(PJ Media) There has been a lot of concern about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since the so-called Inflation Reduction Act authorized the hiring of 87,000 new agents. Why does the IRS need so many agents? What are they going to be used for? Why must they be armed and willing to use deadly force?
That last one is no joke. The IRS has been looking to hire new Criminal Investigation Special Agents, and the qualifications were right there on the job listing as recently as last week [archived page].
Now, this was a job listing for the Criminal Investigation (CI) branch of the IRS. The branch’s stated mission is to “serve the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code, and related financial crimes, in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law.”