IRS to enforce 47 unconstitutional Obamacare tax provisions starting next year
by: Jonathan Benson
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Supreme Court’s contemptible decision last year to ignore every element of constitutional intent by declaring Obamacare a legitimate “tax” on American taxpayers has created a laundry list of new responsibilities for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to reports. As the enforcement arm of this gargantuan federal sick care scam, the IRS will reportedly have to administer and manage an extortionate 47 Obamacare tax provisions starting next year, for which the entity will require billions of dollars in new funding.
Beginning on January 1, 2014, all “nonexempt individuals” living in the United States will allegedly be required to maintain what the federal government has decorously termed “minimum essential coverage” under Obamacare. Those who do not maintain such coverage will be expected to pay a so-called “shared responsibility payment” on their federal income tax return – in reality, this absurd “payment” is nothing more than a coercive fine for non-compliance with the Obamacare mandate.
But who is going to make sure that every single eligible taxpayer in the country either maintains Obamacare coverage or pays the fine? Well, that would be the IRS, according to CNBC. Not only this, but the IRS will also have to figure out how to distribute roughly 18 million Obamacare subsidies to American taxpayers who earn less than $45,000 per year in taxable income, an enormous undertaking that IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman says will require $13.1 billion just for the 2014 fiscal year.
“The impact of the IRS on health care reform is huge,” says Paul Hamburger, a partner and employee benefits lawyer at Proskauer Rose LLP, as quoted by CNBC. “Other agencies like Social Security will be checking for mistakes, but the IRS is the key enforcer. It’s also going to help manage who might get health care.”