I’m sure most of you have heard the old adage that if it looks like a duck, walks like duck and sounds like a duck that it must be a duck. Well, the same is true about the individual mandate penalty of Obamacare, but Barack Obama is calling it a pig instead of a duck.
We’ve read how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts changed his mind at the last minute and voted with the liberal judges to preserve Obamacare in its entirety, including the individual mandate. Roberts said that individual mandate was unconstitutional in the framework of regulating interstate commerce as the Obama administration had argued, but that it was constitutional because it was a tax and that Congress has the right to levy a tax.
Chief Justice Roberts called it a tax. It is to be handled by the IRS as a tax. I’ll have to pay it as a tax since I can’t afford health insurance at my age. Therefore, despite Obama and Pelosi’s denial of it being a tax, it is just that, a tax. If it weren’t a tax, Roberts would not have voted to keep it.
So why does Obama continue to refuse to call it a tax?
Because he promised to never raise the taxes of middle class Americans and he claims he still hasn’t. However, Obamacare is the largest single tax increase in the history of the United States and according to a number of economic analysts and experts, the majority of that tax increase will fall on the Middle Class. Listen to a Fox News interview with Wall Street Journal Senior Economics Writer Stephen Moore:
Moore says the same thing I did about if it looks like a duck. He also points out that the burden of cost of Obamacare is going to fall on Middle Class Americans. In his opinion, he estimates that nearly 75% of the total cost will fall on families making $120,000 a year or less.
Note that Fox and Friends reporter Alisyn Camerota kept referring to everyone who does not have health insurance as a freeloader, repeating the same terminology used by the White House. Well, I’m definitely NOT a freeloader and I take exception to being called one.
My wife and I are in our early 60’s. We both have health issues that require medication and monitoring. About a year ago, I looked into “affordable’ health care options and found that it would cost us anywhere from $400 to over $700 a month for any kind of health insurance that would do us any good. I don’t know about you, but we can’t afford that. However, Obama says that we have to buy the insurance we can’t afford or he’s going to have the IRS impose a tax on us. In the first year, that may only be around $265 or 1% of our gross income. However, two years later, that tax will be over $2,000 a year.
So we ask you liberal bleeding hearts out there that call us freeloaders, just which bills do you want us to NOT pay so we can purchase health insurance that will still cost us thousands in deductions?
The more I think about Obamacare, the more I think about the American colonists under the rule of King George III of England. He started imposing outrageous taxes on all kinds of things in order to force the colonists to do business with just the British. Eventually, that led to an all-out revolt and the American Revolution. If Obamacare is not repealed by both the House and Senate, then perhaps it’s time for another revolution to end the tyranny of unjust taxation.