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Obama's Health Care Problem

Bill258 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:21 AM
The "Origination Clause" in the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 7) requires that taxes be initiated in the House. The Senate took a House bill dealing with veterans and deleted the title and all text, leaving only the bill's number. ObamaCare was then inserted. The Supreme Court characterized the penalties in ObamaCare as federal taxes, but was not asked and did not address the issue of which body of Congress initiated the taxes. The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a suit (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) challenging ObamaCare on this issue. newsandopinions dot net
Beverly143 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 11:10 AM
I'm afraid the only way we are going to be able to hold our own against Zero is to take him to court on every single thing he does. He likes to totally disregard the law, particularly the ones he doesn't like. I wrote my rep and asked him if Obamacare was a tax why wasn't IRS running it. Who gave HHS the power to decide my health options? I do believe the program is going to blow up in Zero's face.

President Obama made a remarkable statement to John Boehner in the middle of their negotiations leading up to the fiscal cliff. "We don't have a spending problem," the president said. We have "a health care problem."

To put this in perspective, almost every economist familiar with the federal government finances views our national health care problem as a spending problem. In fact, it is THE spending problem. If the federal government were not buying health care, we wouldn't have a long term deficit.

The reason is not hard to understand. For the past four decades health care spending per person...