Governor LePage’s new comments about the IRS are really quite amazing. After sort-of, but not really apologizing, he’s said that the IRS “is not quite as bad [as the Gestapo] — yet.
He also tells the reporter that it’s possible the IRS will intern Americans and that they will be killing people through rationing health care.
But this is truly astounding, just on the basis of how the IRS functions as part of Obamacare.
The IRS can’t possibly affect rationing because it does nothing that’s related to medical decisions. Nothing.
All the IRS does with individuals involving Obamacare is to collect a fee/tax from people who can afford to buy insurance and but do not — that’s 1-2% of the population — and to give substantial subsidies to people who are in the private insurance market — that’s about 6% of the population.
What the IRS does with Obamacare is exactly like getting a tax credit or deduction (or not) for having/not having mortgage interest or putting/not putting money in a retirement account.
I hate to be this blunt, but must conclude that Maine has a governor who doesn’t understand the very basics of the law. There are rational reasons to oppose the ACA, from many different perspectives.
However, to disagree with something you should start with understanding it.
And, of course, it would be best to can those Gestapo-IRS comparisons.
And now you can see the above video, which includes death-panel like comments from LePage. You see, LePage says that the government will decide if eighty-five year olds will get certain medicine that they’d give to twenty year olds.