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  • The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal 'Obamacare'

    03/28/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/28/13 | Chris Frates
    A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Republican leader’s office to gauge his reaction. McConnell was clearly disappointed, and for good reason. For many conservatives, the decision was the death knell in a three-year fight to defeat reforms that epitomized everything they thought was wrong with Obama’s governing philosophy. But where some saw finality, McConnell saw opportunity — and still does. Sitting at his desk a stone’s throw from the Senate chamber, McConnell turned to the aide and,...
  • Byron York: 0bama administration denies it argued the ACA mandiate was tax

    07/05/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Question for legal tweeps: Obama campaign is now denying that administration SG ever argued that Obamacare mandate is a tax. Looking at oral arguments, SG Verrilli said mandate is 'justifiable under its tax power.' Can't find him saying 'It is a tax'… So therefore: Is Obama hiding behind legal hairsplitting, arguing mandate is constitutional under tax power but is not actually a tax?
  • DNC Wasserman Schultz tells you failure to comply with Obamacare will no longer be tolerated

    07/03/2012 9:28:27 AM PDT · by WKUHilltopper · 188 replies
    Here's the CNN clip: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02/dnc-chair-tells-cnn-health-care-is-a-penalty/?iref=allsearch From her mouth: "It's not a tax". The Internal Revenue Service would be the “easiest enforcer” of penalties against those who refuse to comply for those who fail to not pay the tax that isn't. “This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs...“We’re not going to tolerate that any more in America. You have to be responsible and you have to pay a penalty if you choose...
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • White House Memo Urges Allies to Mislead on Obamacare Tax

    06/29/2012 4:59:57 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    A memo published by White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe advises allies to mislead when they discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on the individual mandate, saying they should call it a penalty when it is in fact a tax. “In light of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Washington are trying to deliberately misrepresent the President’s record of cutting taxes for the middle class,” Plouffe wrote in his memo Friday. “We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how...