Barack Obama Finally Has Jobs Bill, 16,000 New IRS Workers Will Be Needed for Obamacare

 

President Obama to increase the role of the IRS into your personal lives thanks to Obamacare.  The IRS Cometh …

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President Barack Obama stated in his State of the Union address that his second year in office would be all about jobs and trying to reduce the national 10% unemployment rate. However, ever since the SOTU Obama has focused entirely upon his unpopular government run health care plan. WE THE PEOPLE have stated in every poll that the People are against it, yet Obama, Pelosi and Reid have ignored the will of the people and we face a vote today in the House on Obamacare.

WAIT, it looks like President Barack Hussein Obama finally is addressing jobs via the Obamcare plan. The One looks to add 16,500 IRS Agents to enforce Obama care.  NICE. Think it’s not about government take over and control folks? What part about the IRS does not reek of government control? So much for HIPAA.

Who honestly believes having the IRS involves in your health care is a good thing? As the Capital One commercials state, which will soon be the IRS/Obamacare slogan … what’s in your wallet?

Today, Rep. Dave Camp and Ways and Means Republicans released a new report detailing how the Democrats’ health care bill vastly expands the responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and strengthens the heavy hand of the IRS in dealing with taxpayers.

“If the Democrats’ health care bill becomes law, the IRS could have to hire more than 16,000 additional agents, auditors and other workers just to enforce all the new taxes and penalties,” said Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI). “It is a dangerous expansion of the IRS’s power and reach into the lives of virtually every American.”

Highlights of report, which is entitled “The Wrong Prescription: Democrats’ Health Overhaul Dangerously Expands IRS Authority,” include:

• IRS agents verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage;

• IRS has the authority to fine you up to $2,250 or 2 percent of your income (whichever is greater) for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage;”

• IRS can confiscate your tax refund;

• IRS audits are likely to increase;

• IRS will need up to $10 billion to administer the new health care program this decade;

• IRS may need to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes from Americans; and

Nearly half of all these new individual mandate taxes will be paid by Americans earning less than 300 percent of poverty ($66,150 for a family of four.)

The Republicans noted that despite all these new mandates on Americans, the Democrats prohibit the IRS from imposing these same taxes and penalties on illegal immigrants.

The full report from The House Ways and Means Committee can be found HERE.

So America, is this the “Hope and Change” you were after? The IRS will now monitor you monthly as to whether you have the type of insurance that is deemed OK by Obama. If not, the IRS will come down on you with all the kindness and user friendly manner that you have come accustomed to.

Taxpayers could be required to buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s reform proposal by 2014 or face penalties of roughly $325 per individual that the IRS would collect.

Assuming it becomes law, the Congressional Budget Office expects the IRS will need roughly $10 billion over the next 10 years and nearly 17,000 new employees to meet its new responsibilities under health reform.

Republicans are concerned that such provisions in the Obamacare bill would be a dangerous expansion of the IRS. America, you mean you are OK with having the IRS in charge of whether you do or do not have health care? Because they are just so reasonable to deal with.

Subcommittee on Oversight ranking member Charles Boustany (R-La.) said the IRS provision in the bill “dangerously expands, in an ominous way the tentacles of the IRS and it’s reach into every American family,” he said today during a press conference.

“This is a vast expanse of power,” he said.

Boustany said the bill would allow the IRS to confiscate refunds if there are penalties for not buying health care.

Lawmakers have questioned whether the IRS can handle the increased workload to oversee, administer and collect penalties for people who don’t buy health insurance.

“This is increasing tax liability and tax scrutiny,” said Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.).

Ranking member Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said many Americans have already rejected the call for health care reform for other reasons and an expansion of the IRS should only add to call to “kill the bill.”



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    13 Responses to “Barack Obama Finally Has Jobs Bill, 16,000 New IRS Workers Will Be Needed for Obamacare”

    1. LilPuma on March 21st, 2010 11:58 am

      Remember also that a lot of the stimulus money went to local governments for infrastructure repair and green initiatives. He’s growing the government so they control the economy. Once we all need the feds for our jobs and health care, we lose our freedom. I want health care reform. I don’t want it in the hands of the government. The stimulus package and this health care package are the beginning of Obama’s redistribution of wealth. Next on the agenda is amnesty for illegals, which I assume will change those deficit-reduction numbers on the health care bill. What happened to getting serious about jobs? Instead of stimulating the private sector economy, Obama continues to pursue his ideology by giving the government more power, more control.

    2. Scared Monkeys on March 21st, 2010 12:53 pm

      How’s this hope and change working for you America … THE IRS will be tracking you monthly to make sure you have the right insurance according to Obama.

      I can see it now, IRS showing up to your house stating , “WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS?”

      Seems to me we have seen such actions like this before … although not in America.
      R

    3. Scared Monkeys on March 21st, 2010 1:29 pm

      If this isn’t government intrusiveness into your life I don’t know what is.

      Obama’s minions state that Insurance companies are intrusive … not even close. How could any one compare to the IRS?
      R

    4. super dave on March 21st, 2010 4:08 pm

      is this why the IRS is purchasing weapons ? i tend to believe that obama intends to force more evils on us.

