Most Americans know by now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. The individual mandate states a private citizen must engage in commerce by purchasing a product the government has decided you require. Besides the loss of individual liberty, other consequences from the ACA include: imposing eighteen separate taxes on citizens (costing $503 billion), the potential for up to 46% of doctors to leave their practice, 20 million private sector employees to lose their health care coverage, 75% of Obamcare costs will fall on those making under $120,000 a year, increase the costs of college health care plans by as much as 1,112%, and will end up costing taxpayers $1.76 trillion over a decade according to the CBO.
Along with this ruling, a new definition of the word “tax” has emerged. Now, according the SCOTUS, if one does not engage in an activity (purchasing health insurance) the government can penalize you and that fine is a labeled as a “tax.” The government now has the ability to “tax” inactivity or the absence of a behavior (purchasing a product). In other words, the almighty United States government has decided, by passing and enforcing Obamacare, that the Americans can now be “taxed” for merely existing. It is a “tax” on your body. Evidently, choice only applies to abortion . . . as we have no choice in this. It’s mandatory. It’s whatever the hell they say it is. The perversion and distortion of words in this horrible act of lawlessness is obscene. However, everyone should be aware Obama during the 2008 elections told people he was against an individual mandate. He said by forcing the uninsured to purchase health insurance in an effort to get everyone insured equated to forcing the homeless to purchase a home in an effort to solve homelessness. He is correct of course, but he has once again lied to the American public.
The individual mandate was introduced to SCOTUS and the word “penalty” was used to describe the consequences for failing to meet the “requirement” of purchasing health insurance. Now, the Supreme Court has, instead of interpreting the law (their job), they have decided to re-write (create something more to their liking) the law and rename the “penalty” a “tax.” Currently, we have not been informed as to what exactly is being taxed.
On a brief side note, Barack Obama’s health care reform bill was passed in the Senate on December 24, 2012. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution states, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” Therefore, because the Supreme Court ruled that not purchasing health care is a tax, the bill had to have originated in the House of Representatives. Those pesky Constitutional statues!
People are ticked off. They are sick to death of waking up in the morning, turning on the news, and learning of a new government intrusion, scandal, lie, or regulation. I would like to think the American people have woken up to find the chains of slavery on their wrists and ankles; however, I remain unconvinced.
The question, “where does it end?” has been answered: it doesn’t. The overreaching of power remains unbroken. The constant lying from politicians running for office has continued. The rules, regulations, orders, and mandates are incessant. The hand of a TSA agent is continually being thrust up our asses for our own “good.” The effort to dictate every detail of our lives (from what food we eat, what car we drive, where we sit, what we say, how much water pressure is in our shower-heads, what we drink, etc), is relentless. The attempts to remove God from our schools, our homes, and our government is unwavering. It does not end.
This author believes that God has weighed this country in the balances and found its wanting. There is a great justice to be done by the Lord if we do not turn from our evil ways, repent, and return to Him. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Developing . . . More to come.