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Didn’t the Supreme Court just rule that Obamacare was constitutional ONLY as a tax? In that case, WTF is wrong with the White House? Have they lost their one remaining marble?



White House: ObamaCare is a PENALTY, not a TAX



The war of words over what to call the fine attached to the federal health care overhaul’s most controversial provision continued Friday, as the White House took issue with the Supreme Court’s argument—even though that argument alone spared President Obama’s law.

The five-justice majority argued that, while the fine imposed by the law for not buying health insurance would otherwise be unconstitutional, the fine is actually legal under Congress’ authority to tax.

Ergo, the fine is officially a “tax” in the eyes of the court. The law stands.

But in a case of biting the hand that feeds, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday the fine is still just a “penalty.”

Calling it a “tax” causes obvious political problems for the White House. Obama fought that label vigorously when selling the bill in 2009.

Smoke and mirrors, lies and deceit. Try to flip a coin with a Democrat and he’ll call both sides and the edge. It’s a tax to get it through the courts, but it’s a penalty because admitting that it’s a tax will really really hurt them in the election.

Not to worry, they still have the media in their pocket, and you are just too damn stupid and lazy to know the difference.

Carney was initially reluctant to assign a label to the fine when pressed repeatedly by reporters Friday. “Call it what you want,” he said.

But describing the fine as a “penalty” helps fight Republican claims that the court ruling confirms the Obama administration raised taxes with its health care law.

Republicans threatened to use that argument against the president and Democrats in the 2012 election.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told Fox News the ruling means the law becomes a “middle-class tax increase.” He said the IRS will “come after” people who don’t pay.

“Call it what you want”, as in “It’s constitutional, bitches!”, as in “We won, so shut up and go sit in the back of the bus.” Absolute contempt for the People.

And surely Rubio is wrong ... how would the IRS do such a thing, their workers being already over taxed (sorry) as it is?

Report: IRS hiring approximately 4,000 agents

Published March 31, 2012 | Forbes on Fox | David Asman

IRS HIRING 4,000 NEW AGENTS AND STILL PLANNING TO SPEND $303 MILLION MORE TO HELP ENFORCE HEALTH CARE LAW

STEVE FORBES: Sure David it’s a power grab. So even if the ObamaCare gets thrown out those agents will be there to harass us. What we need as a nation is fewer tax collectors and more entrepreneurs. We need tax simplification and these IRS agents should be able to contribute to the economy instead of sucking the blood out of it. So this power grab… stop it.

[February 17, 2012] The Obama administration is asking Congress for a nearly $1 billion budget increase for the IRS, a move that would allow the agency to hire thousands more employees.

The administration is arguing that hiring additional IRS agents will more than pay for itself. The IRS wants to dedicate another $400 million to enforcement efforts, claiming that alone would raise $1.5 billion in additional revenue—once all the agents are trained up in a few years.

The request is an attempt to restore money to the IRS budget that was cut in 2011. The $12.8 billion budget request would mark an 8 percent increase over the 2012 budget, but a 5.3 percent increase over the prior year’s budget.

Republicans moved to pare down the IRS budget last year. The cuts were part of a broader effort to rein in federal government, but the IRS was targeted in part because of its role in carrying out the federal health care overhaul. The IRS, among other health care tasks, is supposed to make sure Americans follow the requirement—which is under court challenge—to buy health insurance.

But the IRS argues that more money means more agents, and that means more revenue.

The National Treasury Employees Union estimated the increase would allow for 4,000 more employees to be hired.

I’m sure the Democrat response to this news was “See? Another 4,000 jobs created or saved by Obama!”



Tinfoil Hat time: Was the fix in from the beginning at the Supreme Court? WTF, the government was hiring new enforcers even before the case went to hearing. Was this whole thing just a charade from the get go, as all 3 branches of the federal government worked cooperatively to enslave us?
The Supreme Court has abrogated their ultimate responsibility in saying that it is not their job to protect the people against bad legislation. Because it IS. That’s their ONLY responsibility really.


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