Did they buy jackboots for everyone as well?
Federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency have spent nearly $4 billion in taxpayer funds on guns, ammunition, and other “military-style equipment,” a watchdog group found.
Since 2006, “76 rank-and-file agencies” outside “traditional law enforcement entities” or the Department of Defense spent $3.7 billion on “guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment,” according to watchdog group Open the Books’s summary of its report. These agencies include the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration, among others that historically have played little to no role in law enforcement activities.
Federal agencies have ramped up spending on weapons and ammunition under the Biden administration, according to data provided to the Washington Free Beacon. The IRS has seen its annual spending on these items nearly double since 2020, while the whole federal government has seen a 60 percent increase over the same period.
The report comes as the Biden administration works to hire 87,000 new IRS employees, raising alarms across the country that the government is stepping up its tax enforcement of rank-and-file Americans. Republicans have sounded the alarm on this policy and others like it as examples of the federal government being “weaponized” against the American people.
This weaponization is part of a longer pattern, according to Open the Books founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski.
“A culture of militarization has permeated across the federal bureaucracy,” Andrzejewski said in a statement. “In many cases, these agencies are stockpiling the very weapons some politicians seek to ban citizens from owning.”
The IRS is now known to have spent a total of $35.2 million on various weapons since 2006, including about $725,000 on ammunition in 2022 alone. The agency’s weapons purchases peaked in 2020 and 2021, when the government authorized the tax agency to purchase “$10 million in weaponry and gear.”
Around 2,100 IRS agents have “firearm authority,” and around 600 more will be given this power as the tax collection agency expands as part of the Biden administration’s budget. Prior to a COVID-era budget increase, the IRS “owned 4,500 weapons, including AR-15 rifles, submachine guns, and 5 million rounds of ammunition,” the report found. The IRS is now the general size of the 50 largest police departments in America.
“It’s not only the IRS, but dozens of other rank-and-file administrative federal agencies,” Andrzejewski said. “So, just who are they preparing to battle?”
NIH’s internal police force includes 105 officers, which is larger than 95 percent of the police departments across the United States, according to the report. “This includes sophisticated training, night vision equipment, and weaponry,” Open the Books noted.
The Office of Assistant Secretary for Health also “is involved in the purchase of $100 million in guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment,” the organization found.
The federal government now employs more than 200,000 agents with “arrest and firearm authority,” according to the report.
The IRS and the NIH did not respond to requests for comment.
This is the same government that wants to ban “assault weapons”, even if it can’t define what they are.
The IRS put out a training video on how to take down a landscaper:
Notice the scenario in this IRS recruiting program is “taking down a landscape business owner who failed to properly report how he paid for his vehicles,” not “taking down a billionaire who uses the corporate jet for private trips.”pic.twitter.com/QXlHmDCoWb
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) August 19, 2022
Collecting taxes at gun point.
The IRS engaged in the deliberate suppression, harassment, and intimidation of patriotic and conservative groups, and those who focus on the Constitution and criticize government spending, They also showed up outside Matt Taibbi’s door after he testified before Congress about the weaponization of government agencies. They proved his point.
Lois Lerner used her position as IRS commissioner to target individuals because of their patriotic opposition to Obama.
The IRS is acting like a paramilitary wing of the Dem party.
Anthony Fauci‘s pals at the NIH helped the ChiComs create a bioweapon in a military lab and conducted Frankenstein experiments on dogs, monkeys, and children. They also grafted scalps from aborted fetuses on rats and mice. The entire fucking NIH and Fauci belong under the prison.
The corrupt Biden regime is out of control. Joe Biden has reached the point where he’s not mentally capable enough to know what the fuck his handlers are doing. The White House chief of staff and main puppet master is Jeff Zients.
Merrick Garland, the US Attorney General who is supposed to uphold the law and the constitution is busy cracking down on civil liberties, selectively persecuting political opponents of the DNC, while feigning ignorance and committing perjury before Congress.
American citizens who question the government’s authoritarian tactics are classified as “domestic terrorists“. Just ask the political prisoners in Biden’s Gulag.
Every government department in the Swamp is being incorporated into a praetorian guard for the ruling Dem autocracy.
The DOJ, FBI, DHS and IRS need to be purged. They’re trampling all over the law and the constitution at will. Most Americans won’t pay attention to the erosion of civil liberties until it happens to them.