On Friday’s show of MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said Republicans want to “make it easier for people to cheat on their taxes” because they’re attacking the provisions of the Cut Inflation Act “that would provide the IRS with a lot more, essentially, auditors to catch tax evaders.
Himes said, “Right now, if you’ve been listening to the debate in the House, Republicans can’t argue with lowering prescription drug prices for seniors. They want it, but it is difficult for them to oppose an investment against the devastation caused by climate change. So instead they’re focusing on — for a party that claims to be the party of law and order, they’re focusing on the item that would provide the IRS with a lot more, basically, auditors for catch tax evaders. And Katy, you know, but it’s estimated that every year the United States doesn’t get $400, $500, $600 billion in tax revenue because people cheat. So that tells me that’s what my fellow Republicans are focusing on right now. Why they would want to somehow make tax evasion easier for people is beyond me, but here we are.
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