Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey says he’s skeptical the IRS — mired in scandal for targeting conservative groups and being probed by Congress — can properly enforce Obamacare.
“As the investigations go on . . . and show that it’s not just two rogue agents, its people all the way up the line, we should not have any confidence that Obamacare will be administered correctly,” Garrett told guest host David Nelson on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
Garrett, a member of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Financial Services, said exacerbating enforcement is the fact that many young people will not want to join the mandatory Affordable Care Act.
“In order for [President Barack Obama’s] grand plan to work, everyone has to come on board,” Garrett said.
“They need the young people to come on who are healthy in order to subsidize the older people, like me, who have higher medical expenses.
“The problem with this system is it’s a take-all system so that a young person can basically say . . . I’m not going to opt in and pay the exorbitant price that it will cost . . . I’d rather pay the responsibility fee.”