The Obama Tax Fraud
FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK
Walter D.(Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD
Thursday, June 28th, was a historic day for America. According to the Wall Street Journal: “The remarkable decision upholding the Affordable Care Act is shot through with confusion-the mandate that’s really a tax, except when it isn’t, and the government whose powers are limited and enumerated, except when they aren’t. One thing is clear: This was a one-man show, and that man is John Roberts.”
The Chief Justice joined with the four conservatives Justices and ruled that ObamaCare’s mandate to purchase health insurance violated the Commerce Clause, but then he also said the mandate “fell within Congress’s power to tax, joined by the liberal bloc. In practice this is a restraint on federal power without real restraint-and, worse the Chief Justice had to rewrite the statute Congress passed in order to salvage it”, the WSJ concluded.
Rush Limbaugh announced that “ObamaCare is nothing more than the largest tax increase in the history of the world”. “John Roberts is an evil genius”, a liberal law school instructor Robert Malchman complained. Obama repeated a litany of benefits included in the law, and Republican presidential nominee Romney set the tone for his campaign when he said: “If we want to get rid of ObamaCare we’re going to have to replace President Obama”.
One thing is for certain –the Supreme Court’s decision rightfully concluded that President Obama and his Democrat colleagues misled the American people when they vigorously denied over and over again that the health care mandate penalty was not a tax. They have eagerly embraced the expansion of the taxation power produced by the Supreme Court decision and affirmed that they are the massive tax raisers.
Erick Erickson in the Red State blog summed up the effect of the Supreme Court opinion: “Justice Roberts forces everyone to deal with the issue as a political, not a legal issue….This case is a timely reminder to the GOP that five votes are not a sure thing”. The ball is now in the court of the voters as the old saying goes. Romney is correct. Obama must be removed.
Let’s begin this campaign for removal by showing our support for Congressman Kevin Brady at his Town Hall meeting Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:00 pm at The Woodlands United Methodist Church Asbury Hall, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands 77380.