FailBy the way – the Supreme Court ruled that the health care mandate is a tax. Obama is raising taxes. Out of one side of his face, he claimed to not raise taxes, then out of the other side of his face he argued with the supreme court that this mandate is a tax and it is constitutional because it is indeed a tax
You are wrong
The minor charge required to guarantee that everyone carries health insurance pales in comparison to Obama making permanent the "Bush Tax cuts".
Thanks to last night's Fiscal Cliff deal, we an now put to bed the term "The Bush Tax Cuts."
As of now, they're the Obama Tax Cuts.
It should be noted, that income taxes are lower for everyone today than they would have been if the American Taxpayer Relief Act hadn't gone into effect.
Read more: RIP: The Bush Tax Cuts; They Have Become The Obama Tax Cuts - Business Insider
If you feel this is true, fine. But to claim Obama didn't raise taxes is 100% a lie.The minor charge required to guarantee that everyone carries health insurance pales in comparison to Obama making permanent the "Bush Tax cuts.
those were not my words. you failed to quote the proper person.Fail
IMO, Woodward was self-promoting by making a mountain out of a sand dune. Odds are pretty good that the conversation between the reporter and the staffer became quite heated. Was anyone threatened? I doubt it.
2. If John Roberts calls Obamacare a tax because it forces people to buy healthcare, that doesn't really make it one.
And these two people, are they also making amountian out of a molehill?
"The official angered by my Woodward tweet sent me an indignant e-mail. “What’s next, a Nazi analogy?” the official wrote, chastising me for spreading “bull**** like that” I was not offended by the note, mild in comparison to past exchanges with this official. But it was the last straw in a relationship that had deteriorated.
As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.
Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified. I wrote Saturday night, asking the official to stop e-mailing me. The official wrote, challenging Woodward and my tweet. “Get off your high horse and assess the facts, Ron,” the official wrote."
"A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times."
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There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
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The Obama legal team used the fact that congress has the power to tax as the reason this mandate is legal. If it only legal because they can tax people, its a tax.2. If John Roberts calls Obamacare a tax because it forces people to buy healthcare, that doesn't really make it one.