Fox “straight news” show warns IRS “Praetorian Guard” will “literally” aim their firepower at middle class people

Raymond Arroyo: The government is “now arming this Praetorian Guard to go out and grab all the cash they can by any means necessary”

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Citation From the August 9, 2022, edition of Fox News' The Faulkner Focus 

RAYMOND ARROYO (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): When you look at the taxpayers, Harris, only 1.8% of taxpayers are in that upper bracket making more than $400,000. That means the IRS has no choice but to target the other 98% of taxpayers. And that is where their firepower — and I mean that literally — is going to be trained. What people don't realize is there is a criminal division of the IRS. If you run afoul of them, OK, there is something called the Criminal Investigation Division. A 2017 GOA report — that's a Government Accounting Office report — found they have in their possession, the IRS, 5 million rounds of ammo and 5,000-plus weapons. They just made another purchase this year. They spent $700,000 buying more ammo. My question is simply, why?

HARRIS FAULKNER (ANCHOR): When you say ammo, what do you mean?

ARROYO: I mean ammunition, I mean guns. I mean armed agents.

FAULKNER: Wait a minute, this is not a metaphor? You are saying the criminal division of IRS, from that 2017 GAO report, they have 500 million rounds of ammo.

ARROYO: On hand, and they just bought more.

FAULKNER: What in the world would the IRS need that for?

ARROYO: They were training for the enforcement, at least that's the thinking if you look deeply into this.

FAULKNER: That's an army!

ARROYO: Yeah, it's a Praetorian Guard that will be unleashed again. Joe Biden said he was going to grow the middle class, Harris, and unite the country. Instead, you have a government targeting the citizens, and now arming this Praetorian Guard to go out and grab all the cash they can by any means necessary.