The IRS and Obamacare, by the Numbers
Helpful and disturbing numbers from Heritage:
47—New provisions Obamacare charges the IRS with implementing, according to the Government Accountability Office.
$695—Tax for not buying “government-approved” health insurance the IRS will be charged with enforcing on all Americans.
1,954—Full-time bureaucrats the IRS wants to devote to Obamacare implementation and enforcement in the upcoming fiscal year.
60,000,000—Medical records the IRS has been charged with improperly seizing, raising concerns about whether the agency can handle the personal health insurance information all Americans will be required to submit to the IRS.
6,100,000,000—Man-hours Americans already devote to tax compliance, according to theNational Taxpayer Advocate, a burden that will rise significantly thanks to Obamacare.
$1,000,000,000,000—New revenue raised by Obamacare in its first 10 years alone, according to the Congressional Budget Office, sums that will only rise in future decades.
The IRS: the agency that targeted Americans for harassment, abuse, crippling audits, and denial of equal treatment under the law because of their political and religious affiliations . . . THAT is who is going to be in charge of implementing these aspects of Obamacare.
Towards a more perfect union . . . . are we there yet?