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Michael Gerson: IRS oversteps bounds on Obamacare

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

Let us stipulate that now might not be the best time — with IRS officials exposed for abusing power, caught in self-serving deceptions, invoking their constitutional right against self-incrimination — to dramatically expand the authority and size of their agency. But this is what Obama- care requires.

Thousands of new IRS agents will implement 40-odd provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the exact number a matter of dispute since the law itself is so confusing. The largest tax law and social policy change in a generation will be imposed on a skeptical public by a government agency whose credibility is in ruins.

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