It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. As time goes by, more and more info comes out as to what America faces with the Obamacare debacle. And yet, you hear very little discussion of it during this election cycle.
Do you remember when the Obamacare ruling came from the Supreme Court? Justice, John Roberts, declared the law a tax, not a mandate or a penalty. At the time it was the most perplexing move possible, but maybe not so much.
CNSNews.com reported on the flip flop. As the original argument that brought the case to the Supremes, was an argument that it was not a tax, but a penalty, it was a shock to legal eagles as to the logic.
In his deciding opinion in the cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare), Chief Justice John Roberts first says the mandate in the law requiring individuals to buy health insurance is not a tax.
Then he says it is a tax.
He upholds the individual mandate—as a tax, not a penalty—as the law of the land. But then says it would not be “unlawful” for Americans to violate the law’s mandate that they “shall” buy health insurance–as long as they are willing to pay the “penalty” for not obeying the law.
Roberts first examines the question of whether the Anti-Injunction Act prohibits Americans from bringing suit against Obamacare at this time.
“The Anti-Injunction Act provides that ‘no suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any person, whether or not such person is the person against whom such tax was assessed,’” Roberts explains.
“Amicus contends that the Internal Revenue Code treats the penalty as a tax, and that the Anti-Injunction Act therefore bars this suit,” says Roberts.
“The text of the pertinent statutes suggests otherwise,” Roberts continues. “The Anti-Injunction Act applies to suits ‘for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax.’ Congress, however, chose to describe the ‘[s]hared responsibility payment’ imposed on those who forgo health insurance not as a ‘tax,’ but as a ‘penalty.’ There is no immediate reason to think that a statute applying to ‘any tax’ would apply to a ‘penalty.’
“Congress’s decision to label this exaction a ‘penalty’ rather than a ‘tax’ is significant because the Affordable Care Act describes many other exactions it creates as ‘taxes,’” said Roberts.
But further examination uncovers he was right, at least on the tax issue and what it’s going to do to the American economy will be absolutely devastating. And you probably would never have known about it as it is a deeply hidden tax code issue that would never have shown up until after it’s full implementation. Additionally, if you thought you were “safe” from the ill affects of Obamacare because you get coverage from you employer, … well, you’d better sit down. You have absolutely no idea what’s about to hit you and how hard it will strike.
Now watch this video. And notice, at some point, it’s not only the left that wants to take away your health care tax break. If McCain had been elected in 2008, he would have done the same thing. Just devastating….
You should probably share this with everyone you know. It’s increasingly more important, during this election cycle, to elect someone who will repeal Obamacare IN ITS ENTIRETY. The hidden disasters in this bill will affect all of us. Well most of us. Congress is exempt. Remember….