With the Democratic controlled Congress set to approve $80 billion dollars for the IRS, the agency is already attempting to boost its ranks with special gun-toting agents who are willing and able to make arrests, execute search warrants and perform “other dangerous assignments.”

On Aug. 7, the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 along strict partisan lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote, to pass the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The massive new spending bill includes tens of billions of dollars to hire an estimated 87,000 IRS agents.

Republicans have condemned the push to vastly expand the IRS, saying it’s an affront to hard working Americans.

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan said the bill is “exactly the opposite of what our country needs right now.” He said the legislation amounts to “more reckless spending” and “billions of dollars in taxes on hard-working Americans.”

“The people who are going to bear the brunt of this are working-class Americans,” he said. “Raising taxes on the middle class is never a good thing, but especially during a recession, and increasing the IRS’s budget by 600 percent and doubling its workforce—which is what this bill does—says all you need to know about the priorities of Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Bernie Sanders.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to put the legislation up for a vote on Aug. 12.

The IRS ad seeking new sworn agents states that these officers will investigate violations of IRS tax laws and “follow the money.”

“Criminal Investigation Special Agents are part of a diverse workforce that mirrors the taxpaying public we serve,” the recruiting ad notes.

Among the key requirements is to “be legally allowed to carry a firearm.”

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IRS hiring gun-toting agents to serve ‘taxpaying public’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • E5 PRODUCTIONS says:

    We can’t even round up 5 people to work Wendy’s shift…who do you suppose the 87k new hirez are ? Could it be Fighting Age Immigrants thst have been pouring into our country unchecked? Did they get orders in their border envelopes? Do we even know where most went ?

  • Andrew says:

    Only a scab would take that job.

  • says:

    ANTIFA troops will soon be putting on their new IRS uniforms and finish what they started a couple of years ago, the tearing down of our Republic. Brown Shirts worked well for the Nazis once so they will use them again.

  • ML Moore says:

    These matters need to be contested in the Supreme Court. It can never be remedied by a Politian. This is continuing movement toward a Tartarian system of government. The Constitution has provisions to stop this if brought before the Court!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    We all need to change are voting cards from republicans to democrats.
    That’s what there targeting Christian’s, Trump supporter, republicans, you name it.
    All God fearing people we need to stand together on this.

  • Freshwrestler says:

    You are playing loose with the facts here, but you get to feed the outrage against our public servants. “This claim misrepresents a 2021 U.S. Treasury Department report estimating that around $80 billion in funding would allow the IRS to incrementally hire nearly 87,000 employees by the year 2031. Most of those hires would be replacements for workers retiring from existing positions, including not only IRS enforcement agents, but also customer service and technology specialists. According to the Treasury Department, audit rates for those earning less than $400,000 in actual income will not rise.”