From Blaze Media

IRS Promises 87,000 More Employees Won't​ Lead to More Audits

“Imagine thousands of IRS agents descending upon America like a swarm of locusts!” That was the imagery Ted Cruz used on Wednesday to describe Democrat bill peddled by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin.

Of course, the always honest New York Times published an article claiming that the IRS pinky-promises 87,000 more employees will not lead to more audits. According to the New York Times, Charles P. Rettig, the Internal Revenue Service commissioner, said the agency would use $80 billion to modernize technology and crack down on wealthy tax evaders.

“These resources are absolutely not about increasing audit scrutiny on small businesses or middle-income Americans. As we have been planning, our investment of these enforcement resources is designed around Treasury’s directive that audit rates will not rise relative to recent years for households making under $400,000,” Rettig explained in a letter to Congress.

But according to Cruz, the bill aims at small businesses and individuals. “The Democrats’ idea is that if they audit the hell out of Americans, think of all the money they can raise,” said Cruz.

The Senate will take up the climate, health, and tax bill on Saturday.