It was reported earlier in this year that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to spend $700,00 on ammo.
Funds were also used to purchase padded instructional suits, radio communications systems, armor, electronic surveillance systems, radio communication devices, camera systems and lenses, night vision equipment, optical equipment, and funding for confidential sources.
And now, with the successful passage of President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, the IRS Servic is ready to go on a hiring binge for thousands of brand-new agents with funding provided by taxpayers.
The Inflation Reduction Act provided the agency with a reduction of $80 billion, which it intends to utilize to more than treble the size of its workforce by the year 2031.
The budget for "enforcement-related" initiatives was approximately $40 billion, which included the recruiting of special agents. According to the job description for special agents, these agents will carry weapons and be willing to use violence and force when it is necessary to do so.
According to the description:
“The IRS will have to target small and medium businesses because they won’t fight back. We’ve seen this play out before; the IRS says, ‘We’re going after the rich’ but when you’re trying to raise that much money, the rich can only get you so far. The approach here is to double the IRS workforce, take the leash off, and see how much they can collect.“
It is also mentioned in the description that the investigators working for the Criminal Investigation division of the IRS, who have been known to carry weapons and use specialized equipment for a number of years, will be given access to all of the same trappings that are utilized by cops.