The Battle Over Health Care has been a long time coming. But the “Affordable Health Care Bill” was created and passed by the House and the Senate in congress. Sign into law by the president. Upheld by the supreme court as constitutional. This bill is now the law of the land. Why would the republicans want to repeal the bill that they passed? This is akin to a dog chasing its own tail. For the republicans to repeal this bill would be an exercise in futility.
They, (the republicans), feel this give President Barack Obama a victory over the republican party in the last election. And president Obama will become legendary as the only president to have a health care bill passed in his administration. With Obama-care attached to this bill by the republicans in congress. This goes back to President, Teddy Roosevelt, 100 years ago who tried to get a health care bill pass in his administration and fail. And all other president have fail also.
They, (the republicans), have attacked this health care bill’s mandate as a tax by the president. Our founding fathers didn’t insert the word mandate into the constitution just to satisfy those political pundits in 2012 for their political agenda. This mandate is a penalty to be collected by the IRS as a tax required by the constitution.
Let me make this clear. This penalty is collected once per-individual. A tax is collected continuously per-individual. Don’t be fool by these political pundits that say this mandate is the largest tax in history. This mandate is a punishment for not obeying the Affordable Health Care law. I would like to say this about taxes as it applies to our constitution.
“SECTION 8. Power of congress”
“The ‘expressed’ powers (power listed in the constitution.)
“1. power to lay (raise) and collect taxes (money used to pay expense of government, duties, imports (taxes on imports), and excises (tax on the manufacture, sale, or use of goods within a country) for the purpose of national defense and general welfare of the United States, but all duties, imports, and excises must be uniform (the same) for all states.”
As you can see in our constitution only the members of congress can raise or lower taxes. When ever you hear a political pundits say the president is raising taxes. Just replace the word president with congress is raising taxes. Not this or any other president can raise taxes. The republicans are trying to re-write the constitution in their own image as a republican party government.
These GOP members have implied they want to take back their government. No political party has every own the U.S. government. Thomas Jefferson help create the constitution which became the supreme law of this nation. It has always belong to the citizens of this great nation, (The U.S.A).
Constitutional government has two blessings: “1. It united the states as a single entity, (nation), setting the stage for strength and growth not possible under smaller semi-independent states, thus protecting us from tyranny abroad; 2. It stated the rights of the individual and the limitations of government, protecting us from tyranny at home. The U.S. Constitution is flexible, amendable, durable, and open to judicial interpretation.”
Be wary of the GOP members who speak of taking back their government. This is called…. a totalitarian government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life.
These GOP members haven’t put forth a health care bill in the House of Representative. The only policy that they have put forward in to shut down the government because of Obama Care. This makes them self servicing for their personal agenda. And that is to campaign against President Obama even though he is not running for any office. These GOP members have turn their backs and walk away from the constitution and it’s people that they were elected to serve. They have become delusional over President Obama and can longer function as a governing body. As U.S. citizens, you have the power to remove them from office at the ballot box. By writing your grandmother or great-grandmother’s name on the ballot in place of those who speak of shutting down the government, because of Obama Care.
Republicans have fought the law, ( the supreme court) and the law has won. Why continue to fight the law? When there is nothing to be gain. This fight can only be in ones own mind. After all congress has taken an oath to defend the constitution. Not to fight the constitution. We didn’t choose members of congress to fight lost battles in their heads. “Our constitution is of the people, by the people and for the people.” As is the Affordable Health Care Bill. We need, Health Care Battle to make sure the uninsured and under insure have health care in the U.S.A.
- Health care reform: Advancing our common good (stltoday.com)
- Drudge Goes All in With “Secession” Meme as the Republican War on the Constitution Escalates (alternet.org)
- The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obama care (politicususa.com)
- Obama’s Health Care Plan (iflyf14.com)
- Policies For Women’s Health