ON-Lion Letter
The power granted to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enforce ObamaCare's mandates, taxes, penalties, reporting, and other requirements is unprecedented.  Based upon U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) data, the Galen Institute in Alexandria, Va., counts 46 new responsibilities assigned to the IRS under the health law.

"IRS officials have acknowledged the huge problems these major new responsibilities will create for the agency," notes Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner in a recent blog post.  "Many people are especially concerned about assigning an unprecedented number of major new responsibilities to implement ObamaCare to an agency whose primary task is collecting revenues to fund the Federal government."

Galen organized the IRS powers by four categories of new tasks:  collecting taxes, distributing subsidies, collecting information, and enforcing compliance.  They are all listed in the blog post.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Galen Institute.
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