Skip to comments.Orrin Hatch: Think the IRS Is Bad Now? Just Wait. ( for when it administers Obamacare )
Posted on 06/15/2013 7:14:51 PM PDT by Innovative
The Internal Revenue Service has never been an agency much loved by the American people. With the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, its already bad reputation has now sunk to a new low.
But the scandal raises a critical question: If the IRS can't manage an increase of 1,700 applications for tax-exempt status that the agency said spurred its targeting of conservative groups, how will the IRS handle its massive new role in implementing ObamaCare?
Look at the Earned Income Tax Credit. Whether you like this refundable credit or not, the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration reported in April that improper payments account for 21% to 25% of total EITC payments in 2012. Take the percentage of improper EITC payments and apply it to the approximate $1 trillion we'll spend on ObamaCare premium credits in the decade beginning 2014. The math shows that we could see between $210 billion and $250 billion distributed to those who shouldn't get itbecause the IRS has no system in place to verify reported household income.
Put all the potential fraud and improper payments with these credits on top of the already soaring budget for the premium subsidies and we're headed for a disaster.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
And what does Orrin Hatch plan to do about it? Absolutely, positively, not one single thing. He is blowing smoke, just like all the rest. Nothing will be done. BOHICA.
What do you suggest that Orin Hatch, or any other Republican Senator, do? If one of them called you tonight and said “Mark17, I want to stop Obamacare. What do you want me to do?”, what would you say to them?
If any of these elected officials were sincere, they would be advocating the begin a new tax policy. They have punished the citizenry for too long. How much more proof do the undecided need to see both parties are out of control with no bearing to make constructive reforms; they will not set in place oversight. This government is out of control.
Nothing but illusionary scare tactics for his home base. He will do nothing about this, especially pressure the House Pubbies to remove the funding from any continuing budget resolutions. Last week he was very close to saying there should be an exception for the staffers who will be leaving because of the high costs of Obamacare.
Not interested in hearing from those in Congress who knew about domestic spying all along and kept quiet.
As long as Dems control the Senate and we have a Dem president, there isn’t much that can be done.
Republicans should go to the American people NOW and ask them to support R candidates, and pledge to overturn Obamacare, if they get the majority, then do it, of course.
Remember, how Newt developed a national agenda and that is how Republicans regained the House after many years of Dem control.
Quite true, Senator.
So what do you plan to do about it?
Aside from bitch at us...???
But the whoring Senate and House will do NOTHING
about it because THEY ARE NOT UNDER IT.
Nor are their families. Nor their staff.
(Nor Moslems, the apparent winners of the 911 Atrocities).
Well, these Congressbeings are mostly huge egotists; they do care about the people, but only to the extent that they get cheers from the people. The better spirituality of earlier years kept egotism in check, but that’s pretty much gone by the boards now.
Anyhow, this COULD be a situation that the providential Lord has set up as an ambush for evil, even through a self worshiping Congress. Once people actually DO begin to holler, things will happen, as Congress’ cheering gallery will be in genuine danger.
That’s my read.
It’s not that the IRS “can’t manage an increase of 1,700 applications for tax-exempt status”, the groups where targeted because of their politics.
If Hatch cared he could push for repeal of CommieCare, consistently not flip-flopping. He could push to defund it. He could push for abolishing the IRS. He does none of these things. Instead he comes up with some lame story about the IRS not being able to handle 1,700 applications.
Just another RINO.
They are personally not under it, but the common voter that they still need will be. Even the welfare set will find it harder, not easier, to get medical care; Obama has screwed it up that bad.
What?? Hatch deflecting from the Utah Data Center??
As the longest-serving member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Hatch began working on bringing the Data Center to Utah in 2007. He held several conversations with seniors members of the Intelligence Community, and in 2008, Camp Williams was selected over 37 other sites as the location for the new Data Center. Hatch has continued to work with congressional committees to ensure the Data Center was fully authorized, and helped scale regulatory obstacles as well.
In September 2010, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a construction contract to a consortium which includes the Big-D Construction Corporation in Salt Lake City.
Center to build Utah’s economy, patriotic reputation
Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - Thursday, January 6, 2011
Author: Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune
Camp Williams - The creation of up to 10,000 construction jobs alone makes the Utah Data Center a great project for the state.
But speakers at Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the $1.5 billion facility emphasized that economic benefits aside, the center solidifies Utah’s position as a leading defender of the American way of life.
“The threat posed by computer hackers is very real and growing,” Sen. Orrin Hatch , R-Utah, told more than 200 participants at the event commemorating the start of construction on the computerized center that will help U.S. intelligence agencies combat “cybersecurity” threats.
“This country defends itself against cyberattacks every day. It’s an arena where we need to defend ourselves,” he added. “This center will support the effort to better understand that threat.”
(January 12, 2011)
The NSA will take the lead at the center, assisting the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies in protecting cyber networks.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, lobbied to get the center in his home state.
“The data center will be part of our expanding efforts to defend our Department of Defense computer systems from cyber attack and will also play a key role in helping Homeland Security keep our government’s civilian computer systems safe,” he said.
The new facility will give the NSA much needed computing and data storage space. A huge amount of cyber work is already done at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and the Utah center will balance the load across the power grid.
“There are limits on the load,” one congressional official explained. “You can’t simultaneously run 12 showers in your home.”
Hatch said the 1 million-square-foot facility will have 100 to 200 full-time employees with expertise in information technology and electrical and mechanical engineering.
Tell the President your state is seceding from the Union and join the other 54 states in removing the communists from the White House. And that, in President Mursi's words "all options are on the table".
SIDE NOTE: The reason Obama said 57 states is because there are 57 states, but only 55 of them are not classified. There are some secret bases that legally are a U.S. state and our possession of the territory has long been a matter of dispute between major powers, but US citizens need not know. Everyone else knows, pretty much.
ANYWAY, the non classified are the 50 we all know, and then:
The Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
They are STATES, just like the one you live in. The U.S. has 55 known STATES. And two bastard children.
Obama said it, even knowing the populace sticks with 50 because that's how many stars are on the flag, because it was something he was told in briefings, and he couldn't wait to say it so he could feel superior to the rest of the populace. However, it backfired on him, and he couldn't fix it by explaining why there really were 57 to the public. So he had to keep his mouth shut and take it. He didn't like that. But it proved to him that the public was as dumb as he thought.
(Disclaimer: Other than the part about there being 55 states ,which is fact, the rest is complete satire and coincidentally happens to be true.)
Then do something about it, Orrin. Do something about it. That’s your job.
But the amnesty-pimping douche Hatch has no problem with the IRS handing $4.2 billion a year in fraudulent tax credits to illegal aliens.
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