The Treasury Inspector General has found that the IRS cannot account for $67 million of Obamacare funds.


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We’ve only just begun: The Treasury Inspector General has found that the IRS cannot account for $67 million of Obamacare funds.

he “Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund” (HIRIF) was tucked into Obamacare in order to give the IRS money to enforce the tax provisions of the healthcare law. The fund, totaling some $1 billion of taxpayer money, was used to roll out enforcement mechanisms for the approximately 50 tax provisions of Obamacare. According to the report: “Specifically, the IRS did not account for or attempt to quantify approximately $67 million [from the slush fund] of indirect ACA costs incurred for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2012.”

The report also found other spending abuses, including using the money for travel that was unjustified.

But everything’s under control. The Democratic Party will make sure Obamacare is funded, no matter what!

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  • R. Cotour

    I was able to listen to several hours of Ted Cruz, yesterday and then as he finished this morning. I have to say that he performed brilliantly in illustrating how his fellow Republicans, through their fear and possibly their philosophy to control the American people, are willing to abandon their responsibilities to the Constitution and the people who they represent in allowing this Obamination to be funded. Mr. Cruz has now distinguished himself as a Constitutionally based candidate for president in my opinion. Do you know how I know that? All of the entrenched politicians in both party’s and most of the corporate talking heads in the media have condemned or are making fun of him, trying to diminish him.

    I also listened to Senator John McCain comment on Mr. Cruz’s efforts, is it me or does that man have to either retire or change his political affiliation?

  • wodun

    $67 million doesn’t just disappear. This is serious corruption and exactly why slush funds are never a good idea.

  • Publius 2

    You are dead-on. Cruz was indeed brilliant through that marathon session. He shredded Dick Durbin’s attempt to disparage him. He was also unfailingly civil and polite to everyone. He never criticized anyone personally. And he displayed a speaking ability that puts the current White House occupant to shame. After this, regardless of what Congress does with Obamacare, Ted Cruz — educated at Princeton and Harvard Law and a veteran of arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court — must now be considered the leading contender for president in 2016.

  • Publius 2

    That is a drop in the bucket. One of the dirty big secrets of this administration — and its Democrat associates in Congress — and the weak and spineless Republicans — is that Obama has had an $800 billion slushfund at his disposal every year since his election. How? Remember the “Stimulus” he persuaded Congress to pass in 2009? That was $800 billion, ostensibly for infrastructure repairs and upgrading — to create jobs. Now, ever since 2009, Congress has failed to produce a Budget of the United States Government. Instead, under Harry Reid’s little iron fist, the Senate has insisted on passing continuing resolutions. In other words, that 2009 budget, including the stimulus, has been repeated ever since.

    So, where has that $800 billion sum gone each year? Not to building new roads and bridges and schools and hospitals and maintaining our national parks. No. That money has gone almost exclusively to funding public union salaries and pensions — a nice chuck of which is returned to the Democratic Party in the form of campaign contributions. And the administration has been deft at rewarding friends and punishing enemies with it. Why not? It is the biggest scam in the history of the country, if not the world.

    Someday — and I hope someday soon — a truly determined, courageous and honest office-holder such as Ted Cruz, a former prosecutor, will dig deeply into this monstrous misuse of taxpayer dollars and punish those responsible, even if that means prosecuting a former president.

  • Lois Johnson

    Yes to everything that has been said.

    I believe we have just begun to hear from Ted Cruz.

  • R. Cotour

    Go read MEDIAITE today, and it will reveal the one politicians that is truly feared by most politicians and most media talking heads because he dares to threaten the status quo. What seems to be the status quo? Lead the people of America down the garden path to socialism. And socialism is about a perverted level of governmental control of a free people.

    Keep this in mind, ALL empowered politicians are the enemy of the peoples freedom. ALL of them, party affiliation aside. And THAT is exactly the reason that the Constitution was written to counter balance that nature of the human being.

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