No surprise. You concede the point, and I accept.
In any case, your response, above, is another clear example of dishionesty on your part, as I commented on the 'general welfare clause' in the very first post of mine that YOU responded to:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058373695 (Do you support single-payer health care?)
Allow me to repeat myself. It's no big deal as copy/paste is pretty easy --almost as easy as paying attention to what you are reading.
-The clause you cite gives the power to tax.
-It does NOT grant the power to create programs that provide for the common defense or the general welfare -- the clauses found in the remainder of the section do this.
-If your interpretation of the clause is correct, then there would be no need for any of the other clauses found in the article, save the last.