Monday, July 12, 2010 is one thing to write laws... then... it's a whole different issue to enforce the laws that you have written.

Some people have a difficult time grasping this basic reality.

Daily Caller article
Tax report reveals Republicans may have been right about IRS costs relating to health-care law
By The Hill

A warning that federal tax officials will need more congressional funding to administer the Democrats’ health reform law has rekindled the partisan debate over its cost effectiveness.

Senior Republicans have said for months that the new responsibilities required of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the legislation would saddle the agency with billions of dollars in additional costs — expenses not accounted for in the bill.

A Wednesday report from the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), an independent watchdog within the IRS, backed those claims, finding that the agency currently lacks the resources to take on the new duties.

“I have no doubt the IRS is capable of administering social programs, including healthcare,” Nina Olson, head of the NTA, said in a statement. “But Congress must provide sufficient funding.”

Republicans quickly offered up a message to Democrats that boiled down to this: We told you so.

“Before ObamaCare passed, [Minority Leader John Boehner] and others warned that it would require an army of new IRS agents,” Boehner (R-Ohio) spokesman Michael Steel said in an email. “Democrats denied it. Now we know the truth.”

What is so difficult to grasp here?

We could write a law that says... "Everyone shall hereby be required to love everyone else... in the whole wide world."

It would be a great law... but the enforcing of it would be a small problem... I mean... Jesus spoke the very same law into existence 2,000 years ago,

"I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another."
John 13:34 (HCSB)

I think we've had a little trouble getting that law enforced... and we've certainly spent a lot of money, time, and effort trying to do so.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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