Skip to comments.Sen. Lincoln: Congress Can Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance
Posted on 12/16/2009 3:11:22 PM PST by bogusname
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told CNSNews.com that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people.
The words health and well-being do not appear anywhere in the Constitution.
The Congressional Budget Office has determined that in the entire history of the United States the federal government has never mandated that Americans buy any good or service. Both the House and Senate health care bills, however, include provisions that require all legal residents of the U.S. to purchase health insurance, a provision whose constitutionality has been qiuestioned by, among others, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah), the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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She is a disgrace to the name.
This is not going to end well.
“Sen. Lincoln: Congress Can Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance...”
Senator Lincoln, kindly find that in the Constitution or resign your seat immediately.
Just proof that these rotten RATS never read the Constitution. And they swore to uphold it.
Blanche Lincoln’s tenure is over in the Senate next year.
There ought to be some sort of written test in which congressmen are required to correctly answer questions about the constitution before they are allowed to take office.
“We only want ta help you.”
The Constitution means nothing to these people, I am surprised she even mentioned it.
The Constitution was thrown out the door when a Justice of the Supreme Court had the audacity to swear in a man who was not proven qualified, to the office of President of the United States.
That man threw away the Constitution that day.
I am thoroughly convinced that there is a mental illness or derangement syndrome associated with prolonged exposure to government service. Everyone who goes to Washington DC, regardless of party, gets crazier the longer they are there.
I guess this means that Congress can require all Americans to eat Spinach and Broccoli and to jog 20 minutes every other day.
This arrogant Beotch needs to be on the unemployment line-—STAT!
charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people.
“promote the general welfare”????????
Idiot . . .
With all due respect, Senator, you are an idiot.
No you can’t Blanche. Your career in the US Senate is finished.
Literacy (an basic Civics) testing should not only be required to vote, but to hold office as well.
End universal suffrage.
“With all due respect . . .”
Which happens to be NONE!
We came to the same conclusion as well: “idiot”
I’ve been saying all along that if they pass a mandatory insurance (a good or service), under the “promote the general welfare” phrase of the Constitution - theres gonna be a lawsuit that lands in front of SCOTUS.
IF SCOTUS upholds it - it’ll open up the floodgates. Congress could then pass ANY bill mandating compulsory goods or services, more lawsuits would then be filed, and then SCOTUS would then be in the unenviable position of having to determine which goods or services “promoted the general welfare” on an individual case basis ...
Elections do have consequences..... This may be the greatest lesson ever learned by THE PEOPLE...
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