Cheery News of the Day From Your IRS Commissioner
Posted by Nancy on April 5, 2010
Congressman Anthony Weiner told Bill O’Reilly the IRS would not enforce citizen payment of healthcare insurance premiums under Obamacare. In fact, he said it over, and over, and over….
Ah, but IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman didn’t say it. In fact, here is what he has to say about the issue.
Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds.
Here’s the O’Reilly/Weiner clip. Straightforward question, starting around 2:10, that never gets answered.