Newt Gingrich for repeating the debunked conspiracy theory about 16,000 new IRS agents being hired to enforce the healthcare reform mandate.
Once again, non-partisan FactCheck.org writes:
This wildly inaccurate claim started as an inflated, partisan assertion that 16,500 new IRS employees might be required to administer the new law. That devolved quickly into a claim, made by some Republican lawmakers, that 16,500 IRS “agents” would be required. Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas even claimed in a televised interview that all 16,500 would be carrying guns. None of those claims is true.
And of course Today didn’t correct him. Good job.