Killing Obamacare through the IRS

(Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

(Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Last month, I told you about Karen Finney’s conspiracy theory about the Republican Party, the IRS “scandal” and Obamacare. The MSNBC anchor’s contention was that the GOP hysteria over the IRS was really about crippling the agency’s role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, House Republicans proved Finney right.

The Post’s Paul Kane reports that a senior aide told him that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “has laid out a week of government ‘distrust’ legislation,” including a bill that would cut the IRS budget by about 25 percent. One measure in particular “would prohibit the IRS from having a role in implementing the health-care law.” This came the same day House Speaker John Boehner announced there would be a 38th attempt to repeal Obamacare. And it came after Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.) sent a June 13 letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asking for “All documents and communications sent by, received by, or copied to any employee of the Department of the Treasury between January 1, 2009, and the present referring or relating to the establishment of the IRS Affordable Care Act Office and the corresponding personnel and staffing decisions for the Affordable Care  Act Office.”

This morning, Finney emailed me the Hill story with the subject line “Called it!” Indeed you did, Finney. Indeed you did.

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