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Posted on 07/07/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
LePage says IRS 'new Gestapo' in radio address
By Steve Mistler email@example.com Staff Writer
Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama's health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the "new Gestapo."
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
LePage said the court decision has "made America less free."
"We the people have been told there is no choice," he said. "You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo the IRS."
The debate over the mandate has become a political flash point since the health law was enacted. Republicans maintain that the requirement is an unfair tax. Democrats say the mandate was originally a Republican idea borne from the conservative Heritage Foundation, which introduced the measure in 1989 as counterpoint to calls for a single-payer health care system.
The Gestapo were Nazi Germany's official secret police under Adolph Hitler, who imprisoned and murdered thousands of people without cause.
Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant, responding to LePage's remarks, said, "We've come to expect a bunch of nonsense from Gov. LePage, but this is a step too far. There appears now to be no limit to the extreme language he will use to misinform, degrade and insult people. Somebody needs to explain to him that he's the governor of a state, and not a talk radio host. I demand a full apology on behalf of all those who suffered at the hands of the real Gestapo."
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Right on, Gov. LePage.
I luv our Guv!
No, the nazis murdered people for many reasons and causes. Only afterward were the reasons and causes found to be invalid and wrong.
So it was ok when the Nazi’s shoved people into the ovens?
This is reality for all you DC pukes. If you really cared about poor and lower middle class people. If you really cared about giving them health care. You would have built up a surplus of 1 to 2 trillion, and then you would have given them all health care with that surplus. You do not care. You are crooks.
It was legal under German law at the time. If Roberts were there he might have ruled that it was not the job of the courts to protect the German people from their own polital decisions.
That such an explanation was considered necessary makes me wonder if I'm being talked down to.
I demand a full apology on behalf of all those who suffered at the hands of the real Gestapo.” —— Maine Democrat Party Chairman, Ben Grant
Go eff yourself Benny.
1. The German internal security police as organized under the Nazi regime, known for its terrorist methods directed against those suspected of treason or questionable loyalty.
2. gestapo pl. ge·sta·pos A police organization that employs terroristic methods to control a populace.
Since the Guv is no doubt aware that the Gestapo from the Nazi era has been disbanded and most of its members dead, it is safe to say he is using the second meaning of the term.
How many will be armed IRS agents?
Just say NO to the new Gestapo.
The Nazis were Socialists, just like you, and especially your Renoid socialist "workers" in the DHHS.
All RATs (progressives/socialists) are nothing more than authoritarian control freaks.
We love the Guv’nah at our house. “The Penguin” rules!!!
We have an answer to all the pigs at Gestapo, the KGB and the cowards at homeland security:
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Yes, Benny should take a long walk of a short pier!
Didn’t the IRS began arming themselves with mass purchases of different firearms several years ago?
Give me liberty or give me death.
Updated for the 21st Century.
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Reminds me of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Masada. American high schools should dedicate a semester to studying each of those events.
No. You may have/gooten the wrong idea.
I am saying there were reasons, there were procedures and rules and the nazis followed their rules and laws in doing their evil. To say it was done fo r no reason ignores the fact the government actually had reasons for doing what they were doing and according to the government they were legal and valid reasons.
Only when they were brought to trial for justice they were no longer able to hide behind government rules and laws saying what they did was legal and just following orders.
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