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"Government Can Force Us to Buy General Motors Products If Obamacare Mandate Upheld in Court"
CNS New Service ^ | 3/29/2010 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/29/2010 3:49:28 PM PDT by GVnana

(CNSNews.com) – Representative Michael Burgess (R-Texas) told CNSNews.com that if the mandate in the health care law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance or be penalized is upheld by the courts, the federal government could mandate anything, such as requiring all Americans to purchase a General Motors car.

On Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Representative Burgess, “The Congressional Budget Office has said that never before in the history of the United States has the federal government mandated that any one buy a specific good or service and, of course, the bill includes the individual mandate. Is there a part of the Constitution that you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?”

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It's not absurd, when it's the law.
1 posted on 03/29/2010 3:49:28 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

No thanks. I drive a Toyota.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 3:50:39 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: GVnana

3 posted on 03/29/2010 3:52:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 444Flyer

I’ll keep my Toyota.

FUB0!!


4 posted on 03/29/2010 3:52:26 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GVnana
WITH ONSTAR!
5 posted on 03/29/2010 3:53:02 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: GVnana

I think Social Security is a mandated service we must purchase.

But anyway, if FedGov mandates we all buy a GM “environmentally sustainable” car, ya think they’ll call it The People’s Car, or would that remind us too strongly of the first proponent of national health care (and workmen’s comp and unemployment insurance)?


6 posted on 03/29/2010 3:53:03 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GVnana

Yes they can.

Just like the campaign slogan.

Hope and Change = fascism.

Thank you for voting Democrat. :)


7 posted on 03/29/2010 3:53:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Jeff Head

BTTT = directly to your excellent work!


8 posted on 03/29/2010 3:54:40 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: GVnana

That’s the argument you should use to attack it. The court ain’t gonna overturn this on state’s rights because it’s really hard to argue how this affects it under modern legal interpretations. This, on the other hand, could get them to throw it out with probably a few liberal justices joining in.


9 posted on 03/29/2010 3:55:03 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: GVnana; All
"Government Can Force Us to Buy General Motors Products If Obamacare Mandate Upheld in Court"

Obama Health Warranty

10 posted on 03/29/2010 3:56:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: blues_guitarist

No $#!+

Obama takes over GM, destroys the competition with absurd stories of runaway cars, and forces us all into vehicles where Big Bro’ knows where we are and where we’ve been.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 3:58:13 PM PDT by moonhawk (Pre-order your "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!" bumper stickers here on Free Republic now.)
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To: DBrow

Today a caller told the Judge (& Brian who wasn’t there today) that we are paying medicare premiums out of our paychecks. The Judge said well that is news to me, I never heard of that! Now for such a SMART man, why didn’t he know this already?


12 posted on 03/29/2010 3:59:14 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: AzaleaCity5691
The court ain’t gonna overturn this on state’s rights because it’s really hard to argue how this affects it under modern legal interpretations.

Actually, the states have a very strong states' rights case, in that, under this law, they are mandated (forced) to set up and administer the public exchanges.

13 posted on 03/29/2010 4:00:03 PM PDT by kevao
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To: GVnana
In Texas, we have to have automobile insurance, to get a vechicle licence.

Next step will most likely be a requirement to buy a GM car. Never really have trusted Hairdoo Perry.

14 posted on 03/29/2010 4:00:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: unkus
Might consider a GM if they came in this model.:)


15 posted on 03/29/2010 4:01:31 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: GVnana

Democrats better be prepared for the GOP requiring everyone to have a chambered bullet in their M16 full automatic under their pillow at night.

And if you don’t, you get hit with a Income tax of 100%.

Monkey see, Monkey Do. This Health care bill is just as ridiculous to me.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 4:01:50 PM PDT by dila813
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To: 444Flyer

No thanks.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT by unkus
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To: AzaleaCity5691

While mandating the type of car we drive is important, I am wondering how long it will be before mandating an implanted chip will be a requirement for any health care?


18 posted on 03/29/2010 4:07:08 PM PDT by Bowtie52
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To: GVnana

I’ll walk first...or go horse and buggy. I’m considering becoming Amish anyway.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 4:08:33 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: GVnana

Wrong! The content is irrelevant! Any federal version of health care is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate health care! The people are not bound to comply with an unconstitutional act! The people are the government, not the White House, not Congress and not SCOTUS! They operate at the consent of the governed and have the final say as to how they will be governed! People need to continually keep remind politicians of this fact!


20 posted on 03/29/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: DBrow
I think Social Security is a mandated service we must purchase.

Not really. Legally, social security is a trust fund -- it is a reserve of your own money (theoretically, of course.)

21 posted on 03/29/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

I will never buy a Government Motors car. I’d rather be jailed.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 4:09:45 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: GrannyK

“Today a caller told the Judge (& Brian who wasn’t there today) that we are paying medicare premiums out of our paychecks. The Judge said well that is news to me, I never heard of that! Now for such a SMART man, why didn’t he know this already?”


DUMBA*S!! What a DUMBA&S!


23 posted on 03/29/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: kevao

Maybe, but this court has shown it’s not a pro-state’s rights court, and that includes the conservative justices.

