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Probably the most laughable excuse for the expansion of the IRS due to the implementation of the health care law I’ve heard so far is “the agency will need more staff because they’ll be administering all the extra tax credits, cuts and other savings for millions of Americans found in Obamacare.” Even FactCheck.org is running with that administration propaganda as fact.

Read this AP article and see if you get a “I’m about to save a lot of money” vibe:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance.

That scenario puts the Internal Revenue Service at the center of the debate, renewing questions about whether the agency is capable of policing the health care decisions of millions of people in the United States while also collecting the taxes needed to run the federal government.

Under the law, the IRS will provide tax breaks and incentives to help pay for health insurance and impose penalties on some people who don’t buy coverage and on some businesses that don’t offer it to employees.

The changes will require new regulations, forms and publications, new computer programs and a big new outreach program to explain it all to taxpayers and tax professionals. Businesses that don’t claim an exemption will have to prove they offer health insurance to employees.

The health care law “includes the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years,” according to the Treasury inspector general who oversees the IRS. The agency will have to hire thousands of workers to manage it, requiring significant budget increases that already are being targeted by congressional Republicans determined to dismantle the president’s signature initiative.

It’s called the Internal Revenue Service for a reason. Maybe Obama can get the name of the agency changed to the Internal Tax Credit Service before the election, because that’s what they’re expecting everybody to believe. Then again, Obama also expects everybody to believe that he was out-spent in 2008 and the reason the economy is in the tank is Mitt Romney.

And I’m sure the armies of lawyers businesses of all sizes will be forced to hire to make sure they’re in compliance will do wonders for the private sector economy (non lawyers hardest hit, as always).

Think about another thing… we have to prove we’ve purchased a product/service on our tax forms. What’s next? “Did you eat your veggies last year? And don’t lie because we’ve been watching you.”

Comments

18 Responses to “IRS Gears Up For Obamacare Implementation (To Help Administer All the Money You’ll Be Saving, of Course)”

  1. Joe Redfield on July 8th, 2012 1:43 pm

    The worst thing about this is that it's going to be far more difficult to cut those 16,000 IRS jobs than it will to repeal Obamacare(that's assuming Romney is elected and the GOP regains control of the Senate and both remember to keep their promises).

  2. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2012 3:22 pm

    Ass, u, me, IF ……. what a conundrum !

  3. backwoodsconsr on July 8th, 2012 5:30 pm

    Because hiring more bureaucrats is so much more important than hiring the teachers, firefighters, and policemen the politicians are always talking about.

  4. joyannaadams on July 8th, 2012 6:50 pm

    And they will all have annual meetings in Hawaii, and conventions in Tahiti….and all get new Ipad and Iphones, and federal credit cards as they go after the criminals…

    And…What's not to love? Think they'd hire me?

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Sorry, no, Joyanna. You lack the requisite intimidating personna and you have a sense of humor; two big negatives for the IRS !

  6. backwoodsconsr on July 8th, 2012 9:00 pm

    She also has a conscience.

  7. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2012 9:08 pm

    Right you are ! Sorry Joyanna, I should have thought of that and mentioned it. I blame the heat ! ;-)

  8. Pasadena Phil on July 8th, 2012 9:10 pm

    So when is Romney actually going to start campaigning? Ever since he steamrolled the conservatives in the primaries with his over-the-top smear machine, he has turned into John McCain.

    And today there is a poll showing that he trails 47% to 45% in the swing states.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-

    This is so much like what happened in CA two years ago where the Republicans were facing the two most unpopular politicians in CA for governor (Jerry Brown) and Senate (Barbara Boxer) and crammed two liberal Democrats as alternative. Too all of the excitement out of the races for both Dems and Reps. THAT is what has happened with Romney too. He was the dullest Republican in the primary and that has carried over into the general.

    That is what happens when you rig the system and then feel entitled to the votes of those you cheated.

  9. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2012 9:51 pm

    Do you actually think Romney was even more dullerer than Huntsman ?

  10. Pasadena Phil on July 8th, 2012 11:49 pm

    Tough call. Johnson was pretty dull too.. Sounded and looked like a poli-sci major explaining everything in terms of cost/benefit analysis. The only thing missing was the smoking pipe.

  11. SignPainterGuy on July 9th, 2012 12:47 am

    Huntsman seemed like a slightly faster talking Mr. Rogers, minus the sweater. Johnson was there and gone Libertarian before I heard him much, but I heard enough to know I didn`t want him !

  12. The Watcher on July 9th, 2012 1:02 am

    “the agency will need more staff because they’ll be administering all the extra tax credits, cuts and other savings for millions of Americans found in Obamacare.”

    So…ObamaCare is really Geico in disguise?

  13. Connie on July 9th, 2012 1:30 am

    Probably not…you have to have that clueless persona to actually get hired by the gov. You are WAY too smart and your resume would reflect that : )) LOL!!

  14. SignPainterGuy on July 9th, 2012 1:32 am

    No, PROGRESSIVE ! ;-) Right out in the open !

  15. connie on July 9th, 2012 1:32 am

    Hahaha!!! Sounds like Geico, but we'll soon find it's Progressive under the sheeps clothing…

  16. The Watcher on July 9th, 2012 1:36 am

    We'll know for sure when Flo starts doing ObamaCare ads…

  17. SignPainterGuy on July 9th, 2012 2:14 am

    I have liked their commercials, incl. Flo, but knowing they are a progressive company in action as well as ideology makes me leave it at that !

  18. jeffythequick on July 9th, 2012 12:02 pm

    The good news is when there are times for cuts, those 3 will be the first on the chopping block.

    Wait… Aren't Teachers, Firefighters, and Policemen a local issue, and IRS agents a federal one?

    Wait… my mistake. Never mind.

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