...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6
inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
* WHERE...The Teton Valley, including the towns of Ashton,
Tetonia, and Driggs.
* WHEN...From late tonight through late Saturday night.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring
down tree branches.
Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
In this letter I want to point out the use of "smoke and mirrors" by Mr. Crapo in his latest ad to scare the voter of the Big Bad IRS. He points out that the Biden administration is going to increase the size of the IRS by 57,000 to make more money to spend on the Democratic agenda. The implication that this branch of government, which will be "larger than the Pentagon", is coming after you. He is telling you one thing but his real interest isn't the average citizen. He wants to protect his big money donors by scaring the "common man/woman" to vote agaisnt their own interests.
Let me do a little fact checking. First, I have my doubts about his source of information and truth about the number 57,000. But, concerning the idea of the IRS being larger than the Pentagon, it can't be true when you realize the Pentagon is the headquarters for ALL the armed military services. Take away the Army, Navy, ect. and there is no Pentagon. Then realize that the Trump administration cut the budget for the IRS so much that individuals were laid off or not replaced due to retirements, ect. The cuts were so drastic that the number of audits was reduced drastically. The audits most effected were "white collar crimes" which are the most difficult to pursue. The proposed increase is therefore to rteplace and expand the employee base to catch taxpayer cheats by getting back employees lost in the last administration. If you are honest in filing taxes you have nothing to worry about even with a million new IRS employees.
On the other hand, million and billionaires and mega corporations may be in big trouble as their tax practices will be investigated more thoroughly. The end result may be mnore money in government funds that will benefit all of us. The money won't come from the little guy unless he cheats. I think that is fantastic!
Crapo is using the oldest trick in the book for politicians. He is scaring the public into thinking the IRS is coming after them when he knows that most of the new money will come from rich donors. Scaring people to vote agaisnt their own interest is the STOP (standard operating procedure) of the Republican Party. If you want to understand this man, I say it is all in his name. Vote for democracy, vote Democratic!
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