In rulings where states have passed laws that are both on the liberal and conservative side of the spectrum that have challenged federal law (I’m thinking specifically marijuana and abortion), this court has always sided with federal power over state.

This court is a lot of things. In favor of expansive state’s rights it is not.


24 posted on 03/29/2010 4:10:57 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: GVnana
I can't wait...since I can't afford a car I know that Obama will buy one for me out of his Obama cash stash.
25 posted on 03/29/2010 4:13:12 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: GVnana

BO’s plans are becoming scary and very Soviet like. He’ll be a dictator before a blink of the eye. If I say anymore I’ll get kicked off Free Republic...


26 posted on 03/29/2010 4:13:50 PM PDT by Lucky2 (The most unqualified and ill-prepared person in the room is the POTUS, Barak Hussain Obama...)
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To: 444Flyer

So do I and love the car.


27 posted on 03/29/2010 4:14:26 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: GVnana

Republican members of Congress won’t repeal that law any more than they’ve repealed other unconstitutional laws that Hillary wanted. But the government won’t have the future revenues to support zombie Hillarycare, either.


28 posted on 03/29/2010 4:14:40 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: GVnana

Force you to buy a GM car? Hell, they can force you to buy the type of groceries they want, or books (as they do in government schools).


29 posted on 03/29/2010 4:15:57 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: GVnana
Well, they might as well dust off their handcuffs and come get my ass; this $h|+ has got to stop somewhere, at some time.

I own two GM cars now, but they're older cars...I have vowed that I will never buy another.

We need to call this $h|+ to a head, now...INCREMENTALLY he is making us into obamabots, forced to do his will.

I will NOT.
30 posted on 03/29/2010 4:18:13 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: jerri

“I will never buy a Government Motors car...”

Dittoes!


31 posted on 03/29/2010 4:19:54 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: DBrow

It’s a tax, not a service.


32 posted on 03/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: GVnana

Wake me up when The Revolution starts.


33 posted on 03/29/2010 4:22:14 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: unkus
Every day it's something stranger than yesterday. Wonder if these GM cars would come with a built in limit to how many miles you could drive per day. This is the direction we're headed in under 0. Nothing is too unfathomable to imagine.:(
34 posted on 03/29/2010 4:23:35 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: unkus

I have a 2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited, 4x4 short box, with performance enhancements that produces over 400 hp.

Obama and his merry tribe, can demand until the sun burns out for all I care.


35 posted on 03/29/2010 4:24:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: DBrow

No, we don’t have to purchase social security. Because I was a stay at home mom for 21 years, and the job I have now has a state run pension system, I don’t qualify for social security. No one made me buy it. If you don’t work, they can’t garnish your wages. With health care, I think you’ll have to sign up regardless of your employer or job status.


36 posted on 03/29/2010 4:25:36 PM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! No more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Trod Upon
Cadillac Test Drive

I took a Cadillac Escalade out for a test drive just to drive that sucker before they become extinct.

The salesman sat in the back seat describing the car and all its wonderful options.

The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.

I stated the car must be a Republican car.

Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican car and I explained that if it were a Democratic car, the seats would blow smoke up your ass year-round.

I had to walk back to the dealership but it was worth it...

37 posted on 03/29/2010 4:25:49 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: GVnana

It won’t be soon when means testing is implemented. Soon Obama will be arguing anyone with income over $250,000 per year should not be entitled to a retirement “subsidized” by the government.


38 posted on 03/29/2010 4:30:30 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: 444Flyer

you can buy whatever you want but you MUST ALSO buy a GM.

see public schools. Private school parents pay 2x for schools.


39 posted on 03/29/2010 4:32:45 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bowtie52
I am wondering how long it will be before mandating an implanted chip will be a requirement for any health care?

I have no doubt it is coming.

40 posted on 03/29/2010 4:36:02 PM PDT by A message
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To: 444Flyer

Why GM? As you can see, it’s US-made... a Ford, to be precise.


41 posted on 03/29/2010 4:38:18 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

“Why GM? As you can see, it’s US-made... a Ford, to be precise.”

He he. That’s where part of the humor was.


42 posted on 03/29/2010 4:50:03 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: GrannyK

1) The judge is not “smart”
2) The judge is a closet commie.

LLS


43 posted on 03/29/2010 5:09:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: BARLF

Hillarious!


44 posted on 03/29/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: LibLieSlayer

As long as I have made payroll I know a portion of withholding is for medicare...has he never looked at a pay stub? Or do judges and Gov. employees get out of paying in?


45 posted on 03/29/2010 5:34:08 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: GrannyK

He is of the New Jersey elite class... they pay no taxes.

LLS


46 posted on 03/29/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: 444Flyer

FUBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 03/29/2010 7:03:35 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Bump!


48 posted on 03/29/2010 7:14:03 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Obama's long war against America is in progress.)
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To: GVnana

Government makes us buy car insurance, how is health insurance any different?

Ed


49 posted on 03/30/2010 3:19:02 AM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: GVnana
At his trial, Rearden does not accept the laws he has broken as rational, so he refuses to participate. He sees them as what they are: the manifestation of brute force. The government is able to prosecute him as a criminal only because they have created unjust laws that turn him into one.

Parallels to today? Make laws that are impossible to comply with then you own people.

50 posted on 03/30/2010 4:01:46 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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