‘87,000 IRS agents’ is the zombie falsehood setting the House agenda

January 10, 2023 ☼ irsgop

Source: The Washington Post (Link)

Republicans took charge of the House of Representatives this week — and put forward as their first act a bill that is based on a repeatedly debunked falsehood.

We call these “zombie claims,” as they keep rising up from the dead no matter how often they have been fact-checked. But we haven’t before witnessed such a roundly criticized claim set the agenda for a new Congress. On Monday night, on a party-line vote of 221-210, the House approved a bill stripping $71 billion in funding from the Internal Revenue Service. (It has no chance of passage in the Senate, and President Biden has promised a veto.)

Typical GOP tactic. Cut an agency’s budget then complain that government doesn’t work.