For most of the 2008 campaign season, there was one campaign promise that Barrack Obama bellowed to the American public, no tax increases on families making $250,000 or less…period. Of course the monetary amount fluctuated, but this is the amount he stressed. This promise was given over and over again to crowds of supporters. No payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, or any other taxes on families, who fall under this amount, would be raised.
Now, under pressure from multiple lawsuits from state attorney generals, the Obama Administration will defend their health care legislation as a tax. That’s right voters, a tax on American citizens. The DOJ will argue that this legislation is indeed constitutional, because Congress is given the authority, under Article I Section 8 Clause I, to levy and collect taxes. This reversal of the Obama Administration is not surprising to conservatives. Conservatives have insisted that a tax increase is the only way Mr. Obama can pay for his massive health care overhaul.
However; this is not the main argument for the constitutionality of this legislation that was passed this year. The main argument will be that the legislation falls under the Commerce Clause. Let’s be clear, the Commerce Clause has been shredded and perverted for 70+ years to fit liberal agendas when challenged in court. Everything from agriculture to “gun free” school zones have been argued under this clause. This perversion has led to massive intrusion by the federal government into the lives of everyday Americans.
The Obama Regime will label this as more of a “penalty” and not so much a tax. If Bill Clinton’s attempt to define the word “is” didn’t disgust you, this manipulation of vocabulary will. Honest men are not adept at lying. An honest man will not try and convince you that what you see is not what you see, but what he tells you. A statesman will not do this, a politician will. What is Mr. Obama really saying to the American people with this broken campaign promise? He is saying that you are too stupid to know when someone is pulling a scam on you. He is saying, with his law school language, that he believes you will not know when someone has betrayed you. Samuel Adams was quoted as saying, “…how strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words”. It is as if Mr. Adams had a crystal ball that could peer into the future of America and describe our current president.