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Cornyn: Keep the IRS Out of Obamacare

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Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 12:18 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is stepping up his efforts to prevent the IRS from having the authority to implement the Affordable Care Act.

In a commentary in Roll Call on Thursday, Cornyn referred to the revelations that the IRS has targeted conservative groups applying for tax exempt status, writing, "The IRS has breached the public trust and cast serious doubt on its ability to properly conduct itself. This on its own is deeply troubling. Taken in the context of the looming implementation of Obamacare, it is cause for serious alarm."

Cornyn said that under the Obamacare legislation "Americans will be required to report to the IRS whether or not we are insured and in return, the IRS will tax us accordingly."

"This raises an obvious question: Do we trust the IRS to implement this law — the most partisan in recent memory — with evenhanded fairness?" " Cornyn said. "I do not."

Cornyn said he introduced a bill in May that would deny the IRS the authority to implement Obamacare and added the measure this week as an amendment to a Senate appropriations bill. Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, introduced an identical bill in the House, where a vote on it is expected to pass next week.

Cornyn continued, "It would irresponsible to grant broad new powers to an agency that has shown a propensity to abuse what power it already has.

Cornyn also took aim at the health care law itself, saying, "There is no shortage of good reasons to oppose the implementation of Obamacare. As the law enters its fourth year, there are reams of data that articulate its injurious effects on jobs, the economy and the bottom lines of American households across the country."


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