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White House Statement on Obamacare Mandate Tax Contradicts Supreme Court Ruling
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/white-house-statement-obamacare-mandate-tax-contradicts-supreme-court-ruling ^

Posted on 06/29/2012 2:25:09 PM PDT by chessplayer

(CNSNews.com) – The White House said Friday that the Obamacare insurance mandate tax is a penalty for not having insurance – a statement that directly contradicts what the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

According to press reports, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One that the penalty was not a tax but a penalty.

In a 5-4 ruling issued just one day before, Chief Justice John Roberts stated that the mandate was not a penalty and was, in fact, a tax.

“You can call it what you want, but it is affecting one percent of the population. Because most people either have health insurance or people do the responsible thing, and if they can afford health insurance they will purchase it,” he said.

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See? The King can say he kept his promise not to raise taxes! sarc/

And whats this 1% crap? Thats 3,100,000 people. Didn't the King claim 50 million didn't have insurance, and that's why we needed obamacare?

1 posted on 06/29/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This is just as scrambled as Robert’s opinion is.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: chessplayer

Hammer him: Okay, if it’s not a tax, it’s unconstitutional. If it is constitutional, it’s a tax. Take your pick, Obozo. Heads we win, tails you lose.

Rommney needs to hammer him, hammer him, hammer him.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 2:27:36 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: chessplayer

They can’t get away with that if the MSM would do their job. The Obama admin. made the argument before the SC that it was a tax as their strategy to have it stand as Constitutional. So Obama officially took that position before the court.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: chessplayer
Zero is just giving the marching orders to the "news" media as to what line to report. Something like, "People are misreading the SCOTUS ruling. It's not really a tax. They just needed to use the word "tax" so it'll fit in with the Constitution".

You know Dems: it depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

5 posted on 06/29/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: chessplayer

What a pile of crap!...Obama can call it anything he wants to! It doesn’t matter any more. Americans know what they have to do to get rid of this disease. Obama knows he’s in a world of hurt. Remember those mid-term election results?...That light at the end of the tunnnel is a train, Odinga!


6 posted on 06/29/2012 2:34:29 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/29/obamacare-lie-caught-on-tape/


7 posted on 06/29/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: chessplayer

Ah, but you forgot about the “Window of Truth” and what the “truth” is today.</off sarc>


8 posted on 06/29/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT by BillaryBeGone
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To: chessplayer

OK, so he just admitted this is not equal protection under the law.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rod1

Yup. It WASN’T a tax before it WAS a tax before it’s NOT a tax. My heads spinning.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 2:46:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
The White House said Friday that the Obamacare insurance mandate tax is a penalty for not having insurance – a statement that directly contradicts what the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

NOW I'm starting to get the idea that this free health care of 0bama's isn't so free after all....

11 posted on 06/29/2012 2:46:35 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: chessplayer

If IRS collects it’s a tax.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 2:47:28 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: rod1
Yes. Obama can spin this however he wants and Big Media will lap it up, regurgitate it back up and call the puke the truth.
13 posted on 06/29/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: chessplayer
Yup. It WASN’T a tax before it WAS a tax before it’s NOT a tax. My heads spinning.

THAT brings back the memories...



14 posted on 06/29/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: chessplayer

Taxation with misrepresentation


15 posted on 06/29/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: chessplayer
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One that the penalty was not a tax but a penalty.

Uh-huh. Can we say transatlantic bridge in Kansas??

They can call it Moose Meat if they like. They hung their hat on this dreck legislation just like those opposing it did. And, the SCOTUS ruling makes it clear that it is a tax. Otherwise, why will the "penalty" be paid to the IRS or, alternatively, collected from your IRS tax refund if it is NOT a tax!!??



Inquiring minds, Bammy . . . .

16 posted on 06/29/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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If it's a tax, it's constitutional

How so? Is it an excise? Is it an impost? Is it apportioned? Is it a tax on income?

Those are the taxes Congress is allowed to impose. If it's none of those, it ain't constitutional.

17 posted on 06/29/2012 3:13:26 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: chessplayer

When someone looks you in the eye like this and states boldly an obvious lie, they are either calling you too stupid to know it or too weak to call them on it. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. Is there not some way the Congress can be made to go on record and choose: Tax or Penalty? Somehow we are back inside of a Monty Python sketch. Yes, elections have consequences, but words have meanings, especially in the law.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 3:40:29 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: All

The way I read it Roberts said it “could be characterized” as a tax. He didn’t say THIS IS A TAX!

Bottom line is somebody got to him.


19 posted on 06/29/2012 3:43:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: DBrow

One day after the SC gives him what he wants, he calls them a pack of liars. Thats gratitude,,,obama-style.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
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The Rats can't have it both ways. It is a tax and has nothing to do with Health Care.
Only control of the American People.

21 posted on 06/29/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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22 posted on 06/29/2012 6:39:22 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: chessplayer

“One day after the SC gives him what he wants, he calls them a pack of liars.”

Putting massive pressure on them worked, and Obama’s going to keep that pressure going.

The legal challenges to Obamacare are NOT over, and he needs a compliant court.

For example, there are no exemptions to a tax like there can be with penalties.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 8:41:53 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: chessplayer

Unfortunately, it is a brilliant political move. The white house refuses to call it a tax, but the SCOTUS calls it a tax. Zer0bama gets to move forward on it, continue to stuff it down our throats, and never has to call it a tax. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and a tax by any other name smells just as sweet to the democraps.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 8:46:35 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe Roberts and Obama should have got together and got their stories straight before the big announcement.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Obamney or Rombama 2012. Two sides of the same coin. Pick your poisen!)
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