Wednesday, July 04, 2012

DUmmies hit panic button over Obamacare "victory"

The Democrats "won" last week with their Obamacare Supreme Court victory. But that "victory" may be Pyrrhic, because the backlash is stratospheric! Conservatives are fired up, independents are worried, and Democrats are on the defensive. The SCOTUS "bounce" landed with a thud. The Campaigner-in-Chief's polling numbers are still bad. Democrat candidates are running away from Obama as fast as they can. Here in Missouri, for example, ObamaClaire McCaskill can't seem to remember her best bud Barry anymore. (I'm waiting for a rooster to crow.)

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!]

"Marion" ("Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng")

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
Declare it dead and pull the plug,
Before the bill comes due.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

The bill Obama signed
Would take a year to read,
But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
And so did Harry Reid.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

The Court says "mandate," no,
A "tax" is now its name;
But call this crap a fragrant rose,
It still will smell the same.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Now watch our health care costs
Rise high and higher still;
Obama spreads the wealth around
And makes us pay the bill.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal, and do not fear
Obama's veto pen;
And when he sends back what we pass,
We'll pass it once again.
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

Repeal Obamacare!
Repeal, reject, undo!
And come November of this year,
Repeal Obama too!
Repeal! Repeal!
Repeal Obamacare!

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!!!!]


Anonymous Jerome Goolsby said...

If the voters here in Missouri have any sense at all they'll correct the error they made in tossing out Jim Talent for tax-cheating Moonbat Claire McCaskill and throw her sorry ass out in November.

The DUmmie/Moonbat community is just too intellectually shallow to comprehend that their world outlook is going to doom them to humiliating defeat. And I for one plan to revel in their well-deserved anguish.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless whether the corrupt federal government wants to call the Obamacare mandate a tax or a penalty, please consider the following disturbing information concerning activist justices, including Justice Roberts, who supported Obamacare. Regardless that Roberts referenced the Gibbons v. Ogden case in the Obamacare opinion, he seemingly ignored two key statements in the Gibbons opinion which clearly indicate, imo, that Congress has no constitutional authority to make legislation of any kind regulating public healthcare.

In fact, note that the first statement below clarifies, in a single sentence, that not only is public healthcare a state power issue, sovereign state powers to address public healthcare protected by the 10th Amendment, but also that Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate intrastate commerce; FDR's activist justices got the Commerce Clause wrong in Wickard v. Filburn.

"State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress (emphases added)."  --Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Chief Justice Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

In other words, Congress cannot make laws to lay taxes or establish penalties in the name of intrastate public healthcare any more than it can make laws regulating 1st Amendment protected religious expression and freedom of press.

Here's two more excerpts from USSC case opinions which likewise indicate that Congress has no constitutional authority to make laws regulating intrastate healthcare. Note that Justice Barbour referenced the above excerpt from Gibbons in New York v. Miln, expanding it as follows.

"Inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description, as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state (emphasis added) and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c., are component parts of this mass." --Justice Barbour, New York v. Miln, 1837.

And before Constitution-ignoring FDR nuked the Supreme Court with activist justices, Constitution-respecting justices had again emphasized that Congress has no business sticking its big nose into intrastate medical practice.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925.

Sadly, until the states decide to delegate to Congress via constitutional amendment the specific power to tax and spend in the name of public healthcare, the federal government's unconstitutional power grab concerning Obamacare is stalling the states from establishing their own healthcare programs, evidenced by Massachusetts' RomneyCare.  Article V of the Constitution is the best kept secret of the unconstitutionally big federal government imo.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Jerome Goolsby said...

I concur with your analysis, Anon 2:53

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Corona said...

And what are Your thoughts on Anonymous's reply, Troggy?

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering our Supreme Court, it is well past time to reinstitute the Doctrine of Nullification. And, if the Feds don't like it, the states can withhold, or retain all monies collected within their borders for federal taxes.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only a tax if the middle class doesn't pay it....Who cares about those 40 percenter's anyway!!!
Illegal Immigrants will still get free HC, plus we don't have to show ID to vote....I love Democrats!!!

5:51 PM  

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