Skip to comments.The ObamaCare-IRS Nexus
Posted on 07/25/2014 3:15:05 AM PDT by SteveH
One of the big questions out of the IRS targeting scandal is this: How can an agency that engaged in such political misconduct be trusted to implement ObamaCare? This week's Halbig v. Burwell ruling reminded us of the answer. It can't.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Halbig that the administration had illegally provided ObamaCare subsidies in 36 insurance exchanges run by the federal government. Yet it wasn't the "administration" as a whole that issued the lawless subsidy gift. It was the administration acting through its new, favorite enforcer: the IRS.
And it was entirely political. Democrats needed those subsidies. The party had assumed that dangling subsidies before the states would induce them to set up exchanges. When dozens instead refused, the White House was faced with the prospect that citizens in 36 statestwo-thirds of the countrywould be exposed to the full cost of ObamaCare's overpriced insurance. The backlash would have been horrific, potentially forcing Democrats to reopen the law, or even costing President Obama re-election.
The White House viewed it as imperative, therefore, that IRS bureaucrats ignore the law's text and come up with a politically helpful rule. The evidence shows that career officials at the IRS did indeed do as Treasury Department and Health and Human Services Department officials told them. This, despite the fact that the IRS is supposed to be insulated from political meddling.
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I fear not fast enough to save our Country.
There are too many people getting their free stuff to ever allow Conservatives a veto proof Senate. Even if the GOP gains control this year the GOPe will be in charge and they love the ACA. They will keep telling the Country they are going to fix it and then just tinker around the edges. The GOPe knows this thing is so bad they can get several years of votes out of it while still not doing anything to return us to a free country. The GOPe does not like freedom for the "serfs" and think this is the best way to control the country. They are no different than the Dems.
What will the so-called “Republicans” do about it?
They could move to abolish the IRS today. It’s a criminal agency without a doubt, nothing more then leg breaker muscle for the Democrat extortion scams.
But Lerner still walks the streets a free woman. And Koskinen comes up to the hill, smirks, lies and dissembles and...walks away, a free man.
You can get arrested for riding a bicycle the wrong direction in New York City. Ask Alec Baldwin.
How come committing multiple federal felonies under color of law at the IRS doesn’t result in the same thing?
The Nazis used the Gestapo to enforce anti-expression and voting laws against the Jews and other Anti-Nazi organizations and.....
The Obama Administration uses the Internal Revenue Service, and its administrators, to enforce anti-expression and anti-voting Presidential Decisions against conservative Americans, some would say Conservative White Americans.
No....sadly NO. The MEDIA STILL ADORES HIM!!!!
Slowly the LSM are catching on. They are getting fed up with the turd. Even his #1 Butt Boy Juan Williams is strarting to crack. He probably already has. Fox probably won't let him speak his mind because they want at least one pro Zero person.
I just hope our great country can survive the last 2 years.
The RINOS are not helping AT ALL.
Until I see the DAM break, I think they will ALL still cover for him.....just wait til the election gets closer when they can DESTROY every Republican that’s running, especially the CONSERVATIVE ones!
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