Skip to comments.Pelosi: ObamaCare a Penalty That Comes Under Tax Code
Posted on 07/01/2012 5:15:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
What? The former Speaker is saying ObamaCare is a penalty, not a tax, that is enforced by the tax code...or something.
Gregory: Is it a tax?
Pelosi: No no, no no.
Pelosi: Right, ObamaCare Is Constitutional Under Taxing Power
Is this what Pelosi meant by "passing the bill to see what's in it?" The Supreme Court saw what was in ObamaCare, ruled it a tax, and she, along with top White House officials, are saying it's a tax. It is very clear the Democrats have their talking points together.
And yet, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accusing Republicans of being deceptive about the "Affordable Care Act."
"When it came to championing the health care legislation, President Obama made sure that al though everybody -- the vast majority of Americans have health insurance coverage, we want to make sure that if you're a free rider, if you roll the dice and get sick and use the emergency room as your primary access point for health care. Those health care costs are going to get shifted to all of us. And if you choose not to carry health insurance, this legislation says you're going to pay a small penalty so that we don't have to pay for you rolling the dice," DNC chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on MSNBC today.
"That's what the health care reform law says and the Republicans are engaging in deception if they say anything else," she said.
Pelosi also claimed during the interview that repeal of ObamaTax is unrealistic.
Minority leader Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats are happy to debate dismantling Obamacare, but repeal is unrealistic.
Pelosi says the act puts people "in charge of how they receive coverage and health care."
She said Republicans "will ask for repeal, repeal of all the things ... that help children, help young adults, help seniors, help men or women who may have prostate cancer, breast cancer, whatever it is, any precondition. And everybody will have lower rates, better quality care and better access."
"So that's what they want to repeal," she said. "we're happy to have that debate."
Is this why Pelosi exempted herself?
Of course, what else
Failure to comply is thoughtcrime.
My take is that it is the old Debtor’s Prison tactics. What happens if you can’t or won’t pay the tax? Is there any way that congress can shut down the IRS division that will be involved in the OCare Tax? Are there ways of getting rid of this because it was declared a Tax? It doesn’t matter what they say about it being a penalty. What is the provision where they are exempt from putting this in the tax code.
The single payer system is something that the far left commies have been dreaming about for years and years. This was NEVER about health care, this is about power and control. They want to be able to control who lives and who dies, controlling people’s health care is the ultimate power trip to these commie freaks
“puts people ‘in charge...’”
Yes. Overlords do that
What happens to the waivers? This has been declared a Tax. The waivers would be a form of discrimination against the common person.
The phrase “free riders” must have polled well, but it’s impossible to attach that to the over $250K taxpayers. Pelosi is leaking Botox ...
Yup, you will see more and more Bloomberg style regulations coming out of this government. No trans far, no sugar, no soda ....forget alcohol and tobacco. Why? Because your health is now the responsibility of the collective. If you get sick the collective pays.
In another generation we'll see progressives dust off such terms as "useless eaters". This is America so we probably won't see people denied treatment along racial lines , it will be couched in terms of "fairness" and what's best for the family. How can a family prosper if they're paying so much for grandma's medical care ... watch for more "right to die with dignity" rhetoric followed by "duty to get out of the way".
God willing we won't see it, but you can bet our grand kids will.
And those folks who don’t file tax returns, or cheat on their tax returns, will pay this annual penalty when????
WTF, federal workers owe what, $3+ billion in unpaid taxes already.
Pelosi can say...No, No, No until the cows come home.....but the American people will figure out it’s a tax and no amount of spin will change that fact...
whatever you think of the Roberts opinion he sure did throw an anchor around Obama and the dems neck....
We must resist Obamatax...
Obamatax is bad for your health.
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Pay up suckers! Or face imprisonment by not paying your healthcare tax. If you have money left after cashing your paycheck, you are guilty of not paying your fair share, comrade. This shit is 1914-1917 all over again. Didn’t we beat these communists back once before? Sheesh, they’re like a bad rash that refuses to go away.
No, that's what Roberts made sure of.
Pelosi wanted you to think you were dealing with the Commerce Clause.
The US Supreme Court liberals ruled it’s a Tax.
Or it’s unconstitutional.
Sorry dingbat, you guys set the precedent - no debate allowed on the issue of Obamacare. The majority submits the bill and the vote is taken five minutes later.
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