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Repeal The IRS 1099 Provision of The Health Care Bill?

August 20, 2010 20 comments

ARA’s vice president for government affairs John McClelland urges you to repeal the IRS 1099 provision.

The much loved August recess is upon us here in the nation’s Capitol and — except for a brief return by the House this past Tuesday to pass yet another spending bill — members of both the House and Senate are at home until Sept. 14. While it is true that some members of Congress will take a brief vacation or participate in a “fact-finding” trip, most will be hard at work campaigning for the upcoming election. That means they actually will be looking for opportunities to see and talk to you, their constituents. While I know there are probably a lot of things on your minds that you would like to say to your senator or representative, I am going to ask you to be single-minded if and when you get an opportunity to have a face-to-face encounter with one or more of your lawmakers: talk to them about the total repeal of the IRS 1099 provision of the health care bill.

Why the IRS 1099 provision of the health care bill needs repeal.

Just in case you have forgotten, one of the provisions — Section 9006 — of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was signed into law earlier this year requires all businesses to begin issuing IRS 1099 forms to any business that receives goods or services worth more than $600 in a given tax year. Unless this section is repealed, it is estimated that 40 million taxpaying entities will be subject to this provision, which will create an enormous burden on businesses, governments and nonprofit entities throughout the nation. The House has already seen the light on this, but the Senate, where the provision originated, is proving to be harder to convince that the 1099 reporting mandate is just plain bad and a job-killing policy that needs to be relegated to the dustbin of legislative history.

Read Full Article: View from Washington, D.C.: Take action, demand repeal of the 1099 provision

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Health Care Reform Lawsuit Joined By Texas Attorney General

April 12, 2010 2 comments

Lawsuit gaining traction, or just spinning its wheels?

Five more states will join a federal lawsuit, which includes Texas, challenging the newly passed health care reform law.  Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who led the suit, said that Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona are adding their names to the list of plaintiffs that filed the case on March 23 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho and South Dakota had previously joined Florida’s lawsuit. A hearing is scheduled for April 14.

The suit alleges that the new law infringes on the constitutional rights of Americans by mandating they have health care coverage or pay a tax penalty.

Agree with the decision?

“Yes”  is in the lead.  Take the Houston Business Journal poll here.

Discuss.

Categories: News

Apparently Health Care Is A BIG Deal

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Our friends over at FamousDc are on top of it again!

FamousDc wants to know..

Is Washing Your Mouth Out with Soap Part of the New Health Care Law?

V.P, Biden drops F bomb at podium.  Advisory: Explicit Lyrics

Nice, stay classy!

Categories: Humor, News

Daily Fill: Headlines & News

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: Daily Fill, News

Daily Fill: Headlines

March 4, 2010 1 comment
Categories: Daily Fill, News