Debt Ceiling Deal Fallout: Republicans Slam IRS Funding and Missed Opportunities
The debt ceiling deal reached between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden has sparked dissatisfaction among Republicans. The IRS is still being set to receive $60 billion in funding. House Freedom Caucus members consider the deal a betrayal, accusing it of enabling the establishment of a “new Stasi” through the hiring of thousands of IRS agents. They had initially promised to eliminate the funding for these agents, but the current package falls short of their expectations, resulting in conservatives criticizing the agreement.