As we await the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the "individual mandate" within President Obama’s health care bill, which forces citizens to engage in commerce whether they like it or not, under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment, Washington, D.C. online publication TheHill.com reports, "The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law. The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process."
During the debate leading up to the Christmas Eve 2009 Senate vote on "Obama Care," part of the debate was funding the Internal Revenue Service to hire 6000 auditors, whose job is to ensure people and businesses are in compliance with the new law. When the 2011 Congress took over, it did not provide funding for the auditors. It is among legislation the Democrat-controlled Senate has yet to consider.
The executive branch, in its continuing disregard for the co-equal branches of government, is using funds allocated for other spending to fund this part of the law. No matter how the Supreme Court rules, the IRS will have hired 6,000 new auditors, another example of the administration’s expanding government on the backs of taxpayers, during a recession.