Rep. Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, warns that the IRS will hire up to 16,500 new enforcers in the coming months to go after citizens who do not pay the new Obamacare tax. The expansion is said to include criminal investigators who “make cases” in order to levy penalties on scofflaws.
Brady cites a recent analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and staff at the House Ways and Means Committee. The report says the IRS will need a fresh crop of agents to examine and audit tax information mandated by Obama’s misnamed Affordable Care Act.
In January of 2011, Rep. Michele Bachmannclaimed the IRS planned to hire 16,500 IRS agents to police Obamacare compliance. CNN reported at the time that the number cited by the Minnesota Congresswoman originated in a GOP committee report, based on a preliminary estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
“When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctors exams, not more IRS exams,” Brady said. “Isn’t the federal government already intruding enough into our lives? We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents.”We are now entering a police state and the American people will be in for a rude awakening.
While I might have seen the logic and agreed somewhat with the ruling by the Supreme Court that made the health care law a constitutional tax, it is going above and beyond to use IRS agents (cops) to force people to pay this tax.
Legally, I can see a challenged posed to make sure that the American people are protected from the scumbags that come out of the IRS. Taxing is one thing, but using armed agents to make sure you pay a tax that you don't agree with is a violation of natural rights that could be challenged in court.