Despite the Supreme Court taking up and questioning the constitutionality of ObamaCare just a few weeks ago (set to rule in June), with emphasis on the individual mandate, the Obama Administration has allocated $500 million for IRS agents to enforce the legislation.
The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.
The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.
It has moved aggressively to get important policies in place. And, according to a review of budget documents and figures provided by congressional staff, the administration is also burning through implementation funding provided in the healthcare law.
Nothing says freedom like the IRS having more power and large role in your healthcare....
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