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New ad by Illinois Republican senator candidate uses GOP message this summer to target middle-class Americans over taxes for new Internal Revenue Service funding approved by Democrats It warns voters against being led to overzealous IRS agents.
‘We love our new house, but we have a little problem with the agents. says the actor who portrayed Salvi.
The actors claimed that Salvi was “a little nervous after Duckworth voted to hire 87,000 IRS agents to audit his family,” targeting Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth in November. .
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In this commercial, an IRS agent combs a couple’s home looking for unreported income, such as finding 64 cents under a sofa cushion or $2 in a lottery win. is drawing
“At least there is an election to fire Tammy Duckworth,” the actors say.
Salvi, an attorney and former Lake County assistant public defender, faced a steep climb in a long-shot bid in the blue states of Illinois, a senator and former congressman who lost both legs during the battle. upset Duckworth. A US Army helicopter pilot in the Iraq War. Salvi’s campaign, which he first shared with Fox News on Friday, aired across Illinois and was fueled by high six-figure ad purchases.
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Republicans said this summer that an $80 million increase to the IRS (which was included in the massive tax, climate, and health care package passed by Congressional Democrats and signed by President Biden last month) would sap the middle class. It warned that it would lead to targeting. -Categorize Americans by what the Republicans claim is an “army” of new IRS agents.
Salvi’s spot is also believed to be one of the first statewide ads to spotlight Republican warnings about IRS funding.
The Republican National Committee last month targeted Democrats to expand the IRS, accusing the move of harming everyday American life. laughed out loud after stating, “I thought they only audited the rich.”
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The message comes despite Democrats’ repeated claims that the extra money is aimed at keeping wealthy taxpayers and corporations from hoarding the government.
The Biden administration and Congressional Democrats have refuted the Republican argument, pointing to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s letter to the IRS that audit rates should not be increased for households earning less than $400,000 a year, and that new resources should not be used by families and It says it shouldn’t target families. Business below that threshold.
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Republicans counter that there is no language in the new law that specifically prevents more audits of middle-class Americans. Noting that it rejected a Republican amendment that sought to prevent it.
Republicans have also repeatedly emphasized a figure of 87,000 new IRS agents, a number mentioned in Salvi’s advertisements. It replaces those who left a severely depleted institution over the past decade due to funding cuts enacted while it ruled Congress.