Hey Nick, I love what you do and I quite often agree with your points in general, but I just don’t see it with this one.
- It costs us Americans more money to hire more government employees.
Of course it does. At least in this case they will be generating more revenue than they are expending.
- All those additional IRS agents are not going to be in the free market producing goods and services
Not true. Everyone of these salary workers will be spending their paychecks in the free market, buying the goods and services that we the people are selling in this capitalist society. Think of it as a stimulus package where the government actually receives a direct benefit from the money it is spending. This is a really good thing. And don’t forget, they pay taxes on their earnings from the IRS
- Those IRS agents will collect more taxes from us.
Not true again. They will be collecting the taxes that are legally owed. The money that we are obligated to pay but some of us and our businesses have been skirting will finally come due. Again, I don’t see how this is a bad thing. This is making sure that everybody follows the law and I see it as extremely fair.
- It will result in Americans spending more time doing paperwork and fighting audits to try to keep OUR money that we earned.
If you’re being audited, yes. If your taxes are on the up and up, no. We do pay money that we’ve earned, that is absolutely true. But remember that the United States charges less taxes then most other countries with similar per capita incomes. If you want military, police, teachers, representatives, national parks, Medicare, social security, roads, or any other service that the government provides, a citizen and their business has to pay.
- And lastly, the extra money they collect will go to the government.
Yup. They’ve done a lot of horrible things. But they’ve done a lot of good stuff. They have covered my mother’s cancer treatment for the last 4 years. They eliminated bin Laden, al Baghdadi, Zawahri. As massive as this population is and is divided we are, the gov has done a pretty good job of keeping everybody together and maintaining one of the highest qualities of life for its hard-working citizens in the world.
There are some things in this new build back better bill that I do not agree with, but I honestly feel that spending the money on improving the IRS is one thing the majority of people should be able to get behind.
Not trying to start a fight with you brother, I just see this through another lens that some people might want to consider.