A Slippery Slope?
According to Congressman Ron Paul, we'll need to hire another 16,500 Internal Revenue Service agents to assure compliance with the recently passed health care bill:
Hefty fines are due from anyone found to have committed the heinous crime of not being a customer of a health insurance company. We will need to hire some 16,500 new IRS agents to police compliance with all these new mandates and administer various fines. So in government terms, this is also a jobs bill. Never mind that this program is also likely to cost the private sector some 5 million jobs.
One thing I'd hoped about prospects for a new health care system was that maybe I wouldn't have to fill out all those forms to qualify for MediCal twice a year. It looks like, instead, a whole bunch of other people are also going to have the government checking their qualifications for health care each year. Hate to see so many people dragged down to my level.
And aside from that, I can't help but wonder just what sort of slippery slope we're going down here with more IRS agents being hired just to look over what should be people's private business?
Sure, they've been delving into people's personal finances for what seems like forever, but what new areas will they delve into now?
Hat tip to lewrockwell.com for the heads up on this one.
Labels: health care