Americans Used to Tar-and-Feather Tax Collectors (William Grigg)
Monday January 14th, 2013
Last September, Deputy IRS Commissioner Steven Miller promised a Republican-controlled congressional subcommittee that the agency would not enforce the Obamacare mandate. He lied, of course.
Despite the fact that the agency is not a legislative body, last December it created 159 pages of Obamacare-related regulations. That dense and confusing welter of words contains countless ways that the IRS can intimidate, harass, persecute, impoverish, and imprison perfectly innocent people.
Since the rules are invasive and deliberately confusing, it’s not surprising that many business owners are looking for ways to minimize their exposure to the IRS’s scrutiny. This has prompted the agency to warn that it will soon issue “anti-abuse rules” intended to punish business owners who use existing regulatory loopholes found in the law – such as using temp agencies to avoid Obamacare insurance mandates. Despite the fact that this is perfectly legal, the IRS warns it will treat such action as a failure to provide health insurance and fine any company that does so.
Like other members of the parasitical class they serve, IRS personnel enjoy lavish health care benefits. If they try to enforce their agency’s criminal edicts, some of them are going to wind up in the hospital.