That's the number of new IRS agents that will be hired just to enforce the new health care bill.
Watch for Republicans to hammer at this number. That's because it tells quite a story. First, we all hate the IRS. So, if it's even more intrusive, that is even more visceral. Those IRS agents will be hired to enforce the individual mandate, the mandate on employers, and to enforce all other parts of the new bill. Now, when the Democrats claim this isn't a government takeover of health care, the Republicans will quickly remind Americans that sixteen thousand new IRS agents will be hired to enforce it.
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