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The Eye-Are-Ess

Posted by Ryne McClaren on March 20, 2010

It’s almost April 15th, people!  Get cracking on those tax returns if you haven’t already, because Comrade Pelosi is depending on you to pay for a lifetime membership to her favorite Botox warehouse.

Oh, and one more thing: If you think you love the IRS now, just wait until America gets put in a stranglehold by the perverted “vote” that may or may not occur this weekend in re the government takeover of health care.

“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;
  • IRS has the authority to fine you up to $2,250 or 2 percent of your income (whichever is greater) for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage;”
  • IRS can confiscate your tax refund;
  • IRS audits are likely to increase;
  • IRS will need up to $10 billion to administer the new health care program this decade;
  • IRS may need to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes from Americans; and
  • Nearly half of all these new individual mandate taxes will be paid by Americans earning less than 300 percent of poverty ($66,150 for a family of four.)
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3 Responses to “The Eye-Are-Ess”

  1. Dan Draney said

    I’ve been working on our taxes today. Grrrr. Is it too much to ask for a tax system that can be understood by a simple, PhD in chemistry and a grad student in math? Apparently.

  2. Ryne McClaren said

    If we had a tax code that was simple, it would also be inherently more fair. A person like me shouldn’t have to pay to have their taxes done. In fact, not only should Warren Buffet and I pay the same effective tax rate, we should both be able to knock them out in about 15 minutes around the dinner table on a Saturday afternoon.

  3. Dan Draney said

    Trouble is, even if we were to get to a simple system tomorrow, the politicians would immediately begin fiddling with it again. They can’t resist using the tax code to micromanage our behavior: rewarding some things and penalizing others.

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