Skip to comments.GOP Vows to Keep Fighting IRSís Illegal ObamaCare Taxes if Obama Wins
Posted on 11/04/2012 5:29:02 AM PST by Kaslin
Roll Call reports that if President Obama wins re-election, House and Senate Republicans will hold votes on rescinding his illegal IRS rule that unlawfully taxes employers and individuals in the 30 or so states that do not create their own health insurance exchanges:
House Republicans are opening a new front in their drive to derail the 2010 health care overhaul, using an expedited legislative procedure to upend targeted parts of the law
Republican leaders are preparing to launch the effort during the post-election session that begins Nov. 13.
The resolution backed by Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who heads the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Tennessee Republican and the measures chief sponsor, is meant to nullify the upcoming IRS rule authorizing the distribution of subsidies through tax credits in every state, even the 35 that have not yet established state health care exchanges
House leaders plan to bring the resolution to a vote during the lame-duck session if Obama wins re-election but will lay the groundwork for using the budget reconciliation process to strike parts of the law instead if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wins, Republican aides said.
The resolution aimed at the IRS rule is the first in a series of Republican initiatives intended to block parts of heath care law if Obama is given a second term, a senior Senate Republican aide said.
If Obama wins, you will see more of them. If Romney wins, you will see fewer, said the Senate Republican aide, who added that even if such resolutions ultimately fail, they could require Democrats to cast votes that could pose re-election problems in 2014.
I dont see why they wouldnt hold the vote regardless of the outcome of the election. President RomneyCare would probably need some reminding that his own party is serious about repealing ObamaCare.
Jonathan Adler and I first called attention to the IRSs ploy here, and weve been hammering away at it here, here, here, here, here, and here. If you really want to nerd out, read our forthcoming Health Matrix article, Taxation Without Representation: The Illegal IRS Rule to Expand Tax Credits Under the PPACA. Oklahomas attorney general has filed a lawsuit challenging the IRSs illegal ObamaCare taxes.
John Goodman says stopping the IRSs illegal ObamaCare taxes could deal a fatal blow to ObamaCare.
This work by Cato Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
The GOP shouldn’t even be THINKING let alone SAYING a “should Obama win” scenario. Damn fools!
First thing Mitt is going to do is issue waivers to all the states for exemptions to this exchange-crap and then work to repeal this fully.
The GOP shouldnt even be THINKING let alone SAYING a should Obama win scenario.”
...I disagree. Anything that will keep any Romney voter energized helps. This kind of BS energizes me. I’d have to be dead for 3 days to miss out on voting.
Good! I’ve been waiting for them to finally give states like TX a hand in fighting Obamacare.
“Republican leaders are preparing to launch the effort during the post-election session that begins Nov. 13.”
Sorry to say but I have very little faith in Boner or
that little squirrel Can’tor. They seem to be McCain style
RINO’s. And just as worthless.
I wouldn’t miss this election either. Sorry i didn’t vote earlier.
The Republican house didn’t have the guts to DEFUND ObamaCare! And now they sat they’ll battle the IRS!!! BULL!!! Republicans are gutless bureaucrats, no different from Dems. Does ANYONE believe these politicians will give back all that lovely money they use to buy votes!? Not a chance.
I still think a legal case can get the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare.
The bill originated in the Senate. Per the Constitution, all TAX bills must originate in the House. I think the Chief Justice knew this when he ruled that it was a TAX.
Note the addition. Remember the base? We're the marginalized ones.
I swear that if the Republicans win the majority and turn around a go all wishy-washy AGAIN. I will never, EVER cast another national Republican vote.
They've already gotten the upper hand and then whipped around to play the bipartisan crap to the detriment of the country once....which is exactly how we wound up with the Bamster.