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The job advertisement at right has been on the IRS site since February, but it bubbled up into the Twittersphere today and got so much attention it’s fallen over or been taken down.

It’s for special agents in their Criminal Enforcement Division, so presumably a small part of their workforce.

But why do they need their own law enforcement agents? Why not pass enforcement matters over to existing law enforcement agencies?


Don’t worry – they can’t possibly hire 87,000 of these. Where would they find 87,000 fit Americans willing to work 50 hours a week for $50K? As IRS employees?



Comment from Jon
Time: August 10, 2022, 7:48 pm

The problem is they might be able to find a good chunk of them who’d do it for free, so that they could punish wrongthinkers.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 10, 2022, 8:00 pm

ANTIFA and other Leftist criminal fronts.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from OldFert
Time: August 10, 2022, 8:17 pm

I used to work at the IRS Service Center in Austin, Tx, many years ago. We were white collar, but on production (had to complete x number of returns an hour). Most of the time there I was a series 592, Tax Examiner, and periodically had to talk to the auditors. This bunch of auditors stayed in the Service Center, didn’t chase down taxpayers outside like revenooers – just used mail and phone). Remember, though, they were on production, too.

I wonder how many of these 87 thousand new guys will be desk-bound, and how many will be field.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 10, 2022, 8:50 pm

I remember a supermarket thriller from many years back. The villains had some unknown bent Feds in their pocket, so the heroes couldn’t trust any of the usual agencies, and turned to the IRS’s SWAT team. (Because who knew they even existed? But one of the protagonists was an IRS agent who knew them.)

Also, I had a friend who worked at the EPA, and sometimes did field inspections. When they found abandoned steel drums full of who-knows-what, they’d punch a hole in the lid for a sample tube – with a “Callahan wrench”, i.e. a handgun, which they carried. (“Callahan” as in Inspector Harry Callahan.)

So there are more people carrying guns out there than you might think. For instance, the FBI Police: separate from the FBI itself, providing security at FBI HQ, Quantico, and FBI’s NYC office. Or the Federal Reserve Police, which protects the Federal Reserve Bank buildings. (Where, to be fair, they handle huge amounts of currency.)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 10, 2022, 10:35 pm

Interesting! When I edited that long list comment for cosmetic reasons simply to add a few dashes and space, I got a pink box telling me that my EDIT was marked as spam. I changed no text AT ALL, just dashes and spaces.

Edit: And now the unedited comment, which appeared a minute ago, has disappeared.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 10, 2022, 10:59 pm

Well, since the first bullet item says they must adhere to the highest level of honesty and integrity they must be planning on firing a bunch of their senior employees and that’s why they need 87000 new ones, right?

And it’s absolutely clear regular old IRS agents should be willing to shoot people for tax evasion.
Well, Trump supporters at any rate.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 10, 2022, 11:47 pm

And now they trot out the Lois Lerner approved “it was the interns in Cincinnati!” Excuse for the FBI raid that no senior officials knew about.

Ah, okay, you didn’t know. You’re incompetent and you’re all fired for running out of control agencies.

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 10, 2022, 11:51 pm

“… where would they find …”

If they work their way through the flood coming across the border, I’m sure they can find what they need. Probably speak Spanish though …

… but no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 11, 2022, 6:43 pm

Weird, Uncle Al. There isn’t a post in spam or the holding area that matches the description.

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