No. That's not true, George. The -- for us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. –president Barry Hussein ObamaCongressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) had it right all along. This president is a liar! He and his Democrat Party manipulate words and meaning like a Crack-ho manipulates her mamma for money to buy milk for her baby.
“Mamma I need twenty dollars, I promise I’m going to buy milk for the baby.” Mamma knows that her daughter the Crack-ho is probably lying, yet there’s that outside chance that she might be telling the truth this time. Out of hundreds of disappointments, this may be the time. But alas, Social Services called. They have the baby again and the crack-ho mama is nowhere to be found.
President Soetoro stated emphatically on nation television with George Stephanopoulos that if his mandated Health Care reform measure was pass by Congress it wouldn’t be a tax increase on the American people. (see article)
The Democrats in Congress knowing passed this legislation to give Soetoro and their Party a victory rather than look out for the best interest of the American people and protect us from this misguided legislation.
Well American people, Social Services just called and they want you to pick up the baby!
That’s right but first, just to remind you somewhat forgetful Americans here’s the White house Crack-ho wasting over two minutes of George Stephanopoulos’ time arguing that health care reform is not a tax increase. (see 2:38min video)
STEPHANOPOULOS: You were against the individual mandate...
STEPHANOPOULOS: ...during the campaign. Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?
OBAMA: Well, hold on a second, George. Here -- here's what's happening. You and I are both paying $900, on average -- our families -- in higher premiums because of uncompensated care. Now what I've said is that if you can't afford health insurance, you certainly shouldn't be punished for that. That's just piling on. If, on the other hand, we're giving tax credits, we've set up an exchange, you are now part of a big pool, we've driven down the costs, we've done everything we can and you actually can afford health insurance, but you've just decided, you know what, I want to take my chances. And then you get hit by a bus and you and I have to pay for the emergency room care, that's...
STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it's still a tax increase.
You see Progressives can make up reality out of whole cloth by using language while totally disregarding the traditional language and law. Specifically, they do this by using politically correct language, propaganda or lies, (or as I refer to it their Orwellian Worldview) feed it to a Progressive judge, he or she rules, et voilà a new precedence in law is made out of whole cloth!
No he can't Mr. president, you’re correct, the ability to just make up language and decide meaning by rights is totally patented by Progressive Democrats and you.
This is the thinking, which Elena Kagan represents to the Supreme Court. As well, this thinking is what Progressives hope will influence Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker out in California deliberating whether to strike down the law, which amends California’s Constitution, which defines marriage for the State of California. It is Progressive’s hope that Judge Walker will accomplish the Orwellian feat of changing the meaning of marriage by simply ruling that California’s law is unconstitutional even though it is not. (previous post)
But I digress, earlier this year president Soetoro made his case to the American people that if his health care reform were passed his reforms wouldn’t represent a tax increase on the American people.
Yet currently the Soetoro Justice department is presently in court arguing against more than 20 states and several private organizations that have filed claiming that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to mandate that Americans buy a government-mandated product.
To counter those arguments the Soetoro Justice department is arguing that Americans must comply with the government mandated health care reform because it is a tax!
That’s right you read correctly, health care reform is a tax increase, the Crack-ho left you the baby and is on vacation in Maine. (see article)
But wait there’s more, not only is the Soetoro unapologetically defending this “tax increase” they are claiming extra Constitutional powers to do so. And just what are extra Constitutional powers? Those, ladies and gentlemen, are illegitimate powers that are not enumerated in the Constitution of the United States of America.
According to the Soetoro administration, Congress can use taxing power even for purposes that would exceed its powers under other provisions of the Constitution.
And it gets even stranger than that! According to reporter Robert Pear, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, described the tax power as an alternative source of authority.
What!?! You’re not shocked yet?
Well there’s more. Apparently, the law describes such a levy of fines against people as a penalty rather than a tax. However, the Soetoro administration says in one breath the law doesn’t matter, precise form of words they don’t matter either.
And here’s the tricky part, I called it the Elena Kagan approach to law. What the Soetoro administration did it cited “a long line of Supreme Court cases” which according to them grants them constitutionality based on judicial precedence, totally disregarding what the actual Constitution says thereby they supersede the Constitution with judicial precedence (pretty tricky huh?) on the tax or penalty’s “practical operation.” Simply deviously manipulative!
And what is its practical operation? Well according to the Soetoro administration, this “penalty” will raise $4 billion, a year by 2017, therefore it is a tax!
So the president and his administration have effectively managed to avoid calling fines under mandated government health care penalties but in order to argue their constitutional validity in court Soetoro’s Justice department are calling the penalties, taxes!
Imagine that, mandated Obamacare is both penalties and taxes simultaneously or not, depending on which meaning the president chooses to use. It’s no wonder the president didn’t want George Stephanopoulos to use the dictionary.
In the president’s progressive worldview, all things are defined as he wishes. In his mind, only he is the arbiter of meaning, independent sources like dictionaries notwithstanding. That my Dear Readers, is the essence of Creating Orwellian Worldview by Machiavellianism!