Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GOP Vows to Keep Fighting IRSís Illegal ObamaCare Taxes if Obama Wins
Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon

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 measure’s 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 don’t see why they wouldn’t 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 IRS’s ploy here, and we’ve been hammering away at it herehereherehere, 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.” Oklahoma’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit challenging the IRS’s illegal ObamaCare taxes.

John Goodman says stopping the IRS’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 11/04/2012 5:29:07 AM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
What will the House and Senate Republicans do if Obama LOSES? Do they have a plan to repeal Obamacare?
2 posted on 11/04/2012 5:37:00 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The GOP shouldn’t even be THINKING let alone SAYING a “should Obama win” scenario. Damn fools!


3 posted on 11/04/2012 5:39:03 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowboy Bob

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.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 5:45:09 AM PST by NoobRep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

The GOP shouldn’t 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.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: albie

Good! I’ve been waiting for them to finally give states like TX a hand in fighting Obamacare.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 5:58:33 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Cowboy Bob

“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.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 6:03:03 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: albie

I wouldn’t miss this election either. Sorry i didn’t vote earlier.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 6:06:12 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

BULLSH**!!!!

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.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 6:43:18 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 6:57:22 AM PST by darth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
President RomneyCare would probably need some reminding that his own party's base is serious about repealing ObamaCare."

Note the addition. Remember the base? We're the marginalized ones.

11 posted on 11/04/2012 7:02:58 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The Supreme Court already said it was a tax, and tax bill MUST originate from the House. THIS one originated from the Senate, so they need to repeal it in it's entirety ASAP.

-----

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.

12 posted on 11/04/2012 9:28:18 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson