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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mr. Obama Lied, Wilson Was Right

The president during his appearance on an ABC News program Sunday morning, talked at length about his proposal to require everyone in this country to obtain health insurance that meets government approval:
For us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it's saying is...that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore. Right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance,. Nobody considers that a tax increase. You just can't make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase.

According to the Associated Press, the largest U.S. news-gathering organization and one of the world's leading suppliers of news, this is B**l Sh*t.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Memo to President Barack Obama: It's a tax. Obama insisted this weekend on national television that requiring people to carry health insurance -- and fining them if they don't -- isn't the same thing as a tax increase. But the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation's health care system doesn't quibble. Both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee proposal clearly state that the fines would be a tax.

As Chris Reed of Reason Magazine says,
This is the civil version of Joe Wilson's rant. We need more such civility, starting next with the president's claim that under his proposal those who are happy with their current health insurance would be able to retain it as is. Bunk.

So, Mr. Obama, a tax is a tax when CONGRESS SAYS IT IS, not when you say it ain't.

UPDATE: Via Roger L. Simon, an excellent brief article,


Cheri.D.Vail said...

It seems to me that President Obama should worry more about the status of this coumtry than worrying about being on a television show or making promo commericals for new shows.
He must remember this job is not about him it is about the people he was voted by to obtain his job. This is not a popularity contest.

Rich Vail said...

I agree

Donald Borsch Jr. said...

Hmm. Obama says that just about everyone has to have auto insurance, but isn't that determined by State regulations and not Federal regulations? Perhaps all these asinine policies of his should go before State reviews and then decided upon, ie, no Federal interference or dictation upon the States unless the States want it. Seems to me I read that somewhere before...

And by imposing health insurance onto every American, isn't that burdening every American? What about folks like me who decline health insurance because I don't need anything other than regular health check-ups that I pay for out-of-pocket twice a year?

Isn't it my choice, my right, my privilege to decline government imposed purchases that will cost me money for something I don't need nor want? (Like the Stimulus Package...)

Rich Vail said...

Indeed, but then that's an excellent argument that Health Care mandated from the federal level, is in fact a violation of the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution, now isn't it?