Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
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I understand that you're referring to pre-ACA passage, but the point here is that the above demonstrates that in fact the government didn't know what was going to be required, it's little much to expect the average person to know such things in anywhere near that detail. And to know it in advance, as well.
Providing for the common defense is one of the most important requirements of a federal Constitution. Let's try to argue above a grade school level here, please.And hold on. First of all, don't compare slavery to a bill that attempts to improve health care for everyone in the country. That's dumb as ****.
Secondly, building tanks isn't in there either. Flying drones. I don't recall the CIA being in the Constitution. What about Air Force One? I don't recall that being written in by the Founders either.
Let's try to argue above a grade school level here, please.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States
So there are three things the Congress can tax us to accomplish. Social welfare ie explicitly NOT one of the reasons.
1) to pay the debts
2) to provide for the common defense
3) to provide for the general welfare.
General welfare has nothing to do with today's welfare state. None of the welfare spending is Constitutional. It is extra-constitutional. It is tyrannical.
General welfare is welfare for all no welfare for each. An example is building a bridge for all to use. It is not providing a welfare check for everyone who lives withing a hundred miles of the river.
Now go and read up on your conservative links who all lined up to find a way to blame the government first and fabricate the evidence to prove that scenario second.
I don't need to "read up " on anything.
Clintons 1995 CRA changes allowed everyone from Clintons DOJ to ACORN to HUD to low life attorney's like Barrack Obama to target and sue ( extort ) banks
for " discrimination ".
Janet Reno even bragged about how effectivene his CRA changes were in 1998.
Do you want me to post her actual words where she bragged about suing 13 banks by 1998 ?
Or would that be a " Conservative fabrication " ??
How about Clintons Treasury Secretary bragging about the effectiveness of Clintons 1995 CRA changes in a E-mail to Clinton in 1998 ?
Or would that be a " Conservative fabrication " too ??
Too bad history doesn't support your hack stale left wing talking points.
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