Trojan Horse of Obama-Care: Individual Mandate cost not a fine or tax but ‘something else’ government will pay for?Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Is it a bird? A plane? Or is it a flying, carrot dispensing machine?
Obama-Care’s individual mandate penalties –what you pay if you don’t buy government approved health coverage— are best described as a flying, freebie carrot dispensing machine. With pilot Obama at the controls.
Obama will turn the individual mandate penalties into carrots which he dispenses free to all whom Obama decides cannot afford.
So, remember the motto of the Scouts: Be Prepared! How? Know the history and know what Obama’s next step is likely to be.
History: Is it a fine? At first, the Obama administration defended the Obama-Care individual mandate as a “fine”. This argument is weak as the Supreme Court could reject this expansion of the Commerce Clause as without precedent and limitless. If not to act is an act ,what other acts can government demand? That is not a path the Supreme Court is likely to go.
Is it a tax? Currently Obama’s lawyers, now before the Supreme Court, defend the individual mandate as a “tax”. And much as people moan about taxes they are commonly viewed an inevitable as death.
But remember Obama’s campaign promise: no increase of taxes for the middle class making less than $250,000. So, Obama needs to call the individual mandate something else.
So Obama will frame the individual mandate as neither fish nor fowl – neither fine nor tax. Then Obama will mandate it as something given free to all whom he deems cannot afford it.
All good things are free according to Obama. Hence, the cost of Obama-Care must be free to those who Obama thinks can ill afford it: youth, those receiving unemployment benefits, Food Stamp recipients, those who pay no federal taxes.
Can’t you hear Obama’s speech:
I, President Obama, mandate that the initial cost for health care is free to all who cannot afford it. This is only fair.
If you are a youth 18-25 and never had a job? It’s free….
If you lost your job and have not yet found another one? It’s free.
And for those who are on Food Stamps and can show that they are looking for a job? It’s free.
And if you already do not pay federal income tax, you should not be further burdened.
This is only fair …. [according to Obama]
How many times does the word ‘fair’ appear in The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution?
Written by DrCameronJackson@gmail.com