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The New Face of Health Care -- the IRS
American Spectator ^ | August 17, 2012 | PETER FERRARA

Posted on 08/18/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by NYer

When President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka "Obamacare") goes fully into effect in 2014, the American people will only then begin to see the implications of its thorough government takeover of health care, in all its glory. But what they are not expecting is the massively expanded role of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") in our lives, as the IRS is the chief agency responsible for enforcing the Act.

That is explained in a new paper by Dan Pilla, just published by the Heartland Institute, "Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Pilla is a tax litigation consultant and a national leader in taxpayer rights defense, authoring 11 books on IRS defense strategies. His new paper explains "how the IRS can be expected to play an ever-growing role in your life and in the day-to-day affairs of every business in the nation as the tentacles of the PPACA wrap themselves around the most important and personal elements of your life."

Pilla estimates that it will take a minimum of 5,000 and perhaps as many as 16,000 additional IRS employees to carry out the "massive expansion of the power and reach of the Internal Revenue Service" under the PPACA.

Perhaps the most important and complex new IRS responsibility is to enforce the act's individual and employer mandates requiring individuals and employers to buy the health insurance not that they want, but that the federal government says they must have. This will effectively be a new burdensome payroll tax on the middle class and working people, and on job creators, as politics will force every politically correct benefit to be included in the required insurance, causing its cost to soar.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: commiecareirs; health; irs; obama; obamacare; obamacareirs; romneycare; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 08/18/2012 5:54:57 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Let me guess, the IRS is asking for the most expensive leather coats, boots and uniforms as well?

Or will they have a uniform like Judge Dredd?

On the spot they declare you are guilty?


2 posted on 08/18/2012 6:12:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Vote for Sarah Palin, she is the cure to the disease and infection of socialism.)
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To: NYer

Speechless at this.

Every time my friends tell me my hatred for obama is too much i send them articles like this.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: NYer; Eye of Unk
"We're from the govt, and we're here to help."


4 posted on 08/18/2012 6:20:29 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NYer
Another disaster by the jug-earred a**hole who erroneously and stupidly thinks European socialism is a good thing. There is no other society in the world that has allowed its citizens the opportunity to pull themselves up and climb to higher levels of economic success like the US. None. And, there is at the same time no other society in the world that has been less hierarchical and fair. None. This is the irrefutable truth, and I would personally debate anyone, or any team of people, anywhere, anytime, about this. Yet the idiot we elected - along with a bunch of uncreative and predictable academic drones, actually think we should throw away what makes us more progressive than the rest of the world - so that we can become more like Europe. You can make this up..
5 posted on 08/18/2012 6:20:52 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: NYer

The silver lining to all this...is that after a few cycles of this nonsense, there will be so much public pressure on a Tea Party Congress to defund the IRS and redo how We the People choose to fund the DC crowd, that it MIGHT just happen.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 6:23:30 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

...to see how this works....view the film “Brazil”


7 posted on 08/18/2012 6:29:22 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Eye of Unk; lightman; Clint N. Suhks; MagUSNRET; smokingfrog; Biggirl

How many new hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo did they order?

Same spiffy, black military BDUs they’ve worn for the past, but all-new color-matching hardware. Lots of new Kevlar “touches” in their wardrobe.

We’re declared *guilty* l-o-n-g before the JBTs ever get to the house to arrest/kill us.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 6:34:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Every time my friends tell me my hatred for obama is too much i send them articles like this.

I doubt that a number of FR posters will read or give credence to such articles - they don't want to be diverted from going after "the real enemy"...

Steyn was posted here earlier and he set a new home-run distance record with it.record

9 posted on 08/18/2012 6:38:05 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: NYer

Very depressing.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by microgood
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To: Travis McGee
They come knocking at my door, they'll be met by one of these ... and he won't be smiling.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

One of the first of the breaching team usually has an automatic shotgun loaded with slugs, for door hinges, locks, or nasty brutish beasts.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NYer

Ferrara is writing about a paper written by Dan Pilla, and available at the Hartland Institute.

http://heartland.org/policy-documents/implementing-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act

It is a downloadable PDF.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 10:50:24 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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