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Obama Sends $500 Million to the IRS to Enforce Obamacare

Written by Gary North on April 13, 2012

The IRS needed more money in order to enforce Obamacare. It will get half a billion dollars by September. That should suffice for a year or so. Maybe.

If the Supreme Court strikes down this monstrosity, will the IRS give the money back? I doubt it.

This is only a fraction of the money sent to the IRS to implement the law. It is being transferred outside of the usual appropriations process.

Republicans in Congress are complaining. Why bother? The Constitution puts the House in Charge of all appropriations. If the House decides not fund this monstrosity, Obamacare will die. It’s legal to kill it this way.

The government under one Administration can pass all the laws it wants. Any subsequent House of Representatives can simply end the project by not ponying up any more money.

They never tell you this in high school civics textbooks. Why not? Because voters might figure out that they can pull the plug on any of these boondoggles at any time. Just elect 220 House members who vote not to fund it. “Yes, a previous Congress passed a law. But this Congress does not have to pay for it.”

Does the Speaker of the House even mention this? No.

The Republican’s hoopla about fighting Obamacare is all grandstanding, as Nixon called it. It’s all for the voters back home in an election year.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is running out of implementation funds. So, they are using “creative finance.”

The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to use $1 billion in any way it likes. So HHS has send $200 million to the IRS. It will send $300 million more before the election.

This is an IOU to the IRS. If the law is struck down, the IRS will owe Congress the money.

Send out the bill collector!

The Government Accountability Office says it’s all legal.

But this will deplete HHS. So, it will have to come back, tin cup in hand. “Please, sir, may we have some more?”

But will the money be used to enforce the individual mandate? The IRS won’t say.

There will be other new fees and taxes next year. The IRS needs 300 new agents.

The IRS will also administer the most expensive piece of the new law — subsidies to help low-income people pay for insurance, which are structured as tax credits. The agency asked Congress to fund another 537 new employees dedicated to administering the new subsidies.

And so it goes. If the Supreme Court does strike down the individual mandate, that will help. If not, the squeeze will begin in earnest.

The House can veto this at any time. It won’t. The deficit will continue. The debt will grow. The Great Default will come. I hope you are preparing for it.

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18 thoughts on “Obama Sends $500 Million to the IRS to Enforce Obamacare

  1. Now is the time for congress to get off their collective butts and stop this diaster from happening. Obama has no right to thumb his nose at the Court. He should be held in contempt and locked up until he complies. HHS should NOT be given anymore money. Period. If the House decides not fund this monstrosity, Obamacare will die. It’s legal to kill it this way. This will show Mr. Dictator who is in charge,

  2. sean murry says:

    Nothing is legal about obummers goverment.

  3. Richard Hull says:

    Is there no way anyone can stop this idiot from spending money on worthless projects?

  4. The Supreme Court may or may not strike down the individual mandate portion of the bill. This does not necessarily impact the rest of the bill. The bill includes a new tax on investment income. It is my view that the insurance mandate was the frosting on the cake – the real objective was the new form of tax. I have written about this here:

  5. And just like that Obama's Gestapo is born! Folks we have a dictator in the making who is not a natural born American. Write you Congressman and Senators and demand that this unknown tyrant open up his records. We the People want to know the truth! Who is he? Where does he come from? What does he really believe? and why were all the warning signs ignored by the Democratic Party?


  7. DammTheLiberalMedia says:

    For the few of you out there that have not read the entire 2700 pages of ObummerCare—shame on you. So here is a YouTube VIDEO summary of the healthcare bill that you WILL NOT BELIEVE. It's a bit long (10:29) so save it and watch it when you have time. I got this link from another post and I am trying to educate the butter-brains that think O deserves another term. Please watch the entire VIDEO and pass it along for all to see.

  8. icetrout says:

    Guess the new IRS recruits will come from the new black panther’s…

  9. icetrout says:

    God damn a buffalo you just figured that out.Give that man a cigar 🙂

  10. Why bother? The Constitution puts the House in Charge of all appropriations. If the House decides not fund this monstrosity, Obamacare will die. It’s legal to kill it this way. Ane who would bet that the Senate would do anything that Obama DOES NOT WANT?

  11. We still don't know where that half a billion dollars went that the government gave Solyandra before it went belly up. Probably Obama's campaign.

  12. Obama should be tried for treason and thrown in prison with everyone else who aided and abetted his felonious counterfeiting of two birth certificates, a selective service card, a bogus social security number, and lying.

  13. Thanks DLM. This is unbelievable. Everyone should watch this.

  14. Blazing Scriptures says:

    Big governments are always highly corrupt because with big government comes great power with access to massive wealth. Great power and massive wealth will always attract the most corrupt with the greatest ability to take advantage of great power to steal massive wealth, such as George Soros. Such people are truly evil and heartless. They will kill anyone who gets in their way. And they will always strive for greater power and greater wealth. They know the biggest government possible would be a one world government, the New World Order. It would have the greatest power possible with access to the most massive wealth of all, the wealth of the entire world. The New World Order will have the most corrupt oppressive government in the history of the world. There's not much time to stop it, if it's not too late already. God, help us all.

  15. If Obamacare is ruled totally unconstitutional there is no way the IRS should even get any money because it is not scheduled to recieve it until Seprember. That money needs to put on hold until the Supreme Court rules.

  16. manuel a says:

    id like to know what paying the irs this money will help pass this law i thought all they did is collect taxes and give back the money that they (could you say borrowed) got from us then gave back after we filed for taxes unless you made more than you moved up to the next tax bracket then you probaly owe but was does pay the irs have to do with passing laws ?

  17. Paying the IRS now will not help pass this law. Stupid to pay now! Obama and the rest of his gang needs to be thrown out with the dish water as well!!!! What a corrupt bunch of people!!! Go back wherever you came from……I'm totally discussed with all of you!

  18. Is this the $500 million he stole from Medicare?