Skip to comments.Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law
Posted on 04/09/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by STARWISE
The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the presidents healthcare law.
The money is only part of the IRSs total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.
Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well overturn at least the individual mandate, if not the whole law.
While President Obama and his Senate allies continue to spend more tax dollars implementing an unpopular and unworkable law that may very well be struck down as unconstitutional in a matter of months, Ill continue to stand with the American people who want to repeal this law and replace it with something that will actually address the cost of healthcare, said Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee for healthcare and is in a closely contested Senate race this year.
The Obama administration has plowed ahead despite the legal and political challenges.
It has moved aggressively to get important policies in place. And, according to a review of budget documents and figures provided by congressional staff, the administration is also burning through implementation funding provided in the healthcare law.
Lord, hear our prayers ..
First come the lies, then the smiles, then the shooting.
Didn’t Congress take Nixon to court for doing the same thing? Nixon lost, IIRC.
Let him transfer the money and then sequester the same amount from some fund critical to him.
The sad part is that nothing he does...most of it illegal or unconstitutional...surprises me any more. :(
And FReepers knew it before he was elected.
Damn the zombies ...
Yes, we did...and were labeled “nuts” by the MSM because we didn’t fall down and bow to the ONE!
November can’t come soon enough!
lots of legal problems for people that are not paying for other peoples healthcare
I have to raise Military TRICARE by up to 300% because we have no money, but I have half a Billion to throw at my CommieCare. Isn't that right ladies?
November cant come soon enough!
Pray we get to have that November privilege ..
All the time!
Egads....femme black-robed tyrannts. Well, Sotomayor is female I think, the other two are anybody’s guess.
” The sad part is that nothing he does...most of it illegal or unconstitutional...surprises me any more. :( “
The whole idea is to overwhelm, and demoralize.
Then OUR plan must be to stay strong and fight back! :) Right?
Obama will simply ignore a ruling by the Supreme Court if it finds Obamacare unconstitutional.
It’s what he has done all along.
When Obamacare is declared Unconstitutional, he will proceed implementing it anyways.
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