Interesting that when Obamacare was being rammed through Congress it was called medical insurance, healthcare, etc. I don’t remember anyone ever using the word tax.
Now that this is being decided in the Supreme Court, it’s suddenly become a “tax” and it’s claimed by the Obama Administration to well within the power of Congress to levy taxes.
Talk about a bunch of two-faced lying bastards! Want some Obama quotes on the subject? Here you go.
While Congress was working on the health care legislation, Mr. Obama refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy insurance, enforced by financial penalties, was equivalent to a tax.
“For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase,” the president said last September, in a spirited exchange with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News program “This Week.”
When Mr. Stephanopoulos said the penalty appeared to fit the dictionary definition of a tax, Mr. Obama replied, “I absolutely reject that notion.”
They don’t only lie, they’re very sneaky, too. Pretty good for a bunch that couldn’t take time to read the bill. They sure managed to put some language in the bill to cover their asses from the coming lawsuit.
Congress anticipated a constitutional challenge to the individual mandate. Accordingly, the law includes 10 detailed findings meant to show that the mandate regulates commercial activity important to the nation’s economy. Nowhere does Congress cite its taxing power as a source of authority.
Mysteriously they now claim it is a tax.! Funny how you can not cite taxes in the bill yet it now morphs and it’s a tax. Yet another reason to start voting out incumbents this November and send a message to this bunch about who they work for. They will blatantly lie to the American public to get what they want.
You can read more gory details at the source below. I put this in the crime category, because in my mind it’s a crime.
I hope everyone enjoys bending over for this. No wonder Obama’s ratings and the ratings of Congress are in the tank. When everyone gets wind of this I bet they’ll go lower.
They can’t blame George W. Bush for this one. The Obama Administration and the Democrats own this baby.
Source: New York Times