Home > News > Pre-Obamacare: It’s NOT An Unpopular Tax. Post-Obamacare: Now, It’s A Tax, Because We Don’t Have The Right To Force You To Buy Anything.

Pre-Obamacare: It’s NOT An Unpopular Tax. Post-Obamacare: Now, It’s A Tax, Because We Don’t Have The Right To Force You To Buy Anything.

ObamaCareSymbolIf it wasn’t destroying our nation and our economy, it would almost be comical.

The mandate that requires citizens to buy insurance is not defined under any power of the Constitution.  The federal government is not allowed to compel anyone to purchase products they want us to.

This left them in a quandary.  How to convince people they could have a power that is not theirs.  Well, as we saw, in the end, they ignored what the US wanted anyway an forced it, but before that, they did actually try to push the lie.

So, Dems started using a lame “Interstate Commerce” excuse.  It didn’t stand up to any examination, since Congress limited all interstate health insurance anyway (which was to set the stage for ObamaCare)  So, the only real excuse they could come up with was “it’s a tax”.

There are several problems with this new self-appointed power that Congress granted itself.  First, by this argument, any Congressman could push a bill requiring everyone in the US to purchase something from a company they own.  That is tyranny.  Secondly, nothing in the Constitution allows for forcing anyone to purchase something. 

This resulted in additional problems for the Dems in the days leading up to ObamaCare.  First, at the time, Obama was still pushing his “no middle class taxes” lies.  Second, because the argument of tax was so weak, they would get reamed by every intelligent person out there.  Finally, no one wanted to hear “tax” when the economy was so weak.  The result:  “It’s not a tax.  We can do it because of ‘Interstate Commerce"’”

Well, now the courts are involved.  A lot of states called bullshit on the Dems arguments and reality is setting in.  The lies are starting to be exposed and they realize that the only chance they have to defend this in court is to say it’s a tax and hope the courts are stupid.

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

In stunning reversal, administration now defends health care insurance mandate as a tax | The Daily Caller – Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

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