The tax man cometh to police you on health care

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    should give you the warm fuzzies

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    Jul 7, 8:09 AM (ET)

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

    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.

    "Knowing the complexity of the health law, there's no question that the IRS is going to struggle with this," said Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La., chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. "The IRS wants more resources. Well, we need to start digging down into what are they doing with the resources and personnel."

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    It's a Jobs boon at the IRS.

    Yay,

    Liberals were Right the ACA did Create Jobs.
     
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    It is called being responsible. If a person decides not to be responsible then the government will force them to be. So if you have a decent job and pay for your own benefits then you are responsible for paying for those who don't work as hard. If you don't want too tough, the government will force your compliance to what they say is your responsibility.
     
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    What do you think? If we are forced to accept government health care doesn't it follow that the government has the duty to make sure we stay healthy? It's no secret that the 3,000 page mess authorizes a little army of bureaucrats to confiscate your money and later your property if you refuse to comply with the law. What happens if you violently refuse to comply? The government is authorized to use deadly physical force. It's "1984" in real life.
     
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    It's time you moochers stop free loading off the rest of us who purchase health insurance.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you have no clue what real life entails.
     
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    Freeloading is the right wing's way of life. That's why so many hard right goons like Stephanie are throwing such a tantrum as they now actually have to pull their own weight instead of leeching off of others.
     
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    I am against obamacare. I do not think it is right to force anyone to get what they can't afford, or fine them if they don't get insurance. Its just wrong.
     
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    So you call yourself "freewill" just to be ironic, right?
     
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    Ooops, someone just outed themselves as not understanding the legislation.
     

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