Democrats’ Health Care Bill Contains Massive Expansion of IRS’s Power - Requiring Up to 16,500 New IRS Employees
Thursday, March 18, 2010
By Lauren Phillips or Sage Eastman (202) 225-3561
“If the Democrats’ health care bill becomes law, the IRS could have to hire more than 16,000 additional agents, auditors and other workers just to enforce all the new taxes and penalties,” said Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI). “It is a dangerous expansion of the IRS’s power and reach into the lives of virtually every American.”
Highlights of report, which is entitled “The Wrong Prescription: Democrats’ Health Overhaul Dangerously Expands IRS Authority,” include:
• IRS agents verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage;The Republicans noted that despite all these new mandates on Americans, the Democrats prohibit the IRS from imposing these same taxes and penalties on illegal immigrants.
The full report can be viewed here.