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Reader's View: Biden’s bad decisions led to expanding IRS

If our disastrous President Joe Biden-led administration would have put more thought into its multitude of bad decisions, it would have no reason to expand the reach of the IRS.

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The Aug. 29 letter depicting citizens who question the merits of 87,000 new IRS agents and the billions of dollars to fund their operations as probable tax cheaters distorted the real concern of average, medium-income taxpayers (Reader’s View: “ Bigger IRS a concern only for tax cheats ”).

The connotation suggested was personally offensive to someone like me who started from scratch, worked hard, and for years paid substantial income taxes while attaining a modest level of financial success.

IRS agents have difficult, often thankless jobs producing financial results from their efforts. Going after large corporations and wealthy taxpayers who employ tax attorneys and accountants usually is not practical or successful. Agents instead concentrate on average taxpayers and small businesses which cannot afford to contest IRS positions, even if returns are accurate and legitimate. Taking on “big brother” IRS will not provide them with results they can afford.

If our disastrous President Joe Biden-led administration would have put more thought into its multitude of bad decisions, it would have no reason to expand the reach of the IRS. When you consider the damage that open borders (with thousands of resulting fentanyl deaths), the Afghanistan blunders, lax criminal enforcement, damaging energy-related policies, reckless spending causing inflation, etc., etc., have had, the financial gain from our expanded IRS would be of minimal consequence.

Now, forgiving student debt is the latest brainstorm being proposed. What about the students who worked part-time and full-time jobs rather than incurring as much debt? Or parents who made sacrifices to provide their kids financial support? How do you make it fair for students who paid their way with hard-earned money?


Bad decisions after bad decisions have our country in a precarious condition. I worry what kind of country, with divisive attitudes, we are leaving to our kids and grandkids.

Dave Goldberg


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