ObamaCcare is now a "tax"

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Joe Kawfi
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When the community organizer in chief was pushing to pass ObamaCare, the Democrats denied the fact that requiring Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty was creating a new tax. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos which took place in September of 2009. Obama stated the following:

"The -- for us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it's saying is, is that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore 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."

Now let's flash to summer 2010 when ObamaCare is being challenged by more than 20 states in the courts. The Obama Administration needs and excuse for the law forcing people to buy health insurance, and they've found one. Now, suddenly, it's a TAX! That's tight, the health care mandate is actually a TAX and the government's "power to lay and collect taxes" is all the authorization they need! Amazing how the tune changes when they are backed up against the wall and are forced to defend the law based on our Constitution and not Obama logic. It's hard keeping up with all of Obamas lies from one month to the next. All he does is lie. He is an absolute failure and will only serve one term.

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Healthcare and taxes

All one has to do is look at Massachusetts' attempt in providing healthcare. For 2010 budget year, health and human services will consume 51% of all state appropriations. The problem is that healthcare costs are not controlled. State sanctioned insurance companies are passing that cost onto consumers and these same consumers are paying more taxes to cover those on state aid.

So Obama Care comes along and champions the fight against those "evil" insurance companies and does nothing in controlling medical cost and yet throws in another 30 million or so folks. I wonder how long before healthcare cost (which was at 19% of the US total appropriations in 2009) will consume so much of the national budget that we cannot afford things such as the defense of this nation.

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A very valid observation. What is being done in Congress to deal with these realities? Are our representatives working for us or for the 'party'? OR are they working for corporate America who finance their re-election campaigns? Who represents the American people? Insurance companies? Banks? Financial Institutions? I don't have the answers. . . just asking.

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What is being done.....well nothing of course. Pelosi and Reid are slapping each other on the back saying what such a fine job they have done. The other Democrats are rejoicing and the few Republicans remaining are drawing up their plans for the upcoming mid terms and 2012. We, the little minions, are left with debating this matter in endless conga lines called blogs. Isn't it great!!! God I love the internet. I just wish it was cheaper.

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LOL! The truth hurts!!

Chris P. Bacon
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50% of Americans now support Obamacare, 35% don't

The most recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (July 2010) shows 50% of Americans support the recently enacted Health Care Reform legislation, and only 35% oppose it. LINK

You don't see many Republicans talking about repealing it anymore, do you?

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CPB -99%

The real problem.
99% of Americans have no real idea of what's in the bill.

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You would get strong support for a $50/hr. min wage

That doesn't make it right.

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Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation is a pretty liberal organization. According to the Pew Research Center/ National Journal Congressional Connection Poll (July 2010)...35% of Americans approve of the health care legislation passed by Barack Obama and Congress in March while 47% disapprove.

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Try an unbiased poll

The Kaiser Institute is for the Healthcare bill they are a political arm of the DNC.

CNN not known as a right leaning Media outlet.

The survey indicates nearly half of all Democrats say Congress should pass legislation similar to the bills passed by both chambers, with nearly 4 in 10 Democrats saying Congress should start from scratch and just 1 in 10 saying lawmakers should stop all work on health care.

A majority of Republicans questioned, 54 percent, want Congress to start from scratch, with just under 4 in 10 saying lawmakers should halt work on health care reform and just 6 percent saying Congress should pass into law the current legislation.

Fifty-two percent of Independents want Congress to start work on a new bill, with 27 percent saying lawmakers should stop all work, and 18 percent saying that the current legislation should be passed into law.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.

Using a Politically left organization to prove or validate your views is myopic at best at worst delusional.