DUmmies hit panic button over Obamacare "victory"
The Democrats' War on the Middle Class--raising taxes, driving up the debt, punishing businesses, killing jobs, destroying the economy like a Colorado wildfire--the Democrats' War on the Middle Class will be a hard sell in November. And now this reality is beginning to settle in even on the DUmmies. The DUmmies are hitting the panic button. Witness this THREAD, "Can the President still say that the mandate is not a 'tax'??"
BTW, today is a big holiday in DUmmieland. It's Government Dependence Day! No, wait, that's EVERY day in DUmmieland. But today they are flying the Bolshevik Red, 99% White, and Impending-Doom Blue.
So let us now see the DUmmies begin to awaken to political reality, in Panic-Button Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, who can see November from his house, is in the "tax" [brackets]:
Can the President still say that the mandate is not a "tax"??
[No, DUmmie kentuck, he cannot. But he will try. He is quite capable of speaking out of both sides of his teleprompter.]
it is a two-edged sword. The President won his battle before the Supreme Court but only on the condition that it is a tax. From that perspective, the Republicans could declare a political victory, since they get to run against Obama's huge "tax increase".
[So why don't you just fall on that two-edged sword now and get it over with?]
At the most, it is a Pyrrhic victory.
[Another such victory and King Obama comes back to Chicago on his shield.]
The Democrats have to accept that it was a tax increase and fight on those grounds. . . .
[Good luck with that! Now let's see what the other DUmmies have to say . . .]
It is not a "tax increase" for one thing. It's a tax on a behavior.
[Yes, it's a tax on breathing.]
And you get something specific in return for the tax.
[You get poor.]
I don't get a health insurance policy by paying the tax. By definition you only pay the tax if don't have a health insurance policy. Not having a health insurance policy and thus paying the tax does not get you anything health insurance wise (or any other benefit). The tax goes to general revenue.
[Don't confuse us with the facts!]
It's a tax on a behavior? Woohoo.. a winning political argument if ever there was one. Misbehaving by not purchasing unaffordable insurance? There's a tax for that!
[Yippee!!!! Lead us on to VICTORY, O King Obama!]
If you can't afford it, government subsidies are available. So it's not unaffordable.
[Yes, that's true! If your employer lays you off because of his increased costs, YOU TOO can become poor and get on Medicaid! WHEEEEE!!!!]
Yes, this is a tax in the same way that a tomato is a fruit. It is, but it still kinda isn't.
[I would say it's a lemon.]
This tax is going to impact the middle class the most. The wealthy have or will purchase insurance. The poor will get it though Medicaid. . . . The middle class will bend over.
[DUmmie B2G, you win today's Kewpie Doll! Yes, this is part of the Democrats' War on the Middle Class.]
The Solicitor General argued before the SCOTUS that it was a tax. . . . GENERAL VERRILLI: ". . . not only is it fair to read this as an exercise of the tax power, but this Court has got an obligation to construe it as an exercise of the tax power. . . ."
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." A tax by any other name would smell as . . .
[You must have heard my "Repeal Obamacare!" song. That's basically the third stanza. Click the music link and sing along!]
Tune: "Marion" ("Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng")
Repeal, reject, undo!
Declare it dead and pull the plug,
Before the bill comes due.
The bill Obama signed
Would take a year to read,
But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
And so did Harry Reid.
The Court says "mandate," no,
A "tax" is now its name;
But call this crap a fragrant rose,
It still will smell the same.
Now watch our health care costs
Rise high and higher still;
Obama spreads the wealth around
And makes us pay the bill.
Repeal, and do not fear
Obama's veto pen;
And when he sends back what we pass,
We'll pass it once again.
Repeal, reject, undo!
And come November of this year,
Repeal Obama too!
Why are you looking a gift horse in the mouth?
[Especially when it's a sparkle-farting unicorn!]
if it looks like a tax, quacks like a tax. . . .
It's like a cigarette tax. . . .
[Except you don't get any cigarettes. You just get the tax part.]
Yes it's a tax. So what? . . . It takes taxes to run a government. Deal with it.
[It takes taxes to lose an election. Deal with it.]
Verrilli, the Solicitor General arguing the case on behalf of the administration made the argument that it was a tax.
[Verrilli, Verrilli, I say unto thee!]
4 votes were a lead pipe cinch to vote to uphold if Verrilli would have argued that the mandate is constitutional because my cat's farts smell like motor oil.
[Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor would even buy the Feline Flatulence argument.]
Just get over it, the administration claimed before passage that it is not a tax and then when it came down to brass tacks argued that it is a tax. Own it and move on.
[Own it, own this big new tax, and move on to VICTORY, glorious VICTORY, in November! Freudenschade, baby!]
The more that the issue remains a tax question with 4 months to go to the election is going to be an "albatross on our necks".
[Albatross! Get your albatross!]
attempts to spin this as anything other then a tax after the administration argued that it was, before the Supreme Court, is going to go down in flames. And that, my friends, reminds me of 2010.
[And that, my friends, means it's time to . . . HIT THE PANIC BUTTON!!!!]