    5. Thank You Fox News as Geraldo Rivera Gets a Thrill Up His Leg After Democrats Vote to Nationalize Health Care | Scared Monkeys on March 22nd, 2010 12:32 pm

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    6. call me Roy on March 25th, 2010 5:37 pm

      I am not surprised to hear this, it should be apparent to anyone that this was coming down the pike. I do have a couple questions about future process steps concerning these developments? When the Annointed One decides to start bar-coding everyone, will we get to decide if the mark is on our hand or forehead? Allot of people will prefer the hand, (especially women of course), unless your a porn actress or something along those lines. Also, my wife was wondering if the IRS will be getting fashion advice from Hollyweird or the New York City crowd, we are both agree that the IRS will be getting uniforms similar to the SS uniforms in Germany in WW2. With big letters abreviating “Health Care Reform Enforcer.” So shall we start calling them the NCRE? What do you guys think?

    7. Judy on April 3rd, 2010 11:22 pm

      The government has NO plans to hire 16000 IRS agents. Y’all are a bunch of Fox news robots spreading misinformation. Read the bill folks…it ain’t in there.
      ______________
      SM: Sorry, you might want to stop drinking the Obamaide. Its been reported by more than just Fox News.

      WSJ: US House Republicans Say Health Bill Expands IRS Power
      http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100318-715006.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

      House Health Care Bill ‘Dangerously Expands IRS’s Power’
      http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2010/03/house-health.html

      Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee, a panel that oversees taxes and health issues, also charged that IRS audits will likely increase if health care legislation is passed. They added the IRS will require up to $10 billion to administer the new program. They also claimed the IRS may need to hire 16,500 additional employees.

      “This dangerously expands IRS authority,” said Representative David Camp, (R., Mich.), the ranking Republican on the Committee on Ways and Means. “Most Americans will find it shocking and troubling.”

      IRS: The New Health Care Enforcer
      http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/08/irs-the-.html

      Under both the House and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee bills released to the public, the Internal Revenue Service will play a key role in monitoring and enforcing health care mandates against individual taxpayers. Yet the introduction of the IRS into the health care system has received scant attention.

      The Senate bill imposes a new requirement that all persons who provide health care coverage to others must file a return with the IRS listing the names, addresses, social security numbers, and the coverage period for each person, and “such other information as the Secretary [of Health and Human Services] may prescribe.” (Section 161(b) starting at page 107). The bill does not limit what information the Secretary may request, so it is conceivable and likely that information as to the nature of the coverage, the family members included, and other details will be reported to the IRS.

      The House bill contains similar provisions in section 401(b) (at pp. 175-176). …

      These reporting provisions would allow the IRS to cross-check income tax returns and health coverage filings, and withhold tax refunds or utilize other collection methods for persons who do not have coverage unless they can prove they have acceptable coverage from some other source. This is similar to the cross-checking the IRS does on income reported separately by the person making the payment and the taxpayer receiving the payment. But for the first time the IRS is not checking for income to tax, but for lack of health coverage.

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    9. jane New York on April 12th, 2010 1:50 pm

      HOW DARE THE GOVERNMENT GO INTO OUR PERSONAL LIFE MAYBE BECAUSE OBAMA WAS ALWAYS WORKING WITH THE LESS FORTUNATE INCOME PEOPLE,HE FEELS THE NEED TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE HARDWORKING AMERICAN AND GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LAZY.

    10. Sara MacDonald on November 7th, 2010 10:33 am

      Wow, do you guys really believe this stuff? I suggest you do some proper research on the bill.
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      SM: I suggest you do as the IRS is the watchdog of Obamacare.
      R

    11. JohnLuft on June 29th, 2012 9:31 pm

      Q: Will the IRS hire 16,500 new agents to enforce the health care law?

      A: No. The law requires the IRS mostly to hand out tax credits, not collect penalties. The claim of 16,500 new agents stems from a partisan analysis based on guesswork and false assumptions, and compounded by outright misrepresentation.

      This wildly inaccurate claim started as an inflated, partisan assertion that 16,500 new IRS employees might be required to administer the new law. That devolved quickly into a claim, made by some Republican lawmakers, that 16,500 IRS “agents” would be required. Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas even claimed in a televised interview that all 16,500 would be carrying guns. None of those claims is true.

      The IRS’ main job under the new law isn’t to enforce penalties. Its first task is to inform many small-business owners of a new tax credit that the new law grants them — starting this year — which will pay up to 35 percent of the employer’s contribution toward their workers’ health insurance. And in 2014 the IRS will also be administering additional subsidies — in the form of refundable tax credits — to help millions of low- and middle-income individuals buy health insurance.

    12. Scared Monkeys on June 30th, 2012 9:06 am

      Sorry, but we were also told that Obamacare was not a tax. Also, there is no way that the US tax payers need to pay for another 26,500 IRS agents to hound business. That automatically tells anyone with common sense that this is an unworkable process made to impact small business.

      Please wake up and smell the coffee, more IRS is never a good thing whether they are enforcement or not. However, try not buying insurance and see what happens. I dare you.
      R

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