Skip to comments.The Court Rules: Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World
Posted on 06/28/2012 11:22:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Hey, folks, have you seen the economic news today? Have you heard about the unemployment numbers today? (laughing) Gross domestic product, have you heard about any of that? Because I have it here, and it sucks. It's a disaster. The economy of this country remains a disaster. And we, the American people, have just been deceived in ways that nobody contemplated. And what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. What we have been told by the chief justice of the Supreme Court and four liberals on the court: Obamacare is just a massive tax increase. That's all it is. Obama lied to us about that. The Democrats lied. "It wasn't a tax. There was no way it was a tax."
The chief justice was hell-bent to find a way to make this law applicable, so he just decided, you know what, as a tax increase, it works, because there's no limit on the federal government's ability to tax. And it's right there in the preamble of the Constitution, right there, Article 1, Section 8, the general welfare clause, it's been established Congress can tax whatever, whoever, whenever, how much they want. Even when they don't ask for it, the Supreme Court is gonna find a way to make what they want to do legal because John Roberts said it's not our job here to forbid this. It's not our job to protect people from outcomes. It's not our job to determine whether it is right or wrong or any of that. We just get to look at it. We can't forbid this. This is what the elected representatives of the people want.
No, the elected representatives of the people were deceived. Remember yesterday I asked you, if this decision went this way, what was your initial reaction going to be. And how many of you were deflated as you can be because of the way this was reported? The first thing that came down, the mandate, unconstitutional, that was the first thing everybody reported. Mandate unconstitutional, big sigh of relief. And then within moments, wait a minute, wait a minute, we're reading further. Hold it just a second. The mandate's unconstitutional, but the court has decided it's a tax, and therefore it's okay.
So Obamacare is nothing more than the largest tax increase in the history of the world. And the people who were characterizing it as such were right and were telling the truth. We have the biggest tax increase in the history of the world right in the middle of one of this country's worst recessions. In fact, as the vice president said yesterday, a depression for millions of Americans. The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, said, "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." Not our job.
Well, what about when we are deceived? The court upheld a law that was not what we were told it would be. What has been upheld here is fraud, and the Internal Revenue Service has just become Barack Obama's domestic army. That is what we face now. We were deceived. Obamacare was a lie. It was a stealth tax on all Americans, and nobody knew it until today. Not officially. Obama told George Stephanopoulos it wasn't a tax. And Stephanopoulos was trouble-making for trying to suggest otherwise.
Let's go to the audio sound bites. September 20th, 2009, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, interviewing President Obama, discussion about the health care reform bill, Stephanopoulos said, "Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money and fining them if they don't. How is that not a tax increase?"
President Obama Tells Judas Stephanopoulos Health Insurance Mandate IS NOT Tax Increase
OBAMA: No, tha-tha-that's not true, George. Eh, for us to say that you've gotta take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it's saying is is that we're not gonna have other people carrying your burdens for you, any more than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, "That is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I'm not covering all the costs."
RUSH: Stephanopoulos then said, "Well, it may be fair, and it may be good public policy, but for you to say that this isn't a tax. This just..."
OBAMA: No, no. B-b-but George y-y-y-you can't just make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I don't think I'm making it up. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "Tax: A charge, usually of money, imposed by authority --
STEPHANOPOULOS: -- on persons or property for public purposes."
OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Miriam's dictionary (sic), the definition of tax increase indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise you wouldn'ta gone to the dictionary to check on the definition! I mean --
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no.
OBAMA: If -- if what you're saying is --
STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself, but your critics say it is a tax increase.
OBAMA: My critics say everything's a tax increase! My critics say that I'm taking over, uhh, every sector of the economy. You know that! Uh, eh, eh... Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we're gonna have an individual mandate or not but --
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it's a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.
RUSH: Well, it didn't matter, did it?
He lies to the American people every day. What does it matter? "It's not a tax increase." We all knew what was coming down the pike if this thing were upheld, whatever it's called. We are being forced to purchase something, whether they want to twist this as coming under the Commerce Clause or the whole thing being a tax. But you just heard: Obama told us it wasn't a tax. Congress told us it wasn't a tax. Pelosi told us it wasn't. And we have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it. The Supreme Court just told us what's in it. It's a massive regressive tax on all Americans.
