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Barack Obama admits that healthcare mandates are a form of tax

July 18, 2010

“Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes”  –Barack Obama– September 12th 2008

Those words seem pretty clear to me; Barack Obama repeatedly promised all Americans that a family making under $250,000 would not see a tax increase of ANY kind. Putting aside the fact that this promise was broken when he implemented a cigarette tax that disproportionately affects the poor– Barack Obama is now willing to admit that he broke that promise because forcing healthcare mandates on the American people is a form of taxation.

  Republican critics of the healthcare reform bill tried to label healthcare mandates as a form of taxation on the American people– a criticism that drew stern rebukes from the Obama regime and Democrats in congress.

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”

  The Obama regime is facing lawsuits by 20 states over the healthcare mandates that are included in the healthcare reform legislation, and the regime appears ready to defend the mandates by claiming– get this– Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution because it gives the government the right to lay and collect TAXES.

  The Obama regime is finally willing to admit what his Republican critics have said all along– that healthcare mandates are a form of taxation— and he is willing to admit it in court for the purposes of defending the constitutionality of the mandates. Suddenly he does not “absolutely reject that notion” about healthcare mandates being a form of a tax the way he vehemently denied that very same point to George Stephanopoulos.

  When he was trying to sell this bill to the American people, he was unwilling to state the truth about healthcare mandates, but now that he is forced to defend them in court– and now that there is nothing the American people can do except bend over and take his tax increases– he is willing to admit the truth that he rammed through huge tax increases on many Americans when he forced them to purchase goods and services. 

  We can assume that when Barack Obama went on George Stephanopoulos’s show he knew healthcare mandates were going to be challenged in court, and we can assume that he knew that the Justice Department would defend these mandates using congress’ power to pay and collect taxes. Therefore, he went on television, looked George  Stephanopoulos– and the American people– in the eye, and told a bold faced lie!

  And if Barack Obama and his regime win this lawsuit, we can expect more of this type of taxation in the future because according to the brief, the Obama regime is going to argue that congress has the power to collect taxes “even for purposes that would exceed its powers under other provisions.”

  Where will it end? Think of the possibilities that Barack Obama could envision under the above stated premise.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2010 9:51 am

    Where will it end indeed. How about taxing you according to your BMI? After all, if your BMI indicates you are obese, that is you own choice and you shouldn’t be allowed to let the rest of the population pay for your diabetes, etc etc with their federally madated premiums or tax penalties.

    It’ll be easier to accomplish this now that Sebelius issued regulations that will require BMI to be tracked in all our electronic health records. Apparently, the stimulus law back in 09 included the adoption of universal electronic health records by 2014.

    If the Supreme Court buys the argument that fed’s taxing authority is not limited by the enumeration of powers in the Constitution, this and more will be implemented.

    We are one Supreme Court justice away from the cliffs of tyranny, my friend.


    • July 18, 2010 7:42 pm

      I have read about the BMI be added to the stimulus bill– not sure why it was there instead of healthcare reform– but I hadn’t thought about it as being a means to institute another tax before. I can see this happening, don’t give them any ideas! 🙂


  2. July 18, 2010 12:22 pm

    All of the connections with this; the taxes, the medical records, the nanny state interventions, lead me to think that privacy and freedom are out the window. This is, as we have pointed out all along, is about control.


  3. July 18, 2010 12:38 pm

    The truth is finally coming out, but is it too late?


  4. gil mendozza zuntzes in Windham, nh/Paris, france,Maui, HI permalink
    October 25, 2010 1:38 pm

    Hum… What on earth my “ex” good friend Barack is doing?… can we gullible, stupid, crazy and hard working Americans truly honored!!! as a side effect, an act of monstrous evil Democracy exposed the shallownes of a complete meaninglessness of the American lives. Perhaps this is the stronger pleasure for Barack Obama and his “Brigade” we gullible, stupid, and crazy Americans learned and are still learning about the “invisible” hell hold in Washington.


  5. gil mendozza zuntzes in Windham, nh/Paris, france,Maui, HI permalink
    October 25, 2010 1:41 pm

    …. “The Hope is dead… and the Dream is Gone”!!!



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