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McConnell: IRS Can't Be Trusted to Implement Obamacare
NewsMax ^ | May 15, 2013 | By Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells Newsmax TV that the current scandal facing the Internal Revenue Service proves that the agency cannot be trusted to implement Obamacare.

"I don’t think so," the Kentucky Republican says in an exclusive interview. "I don’t think we ought to have Obamacare. We ought to pull it out root and branch, if we possibly can.

"And, certainly, the IRS part of administering Obamacare, particularly in the wake of this IRS scandal with regard to suppressing the views of Americans who were critical of the IRS, raises further suspicions about their involvement in the administration of Obamacare."

Obamacare has 47 separate provisions that involve the IRS. It is the second-largest agency, after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act.

The IRS has to implement Obamacare’s required purchase of health coverage, checking whether millions of Americans are in compliance.

Speaking to the current scandal embroiling the IRS, McConnell tells Newsmax that Congress would investigate the targeting of conservative groups "for as long as it takes to get the truth."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; irs; obamacare; scandal

1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Nobody should implement Obamacare.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:25:37 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Pull it out and burn it!! Drive a stake through its evil fascist heart!!


3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:25:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

True.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:25:52 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Every now and then McConnell get it exactly right. This is the right time to go after Obamacare.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Jim Robinson

BAM!


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:29:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson
IRS Can't Be Trusted to Implement Obamacare

There, fixed it for you Mr McConnell

7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jim Robinson
. Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees
8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:12 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Jim Robinson

What can be done can be undone

The IRS is a marxist gestapo with their hands on the throat of every American taxpayer

Time for that agency to be disbanded, or we will be slaves to these faceless apparatchiks who control our lives and freedom.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Jim Robinson

Republicans now have NO excuse for driving the stake into the heart of 0care. None.

They all should be making a real stink about it until it’s over and done with, including the GOPe (on TV and radio), talk radio, and We The People as well.

This is our last chance - do or die (literally).


10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: Jim Robinson
We ought to pull it out root and branch,
if we possibly can.

I do not think the establishment Republicans, including McConnell, have any intention of repealing Obamacare ...i.e., "pull it out root and branch.

Key words, or weasel words, if we possibly can. Jim, these people think they can "fix" it; make it work; make every body happy. They are afraid to duke it out.

Of course they can repeal Obamacare. At the very least, by now the House should have voted to stop paying for it.

11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:34:26 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: Jim Robinson

“...with regard to suppressing the views of Americans who were critical of the IRS...”

Hey, Mitch-—where the hell were YOU when the views of Americans were critical of OBAMA”care”????


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:34:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Hear, hear.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:35:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Every Conservative in Congress (and Republicans too) should be screaming this angle to the American public!! Do you want the IRS controlling your healthcare?? They will pick and choose who gets what care according to their political affiliation. If they think that’s insane, hammer the point home of them being caught attacking fellow American’s for following the Constitution. This could be the moment in time.

However, I am a skeptic that they will do anything to help save us from this disaster. BTW my husband lost his job again, so I went to put him on my insurance which is a new policy as of last month. It will now cost me close to $700 a month for the 2 of us, and my company pays 75% of my coverage. So please tell me how this is suppose to save us?


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:35:57 PM PDT by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: Jim Robinson

A caller on Rush today pointed out that the drone who works at an Obamacare exchange will have all this info at his/her fingertips. Voting history, taxes, loans, donations, etc..


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:36:32 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hmm, IRS Death Panels yippee


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:37:26 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Jim Robinson

...gee, you think?

Guess you guys should’ve fought it harder.

Oh well.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:44:54 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Jim Robinson
No agency in the federal government can be trusted to implement obamacare, repeal it now!
18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:45:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson

19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:46:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

America does not want ACA aka; Obamacare, and never has from the git-go. ACA is a Democrat/Marxist thing only Democrats want, and it isn’t for the benefit of the people, but for the control of the people by the Democrat/Marxists.

It’s a Communist thing.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:48:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Mitch, defund it. You should have all the votes right now in the house you need to do this.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:56:52 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: rockinqsranch

I would guess its safe to say that not even Democrats want Obamacare!


