Is it a tax? Or is it a penalty?
Supreme Court ruling has done nothing to settle the debate over ObamaCare
- Duration 7:00
- Date Jul 2, 2012
Supreme Court ruling has done nothing to settle the debate over ObamaCare
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Time since July 4 new fireworks no not in the sky in the health care fight -- course.
The Supreme Court ruling sparking a whole new debate over Obama care is the individual mandate up penalty or attacks.
The American people.
We've been down this path they do not want the government telling them what kind of insurance policy they have to live and how much -- gonna -- -- and you don't like -- we're gonna.
The penalty that comes under the tax.
For the 1% perhaps of the population.
And they decide that they.
-- the -- the president on your show said this is not a tax.
Then he sent -- solicitor general to the Supreme Court to argue that it is attacks.
In order to get this past the Supreme Court that he's gonna right back still don't know.
That's the best talent -- Supreme Court said with the Supreme Court said was a constitutional they say it didn't matter what -- -- There's a penalty you know going to Leinart played in Atlanta and there are other doesn't want to send a -- -- that's a look at all of the time.
Six and why isn't a big deal congressman Alan west joins -- -- Good -- are you doing Greta.
Very well I think questions to be put to basically everyone in town so let me ask you cushion on time you're -- your back -- jurisdiction.
Is beaten is the mandate at tax.
That's attacks and when you understand that the solicitor general of the Obama administration argued.
-- to be considered attacks.
When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in their ruling five to four says that the only way that this.
Health care individual mandate can't stand to be seen is constitutional is as attacks then it is as such and I think that we have to make -- simple up common sense of valuation.
That now I individual sovereignty in the United States of America is threatened because the federal government and the congress has now been granted an unlimited taxing authority.
To be able to mandate to the American people certain type of actions -- behaviors and the consequence thereof.
Being a financial consequence.
Is a tax which is going to be monitored and ruled by the RS the Internal Revenue Service.
I sort of -- out all the Republicans have heard the last two or three days have agreed with -- with the exception of one.
That it is a tax and the one who disagrees through represented is governor Romney.
Governor Romney as says it is not attacks he says it's a it's an unconstitutional penalty but he says it's not a tax.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well I think governor Romney needs to understand.
That this is now a unconstitutional.
Penalty may be in the case that they -- ruled as -- the commerce clause.
But when you start to understand the ruling that came down from the Supreme Court and actually the precedent that it now establishes.
Where by the federal government can as I said mandate a certain type of behavior or mandating certain type of action and they can actually -- you.
For not for your -- actions and I think that's the incredible thing that we must all understand so.
The solicitor general -- forward to be attacks.
The Supreme Court says attacks and I believe that President Obama has been misleading and actually probably lying to the American people.
When he was there in front of George Stephanopoulos.
And we was asked if there was -- -- said absolutely not.
Because of the fact that you were required to make a financial.
Restitution to the United States federal government -- RS that is nothing more than attacks.
-- how does he rev up C Republican base who the Republicans who.
-- who don't like the Texan halftime but the politicians but the voters housing -- -- but that -- tax outrage within your party if he says essentially look you know.
I actually agree with president -- it's it's not attacks.
While I -- -- that the governor probably needs to.
Look at who he has within his circle of advisors.
And probably get him to get them to provide the right type of -- counsel and advice and probably the governor should take the opportunity go down to do is Isiah did today.
Ahead Leo roundtable with about ten doctors up in port saint Lucie.
Or orthopedic specialist.
And they clearly said this is how we see this and this is how we understand the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act on our business as well as on the medical.
Industry and the -- medical practitioners that are out here.
So I think that we have to get down on the ground and talk to the individual Americans and also Greta you have to understand what seems so -- -- it.
The 200 -- 36 years ago right about this time.
Thomas Jefferson was sitting down -- writing the declaration of independence and he talked about the unalienable rights of the individual to come not from man of government comes from a creator.
And when he lists those grievances against king George the third one of those grievances was -- imposition of taxes without their consent.
This is exactly where we are 236 years later.
-- -- another aspect of this decision you and others a number of us senators and members of the house.
Have written the fifty governors telling them not to implement the Obama -- including the exchanges.
Why did you write that and what do you think is going to be the effect.
Well I haven't -- a -- but I think if you understand Affordable Care Act.
The governors have -- 2014.
And so I believe that they have within their rights as we understand federalism and understand the enumerated.
Powers of the federal government.
They have the ability to govern and especially on the tenth amendment so they have to do what is best for their states and this fight is not over as a matter of fact next week.
We're going to bring it back to the house floor to give the Democrats and those who originally implemented this against American people and against their will.
An opportunity to say that we stand with America people.
And we don't wanna see the largest tax increase which -- affect middle class families as well on the American people if this actually does continue to go through.
-- be fully implement -- starting January 2013 out to 28 to.
-- done June 28 with my colleague Neil Cavuto you made a reference to speaker Pelosi and curious and wanna do over as to one word.
He said I think the former speaker Pelosi is somewhat delusional and it was in response to India's Supreme Court decision why do over on the term -- delusional.
No I don't have a do over I think that when we look as speaker former speaker Pelosi.
Here was the person to say we have to pass this bill in order to find out what is that it.
And we continue to consistently understand the more we find out.
So it's it's the nationalize -- of college education loans the eighteen to twenty taxes the real estate transaction tax tanning tax all of these things.
It's nothing more than a tax law is not saying that this sort of do a thing for health care in the United States America.
So I'll continue to stand by the comment that I say it.
Based upon some of the responses that she was making and the struggling that you saw heard this past Sunday.
To try to change the decision of this Supreme Court to fit her own no descriptions.
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