Making the rounds lately has been a meme regarding the IRS somehow procuring direct, real-time access to American citizen’s savings accounts as a result of Obamacare legislation.
The only connections I can find any reference to, concerning Obamacare and this accusation, specifically reference a list of claims about a bill called H.R.3200, or America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
The forward had been fairly widely distributed via email forwards and message board posts, and included such criticisms as, “Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts,” a summary which was penned by a gent by the name of Peter Fleckenstein.
The actual Obamacare bill that DID pass is called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and was H.R.3590, not H.R.3200. H.R.3200 was only a proposal, never passed, and did not become law. I can’t find any well-documented link between Obamacare/PPACA and the IRS claim, except for just memes such as above. All other sources that try to document the link refer to the failed proposal of H.R.3200, rather than the actual Obamacare document of H.R.3590.