Friday, June 18, 2010

Taxing The Sheep II

clipped from

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.

Nowhere in the findings
is the mandate referred to as a tax. The Justice Department is
now calling it a tax to try and convince the court not to rule on
whether or not Congress exceeded their authority under the
Commerce Clause by legislating that all citizens must purchase
private health insurance or face a penalty."

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.