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Hyperbolic GOP claims about IRS agents and audits

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2022
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“Do you make $75,000 or less? Democrats’ new army of 87,000 IRS agents will be coming for you — with 710,000 new audits for Americans who earn less than $75k.”

— House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, in a tweet, Aug. 9

With a vote scheduled Friday in the House on the big spending package approved in the Senate, the GOP has focused its fire on provisions that would bolster the Internal Revenue Service with new funding to crack down on tax cheats.

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