OBAMACARE OUTRAGE – GUESS WHAT THE IRS HAS DONE NOW?

OBAMACARE OUTRAGE – GUESS WHAT THE IRS HAS DONE NOW?



Oh, that sneaky IRS. The Internal Revenue Service, some critics claim, has sidestepped the Supreme Court ruling that legitimized ObamaCare.

The IRS has taken the liberty to change a key term of the final rule on the ObamaCare individual mandate, avoiding the Supreme Court’s legal basis for ruling ObamaCare to be constitutional.

Originally, the Obama administration pitched the individual mandate as a penalty, not a tax. Then the high court ruled that the only reason ObamaCare could be constitutional is because the individual mandate is technically a tax.

However, after ObamaCare  was approved, the IRS changed a key term from “tax” to “penalty,” The Daily Caller reports.

It now uses the term “Shared Responsibility Payment” more than 50 times to describe the mandate’s non-compliance penalty.

Keep in mind, the 75-page rule published by the IRS, which provides guidelines for enforcing ObamaCare is entitled “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.”

There is more reason to be concerned.

The IRS document says on page 22:

“A commentator expressed a concern that a United States citizen or national who resides outside the United States may be subject to the shared responsibility penalty even if the individual has health care coverage provided by a foreign health insurance.”

One expert explains that using the term “Shared responsibility payment” in reference to what was actually legally defined as a tax could be an act of dishonesty.

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist says:

“They lied to the American people, lied to the Supreme Court, now they’re back to lying to the American people. It’s a historical attempt at coming up with a word other than taxes. ‘Revenues’ was driven into the ground. ‘Investment for spending’ was nice but even that gets a little old. ‘Stimulus’ sounds a little erotic. Now we’ve got ‘shared responsibility payment.’”

Figures that the IRS would find a way around the law here. They’ve been skirting the law on so many other issues.

  • AmericaAwakens

    Americans, especially our Congressional representatives, need to abolish the IRS! The agency has proven to be untrustworthy, corrupt, partisan, while instilling fear; Americans quiver in their boots when they are confronted with an IRS bully (agent).

  • Moliminous

    The reason is simple. If it’s a tax, it is become a discount on your federal taxes. What you pay in health care becomes tax deductible. This very cash flow would bankrupt the very funds available for Obamacare in the first place. End of game.

    Time to abolish the IRS.