Chief Justice John Roberts called the payment for Obama Healthcare exactly what it is, a tax. Even though the President denied that he would raise taxes, that is exactly what he has done. The fact that the Internal Revenue ServiceÂ has been placedÂ in charge of enforcement not only confirms the tax issue, it makes the whole process of its enforcement very scary indeed.
My wife usually thinks that I am just a little paranoid when it comes to these issues. Her mind was changed two years ago. Let me explain.
I received a certified letter from the IRS in November 2010 that informed me that all my charitable contributions for 2009 had been denied and that I now owed the IRS over $12,000.00 in back taxes and penalties.Â There wasn’t an audit, they didn’t ask for me to verify my giving, and they didn’t direct my accountant to resubmit proof.
Of course, I knew they were wrong as most of myÂ giving isÂ to verifiable 503-c institutions such as the church, the Union Gospel Mission, Wounded Warriors, etc… My giving was verified within two minutes through the certified public accountant that has done my taxes since I was a young man. I am an honest man and never attempt to avoid legitimate taxation. I have public institutions and slugs to support.
It took over 18 months for this to be resolved. In spite of the fact that all the proper documentation had been expediently sent again to the IRS, I would receive quarterly notifications of continued delinquency from the collections department. They even eventually threatened to “confiscate property” if I didn’t pay. Of course I didn’t cave, because I didn’t owe them anything.
They eventually went away. They didn’t apologize for their error nor did they apologize for the continued harrassment from their collection department. BUT, this was only after they also took $14,000.00 from my accounts that they eventually had to repay. It was not a friendly process. AND, they had done the exact same process to three of my four Christian medical partners.
This department of the government is evil and that is who will now be in charge of your healthcare. Welcome to Obamacare.