LePage calls IRS the ‘new Gestapo’: The governor uses his radio address to attack President Obama’s Affordable Care Act

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Holy Toledo, the Governor of Maine doesn’t pull this punch, and you can bet his approval ratings will rise, especially nationally.

Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama’s health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”

The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans not insured by their employers or Medicaid to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

LePage said the court decision has “made America less free.”

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