Jesse Eisinger — Who Benefits From Gutting the IRS?
Originally aired: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Spoiler: Rich Americans are audited much less than the poor. Jesse Eisinger with ProPublica explains how gutting the IRS has enabled Americans to dodge about $660 billion in taxes every year — and the problem is getting worse. While Congress looks to cut programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to make up budget shortfalls, the IRS no longer has the capacity to go after the wealthy, who are well aware they're unlikely to face an audit.