Wasserman Schultz: ObamaCare Not A Tax, IRS "Easiest" To To Enforce Penalty
DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the "easiest, most basic way" to enforce President Obama's health care law. However, Wasserman Schultz insists the fee associated with the law is not a "tax" but a penalty.
Wasserman Schultz says the IRS, which is responsible for collecting taxes, should be used because "it's simply a matter of ease in administration."
"The way we usually think of taxation, Wolf, is that taxation as the IRS administers is collected on broad swaths and large categories of individuals. This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs," Wasserman Schultz said on the Monday evening broadcast of CNN's "The Situation Room."