Skip to comments.IRS Geared Up For Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax
Posted on 07/03/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacares individual mandate on Thursday and in fact dubbed it a tax in spite of the Obama administrations denials no one was more jubilant this past weekend than the recently hired agents at the Internal Revenue Service who get to keep their jobs, according to a law enforcement official in Washington, D.C. Their jobs are now safe and secure.
Over the weekend, President Barack Obamas minions swarmed the Sunday morning news shows arguing that Americans were not going to be taxed to raise money for Obamacare, yet reporters failed to point out that it will be tax collectors, who will be responsible for gathering the cash to pay for the largest government expansion in U.S. history, according to economists and political strategists.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) executives are witnessing the largest manpower expansion at least since withholding taxes were first introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II to enforce the new tax mandates and penalties included in the health care law, according to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX).
According to Brady, a new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee staff estimates up to 6,500 new IRS personnel will be necessary to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctors exams, not more IRS exams, said Congressman Brady, a top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee. Isnt the federal government already intruding enough into our lives? We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents.
Included within the expanded staff is an increase in the number of criminal investigators whose job will be to make cases whenever possible in order to increase financial penalties, according to tax lawyer John Kubisty.
Scores of new federal mandates and about 21 different tax increases totaling $400 billion are imposed under Obamacare, many of the increases hidden from voters, according to finance experts such as Fox Business Channels Stuart Varney.
In addition to more complicated tax returns, families and small businesses will be forced to reveal further tax information to the IRS, provide proof of government approved health care and submit detailed sales information to comply with new excise taxes.
Unfortunately, according to the Center for American Progress, the structure of the IRS use of private agencies to collect debts encourages abuse. Under the current program, collectors are awarded as much as 25 cents of every dollar they collect, in addition to a $100 bonus for every account they close.
The Internal Revenue Service strategy of paying private debt collectors a 25 percent commission to collect unpaid tax debt originally met with bipartisan resistance from Congress. Members of Congress claimed that the proposal jeopardized the rights and privacy of American taxpayers.
Several organizations voiced their objections to the IRS proposal and have expressed their strong support for the consumer protection legislation Rep. Chris Van Hollen introduced: Citizens for Tax Justice, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Consumer Law Center, National Consumers League.
According to political consultant Mike Baker. the very nature of the program provides incentives for collectors to push the limits of legality to extract a little more revenue from their targets. As part of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Congress, fearing overly aggressive collection practices, explicitly prohibited the IRS from compensating its own collectors based on the amount of money they collect.
If Congress believes that incentive-based pay will cause official IRS collectors to cross the line, why would they think private collectors would behave any differently? asked Baker.
Although IRS officials indicated that the purpose of the limited implementation phase was to assure readiness for full implementation using up to 12 private collection agencies, the IRS has not documented how it will identify and use the lessons learned to ensure that each critical success factor is addressed before expanding the program even further during the current atmosphere of extraordinary government spending.
IRS officials indicated that they are considering criteria that could trigger a go/no go decision, such as the amount of penalties collected from Americans unwilling or unable to purchase health care insurance and there are some indications of private collection agencies abusing taxpayers or misusing taxpayer data.
Its a sad situation when the President and Commander in Chief is drastically cutting defense spending including reducing the size of the military while at the same time hiring more tax collectors to squeeze every dime the dime Obama said would never be levied against Americans out of taxpayers, said Baker.
The other day, I read that Obama has threatened not to sign the defense budget unless it increases Tricare premiums.
"Geared-Up" = more bureaucracy and intrusion. I guess his heinous, Emperor 0bama, will be crowing that there is a hiring surge!
I am going to become a retired hermit, they can f*** themselves SMSGT USAF retired in hiding. The trouble they will just screw with my retirement pay or SS.
And then, there’s this
(Do I even need to say please call/ fax/ email to express your support?)
This says only 6500 new IRS agents.
I thought the number was much higher.
So they have all these new IRS agents who will not even be needed until 2014-2015? Just like the private sector, right?
I think the “ultimate” number they feel they will need for policing the 0bamacare taxes is 18,000.
military members will be among the first sheep herded into obamacare
Perfect illustration as to why you cannot depend on the Government.
What they so freely give....they can also take away ;)
Obama’s new economic plan. Everybody who is unemployed can work for the IRS ripping off those that are working.
Aint this a great country?