I remember Obama saying that couples making less than $250,000 a year would never see a tax increase if he was elected while he served. That's out the window. It was a lie. We were all deceived. You can call it a tax; you can call it a fine. No matter. You can say it's a power of the Commerce Clause or not. No matter. What happened today is all that matters. And what happened today is that we were bludgeoned with a tax that requires us to do as the government mandates. We must do what they say.
But guess who collects the tax?
Not the government. It's the insurance companies, the health insurance companies. For as long as they last, the health insurance companies are the ones that collect the tax. The IRS is going to enforce it; we have to buy health insurance. This is essentially being forced to pay a tax. It's just been called a tax. Insurance premiums have just been called a tax, folks. Premiums to buy health insurance. We must buy it. The government has the ability to levy that tax. We are going to buy health insurance from insurance companies mandated by the government.
The Supreme Court told us today that this is a tax. So our health insurance premiums essentially are a tax. There's no limit here! What if insurance companies want to tax us for not buying a new car? It is a stealth tax, and that's what it was all along. It's a massive behavior-modification program. Either behave as directed or suffer the loss of private property. If you don't buy what the government tells you to buy, you're going to be taxed. You're going to fined. So even without the Commerce Clause, the federal government can virtually dictate what we do with our so-called private property.
The administration and the Congress said, "No, it's not a tax!" Arguing before the court, they said, "No, it's not a tax!" Then a couple of whispers, "Yes, it is a tax." The chief justice says (paraphrased), "I can't forbid this. It's not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices. I gotta find a way. Congress wants this, so I gotta find a way to make it happen. Okay, we'll call it a tax, and that makes it perfectly legal." So today the sovereign nature of the individual wasn't just weakened; it was eviscerated.
Between the Arizona and Obamacare decisions, America is a very different concept than it was just a week ago. In the United States of America, you either purchase what central authorities tell you to purchase or they will punish you with taxes. In America, states are not allowed to fully protect their citizens from the slow-motion invasion across their borders. The Feds opted out of the program in Arizona. States are powerless. And don't forget Obama just granted de facto amnesty to over one million illegal aliens.
So now we look forward to November.
November is the chance to get rid of the people who did this, and then put in place people we hope mean it when they say they're going to repeal it. That's it, folks. That is all that remains. Because, as of today, the American government can and will seize your private property if you don't purchase and/or sell what's been ordered. It's really breathtaking, what happened today. And it is breathtaking to watch ignoramuses who don't really understand what happened celebrate it. We have been betrayed and deceived by Congress. We have been betrayed and deceived by the Supreme Court.
It was never contemplated that Obamacare was a massive tax increase. Can you imagine them selling it on the basis of it being a massive tax increase? You heard Obama. He went out of his way to tell everybody it wasn't a tax increase. That was the death knell for the bill to call it a massive tax increase! He's running around telling everybody that nobody is gonna pay increased taxes. So we've been spent into deficit hell. We've now been taxed into disposable income hell. The Constitution's under assault, and so is every individual living here under assault.
"Do as you're told! Shut up, sit down, or pay a tax."
I wasn’t that high on Roomey but Now I will do what ever it takes to get him elected.
Welcome to the United Communist States of America, UCSA!
I no longer am proud to be an American.
I was in a meeting when this ruling came down, and have been trying to grasp its significance. As I understand from various posts, the individual mandate was declared unconstitutional. However, the act itself still stands as it is a tax on those who don’t have, or won’t buy health insurance.
If that is true, it indeed is a tax increase; one on a select group of Americans (those who don’t have or don’t want health insurance...the rest of us are already paying for insurance so it’s not a tax unless we have to pay more for less coverage). Also, that select group of Americans cuts through every strata of income. It’s not based on income but on lack of action by the taxpayer.
Can someone with more understanding than I have clarify this for me?
The Mexicans are now like the woman who said obama was going to pay her mortgage. They believe this is in effect NOW. All they gotta’ do is get across the border and they got free healthcare. HERE THEY COME!
