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ICYMI: Johnson supports bill to stop IRS enforcement of ObamaCare

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Washington, Aug 2, 2013 | comments
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the U.S. House floor in support of H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act. 

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“Mr. Speaker, in May the IRS proved to the American people that it cannot be trusted to fairly enforce laws.  As if the intentional targeting of Americans was not troubling enough, ObamaCare will give the IRS even more power in just a few short months. 

“That’s right, the agency that bullied Americans for exercising their right of free speech will be the very same agency involved in enforcing health care.  Patients and their doctor should make the decisions that work best for them - NOT Washington, much less the IRS. 

“Allowing the IRS to enforce ObamaCare opens the door to more abuse, targeting and intimidation of Americans.  That’s why I join my colleagues in support of a common-sense bill, H.R. 2009 “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act” that will stop the IRS from enforcing or implementing any part of ObamaCare.

“It’s time for our friends across the aisle to listen to the American people and keep the IRS out of our lives and out of our health care.”

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