Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds House Republicans for Defunding 87,000 IRS Employees


Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. House passed legislation that would defund the 87,000 IRS employees who were included in the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:

“We applaud the House Republicans who voted to repeal funding for the 87,000 new IRS positions created in the Democrats’ Orwellian-named ‘Inflation Reduction Act.’ House Republicans made defunding the IRS employees their first item of legislative business, and rightfully so. During President Obama’s time in the White House, Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups were targeted by the IRS as part of a deliberate strategy of harassment and intimidation. TPP and our members have very good reason to fear an expanded, emboldened IRS – once again answering to a Democrat President. Defunding the IRS will protect our pocketbooks, in addition to safeguarding our civil liberties.”