White House: Opposition to IRS snooping proposal driven by top 1% and lazy banks

The White House claims that banks are too lazy to handle the additional paperwork, and they are therefore opposing its tax enforcement proposals.
These tax enforcement measures will help pay for President Joe Biden’s climate and social welfare spending package. Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, stated that the focus is on wealthy people and not those with small bank accounts.


Psaki said Monday that "It shouldn't be lost on anyone" that the largest banks are the ones opposing these proposals. They don't want to be bothered with additional reporting on outflows and inflows.

She added that "I would like to note that $163 billion per year is owed but not paid taxes by the top 1%." Let's get clear about what this all means. It's all about big banks protecting the wealthiest Americans.

Critics have taken advantage of an idea for the tentative $2 trillion climate and social framework. It would require banks to report to IRS withdrawals and deposits made by accounts with over $600 per year.

Republicans have attacked the plan, arguing that the IRS will have the "unprecedented ability to spy on" you.

"Why should they trust that this newfound power wouldn't be misused?" Obama's IRS targeting conservative groups was the case," Tommy Pigott, Republican National Committee spokesperson, stated in an email. He also mentioned former President Barack Obama.

Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, acknowledged the concerns raised by the tax enforcement provision.


The banking measure can be used to track people who are violating the law or not paying taxes. She said that she believes $600, but it's up for negotiation.

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