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Arizona residents protest the huge Democrat-backed tax and social spending bill that Sen. Kyrsten Silena (D-Ariz.) approved late Thursday night. The billions of dollars were intended to increase IRS enforcement.
Sinema said she would “move on” with the bill (officially called the Inflation Reduction Act), after signaling that some changes would be required in order to support it.
Fox News Digital interviewed a variety of Arizona residents to find out their views on the estimated billions of dollars in IRS funding contained in the bill. They expressed their dismay that the federal government would allocate such large sums to “go after little guys”.
Willis Daychild, a resident, said that he did not like the bill’s portion. However, he said that he supported the overall goals of the bill. “They’re going out there trying to locate all the people who have not filed their taxes. They are usually the little guy and they get their taxes slapped.
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Gary Kuznia, resident, agreed. He claimed that the IRS would use this money to “go after the poor” rather than the wealthy.
“No, they are just going after the little guy. They really will. They’re not going after the richest people. Never. Or else, they would have done so already since they don’t pay their fair share right now.” he added.
“Little guys like me — you know, I’m retired, and I hate to see that. I truly do. I’ve been an accountant my whole life. I don’t want to be that. They shouldn’t, I hope. They will hunt down the small guy, those who earn less, and make them pay. They have to pay this bill. How will they pay for this bill? He added.
Richard Carrillo, a resident, said he supported legislation but seemed hesitant about how the IRS funding would boost additional auditing. “I don’t have any information about the audits. But if it’s going help and support people, then I say yes,” said he.
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“No, no. No, not at all. Although taxes can make the U.S. go around and round, I’m sure there are many working-class people who pay their dues. But, I don’t think they need to be audited,” stated Richard Carrillo. “That money could be spent elsewhere. It is wasteful to give it to the IRS for more audits and other stuff.
Another resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed that the money set aside for the IRS was too high and that taxes should be dealt with at a lower level than the federal government.
Saturday’s scheduled Senate reconvene to begin debate on the bill. The bill is expected to be passed with the support of all Democrat.
Source: Fox News