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Jim Robinson

Until Roberts is removed from the bench, all attempts at repeal will be nullified in court.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 8:00:56 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim check this link out;

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348441/director-irs-tax-exempt-determinations-office-obama-donor-eliana-johnson


24 posted on 05/15/2013 8:04:44 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: stockpirate

Great find. Are you going to post it?


25 posted on 05/15/2013 8:08:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Send those "renegade" bureaucrats for prison to service felony charges. It's the only way to insure the bureauacracy gets the message.

"Turbo Tax" Tim Geithner was Treasury Secretary when these crimes began and he ought to be pulled in front of a committee and grilled, the little puke.

Never, ever trust a fellow who evades taxes by giving him authority over the very entity he chose to evade. Its unbelievable he passed Congressional vetting.

26 posted on 05/15/2013 8:10:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Rome2000

I thinkin’ it’s high time to start the ‘great tax revolt of 2013’


27 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Jim Robinson

[[McConnell: IRS Can’t Be Trusted to Implement Obamacare]]

No crap captain obvious- Now what’re you and yer fellow republicans in congress gonna do to stop dear leader from allowing htem to to run it?


28 posted on 05/15/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

And what are you going to do McConnell? Time for talk is past. You are nothing but a spineless pussy. It is every person for himself with this “leadership”.


29 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:17 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Jim Robinson

No I need to get to bed.....


30 posted on 05/15/2013 8:24:43 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Its unbelievable he passed Congressional vetting.

Congressional vetting has become a complete joke.

31 posted on 05/15/2013 8:26:12 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: stockpirate

Ok, I’ll post it for you.


32 posted on 05/15/2013 8:26:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: slapshot

I plan as giving as much help to “leadership” as Lugar Cornyn and GOPee gave to Mr. Mourdock. NOTHING


33 posted on 05/15/2013 8:28:21 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Jim Robinson

There is another repeal vote on Obama Care tommorrow in the House.

Considering this IRS scandal and the IRS $440 million appropriation to enforce Obama care, maybe the repeal will pass the House and Senate.

That would be real nice.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 8:38:19 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Jim Robinson
"....proves that the agency cannot be trusted to implement Obamacare. "

Finally; a representative who come close to representing me.

35 posted on 05/15/2013 9:07:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson
"Congress would investigate the targeting of conservative groups "for as long as it takes to get the truth.""

How about: "Until it never happens again"?

36 posted on 05/15/2013 9:08:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rockinqsranch
"ACA is a Democrat/Marxist thing only Democrats want, and it isn’t for the benefit of the people"

That's not what Traitor Roberts wrote.

37 posted on 05/15/2013 9:11:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: VRWC For Truth
I agree, but be careful what you wish for.

Bammy has years of potential SCOTUS appointments to go.

38 posted on 05/15/2013 9:14:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: shankbear

Quite true - although for a political strategy, connecting it to the current IRS scandal can serve to breathe new life into two very unpopular issues.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 9:30:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: slapshot

Other than Lugar, that’s just not true - not even close.

Mourdock shot himself in the foot. His loss is his own fault.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 9:32:05 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Jim Robinson

This should become a talking point.

Cogent

Did this forum get targeted?


41 posted on 05/15/2013 9:34:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: marygam
half of America would love to deny conservatives/Christians/heterosexuals their very lives...

its true.....

a better argument is that we'll have civil war is this continues..

can't imagine too many men, even the men today, allowing their child or wife to die because of treatment denied...

42 posted on 05/15/2013 9:55:32 PM PDT by cherry
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43 posted on 05/16/2013 12:29:20 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cherry

I wonder how many Americans right now even know about this story? And when they find out will they call their state and federal politicans, write letters, emails?


44 posted on 05/16/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Jim Robinson
IRS is no more a GEsToPO arm of the federal government. It is time to dump it all and get a flat tax. It just makes good sense.

The Democratic and the Republican parties cannot end their love affair with the IRS.

Sadly, the American populous loves being screwed by this kind of system.

If the American people continues to tolerate this kind of abuse it deserves it and whatever it drags along.

Since the new Obama right of free birth control might be lost, we are all stuck in this foolish situation.

45 posted on 05/17/2013 2:59:11 AM PDT by oyez
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