Gautham Nagesh, who is at the National Press Club for IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman’s speech, sent a snippet from his forthcoming story:
Quick hits: Shulman says he does not think it is any more dangerous to be an IRS employee despite the incident at the agency’s Austin facility. Says it’s much too early to know how many personnel or what resources will be needed to enforce the individual mandate included in the healthcare bill. He admits the bill limits the possible options for enforcement via its explicit ban on levying bank accounts or conducting seizures. When pressed, he said the most likely outlet for enforcing compliance is through tax return offsets.