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The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Taxes

Posted By Chris Jacobs On May 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

With the IRS under fire for its improper targeting of tea party groups, many Americans have also raised concerns about the agency’s activities relating to Obamacare. This week, we’ll be taking a look at just some of the many ways in which the IRS will be intimately involved with implementing the massive law.

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It starts with taxes. According [2] to the Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare raises over $1 trillion in revenue in its first 10 years—and more after that. You name it, Obamacare taxes it. As Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint recently stated [3]:

Obamacare taxes most people with health insurance, and most people without health insurance. Likewise, the law taxes many employers who provide health insurance, and most employers who don’t provide health insurance.

Obamacare contains no fewer than 18 tax increases [4]. What’s more, 12 of these taxes will be borne by the middle class, directly breaking President Obama’s 2008 “firm pledge [5]” to those making under $250,000 per year that he would not “raise any of your taxes.” For instance, many seniors will end up paying the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices as the price of wheelchairs, defibrillators, and other needed medical equipment will rise.

Here’s a list [6]of all the Obamacare taxes to be administered by the IRS.

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[1] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/Irs+obamacare+you_black.jpg

[2] According: http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43471-hr6079.pdf

[3] stated: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2013/5/obamacare-isnt-about-health-care-its-about-power

[4] 18 tax increases: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/20/obamacares-18-new-tax-hikes/

[5] firm pledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8erePM8V5U

[6] Here’s a list : http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/special-obamacare-taxes-AUG.jpg

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