Thursday, March 25, 2010

Is this a question we really have to ask?

IRS & Debt Collectors Enforce Tax Rules for Government Health Care

Will IRS Abuse American Rights to Enforce Health Care Reform Tax?

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2010

Wendy Blair
Excerpts:

"To enforce the bevy of new tax mandates stipulated in the Democrats' latest health care reform bill, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will experience the biggest expansion since tax withholding was first introduced during World War II, according to Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX)."
"A new prediction from the House Ways and Means Committee minority staff and the Joint Economic Committee approximates that as many as 16,500 new IRS staff members will be necessary to examine, collect, and audit additional tax information mandated on small businesses and households in the "reconciliation" bill that the House of Representatives will vote on this weekend, Brady says."
"When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctor's exams, not more IRS exams," explains Congressman Kevin Brady, the leading House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee. "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."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is a big surprise. More Gestapo in the increasingly partisan police state that once was the land of Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Adams, Washington, etc. It's enough to make those who value freedom want to jump on a samurai sword. As Rousseau once said, man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains. Our politicians see to that. Our politicians value coercion above all else. They believe in enslaving individuals to one another, thus robbing us of the choice to do good. They are the ultimate pessimists, ever skeptical of the individual and our capacity to live in a world where interlocking acts of kindness and compassion rule the day. They are convinced we cannot live without them. Talk about your superiority complex. Man, proud man. Bastards. As I get older, I find myself hating them more and more....

Sharon Secor said...

You touch on something very interesting here, the fundamental disagreement on the essential nature of the human being. I've often heard it said that anarchists are the ultimate optimists, because we believe in man's (and woman's) innate goodness. We can rule ourselves. We can deal with those in need in a humane fashion, without an authority forcing us to. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Nanny State Statists, who believe the essntial nature of man to be weak, stupid, and evil. Too stupid to care for themselves properly, to weak to rule themselves, and too evil to care for others without a government to take their money by force and redistribute it.

Thank you for taking the time to comment, and please forgive my delay in responding.

Best Regards...