Obamacare, The IRS And “The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch”Submitted by McWilly on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:40
Today I thought I had an interesting idea for an article – I would scour and dissect the IRS tax code that lays out the regulations for Obamacare’s (Unconstitutional) enforcement of minimum health coverage for every citizen. It falls onto the IRS to enforce this and has to be this way, since the Supreme Court ruled (against all sound logic), that the U.S. government could force its populace to pay for health care under obscure tax laws in place. Thus, the IRS are the gestapo of Obamacare, and have a handbook for us little people to use when when dealing with the IRS control of this intrusion on Liberty. The title? “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.”
This meandering, self-referencing, double-ellipsing slew of words is barely understandable. I read about 10 pages in and gave up, as my brain slowly began to drain out of my nose. Just look at this paragraph:
In general, section 5000A(c)(4)(B) defines a taxpayer’s household income as the sum of the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income and the modified adjusted gross income of any other member of a taxpayer’s family (that is, individuals for whom the taxpayer properly claims a deduction under section 151 (relating to the personal exemption deduction)) who are required to file a Federal income tax return. Under section 5000A(c)(4)(C), modified adjusted gross income means adjusted gross income (within the meaning of section 62) increased by amounts excluded from gross income under section 911 and tax-exempt interest a taxpayer receives or accrues in the taxable year. Unlike section 36B(d)(2)(B), modified adjusted gross income for purposes of section 5000A does not include Social Security benefits that are not includable in gross income. For purposes of determining the affordability of minimum essential coverage under section 5000A(e)(1), the taxpayer’s household income is increased by the portion of the required contribution made through a salary reduction arrangement and excluded from gross income.
This document reminded me of two things, one of which is the instructions on the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, from "Monty Python's The Holy Grail" - Continue Reading