IRONY ALERT: GOP Shuts Down Government Over Obamacare, Blames Obamacare for Shutdown Impacts

Oct 23, 2013

In a particularly sad bit of irony, Republicans are now blaming the Affordable Care Act for the delay in the tax-filing season, which the IRS announced yesterday as a result of the 16-day government shutdown. You can do little more than shake your head at the following chain of events:

  • Oct. 1: House Republicans shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act.
  • Oct. 1-Oct. 16: IRS furloughs 90% of its employees because of the shutdown.
  • Oct. 22: IRS announces that tax-filing season will be delayed by 1-2 weeks because of the shutdown.
  • Oct. 23: House Republicans blame the Affordable Care Act for the delay in the tax filing season.

Now that’s some irony for you.