Republicans Warn Biden’s IRS $600 Disclosure Plan Could Lead to ‘Surveillance State’Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Republicans are sounding the alarm over a proposal tucked inside the Democrats’ 2,500-page $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act that would expand the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and allow the agency to have access to any bank transaction of $600 or more. The proposal would give the IRS further access to anyone’s financial information, which Republicans say amounts to federal overreach and a “surveillance state.” “How can you possibly justify to the American people that the IRS should be snooping around in their bank, retirement, or investment accounts,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said on Oct. 7 from the Senate floor. “There’s only one explanation, and it’s simply terrifying: The Democrats want to control how you spend your money.” “I want to be very clear what President [Joe] Biden’s proposing here is as close to policy from communist China that we’ve seen in the United States,” Scott added. “In oppressive regimes like …Read More

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