Voters say federal bureaucracies are too big and only care about their own political interests, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released ahead of the Senate’s passage of the $700 billion bill on “Cutting Inflation” — which spends billions to hire a fleet of new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Agents to target middle-class Americans — found.
The poll asked“What is your opinion of the federal bureaucracies in Washington DC like the EPA, CDC, and IRS?”
Most, 58.5%, said federal agencies have “become too big and only serve their own political interests,” compared to 33.1% who actually think federal agencies serve the American public and view them as a “effective means of implementing laws passed by Congress”. ”
Opinions were sharply divided along party lines, as 72.7% of Democrats believe the agencies are helpful and effective, serving the American people. Most Republicans and Independents, 89.9% and 54.7% respectively, agree that federal agencies have grown too big and only serve selfish interests — not those of the American people.
The survey was conducted July 24-28, 2022, among 1,080 likely general election voters and has a margin of error of 2.9%.
It preceded the Senate’s passage on Sunday of the $700 billion “Cutting Inflation” bill, which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) admitted will not actually reduce inflation.
Perhaps one of the most shocking aspects of the bill is the $80 billion earmarked for the creation of what the House Freedom Caucus has describe as “an army of 87,000 new enforcement officers to target Americans with up to a million additional audits a year on taxpayers earning less than $200,000 – the same middle class suffering the most from runaway inflation of Bidenomics”.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also struck down the measure, pointing out that it “essentially doubles the size of the IRS”.
“These IRS agents are designed to go after you. They are not designed to go after billionaires and big corporations. They are designed to go after small businesses and working families across the country” , did he declare.
“The Democrats are making the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, plus the State Department, plus the FBI, plus the Border Patrol combined. The IRS is going to be bigger,” the Texas lawmaker warned. huge power grab.”
The investigation also preceded the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, sparking outrage and requests for a survey of top Republicans.