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Wonder how long before our government proposes something like this?

The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.

The government already treats our income as its money, which it graciously lets us keep a little of though we greedily want to keep more of it. It's not as if this would be a giant leap.


William Larsen
Tue, 09/21/2010 - 3:30pm

Leo, it may not be that long. The recent healthcare bill that was passed requires that the IRS have access to anyone's account. The purpose is for the IRS to pay the co-pay directly to provider. The provider will no longer be able to accept any payment from the patient.

The reasoning is to make sure that the fine for not having healthcare can be taken, that the provider is paid directly from your account, that the insurance company does not pay too little or too much and to ensure those with multiple healthcare insurance to pay in the proportion they are required under law. Medicare and Medicaid are secondary to private and employee base.

This makes ideal sense to keep those without healthcare insurance from obtaining healthcare. The IRS is now the gate keeper.

I have the flow chart of how this healthcare program is to work and all the hoops, hurdles and road blocks to healthcare printed by our elected government overseeers.

tim zank
Tue, 09/21/2010 - 4:27pm

William, any chance you could post the link to that flow chart?

William Larsen
Wed, 09/22/2010 - 1:28am

Tim, I scanned it as a pdf file. It is located onmy web site


the file is at

Attempting to access a pdf file from another website is not allowed, but you can paste the link in task bar and it should load that way.

I am searching for the text that states the IRS will have access to bank accounts. It is in the 2000 page bill that was passed. It may take me a bit of time to find it. There was text about the authority of the HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE that gave the IRS authority to make payments directly from an individual account. The thought was this would speed up payments to providers and reduce non payments by patients which is thought to be a reason behind the high cost of healthcare.