Monday, April 09, 2012

More money wasted on a worthless agency

Maybe I should've titled this "We Know What's Best For You And If You Don't Comply We WILL Find Out".

White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law

The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.
The money is only part of the IRS’s 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, I’ll 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.


da_truth36 said...

That motherfucker is going to do whatever he damned well pleases and blow as much of our money as he wants, regardless of who says what. There isn't a soul in Congress that's going to call him out on his shit, our only hope is the SCOTUS. Hell, whoever his replacement will be isn't going to be a whole lot better. Until we get rid of this two party system, force term limits, end PC, produce a balanced budget, eliminate a majority of our debt and deficit, this country will continue its descent into Hell unabated.

Uriah said...

What I don't get is why do they want to screw up health care more then it is now? I don't have insurance at the moment (GO TEAMSTERS!) and I sure don't want what the gov't offers.

They can call socialized medicine anything they want to but it's still socialized medicine.