• Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Eric Schmitt sent a letter to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Wednesday demanding the agency back off plans to hire an army of potentially militarized agents.
  • “The people of Missouri love our country,” Schmitt wrote, “but, with every passing day, we find more reasons to fear our government.”
  • On Sunday, Senate Democrats passed their latest colossal spending bill which authorizes and funds the hire of nearly 87,000 new IRS agents.
  • “To put this in perspective,” Schmitt wrote, “the IRS will be larger than the FBI, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the Border Patrol combined.”

These 87,000 agents are expected to conduct more than one million new audits, which will affect Missourians of all income levels. The thought of 87,000 new IRS agents terrorizing Missourians is disturbing to say the least. The main role of the federal government is to protect our borders and provide security to our citizens against foreign governments … not to find new ways to extract more hard earned money from the people of this great nation.

Source: thefederalist.com