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Biden’s IRS ‘will have to target small and medium businesses because they won’t fight back’

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“The IRS will have to target small and medium businesses because they won’t fight back” is a direct quote from Joe Hinchman, executive vice president at National Taxpayers Union Foundation. That is what the American people are up against, and President Joe Biden has just emboldened the sickness.

The Foreign Desk News reports that the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT),  a nonpartisan watchdog group has found “taxes will increase by $16.7 billion on American taxpayers earning less than $200,000—a nearly $17 billion tax targeted solidly at low and middle-income earners next year.”

Additionally, “at least half of all new tax revenue raised next year would come from those earning under $400,000, and by 2031, those earning below $400,000 are projected to bear as much as two-thirds of the burden of the additional tax revenue collected.”

Going after vulnerable, middle-class Americans is nothing new for the IRS. Hinchman also stated  “The IRS says ‘We’re going after the rich’ but when you’re trying to raise that much money, the rich can only get you so far… The rich have their lawyers and fight it — that’s why the poor are easier to go after.”

Last year alone, the IRS audited “Americans earning less than $25,000 a year at five times the rate of other groups, according to a study by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit data research center.”

Analysis of the new spending for the IRS showed that Americans who earn less than $75,000 per year are slated to receive 60 percent of the additional tax audits. According to this analysis, the IRS would conduct more than 1.2 million additional annual audits of Americans’ tax returns.

The watchdog group also estimated that “between 78 and 90 percent of the estimated additional $200 billion the IRS will collect will come from small businesses making less than $200,000 annually.”

The IRS has insisted their target is higher income individuals, but, according to the JCT, “only 4-9 percent of additionally collected funds will come from businesses making north of $500,000 a year.”

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Illegal migrants refuse to leave Denver encampments, make demands of city including ‘fresh, culturally appropriate’ food and free lawyers

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A group of illegal immigrants in Denver is not only refusing to leave encampments, but also have the audacity to take no actions until the city meets its demands. The migrants were organized enough to publish a document with 13 specific demands before they “acquiesce to Denver Human Services’ request to leave the encampments and move to more permanent shelters funded by the city” reports Fox News.

Demands were made following the Denver government obtaining a petition to have the migrants moved, according to the outlet. The Denver mayor has been under pressure from the city’s ongoing migrant crisis, making headlines and receiving stiff backlash earlier this year for proposing budget cuts to the city’s government, including cuts to the city’s police force, to fund more money for dealing with the city’s migrant crisis.

The list of demands was sent to Mayor Mike Johnston and included requests for provisions of “fresh, culturally appropriate” food, no time limits on showers and free immigration lawyers, the outlet reported. Further details of the demands read, “Migrants will cook their own food with fresh, culturally appropriate ingredients provided by the City instead of premade meals – rice, chicken, flour, oil, butter, tomatoes, onions, etc… Shower access will be available without time limits & can be accessed whenever… Medical professional visits will happen regularly & referrals/connections for specialty care will be made as needed.”

The migrants also insisted they get “connection to employment support, including work permit applications for those who qualify,” as well as “Consultations for each person/family with a free immigration lawyer.” The migrants insisted that if these are not met, they will not leave their tent community.

“At the end of the day, what we do not want is families on the streets of Denver,” Jon Ewing, a spokesman for Denver Human Services, told Fox 31.

The current encampment is situated “near train tracks and under a bridge,” Fox 31 noted, adding that it has been there for the last couple of weeks.

Ewing told Fox 31 the city just wants “to get families to leave that camp and come inside,” noting its offer will give migrants “three square meals a day” and the freedom to cook.

He also said the government is willing to work with people to compromise and help them figure out what kind of assistance they qualify for.

Ultimately, Ewing said, the city wants to work with migrants to determine, “What might be something that is a feasible path for you to success that is not staying on the streets of Denver?”

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