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1,054 new IRS agents, $500M to IRS for Obamacare, will make Americans healthier how?

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    President Obama recently diverted half a billion dollars to the IRS to help implement Obamacare. And now the latest budget for the Internal Revenue Service, calls for more than a thousand more IRS agents to handle the "requirements" of Obamacare.

    Did I miss the government's explanation, of how all this beefing up and funding of the IRS, is going to improve access to health care, lower its costs, and make Americans healthier?

    Did anybody else hear this explained?

    A thousand new IRS agents. They're from the government, and they're here to help you.

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    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/wa...care-reform-law-requires-new-irs-army-of-1054

    Healthcare Reform Law Requires New IRS Army Of 1,054

    by Paul Bedard
    February 15, 2011

    The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of President Obama's healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million.

    "The ACA [Affordable Care Act] will require additional resources to build new IT systems; modify existing tax processing systems; provide taxpayer outreach and assistance services; make enhancements to notices, collections, and case management systems to address and resolve taxpayer issues timely and accurately; and conduct focused examinations to encourage compliance," said the newly released IRS budget.
     
  2. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    What if the Supreme court says no? What will Obama do?
     
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