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March 22, 2010
IRS to Hire Thousands of Stormtroopers to Enforce ObamaCare
Posted by The MaryHunter at March 22, 2010 4:15 PM
You thought it couldn't get any more threatening than simply passing ObamaCare? Well it just did.
Top IRS officials have been working with Democrats on Capitol Hill to determine how the agency will enforce President Obama's new health care law. Republican lawmakers estimate the legislation will require the hiring of many thousands of new (and armed) tax enforcement agents.
While it's still not known exactly how many will be hired, here's what's clear: Under the new law, the IRS is required to fine taxpayers thousands of dollars if they do not purchase health insurance. In order for the government to enforce compliance, tax authorities will need information, for the first time, about people's health care. Collecting that data will require more IRS personnel.
A March 18 report from House Ways & Means Committee Republicans estimates the IRS will need to hire between 11,800 and 16,500 new agents to enforce the bill.
We've seen this before: a different movie but a very similar script. This all goes hand in hand with Emperor Obama's scheme to place more and more of the American public under close tax scrutiny.
Critics have slammed the new federal mandate for its harsh consequences (failing to buy health insurance could land you in jail) and have raised constitutional questions about its legality. And they point to the Obama administration's recent efforts to ramp up IRS audits, especially of small businesses, as evidence that the mandate is likely to prove more onerous than previously thought.
Folks, I've got a bad feeling about this.