 17, 2022