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