Skip to comments.Obama's Budget Director Contradicts Obamacare Supreme Court Argument
Posted on 02/15/2012 11:59:40 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
As the liberal website Slate has explained about Obamacare, President Obama's signature legislation "combine[s] an express mandatory insurance requirement with tax penalties . . . for noncompliance." Which is why the Obama "administrations lawyers have cited . . . the tax . . . power in support of the mandate," and that remains a central tenet of the administration's Supreme Court case in defending Obamacare. It is not the White House is mandating care, they are telling the Supreme Court, but it's that one will be taxed if he does not get health care.
But today on Capitol Hill, acting White House budget director Jeff Zients directly undermined the administration's claim by saying that there is no tax element of Obamacare. Here's the compelling exchange: [VIDEO]
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...was just read the riot act by Obama for his foul up. Next time, he may be beheaded on the south lawn of the White Hut.
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That’s cuz its a tax when you’re talking to the SCOTUS, and not a tax when you’re talking to the electorate.
Being a Democrat means never, ever, EVER telling the truth.....and not caring about it.
Nope, sorry, not gonna fly.
If you had structured this as a big tax increase with a generous tax credit for those who buy insurance it would have been bulletproof.
Fortunately for all of us you chose to trust the Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid Sausage Machine instead. So this is goin’ DOWN!!!
Well, this is easily resolved...
Just like anything else with leftists,
when required by the rules for it to be a tax, it’s a tax,
and in a situation where it can’t be a tax, it’s not a tax.
This is PERFECTLY “logical” for any leftist.
They are “comfortable with contradiction”, and never see that a contradiction indicates a falsehood.
The basis of all logic is the law of non-contradiction.
And I flat out asked a lib, once, whether two things that are contradictory can both be true, and she said yes.
“Everything I say is a lie.”
“I am lying.”
...and automatic tax exemptions for anyone he says can have them.
“there is no truth”
Is that true?
The problem is, postmodernists don’t find a problem with this. They’ve been fully indoctrinated in the anti-truth worldview of the left.
It’s only “true” if it advances the agenda.
Just wonder'n, are the members of the SCOTUS sequestered once they are appointed? I mean, are they allowed to listen to oh, Rush for instance? Do they have televisions in their chambers? Otherwise I just don't know how they could not know about the duplicitous nature of the Obama administration. God help the U.S. of A.
If you said something...
See link to read how Lew lost that debate. "Because the intragovernmental bond is nothing more than a bookkeeping device that records how much one part of the U.S. government (Treasury) owes another part of the same government (the Social Security Administration). In judging the creditworthiness of the United States, the world doesnt care what the left hand owes the right. Its all one entity. It cares only what that one entity owes the world."
I don't think they are really that stupid, but their ideology forces them to lie. I'll say one thing for Obama. The quality of his budget directors is equal to the quality of his Attorney General.
When I say something, it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.
And if I were a leftist Humpty Dumpty,
if I need it to mean something else later,
that’s exactly what it will mean then.
LOL - you are killing me, here. I know not whether to laugh or cry.
They're both true at the same time, you know.
We joke, but this is actually how the contemporary generation (who vote) have been taught to "think". It's a Luciferian agenda, nothing less.
Thesis; its a tax
Antithesis: its not a tax
Synthesis: its a combination of an express mandatory insurance requirement with tax penalties . . . for noncompliance.
Well, this is easily resolved...Let me get this clear: the 2,300 page 0bamacare bill, like the constitution is, in the eyes of the left, a living document, a mutable missive that can mean different things at different times. Is that about it?
Just like anything else with leftists, when required by the rules for it to be a tax, its a tax, and in a situation where it cant be a tax, its not a tax.
This is PERFECTLY logical for any leftist. They are comfortable with contradiction, and never see that a contradiction indicates a falsehood.
The basis of all logic is the law of non-contradiction. And I flat out asked a lib, once, whether two things that are contradictory can both be true, and she said yes.