POLL: Majority of American Voters Support Cutting Funding for IRS Agents

House Republicans were recently able to vote to cut funding for new employees of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). And the good news is that the majority of American voters back this move.

According to a recently published Rasmussen poll, 56% of likely United States voters support the House’s vote to cut funding for the IRS’s newly hired 87,000 employees, which includes 40% who strongly approve of this move. 37% disapprove, which includes 24% who strongly disapprove. 

Under Democratic-control of Congress, IRS funding was increased via the passage of the “Inflation Reduction Act.” In light of this development, Republicans campaigned throughout the 2022 midterms to repeal the measure. The Republican-controlled House recently voted to reduce IRS funding, which current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy commented on declaring: “Promises made. Promises kept.

64% of Republican voters, 52% of Democrat voters and 52% of independent voters somewhat approve of the House’s vote to slash funding for 87,000 new IRS employees.

While a majority of voters support the repeal of the funding for new IRS employees, most of them expressed their support for the original measure. 49% support Congress’s passage of legislation in 2022 to fund the hiring of up to 87,000 new IRS agents, which includes 29% who strongly approve, while 43% disapprove, which includes 35% who strongly disapprove. Even among those who stated that they “strongly approve” of Congress passing the legislation in 2022, 44% somewhat approve the current House’s vote to repeal the IRS funding.

More men (63%) than women voters (49%) approve of the House of Representatives voting to repeal funding for the IRS to hire 87,000 additional employees.

56% of white voters, 47% of black voters, and 60% of non-black minorities support repealing the funding for new IRS agents.

Entrepreneurs are more likely than government employees, private sector workers, or retirees to support the House’s vote to cut funding for the IRS to hire 87,000 additional employees. This makes sense. The US’s tax code is as byzantine as it gets. It’s burdensome and consumes countless hours of otherwise productive work just to get this hassle out of the way. 

Obviously, sensible minds should oppose the IRS’s recent decision to bring in more agents. However, the end goal here is to ensure that the IRS is abolished altogether. This institution is oppressive and a blight on this wonderful Republic. 

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