(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to a recently released Convention of States Action/Trafalgar poll, the majority of likely general election voters support Congress taking action to stop the hiring of 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents.
There were 1,079 participants in the survey, with a 2.9% margin of error.
The House Republicans passed the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act on January 9 to block funding for hiring nearly 87,000 new IRS agents through a Democratic-led 2022 spending bill. By a margin of roughly 60.1% to 28%, respondents to a poll between January 9 and January 12 said they supported Congress’s efforts to stop the process.
According to a May 2021 Treasury Department publication, the Inflation Reduction Act, passed in 2022, provided the IRS with nearly $80 billion in new funding through 2031, enabling the agency to hire more than 86,000 estimated full-time employees over time.
An estimated 88.4% of Republicans and 61.4% of independent voters supported House action to block hiring 87,000 new IRS agents, compared to just over 51% of Democratic voters.
According to the Convention of States President Mark Meckler, regardless of party, the public is overwhelmingly in favor of the House of Representatives’ proposal to have this reversed.
Reports show Republican Georgia Representative Buddy Carter has introduced a bill to do away with the IRS and replace it with a national sales tax, despite the GOP’s harsh criticism of the appointment of the agents. The recently established Republican-led House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government might look into the organization.
In place of the existing income taxes, payroll taxes, estate and gift taxes, and other taxes, this bill imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption of taxable goods or services within the United States. In 2025, the sales tax rate will be 23%; subsequent years will see changes to the rate. Used and intangible goods, goods, or services bought for business, export, or investment purposes, and goods or services used for state government purposes are exempt from the tax.
According to the bill, family members who are lawful residents of the United States are given a monthly sales tax rebate based on family size and poverty standards. The administration of the sales tax to the Treasury falls under the purview of the states.