Skip to comments.Sen. Lincoln: Congress Can Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance
Posted on 12/16/2009 3:11:22 PM PST by bogusname
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told CNSNews.com that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people.
The words health and well-being do not appear anywhere in the Constitution.
The Congressional Budget Office has determined that in the entire history of the United States the federal government has never mandated that Americans buy any good or service. Both the House and Senate health care bills, however, include provisions that require all legal residents of the U.S. to purchase health insurance, a provision whose constitutionality has been qiuestioned by, among others, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah), the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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Test on the Constitution? ... hell ... Test on anything.
I’ve resigned to the fact that we have an entire senate and congress full of MORONs with an IQ less than 50.
Evidently its the only place they can find employment, cause I sure wouldn’t hire them for my business ... and don’t thing many other emploryers would either.
Not enough collective intellect there to jumpstart a moron.
They should re-institute Poll tests so we don’t elect idiots. I know, it will never happen.
force.........thats tyranny folks.
You want to expropriate my money, then lets have hearings. There won't be any force to force anyone to do anything.
We don't need force to get rid of the likes of Lincoln. She is as good as gone NOW. We DE-ELECT her.
No force necessary.We are civilized.
She works for us. And we just fired her.
The pink slip is in the mail Lincoln.
And the sooner the better.
Um, no government can’t. And I will say so at the back end of my gun, along will millions of others.
I was thinking the same thing.
Bring an arrest warrant to my door Ms. Hotrod Lincoln...and I show you some cheap toilet paper!
Blanche Lincoln was elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2004 because she was able to BS Arkansas voters into believing she was a middle of the road moderate. She’s slick, but she really screwed up this summer when she took way too long to decide against supporting a government run public option. Her dithering allowed her Repub opponents to successfully label her as a quiet supporter of government run healthcare, and despite her countless attempts to deny this Arkansas voters now do not trust her. She’s a longtime member of the NRA, part of her image as a moderate, but in 2010 she won’t be able to fool a majority Razorback voters again. See ya Blanche.
No where is it the business of the government for the ‘health and well being of the people’. But it makes for good brain washing, I guess.
There must be a severe change of course....a revolution perhaps?
Unfortunately Lincoln is a longtime member of the NRA purely for political reasons. Without it she would never poll well in rural Arkansas, and you can’t win Statewide elections there by just carrying Little Rock.
Yet another unintended consequence of the our Civil War.
She is certainly going to have a hard time rounding up everyone to make them buy insurance when she is defeated in 2010 and sent ‘home’ to Virginia where she actually lives.
Arkansas will be better off without her!
Gawd..we don’t want her kind here in Virginia!
Heck she might run for Jim Webb’s seat!
...American citizens are unarmed and there is no constitution or "Bill of Rights"...OH WAIT!
People in Arkansas need to turn up the heat immediately. Reid is determined to jamm this damned thing thru on Christmas Day, believing people will be sufficiently distracted.
Tell Nelson, Webb, Lincoln and others that not only will we defeat each of them in 2010 and 12, we don’t appreciate having our Christmas ruined, either.
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