Trust Us: Under Investigation For Scandal, IRS To Have “Dominant Role” In ObamaCare Matt Gorman | May 15th, 2013
The two most personal things to people are their money and their healthcare. That’s why it’s deeply troubling that the IRS will have a “dominant role” in ObamaCare, acting as the chief enforcer of the calamitous law.
ObamaCare’s rollout has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster so far, yet with an agency marred by scandal at the helm, we know it certainly won’t get better.
How can we trust that an agency who has already committed an outrageous abuse of power with a “dominant role” in an entitlement program that will have control over our healthcare?
According To A Report From The Treasury’s Inspector General, “Ineffective Management” At The IRS Led To The Recent Scandal. “Ineffective management at the Internal Revenue Service allowed agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, an internal Treasury Department report said Tuesday. Lax managers allowed the practice to go on for more than 18 months, said the report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.” (“Inspector General Says Ineffective Management At IRS Allowed Agents To Target Tea Party Groups,” Associated Press, 5/14/13)
- The Associated Press Reported That Senior IRS Officials Knew Of The Targeting In 2011. “Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.” (“IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups Earlier Than 2012,” Associated Press, 5/13/13)
The IRS Will Have A “Dominant” Role In ObamaCare, Even Determining Who Will Get Included In Mandate. “Get ready for the Internal Revenue Service to play a dominant role in health care. When Obamacare takes full effect next year, the agency will enforce most of the laws involved in the reform—even deciding who gets included in the health-care mandate.” (Mark Koba, “When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules,” CNBC, 5/6/13)