Gov. Barbour Repeats "16,000 IRS Agents" Lie

April 07, 2010 5:04 pm ET

In recent weeks, conservatives have spread the false claim that the federal government will hire "16,000 new IRS agents" -- or a "health gestapo" -- to enforce the Affordable Care Act.  Today on Fox News, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour became the latest Republican official to repeat this blatant lie, which has been thoroughly refuted by independent fact checkers.

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