Friday, June 18, 2010

Well, Yes! ObamaCare IS a Tax!

Of COURSE ObamaCare (specifically, the individual mandate) is a tax.

Why do you ask?

In order to protect the new national health care law from legal challenges, the Obama administration has been forced to argue that the individual mandate represents a tax -- even though Obama himself argued the exact opposite while campaigning to pass the legislation.

...To bolster its case, the DOJ cited the Anti-Injunction Act, which restricts courts from interfering with the government's ability to collect taxes.

Oh. You ask because the President of the United States said that it is NOT a tax?


1 comment:

neomom said...

Yes, but unfortunate for the DoJ, the Congress stripped out the word "tax" from the legislation because of this.

They based their argument for constitutionality at the time using the Commerce Clause.

I sincerely hope this bites them in the hiney and quick.