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Obama lawyer defending ObamaCare: Hey, you could always make less money in order to escape the individual mandate!

Ho. Ly. Shiite.  Seriously, that’s the defense this administration is going to use?  “If you like your doctor, you get to keep your doctor.  But if you like your job, you need to ditch it and go earn a smaller paycheck!”  From the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein:

President Obama’s solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn’t like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money.

Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general, made the argument under questioning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, which was considering an appeal by the Thomas More Law Center. …

Kaytal conceded that the Supreme Court had “never been confronted directly” with the question, but cited the Heart of Atlanta Motel case as a relevant example. In that landmark 1964 civil rights case, the Court ruled that Congress could use its Commerce Clause power to bar discrimination by private businesses such as hotels and restaurants.

“They’re in the business,” [Judge Jeffrey] Sutton pushed back. “They’re told if you’re going to be in the business, this is what you have to do. In response to that law, they could have said, ‘We now exit the business.’ Individuals don’t have that option.”

Kaytal responded by noting that the there’s a provision in the health care law that allows people to avoid the mandate.

“If we’re going to play that game, I think that game can be played here as well, because after all, the minimum coverage provision only kicks in after people have earned a minimum amount of income,” Kaytal said. “So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income. I think both are kind of fanciful and I think get at…”

Sutton interjected, “That wasn’t in a single speech given in Congress about this…the idea that the solution if you don’t like it is make a little less money.”

You just know the liberal judicial activists on SCOTUS will side with this cretin’s “logic” when the case finally lands in their lap.


June 3, 2011 - Posted by | big government, health care, judiciary, Obama, socialism


  1. That would be just what the socialists want, for everyone to earn a little less money and be dependent on gummint for everything, how sweet.
    Why are these types of commies still allowed to be oxygent thieves?
    Stupid liberals, that kind of talk may result in someone stealing less oxygen.

    Comment by J.Guidry | June 3, 2011

  2. The law firm of BUZZARD,VULTURE,SNAKE,SLUG and HYNAH wil always support our commander in thief

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | June 5, 2011

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