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Judge uses Obama's own words against him on Health Care Individual Mandate

January 31, 2011 politisite 0

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance. “I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to […]

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What if Obama's healthcare law required every American to buy a gun? How'd you feel about that?

December 14, 2010 politisite 0

“Never before in our history has the federal government ordered Americans to buy a product under the guise of regulating commerce. Imagine if this bill were that in order to protect our communities and homeland security, every American had to buy a gun. Can you imagine the reaction across the country to that?” Andrew Malcolm’s Top of the Ticket articles are golden. Ken Cuccinelli has not been a well-known public […]

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71% of Missouri voters say no to ObamaCare

August 3, 2010 politisite 0

If you want to know which news item will be making Gibbs look constipated at tomorrow’s briefing, look no further. It’s the first time voters from any state have addressed the mandate at the polls. And things are looking good. Opponents of Prop C — those who support the insurance mandate — have been frustrated by the lack of a vigorous campaign to defeat it. Apart from a mass mailing […]

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IRS: No Health Insurance, No Refund

April 6, 2010 politisite 0

The IRS says that it has no problem attaching Tax refunds for those who refuse to purchase health insurance. A new argument has arisen about the individual mandate after the passage of Obamacare.  Some have insisted that the mandate penalty provision got rewritten quietly before passage to keep the IRS from penalizing taxpayers — or more accurately, to keep the IRS from prosecuting taxpayers who refuse to pay the penalties […]