Worthy Christian News » U.S. Politics » House Appropriations Committee Slashes IRS Budget by 15%, Halts Obamacare Enforcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- The U.S. House Appropriations Committee is set to slash IRS's budget to $10.9 billion, $1.5 billion under President Obama's request for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget measure's goal is to ensure the tax agency focus on it's "core duties", and eliminate efforts to judge political activities and halt its enforcement of Obamacare.
Highlights of the Bill:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Included in the bill is $10.95 billion for the IRS – a cut of $341 million below the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and $1.5 billion below the President’s budget request. This will bring the agency’s budget below the sequester level and below the level that was in place in fiscal year 2008. This funding level is sufficient for the IRS to perform its core duties, including taxpayer services and the proper collection of funds, but will require the agency to streamline and make better use of its budget.
In addition, due to the inappropriate actions by the IRS in targeting groups that hold certain political beliefs, as well as its previous improper use of taxpayer funds, the bill includes the following provisions:
-- A prohibition on funds for the IRS to target groups for regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs.
-- A prohibition on funds for the IRS to target individuals for exercising their First Amendment rights.
ObamaCare –The bill also includes provisions to stop the IRS from further implementing ObamaCare, including a prohibition on any transfers of funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to the IRS for ObamaCare uses, and a prohibition on funding for the IRS to implement an individual insurance mandate on the American people. -- Source