Republicans spread misinformation about IRS

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Aug 26, 2022. Thanks, Mike!

Republicans are in a tizzy over the Biden plan to upgrade the IRS.

“Are they going to have a strike force that goes in with AK-15s already loaded, ready to shoot some small-business person in Iowa with these?” Sen. Chuck Grassley said on “Fox & Friends.”
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said, “Middle class families ought to be frightened,” in reference to audits.
What Brady did not say is that if you don’t cheat, you don’t have to be frightened.

I get the impression that there are a lot of Republican tax cheats, which would nicely explain their paranoia. Conservatives are fond of saying, “If you don’t want a speeding ticket, then don’t speed.”

What you never hear them say is, “If you don’t want to get audited, don’t cheat.”

Mike Deignan, Punta Gorda

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