The Supreme Court’s contemptible decision last year to ignore every element of constitutional intent by declaring Obamacare a legitimate “tax” on American taxpayers has created a laundry list of new responsibilities for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to reports. As the enforcement arm of this gargantuan federal sick care scam, the IRS will reportedly have to administer and manage an extortionate 47 Obamacare tax provisions starting next year, for which the entity will require billions of dollars in new funding.
Beginning on January 1, 2014, all “nonexempt individuals” living in the United States will allegedly be required to maintain what the federal government has decorously termed “minimum essential coverage” under Obamacare. Those who do not maintain such coverage will be expected to pay a so-called “shared responsibility payment” on their federal income tax return – in reality, this absurd “payment” is nothing more than a coercive fine for non-compliance with the Obamacare mandate.
But who is going to make sure that every single eligible taxpayer in the country either maintains Obamacare coverage or pays the fine? Well, that would be the IRS, according to CNBC. Not only this, but the IRS will also have to figure out how to distribute roughly 18 million Obamacare subsidies to American taxpayers who earn less than $45,000 per year in taxable income, an enormous undertaking that IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman says will require $13.1 billion just for the 2014 fiscal year.
“The impact of the IRS on health care reform is huge,” says Paul Hamburger, a partner and employee benefits lawyer at Proskauer Rose LLP, as quoted by CNBC. “Other agencies like Social Security will be checking for mistakes, but the IRS is the key enforcer. It’s also going to help manage who might get health care.”
Good news: IRS technically has no power to enforce penalties for not purchasing health insurance
An interesting fact that few people are aware of, however, is that the so-called Affordable Care Act does not actually spell out how the IRS can enforce the collection of penalties for those individuals that choose not to abide by the unconstitutional law’s insurance mandate. According to reports, the IRS will surely ask for the money, but there exist no civil or criminal penalties for those who refuse to pay it, which is good news for the millions of Americans who decide to take control of their own health destinies.
“The ACA (Affordable Care Act) bars the IRS from bringing a criminal enforcement case against someone who refuses to pay the non-insurance penalty,” explains Forbes. “And it makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for it to enforce a tax lien.”
Obamacare’s passage illegal because legislation did not originate in House of Representatives
Another factor in this whole Obamacare debacle is the reality that the bill itself did not originate in the House of Representatives as required by law, which means it is not technically valid or enforceable.
YourHoustonNews.com explains that, by law, any new law that extracts money from taxpayers must originate in the House – the Affordable Care Act originated in the Senate. Beyond this, many have also correctly pointed out that there is no reasonable or logical way for Obamacare to be considered a legitimate tax.
“If the mandate’s penalty is a tax, it is not a tax on income, but on disobedience,” wrote one insightful and fully aware commenter on a CNBC article discussing this new breed of tyranny. “If taxes can be used to compel the individual to obey government dictums, by expropriating their private property, then the power to tax is all-powerful, and all other rights promised by the Constitution are meaningless.”
Sources for this article include: