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May 16, 2013

Words That Should Not Be Strung Together In America, "IRS Building Largest Government Database"

This will not end well for freedom. (Via Jeff Emanuel)

To monitor compliance with these rules, the IRS and HHS are now building the largest personal information database the government has ever attempted. Known as the Federal Data Services Hub, the project is taking the IRS's own records (for income and employment status) and centralizing them with information from Social Security (identity), Homeland Security (citizenship), Justice (criminal history), HHS (enrollment in entitlement programs and certain medical claims data) and state governments (residency).

The data hub will be used as the verification system for ObamaCare's complex subsidy formula. All insurers, self-insured businesses and government health programs must submit reports to the IRS about the individuals they cover, which the IRS will cross-check against tax returns.

Good luck in advance to anyone who gets caught in this system's gears, assuming it even works. Centralizing so much personal information in one place is another invitation for the IRS wigglers in some regional office—or maybe higher up—to make political decisions about enforcement.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "Those who would trade privacy for health insurance will get neither".

One of the cobs was dumbfounded that advocates for big government use the excuse that Obama can't be held responsible for this outbreak of scandals because the government is too big to run.

My reaction:

Because they don't view abuses by big government as a problem. It's a small price to pay for the glories of state control. Though they really don't see it as a price at all. The Vanguard of the Party is never affected by this stuff and if the Proletariat is, well, eggs and omelets.

At this point it's just ruining lives in an emotional and economic way. Eventually (like when ObamaCare hits) it will literally start killing people.

This is what happens when leftists win. Every time, everywhere.

It's amazing how much damage to this country Obama and a Democratic Congress were able to do in two years.


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