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Yet another Obama lie: He’s now saying the individual mandate IS a tax!

This guy has accomplished something I didn’t think I would ever see in my lifetime: He’s proven himself to be a bigger liar than Bill Clinton ever was.  And in a scant 19 months in office, no less.  Bubba, you’re a rank amateur compared to President Kick#ss.  Details:

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.

Late last night, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the Florida-based lawsuit against the health care law, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that the State of Florida and fellow plaintiffs haven’t presented a claim for which the court can grant relief. To bolster its case, the DOJ cited the Anti-Injunction Act, which restricts courts from interfering with the government’s ability to collect taxes.

Well, it’s not as if Sir Golfsalot tried doing the Clinton Shuffle on the meaning of the word “tax” or anything.  Actually, it’s a lot like that:

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no, but…

OBAMA: …what you’re saying is…

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but…

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?

OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.

So the DOJ is trying to argue that the individual mandate in the Senate law is a tax, though the Senate law says it’s not a tax but is instead interstate commerce (and thus within the feds’ jurisdiction)?  Granted, it IS a tax and forcing citizens to purchase a product in order to legally exist in this country is unconstitutional, as is the fact that if this IS a tax, then the law originated in the Senate, which violates the constitutional stipulation that all tax bills originate in the House.  Either way, this is an amazing predicament in which B.O. finds himself: either he lied, or his AG is an incompetent and illiterate boob.  Or both.

In closing:

Put another way, the administration is now arguing in federal court that Obama signed a massive middle-class tax increase, in violation of his campaign pledge.

For those of you who were supremely stupid enough to believe Hopenchange when he said he would lower your taxes, I’ve got some swampland I’d like you to see.  Sweetheart deal you’ll get.  Pinkie-swear.


June 18, 2010 - Posted by | big government, Constitution, health care, hypocrisy, Obama, taxes


  1. Whoa is there ever a moment when Obama ever tells the truth
    *author’s note: I was being sarcastic I wouldn’t trust the Candyman as far I could throw him.

    Comment by SojournerLove | June 18, 2010

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