Penalty or a tax?

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on October 14, 2010

The Florida federal district court judge had this to say about the Obama administration’s about face on whether the individual mandate in Obamacare is a penalty or a tax.

Congress should not be permitted to secure and cast politically difficult votes on controversial legislation by deliberately calling something one thing, after which the defenders of that legislation take an “Alice-in-Wonderland” tack and argue in court that Congress really meant something else entirely, thereby circumventing the safeguard that exists to keep their broad power in check.

Only in Washington (and Sacramento) would they try that sort of thing in the first place.

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Perfectly said: “It’s not that the statue had become unworthy of the museum. It’s that the museum had become unworthy of the statue. “ https://www.nysun.com/editorials/theodore-roosevelt-back-to-the-badlands/91960/

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