UPDATEFor several months, Conservative-Daily has been keeping you informed on President Obama’s attempt to socialize medicine. On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. In a shocking 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the law, ushering in a new era of socialism in the United States. It is up to us to pressure Congress to repeal Obamacare and return fiscal sanity back to the United States.
The Supreme Court ruled that while the Federal government cannot require citizens to purchase health insurance, they can levy TAXES on those who fail to comply. This cowardly, backdoor affirmation of the Individual Mandate allows the Federal Government to reach into your pocket and take your hard earned money if you don’t buy the right type of health insurance.
It is clear in his opinion that he wanted to repeal the Individual Mandate, but he didn’t have the stomach to do so. Roberts wrote, “The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part...[the Individual Mandate] cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress’s power under the commerce clause”.
However, he then goes on to say, “In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress’s power to tax”.
Most infuriating is the fact that Justice Roberts played lawyer for the Obama Administration and created a legal fiction wherein the Individual Mandate can be considered a tax. The Obama Administration never argued that the Individual Mandate was a tax!
When asked if he considered the Individual Mandate a tax, the President responded, “for us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase”. When asked point blank if it was a tax increase, President Obama doubled down and said, “I absolutely reject that notion.” The Supreme Court disagrees and the American people have been hoodwinked once again by President Obama’s lies and deceit.
So outside of the Constitutional problems, what makes Obamacare so bad for the American people? Books could be written on the subject, but we will highlight some of the law’s lowlights here.
First, Obamacare is the President’s attempt to socialize medicine in the United States. The current price tag for the legislation $2.6 TRILLION!! Senator Mitch McConnell sums up the logic of adding trillions to our budget during a time of economic turmoil “Amid economic recession, a spiraling federal debt, and accelerating increases in government health spending, they proposed a bill that has made these problems worse.” Do you think Democrats and liberals should be cheering the fact that our grandchildren will have to work 16 hours a day just to pay off our debt to China?
To pay for all these agencies and programs, Obamacare will raise taxes on the middle class in the amount of $525 BILLION! Obama just keeps on reaching into your pocket to pay for his socialist ambitions.
There are more problems with this law than there is space to enumerate them. The bottom line is that it needs to be tossed into the dustbin of history before it causes any more damage to our economy and families. We need your voice to pressure Congress to repeal this repugnant legislation. Your advocacy efforts through Conservative-Daily are making an impact on Washington DC; now let’s make an impact on history. Stand with us and demand that Congress repeal Obamacare!