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Dean: Individual mandate 'not really necessary'
Fox News ^ | 4/1/2012 | fox news

Posted on 04/01/2012 6:31:11 PM PDT by tobyhill

Former Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said Sunday that the so-called individual mandate is "not really necessary" to the federal health care overhaul, and said a Supreme Court decision to invalidate the provision could end up helping President Obama.

The Supreme Court met privately on Friday to discuss the case, though a decision is not expected to be made public until June.

A central challenge in the case was over whether the requirement that Americans buy health insurance is constitutional. Further, the justices heard arguments on whether a ruling against the mandate should invalidate the health care law as a whole.

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1 posted on 04/01/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“It’s not really necessary...YEEEEAAAARRRGGHHHHH!”


2 posted on 04/01/2012 6:35:08 PM PDT by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: tobyhill

Of course it is not “necessary”! These folks will puts for total Government control regardless of who pays - after all when the Federal Government controls you, what does it matter?

We are lost if this continues... Maybe it is simply because of the majority voting for their benefits. Maybe it is because we have dropped border control and let in enough people that the majority can vote for their own benefits.

America seems to be lost to the normal voter. Australia is looking nice these days.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: tobyhill

He is right, to a point. The individual mandate isn’t needed. Of course the combination of no mandate and no pre-existing condition restrictions will make the cost of the program explode.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: tobyhill

If Howard Dean says it, then it must be true /S

Liberals like Dean will just spend tax money to pay for the uninsured. They do not care if national debt goes up or taxes go up.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 6:37:25 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: tobyhill

This whole thing is not about health care,it’s about control.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 6:41:33 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Deagle

I understand New Zealand’s national debt is 30% of their GDP whereas we’ve exceeded 100% debt to GDP in America already and the political class is unconcerned, printing more money than we can ever imagine OR repay.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 6:42:39 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26

Yes - total destruction on the way. Can’t wait until a loaf of bread costs $5.00 or more..geez. Our government ought to be taken out and shot for treason!


8 posted on 04/01/2012 6:52:33 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: tobyhill

Just out of curiosity, has the CBO priced out Obamacare without the mandate, sort of a what-if?


9 posted on 04/01/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: tobyhill

If the individual mandate was not needed, then why in the sam hill was it in the bill in the first place, Howard????????


10 posted on 04/01/2012 6:59:32 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tobyhill
Former Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said Sunday that the so-called individual mandate is "not really necessary"

As I recall Howard Dean also said that there was no doubt that the individual mandate was constitutional.

When marxists talk it is it is just a means to arrive at their desired results.

11 posted on 04/01/2012 7:02:11 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Dapper 26

$118,000,000 million an hour in deficit spending. Funny, no one talks about it.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 7:08:06 PM PDT by qwertyz
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t Limbaugh bring up the topic of “severability” clause several days ago?

The point was that Congress didn’t put in the severability clause which stipulated that if any part of the bill is found invalid, the rest of the bill remains in force. Without this clause in the bill, the whole thing would be found void if any part is found unconstitutional.

Has this issue found to be false over the last few days?


13 posted on 04/01/2012 7:19:36 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: tobyhill

It would have made it easier for them, but no, it’s not really necessary.

The real objective is single-payer “health care” where the government is the single payer, collecting from us all and imposing its policies on us all in every aspect of our lives.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 7:28:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It was a distraction.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: Hop A Long Cassidy

I’m guessing that SCOTUS will strike down the Individual Mandate but as to not be seen as partisans will allow the law to be severable. I’m also going to guess that the justices will issue a vague warning to the administration that if a lawsuit is brought forward on the religious freedom aspect the courts will rule against the administration.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 7:30:38 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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17 posted on 04/01/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: tobyhill
So by Dean's logic, since the President was stopped from completely screwing the American public, that their relief will ingratiate them towards him.

Okaaaaaay.

18 posted on 04/01/2012 8:30:37 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Farmer Dean

BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!

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No known Welfare Program that the Feds have started in the last 85 years is currently out of Debt. All have been financial disasters.

Medicine and Government do not mix.

It is time to privatize all Medical, Health, Insurance and other heart-tugging Welfare programs in the Federal Government.

BTW, Algae-Man Obama should be stripped of the power of “investing” in his green-energy boondoggles.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 8:57:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Hop A Long Cassidy
The point was that Congress didn’t put in the severability clause which stipulated that if any part of the bill is found invalid, the rest of the bill remains in force. Without this clause in the bill, the whole thing would could be found void if any part is found unconstitutional.
20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:15:59 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Deagle
Yes - total destruction on the way. Can’t wait until a loaf of bread costs $5.00 or more..geez. Our government ought to be taken out and shot for treason!

Or, how about when that same loaf of bread costs around, say, 50,000.00 'nubux'...

the infowarrior

21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by infowarrior
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