Tax: A Required Contribution or Fee Levied by a Government
George Stephanopoulos, former senior advisor to Bill Clinton, on ABC's "This Week" grilled the President on how his health care overhaul would raise taxes on the middle class. The President tried to dance around the issue-- just as he has done on numerous occasions regarding abortion funding in the health care bill.
However, he can't dance away from this fact, either. Politico reports today that page 29 of the bill introduced Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont), says: "The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax." President Obama has developed a serious credibility problem as Factcheck.org, Politifact.com, and now Politico have reported on the President's misleading statements on his health care bill.
However, the American people can't be misled so easily. They instinctively know that imposing new taxes or involuntary payments (mandates) combined with massive
spending will only further burden families and the next generation of Americans.
I've said this before, and I will keep on saying it until someone shoots me:
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO FORCE YOU TO BUY ANYTHING UNLESS YOU GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!!!