Yes because Roomeycare is so much better than Obamacare. /s
I'm not voting for either liberal. I'm voting for Virgil Goode.
A tax designed to make every one of us a slave to Washington D.C.!
As a patriotic I cannot find it in my heart to comply with this tyranny! For me there is no other course but Liberty or Death!
Yes because Roomeycare is so much better than Obamacare. /s
I'm not voting for either liberal. I'm voting for Virgil Goode.
And they will miraculously be given documents showing that they have been here for five years to qualify for Obama's non-Amnesty Amnesty, be given work permits and as soon as they exit the DHS offices, Obama's proxies will register them to vote even though that is illegal. Meanwhile the Obama DOJ makes sure that states can't assure legitimate voter rolls or determine the legitimacy of voter's through valid IDs. Why? To funnel as many millions of illegal voters as necessary for an Obama victory in November.
If this isn’t repealed in totem to Nth degree so as to make absolutely clear the government does have limits I will absolutely drop my interest in politics.
I have spent untold hours on this administration and it’s over reach. I have spent thousands supporting their opponents.
All to no avail. I’m just not getting a demonstrably positive result for my efforts and I am thinking it ain’t worth the time or money.
I know their rules and can play in them but if so called conservatives or so called constitutinsists continue to reveal their real selves for leftist grabbing my stuff A-holes then the jig is up.
If this the way it is going to be then this election could very well be my last until they actually come to get me.
I have no faith in Boehner, Cantor and most importantly Mittens Romney.
These guys are snakes who tell untruths and lie in wait so when we walk by the can sink their venomous fangs into our healthy bodies, so as to make us sick enough we will be dependant upon them.
Your 2nd Amendment just went down in flames. They do not like you and want to disarm you. They will absolutey tax your weapons to death. They will tax your ammunition to death.
They will tax energy products to death.
They will tax you for not buying the car of their edict.
You can buy as much of anything you want but you render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.
I literally loathe my government and I certain this POS will survive.
We no longer have any place for redress.
Satanic Inspired, Devil Worshipin, Kommies .....
This decision sets up the Gov to Tax anything it wants. ANYTHING, Anybody, for Any reason.
All of you Dems lurking around and rubbing your hands in glee should remember this one thing,
the money that flows throughout this unfree country will dry up and there will not
be any more perks for you when the time comes. I for one will never hire any Democrat ever
after this ruling. Why? Why should I support those who hate their country and the freedoms
that it offers. Rhetorical.
FUBO, And especially F-You RINOs. You can all kiss my hard working business ASS...
Roberts legislated from the bench. There is little doubt about it. It is the most flagrant bit of activism I've every witnessed in my many decades on this planet.
Roberts knows, just as I know, that this obamacare would NOT have passed had it been a tax. And it's Roberts who claims he doesn't wish to overrule legislative action. He know his claim about obamacare being a tax is pure forcing onto us of something that congress would have rejected.
He is a sleight-of-hand artist, a con man, a liar, and probably, a man who's been paid off handsomely.
No, the money one must pay to the IRS for not having insurance has been called a tax. Conservatives don't have to like this ruling - but they shouldn't lie about it.
Patriotic Americans who believe in the Constitution don’t like this ruling, not just conservatives.
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Translation: I will be throwing my vote away by voting for someone that has absolutely no chance of getting elected and by doing so make sure that 0bama gets reelected,
Not relying on SCOTUS to affect our Liberties is a good thing my opinion; generally, an unreliable lot of politically appointed lawyers.
We need to remember the Country we’ve inherited, and do whatever is necessary to save it. This shit is far from over. Anyone who thinks otherwise can go pound sand.
Before this morning, if one did not do something as per a law, they got a FINE or PENALTY. As of 10:15am this morning, it is now a “tax”.
Roberts and the other liberals on the bench RE-WROTE the law in order to approve it. Judicial activism is on parade at the highest level and we have lost individual freedoms because of it. Thanks to Roberts and the other liberals, the government can now control behavior simply by “taxing” people.