by Candace Salima
Twenty-four hours after one of the most historic, and horrible, decisions made by the Supreme Court of the United States, we now see the White House declaring, despite SCOTUS saying Obamacare only survived because the Individual Mandate was a tax, that Obamacare is not a tax.
When the behemoth known as Obamacare a.k.a. the Affordable Patient Care Act (what a misnomer) was being craft, debated, lobbied and voted on, everyone declared it was NOT A TAX. Barack Obama stated that it was not a tax, but he lied. Nancy Pelosi stated it was not a tax, but she lied. Harry Reid stated that it was not a tax, but he lied. And when the Obama Administration's arguments before SCOTUS were failing, they suddenly decided it was a tax. And that's the argument they put before the Supremes, and that's how Obamacare was upheld. The Obama Administration shifted their argument, and SCOTUS manipulated the law and the Constitution until they could declare it constitutional.
While SCOTUS says it is a tax, and therefore constitutional, and Barack Obama says it isn't a tax, it's a penalty, the American taxpayer has just been royally jacked.
Here's what it boils down to. With the SCOTUS decision to uphold Obamacare as a tax, the American taxpayer has just been smacked with the biggest tax hike in the history of this nation. And yes, you may thank Barack Obama, and every single senator and congressman who voted for Obamacare for the tax burden you're about to be hit with in the next two years.
I have to ask this question of the Obamacare supporters. Are you really so stupid as to believe that Obamacare is not a tax? Are you so deliberately ignorant that you really believe Obamacare is going to reduce the deficit? Really? In multiple Twitter conversations I've been sucked into with liberals, they won't accept the CBO's (Congressional Budget Office) assessment of Obamacare with a $1.4 trillion price tag. They've not read the law, so apparently they don't realize that Obama and the Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare to help pay for this monster incarnate law erroneously labeled as the Affordable Patient Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare. Nor do they accept the SCOTUS assessment that it's a tax. They really believe it's all going to be perfume and roses from here on out. I don't know how to help these people. When you are deliberately ignorant, no one can help you.
And in regards to the largest tax hike in history, the Democrat National Committee responded with a tweet "It's constitutional, bitches!" And Joe Biden whispered to Barack Obama, "It's a big f*&^ing deal!" And the celebrations began among Democrats over smacking the American taxpayer with the cost of Obamacare carrying a grossly conservative price tag of $500 billion.
After Obama added his contribution of $5 trillion to our nation's debt, the United States of America now owes $16 trillion. Yeah, you saw it right. But do we see responsible governing coming out of Barack Obama and the Democrats? No, they are gleeful at the thought that we're going to slapped with such a huge bill, and rubbing their hands at the thought of spending more.
And how did America respond? Oh yeah, we are not a happy people. 47,000 Americans flocked to Mitt Romney's website and donated $4.6 million in under 24 hours, and the donations are still pouring in. In a FoxNews unofficial poll with more than 46,000 voters, 83.67% voted to elect people in November who would repeal Obamacare in its entirety in 2013.
We are in for an ugly upcoming four months. And the Obama Camp will be the source of the lies, misrepresentations and outright garbage. It is up to you, the American citizen, to learn how to tell when they are lying. Which as near as I can tell, is about 98% of the time.
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SCOTUS, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Reviewed by Candace Salima on Friday, June 29, 2012 Rating: