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Business owners sue IRS over ObamaCare employer mandate

Home - by - May 2, 2013 - 21:30 America/New_York - 5 Comments

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A new legal challenge to ObamaCare comes from a group of individuals and small business owners in six different states, who charge that the Internal Revenue Service has illegally expanded ObamaCare’s employer mandates, contradicting the explicit language of the legislation.

“The Affordable Care Act authorizes health insurance subsidies to qualifying individuals in states that created their own healthcare exchanges,” the group explained in a press release.  ”Those subsidies trigger the employer mandate (a $2,000/employee penalty) and expose more people to the individual mandate.  But last spring, without authorization from Congress, the IRS vastly expanded those subsidies to cover states that refused to set up such exchanges.  Under the Act, businesses in these nonparticipating states should be free of the employer mandate, and the scope of the individual mandate should be reduced as well.  But because of the IRS rule, both mandates will be greatly enlarged in scope, depriving states of the power to protect their residents.”

To date, 33 states have chosen not to create the exchanges in question.

Plaintiffs offered a number of different reasons for joining the suit: “One business can only afford to employ some full-time workers without providing health insurance, another wants to convert its employee health insurance to a completely consumer-driven health plan, and several individual plaintiffs (most of them self-employed) object to paying for costly insurance packages that they neither need nor want.”

Representatives of the organizations coordinating and supporting this lawsuit had some tough things to say about the IRS action, which they regard as “flagrantly illegal.”  MORE

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    May 2nd, 2013

    The IRS? Doing illegal things? Acting outside of the law? Acting extra-constitutionally?

    CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE! Oh, wait.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    May 2nd, 2013

    I’ll probably catch hell for this but it’s just the way I feel.

    I could care less if every IRS agent was killed. They work for the Gestapo and I have no sympathy for a gov’t agency that openly defies the laws and the constitution. And any judge that supports them with bogus rulings and opinions can die a horrible and painful death as well.

    And if I’m ever on a jury in a murder trial and find out the victim was an IRS agent, I’m voting not guilty.

    There. I said it. If you knew as much about the IRS as I do, you’d feel the same way.

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  3. Bad Brad

    May 2nd, 2013

    Stranded sounds like a man that’s been through an audit or two. Me too. Never found anything wrong. But my accountant was much richer. Fuckers started with my business and then decided they should go through my personal stuff.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    May 2nd, 2013

    What gets me the most are the horror stories and the gov’t record keeping.

    A woman had a successful horse ranch that was making good money. Unfortunately, her choice of boyfriends was questionable. He was wanted in connection with an offshore money laundering scheme. So what did the Gestapo do? Sure! They figured it was being laundered through her legitimate business. Remember, this was not a husband or ex-husband or fiance’ or ANY RELATION TO HER WHATSOEVER! They slapped a lien on her business AND her personal property. Since it was a tax issue, she was guilty until she proved herself innocent. She had to take the gov’t to court. However, it cost her the business and her personal home to prove that NO money was being laundered through her business. When she sued to get restitution, the courts ruled, the IRS had acted in “good faith.” Everyone of those IRS agents involved in that and every judge that ruled with the gov’t should have been executed by slow torture.

    The IRS has record keeping repositories all over the world. The U.S. has treaties with many foreign gov’ts just for this purpose. I remember one being in Singapore and as I recall, there are over 20 of them. They contain as much data on you as the gov’t can amass. What are they for? In case there is a nuclear, chemical, or biological war, whoever is left alive at the IRS just has to punch up a few passwords and all of that data flows back into the U.S. Remember in the 80s when someone leaked an IRS memo about how they were so proud of their record keeping ability, they claimed they would be able to start up the withholding taxes and such within one month after a nuclear war? I do. These people are scum and need to eradicated from the universe.

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  5. Bad Brad

    May 2nd, 2013

    Oh Man, Just wait until they start administrating Kenyan freaken disaster care.

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