PG 22 MANDATES the gov will audit all books of all employers who self insure
Pg 29 lines 4 thru 16 Healthcare rationing you can only receive so much care per year regardless of your needs 5000$per individual 10000$per family
Pg 30 sec 123 there will be a gov committee that decides what benefits and treatments you will receive
Pg 42 the healthcare commissioner will choose your healthcare benefits for you. You have no choice
Pg 52 healthcare will be provided to all non us citizens illegal or otherwise
Pg 58 the government will have real time access to your finances and a national ID card will be issued.
Pg 59 lines 21 thru 24 the government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfers
Pg 65 sec 164 this is a pay off subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations such as ACORN
PG 72 LINES 8 thru 14 here the government is creating a health care exchange to bring private health care plans under government control
Pg 84 sec 203 the government mandates all benefit packages for private health care plans in the exchange.
Pg 85 line 7 AARP members your healthcare will be rationed
Pg 91 lines 4 thru 7 government mandates linguistic appropriate services for translation for illegal aliens
Pg 95 lines 8 thru 18 the government will use groups like ACORN and AMERICORE to sign up individually for government health care plan.
Pg 102 lines 12 thru 18 medicade eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in medicade you have no choice
Pg 124 lines 24 thru 25 no company can sue the government on price fixing and there will be no judicial review against the government monopoly
Pg 126 lines 22 thru 25 employers must pay for health care for part time employees and their families
Pg 127 lines 1 thru 16 doctors and the American medical association; the government will tell you how much money you can make
Pg 145 lines 15 thru 17 all employers must enroll employees into the government plan you have no choice Pg 149 lines 16 thru 24 an employer with a payroll of 400k dollars and up who does not provide the government option will pay an 8 percent tax on all payroll
Pg 150 line 9 thru 13 any employer with a payroll between 251k thru 400 who does not provide the government option will pay a 2 to 6 percent tax on all payroll
Pg 167 any individual who does not have acceptable health care coverage according to the government will be taxed 2.5 percent
Pg 170 lines 1 thru 3 any non resident alien is exempt from individual taxes you and I will pay for them
Pg 195 officers and employees of the health care administration will have access to all Americans financial and personal records
Pg 203 lines 14 thru 15 the tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax
Pg 239 lines 14 thru 24 the government will reduce physicians services for medicade the seniors, the poor and the low income will suffer even more than they do now
Pg 241 lines 6 thru 8 all doctors no matter what specialty will be paid the same
Pg 253 lines 10 thru 18 the government will set the value of doctors time and professional judgments literally the value of human life
Pg 268 sec 1141 the federal government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs
Pg 272 sec 1145 regarding the treatments of certain cancer hospitals cancer patients welcome to rationing
Pg 280 sec 1151 the government will penalize hospitals for what the government deems preventable readmission
Pg 317 lines 13 thru 20 prohibition on ownership and investment the government tells doctors what and how much they can own
Pg 341 lines 3 9 government has the authority to disqualify HMOs forcing all into the government health plan
Pg 354 sec 1177 government will restrict enrollment of special needs individuals
Seniors will be interviewed every year as to what care they can and cannot receive and they will be counciled on final death preparations etc.
Government will also instruct on living wills and durable powers of attorney this is mandatory
Government provides approved lists of end of life resources guiding you into death. Government mandates programs for orders for end of life
regarding the transaction fees is there a reference to this somewhere? I found this:
HR 4646 will become law if Obama is re-elected
From post 2
I found this with very little looking.
Analysis: Quite misleading. It’s true (as of this writing) that there’s a bill in the House of Representatives, the Debt Free America Act (H.R. 1125), which would impose a one percent tax on certain financial transactions if passed, and it’s also true that the bill was introduced by a Democrat, Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania (who introduced more or less the same legislation in 2010 as H.R. 4646).
However, the legislation has zero co-sponsors, nor has it ever been acknowledged, let alone endorsed or supported, by anyone in the Obama administration.
Moreover, contrary to what is repeatedly claimed in the email, under the proposed legislation personal bank deposits would not be subject to subject to the tax. Section 4501(b)(2) of the current version of the bill reads as follows:
EXCEPTIONS- The term specified transaction shall not include—
(A) any transfer between accounts of the taxpayer, and
(B) any deposit into a personal account of an individual.
Like all previous iterations of the Debt Free America Act, the 2011 version isn’t expected to be voted on, let alone passed by Congress.
See this post re: HR 4646 - Transaction tax
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