When is an insurance mandate not a tax? When Obama says so!

Politico:

On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos has a pretty testy exchange with Obama over whether the individual mandate is a tax increase. The president insists it is not.

Obama:  “For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. … George, you — you can’t just make up that language and decide that that’s called a tax increase.”

Stephanopoulos: “I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary: Tax — ‘a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.'”

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”

Stephanopoulos: “But you reject that it’s a tax increase?”

Obama: “I absolutely reject that notion.”

Here TOTUS  ‘lashes out’ at Hill for her MANDATE! FORCE INDIVIDUALS TO PURCHASE HEALTH CARE, Sounds familiar, it is Obamas current plan that is why…

So all throughout the Dem primaries Obama kept flailing away at Hill for her MANDATE. He called it a penalty- a tax- a fine- a wage garnishment. This morning on George Snuggleupagus he says it is NOT A TAX (anymore apparently lol)..

Do you feel ‘brought together’ yet? KUMBAYAH…..

Negotiating behind closed doors like he did with PhaRma? NOTHING ON CSPAN BUDDY!

More on ‘transparency’ from the guy who had CLOSED DOOR DEALS with Big Pharma – 2007:

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September 20, 2009. Tags: , , . Politics. 7 comments.

Update: Alert to the Country: They are coming for our soda- CALL CONGRESS NOW, SAY NO TO SODA TAX!!!

Update: Here is TOTUS pushing his soda TAX. Funny he didn’t give a frak about obese kids when MEchelle worked for Treehouse Foods now did he? courtesy American Spec:

In an interview with Men’s Health published Monday, President Obama suggested that a tax on such items as soda and sugary drinks should be put on the table, saying “I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring.”

Oh good, this means the kids juice boxes too. INSANITY!!! Did the WH miss the backlash Paterson got in NY when he tried this??

Obama then acknowledged the political reality of enacting such taxes while providing a glimpse of where he personally stands on the issue:  Look, people’s attitude is that they don’t necessarily want Big Brother telling them what to eat or drink, and I understand that. It is true, though, that if you wanted to make a big impact on people’s health in this country, reducing things like soda consumption would be helpful….

OMG, can’t we even have a damn Coca Cola!!! (or for my mom Pepsi!)

Are you listening OBOTS!! You drink RED BULL ALL DAY DON’T YOU???!!!

Now look what you have done!!!!

LEAVE MY SODA ALOOOONEEE!!!!!

Breaking on FOX: President calls for soda tax to fund health care bill, Rep Jeb Hensarling R-TX objecting on Cavuto (Stu Varney filling in) on FOX now…

In 21 of the 22 years I have been a Dem I was a tree hugging lib – I have been sending dough to NRDC to save polar bears for years, those bears will be pixxed when they hear about this!

PLEASE call your Critters!!

FD-I am a KO shareholder! Just thought of that! double dxmn!

September 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 2 comments.

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