Chief Justice John Roberts is a very unpopular man right now, due to his apparent flip on the Obamacare Tax, um er… mandate…. no…. tax. But really, what does this say about our current President?
He doesn’t have the courage of his convictions in many cases, and this is another one.
It doesn’t matter to him that he comes right out and lies in the case of presenting this tax as a mandate – not a tax – when he told the American people that this was NOT a tax. He told the American people on numerous occasions that it wasn’t a tax.
Never mind that the same Congressional Budget Office that the Dems use to show how revenue neutral this program supposedly is states that almost 4 million American people are going to be paying this tax by 2016. The CBO that Senator Coons from Delaware proclaims is non partisan – that he champions as the truth tellers. THEY call it a tax.
President Obama’s OWN LAWYERS called it a tax. In their argument in front of the Supreme Court, they used the idea that this was a tax as a fallback argument, one that apparently swayed Roberts into changing his mind.
Does that stop everyone from Jack Lew to Nancy Pelosi to even Candy Crowley from telling you that it’s not a tax or it doesn’t matter if it is? That people won’t mind this President telling whopper after whopper, topped off with the whopper that he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class when Obamataxcare has somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 new taxes in it?
Listen to Jack Lew with Chris Wallace – he won’t listen to the facts, he just smiles smugly and, in our opinion lies right to your face. You wouldn’t take that from a McDonald’s employee or a car salesperson. Listen and learn:
Mr. Lew lied. SCOTUS DID NOT allow this through any other reason other than the ability for Congress to TAX. They didn’t allow the bill to stand under ANY OTHER REASON. EVERY single group analyzing the ruling state that same thing. Except the spin doctors in DC.
If you read what Mr. Obama’s Chief of the Office of Management and Budget is saying around 3:55 – if you can’t save the bill one way, argue many ways in court, even if it isn’t the truth in order to keep the bill?
Even if it isn’t the truth.
So what we are seeing is that the President and his team will conform the truth to fit what they NEED in order to pass something. If it isn’t a tax, Roberts should strike it down. But they argued it was a tax in order to just save something that wasn’t a tax? And now that it’s being defined as we called it prior to the bill passing – a tax – they want nothing to do with it.
The same reason they are shoving different things through like the administrative immigration overreach or attacking things like DOMA.
You better think about that before you support another program that will cost more, work less and will have to be saved by your children and grandchildren.
According to a great article at Heritage written by Alyene Senger (make sure to check her links – awesome info and you’ll stay here so you can click on the next one easily):
The mandate is in fact a tax, and it’s just one of many new taxes that hit the middle class in Obamacare. Lo and behold, another broken promise. President Obama claims that the mandate is holding people responsible, keeping with that spirit, here’s a reminder of the other promises the President and his health care law are responsible for breaking:
Reality: The individual mandate is far from alone on Heritage’s lengthy list of Obamacare’s new taxes and penalties, many of which will heavily impact the middle class. Altogether, Obamacare’s taxes and penalties will accumulate an additional $500 billion in new revenue over a 10-year period. Yesterday, a senior economist for The Wall Street Journal revealed that 75 percent of Obamacare’s new taxes will be paid for by American families making under $120,000 a year. Among the taxes that will hit the middle class are the individual mandate, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning, and an increase of the floor on medical deductions from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent.
Reality: Research continues to show that as many as 30 percent of employers will dump their employees from their existing health care coverage. The Administration itself has admitted that “as a practical matter, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.”
Reality: As Heritage analysts explain, “A close examination of what [the Congressional Budget Office] said, as well as other evidence, makes it clear that the deficit reduction associated with [Obamacare] is based on budget gimmicks, sleights of hand, accounting tricks, and completely implausible assumptions. A more honest accounting reveals the new law as a trillion-dollar budget buster.”
Promise #4: “I will protect Medicare.”
Reality: A Heritage Factsheet shows the various ways Obamacare ends Medicare as we know it, including severe physician reimbursement cuts that threaten seniors’ access to care and putting an unelected board of bureaucrats in charge of meeting Medicare’s new spending cap.
Promise #5: “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”
Reality: Obamacare does not accomplish universal coverage; it leaves 26 million Americans without insurance. Moreover, Heritage research outlines 12 ways that Obamacare will increase premiums instead of reducing health care costs. Requirements that plans allow young adults to stay on their parents’ coverage and offer preventive services with no cost sharing are already leading to higher growth in premiums.
Geez Mr. President? Can’t you get your story straight or are you afraid you’ll lose votes if you do? Doesn’t that tell us everything we need to know about you?
Thanks to Heritage.org for the great info. If you get a chance folks – support this great organization and join their cause for their basic membership – 25 bucks will keep them going. Just a suggestion.
Thanks to scenicreflections.com for the pic.