Skip to comments.Bill to Make the Fine $0 for Violating the Individual Mandate Passes by 90 Votes
Posted on 03/06/2014 7:16:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday afternoon to make the fine/tax for violating Obamacares individual mandate $0 for this year, and it did so by the wide margin of 90 votes (250 to 160). Thats 83 more than the 7-vote margin (219 to 212) by which Obamacare passed the House four Marches ago. Moreover, 27 Democrats voted for todays legislation27 more than the number of Republicans who voted for Obamacare when it passed. In all, 223 Republicans voted for todays bill, while only onePaul Broun of Georgiavoted against it. Heres the member-by-member tally for the vote.
Earlier today, the Obama White House released a 3-paragraph statement on the legislation, noting that Obamacare helps millions of Americans stay on their parents plans until age 26which, of course, has nothing to do with the individual mandate or the fine/tax for violating itand saying that if President Obama were presented with the legislation, he would veto it.
Given the wide margin by which the legislation passed the House, along with the significant level of bipartisan support with which it passed, perhaps the Senate will actually take a vote, pass the bill, and give Obama that chance. That would provide a welcome reminder to the American people of the extent to which Obamas centerpiece legislation relies upon coercion.
But it also relies on lawlessnessa fact that is becoming more apparent by the day. Within hours of threatening to veto this legislative change to Obamacare, Obama announced that he is again making an executive change to Obamacare, in plain defiance of the legislative text, the rule of law, and the constitutional separation of powers. No wonder left-leaning constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley says that we are at a constitutional tipping point and that Congress must act to stop this presidents dangerous, destabilizing aggregation of power.
Where am I supposed to find a $0 bill?
It’s the bill with Bill Clinton’s face on the front and Monica under Bill’s desk on the back.
Don't delay anything. Let the obama hit the fan NOW.
And the Senate will do what?? Pass it?? And Obama will do what...sign it??
“Its the bill with Bill Clintons face on the front and Monica under Bills desk on the back.”
I thought Slick Willie was on the $3 and 0dungo was on the $0 bill.
If Obamacare had not been another plan for bankrupted Americans and put their health at risk, as was clearly its intention, it would really have been hilarious black comedy. Even the brightest could not envision that every aspect of the thing was bogus and would need to be trashed with the hope of some day putting things back the way they were. Congress should be very, very, very ashamed for birthing this monstrosity.
The next day, he will Executive Order the amount to be changed to $2000.00 per individual, $4000.00 per family.
Pelosi, her eyes glowing with stark-mad embers of Hell, still proclaims that Obamacare will be “glorious.... glorious....”
If I get a piece of the action You can keep your doctor
I might be inclined to agree with this guy, but not when it comes to ObamaCare. It's hard to accuse a president of abusing his office when he issues executive orders to delay the implementation of a Federal law that never should have been passed in the first place.
I suspect the real reason why a "left-leaning constitutional scholar" would be concerned about this is that it's exposing this entire administration as an absolute joke -- and that more and more Americans are getting perfectly comfortable with the idea that they have no legal or moral obligation to obey the law anymore.
After hyperinflation brought on by mammoth deficits, you can just use a $100. That's what the value will be.
Why would that worry a leftie? That's what the left's all about. Course, I guess it might worry them to see the previously placid rest of the country decide those were the new rules, like they've always been for leftards.
And because the crystal ball says when a republican holds that office it is not going to go well for liberals.
That worries a leftie because the first government agency that loses its moral authority over the people is the IRS ... and Marxism doesn’t work without taxpayers.
Just look for bills with Obama’s picture on the front.
Want be long until the dollar is worth 0, just hang on to one....!
That's when they howl the loudest.
They will be in their prime.
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