White House claims ObamaCare fine a 'penalty,' despite court calling it a 'tax'

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    White House claims ObamaCare fine a 'penalty,' despite court calling it a 'tax'

    6/29/12


    First it was a penalty. Then it was a tax. Now it's a penalty again.

    The war of words over what to call the fine attached to the federal health care overhaul's most controversial provision continued Friday, as the White House took issue with the Supreme Court's argument -- even though that argument alone spared President Obama's law.

    The five-justice majority argued that, while the fine imposed by the law for not buying health insurance would otherwise be unconstitutional, the fine is actually legal under Congress' authority to tax.

    Ergo, the fine is officially a "tax" in the eyes of the court. The law stands.

    But in a case of biting the hand that feeds, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday the fine is still just a "penalty."

    Calling it a "tax" causes obvious political problems for the White House. Obama fought that label vigorously when selling the bill in 2009.

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    Meanwhile, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with implementing the law. The Department of Health and Human Services was announcing a new program to help states set up so-called health insurance exchanges, which were established under the law.

    [Bet a lot of states will drag their feet at least to the election]


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    So, taxes aren't gifts.

    What else is new.
     
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    The Obama Whitehouse has always considered the American public as little more than brainless, they think we mindlessly devour every minute particle of information they sparingly issue like crumbs. The libs, the press and of course Hollywood morons do their utmost to slobber at the feet of this President, no doubt reenforcing this opinion. So now they think they can have Carney claim this utterly idiotic idea that the new "TAX" is actually a penalty and that someone out there would actually believe them! Of course, as long as there are libs or the press there will always be plenty of idiots!
     
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    I'm guessing most states will not spend the money to 'establish the exchanges' until after the election. If Romney wins, they may not be relevant with changes. Why waste the money? None us, liberals or conservatives, want wasted spending.
     
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    Then stop paying for emergency care and start paying for the cheaper alternative...preventative care.
     
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    What horseshit. prevantative care requires people doing it, but most dont give a shit. Are you gonna give em a police escort to the doctor now?
     
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    and many tens of thousand without insurance cannot afford 'preventative care.' They can't afford insurance fees, even when available through employer. Now they'll be the ones taxed through this wonderful plan.
     
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    They can still not give a shit, but now they have to pay $746 per year to do it..
     
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    So you are for free universal healthcare for all American citizens?
     

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