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Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Madam Speaker, I have some simple questions for those who support Obamacare ..... how does the hiring of over 16,000 new IRS agents provide anyone greater access to care? How does hiring 16,000 new IRS agents improve the doctor patient relationship? How does hiring 16,000 new IRS agents lower the cost of healthcare?
The fact is those new IRS agents won't do anything to improve healthcare because IRS agents don't help deliver affordable and accessible healthcare--they collect taxes and Obamacare is definitely chock full of new taxes to be collected.
Taxes on tanning, taxes on healthcare policies the government deems are too good, taxes on employers for providing health insurance the government deems is not good enough, taxes on income, taxes on drug manufacturers, taxes on medical devices, and even a massive new tax for not having health insurance.
While President Obama has done little to help create the private sector jobs we so desperately need in this country he has certainly done a lot to promote full employment among tax collectors.
The fact of the matter is those who wrote this bill sold it to Congress and the American people saying that the individual mandate was not a tax, and it is a massive new tax. And I would hazard to say that if it was sold as what it truly is then it never would have passed either the House or Senate.
Just before passage then Speaker Pelosi famously said we had to pass the bill to find out what's in it. Well the American people have found out what is in Obamacare and they don't like it one bit. Sure there may be parts that they like, but not the full trillion dollar monstrosity.
We can do better and the American people certainly deserve better.
Let's repeal this bill today, start over and give the American people what they want ..... legislation that supports private sector solutions to reduce costs, improve access to care and strengthen the doctor patient relationship out of the reach of your local IRS agent.
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