Archive for June 2012
By Neal Boortz
We’ve had about a day to let it all sink in and the emerging narrative is maybe not what we expected. Many people expected that the individual mandate would be stuck down as being an unconstitutional violation of the Commerce Clause. If you read Justice Roberts’ opinion, that is in fact true. But then, the government also argued that the individual mandate could be considered a tax – or as they call it, a “shared responsibility payment.” It turns out that the tax argument IS constitutional according to a majority of the Justices, therefore the law is upheld.
This complicates things for Obama and the Democrats. Uh oh … the man who made a “firm pledge” that “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase,” suddenly looks like a fool. I won’t go as far as to say he is a liar, because that would mean that Obama knew ObamaCare was a tax when he made that statement, but he made that statement in 2008 before ObamaCare even existed. But he also said something interesting on the campaign trail in 2008. At one point, Obama argued that “healthcare should never be purchased with tax increases on the middle class.” Oops.
Mitt Romney folks, I hope you read that last statement. I hope you had that soundbite ready to go. Whenever Obama or the Democrats come after you for supporting an individual mandate in Massachusetts, you can come back at them with saying that Obama once said that healthcare should never be purchased with a tax increase on the middle class. In fact, according to Congressional figures, 70% to 75% of the Obamatax falls on those who earn less than $200,000 per year. That’s 8 million middle class Americans.
Then there was the well-known back and forth with George Stephanopoulos in September 2009, where Obama fervently argued that ObamaCare “is absolutely not a tax increase.” By this point, here’s what was happening. Obama and his lawyers know that one way they may have to justify this bill is to deem the individual mandate as a tax penalty (which they eventually did in the Supreme Court). But Obama and his propaganda team know what the focus groups think of the word “tax.” Focus group participants break out in hives, they start to sweat, they begin to get irritated and irate when they hear the word “tax.” So whatever the Democrats and the administration do, they are to avoid the word “tax.” So they danced around it (go ahead, click on that link), until they found it absolutely necessary to use it as an excuse. Banking on the ignorance of the American people, they were hoping that they would be able to get away with this argument in the Supreme Court without many people realizing what was happening. But now … it has been displayed front-and-center for the world to see, thanks to Justice Roberts’ opinion: ObamaCare’s individual mandate is a tax.
If you ask Nancy Pelosi about this ObamaTax, she will tell you that “what you’re talking about here is Washington talk.” Oh, I see, because the people outside Washington are too ignorant to understand the concept of the Democrats implementing the biggest tax increase in US history.
Democrats will do everything in their power to shy away from this ObamaTax label, but it will be hard considering yesterday’s ruling. The fact is that ObamaCare is expected to cost this nation $1.76 billion over the next decade. According to the House Ways and Means Committee, “The high court’s ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases in the health-care law costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years … Of those, 12 tax hikes would affect families earning less than $250,000 per year including a “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans, a tax on insurance providers, and an excise tax on medical device manufacturers.”
And while we are on the issue of taxes … imagine where we would be if we had a tax system in place that didn’t allow for this type of manipulation. The tax code is a politician’s best friend because it can buy votes by giving unearned tax credits to the moochers while threatening to take from those evil people who earned it.
June 28, 2012 – Updated June 29, 5:40 pm – After reading through the ruling today I’ve come to realize you will not be forced to obtain health care insurance under the Obamacare plan. The ruling basically states that if you choose not to have insurance then you will pay a penalty tax.
Today history was made and today Federalism is dead. Our Federal government now has the power to control every aspect of your life. If you choose to not comply then you will pay a penalty via tax.
Obama said over and over and over again that his Obamacare mandate was not a tax. Today the supreme Court said yes hell it is and you by God will pay that tax if you do not comply with Obama’s health care plan. You are now pressured by Federal law to purchase a service that you may not want or need.
Health care is not a right. Saying that health care is a right is like saying you have a right to another persons life. That other person being the doctor, the health care provider, and the tax payer trying so hard to be successful. The government has essentially taken control of privately owned companies and is now going to force them to provide a service to you whether you want it or not. There is even talk now about unionizing doctors.
Eventually your employer will begin laying people off to offset the cost of that government health care plan. Some will stop providing the option because it will be much cheaper for the employer to pay the penalty tax than to carry the coverage, and that is exactly what Obama wants. He wants the cost to be so high that people will be forced to obtain the insurance from the government. Eventually there will be no where else to go to for your health care but government.
The health insurance mandate upheld today by the Supreme Court will impact roughly 26 million Americans. That’s roughly 8 percent of the population according to a recent study by the Urban Institute and independent analysis by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who advised both Mitt Romney and President Obama on health care law.
Not everyone will be forced to pay out of pocket. Here’s the break down done by the Urban Institute:
– 8.1 million will be eligible for free/close-to-free insurance through expansion of Medicaid under the law.
– 10.9 million will have to purchase coverage but receive subsidies to help with premiums
– 7.3 million (2 percent of population) will not be eligible for any assistance and will simply have to buy a plan or pay the penalty.
It may be a day for celebration if you hate the idea of freedom. All you fools who still support Obama aren’t bright enough to understand what happened today. It wasn’t about health care…it was about the Federal government owning you and taking away your right to choose. You can now be taxed for not purchasing what the Federal government tells you to. There is no limit to this madness. If they require that you buy a certain type of vehicle and you choose not to, guess what, you can now be taxed for not buying it. The only way to stop this new taxation is to get Obama out of office. He must go!
If you still support Obama you are the problem, not him. You are the one to blame. That makes you my enemy and tells all of the hard working independent members of society how completely stupid you really are. Oh, and will you please keep those Obama bumper stickers on your cars so we can point you out to our children. We need for them to know who is responsible for destroying their economic future. You’re all pathetic little fools who can’t function or even make a decision on your own. Mommy government is keeping you fat off the backs of people who struggle every day trying to support their families. You pathetic little moochers. You all disgust me. -JRoycroft
- Here’s the ruling [pdf]
June 27, 2012 – Ann Coulter’s latest post-
The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on “American Idol.”
June 26, 2012 -
Barack Obama stopped by my favorite chili dog spot in Atlanta today at the Varsity, causing a major cluster fornication for downtown motorists. I’m sad to report that he didn’t choke.
READ STORY HERE
June 25, 2012 - ”The Newsroom’s” Emily Mortimer calls the Tea Party a “lunatic fringe,” and says Americans fall too easily for lies.
What? An actor said what? Imagine that, an actor calling the Tea Party a lunatic fringe and thinks Americans fall for lies.
I suppose the Hollywood crowd is the group that we normal Americans should be looking to for guidance and advice in our day to day lives.
Emily Mortimer, sorry dear but I have no idea who you are…never heard of you until today. I hope that does not offend you or hurt your little feelings. Eh!
Actors…Here we have a group of people who live their lives pretending to be someone else. These people live in a cocoon surrounded by aids. The only personal decision they make is when to do a number One or Two. And even then they probably have someone else wipe their butts for them.
Actors live their lives in a fantasy world. Their whole world is someone else’s script. They are told what to say, how to say it, when to say it, what to wear, how to look. They have someone do their hair and make up. They rely on aids to plan their every move. Nothing about these people is real. They are complete fakes from the time they wake up till the time they go to bed. They are incapable of living and coping in real life events without someone holding their hands. And this Emily Mortimer bimbo is calling the Tea Party a lunatic fringe?
Sorry Emily, but your script sucks! -JRoycroft
READ STORY HERE
June 23, 2012 - BELLEFONTE, PA – JUNE 22: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty on 45 of 48 counts in the sexual abuse trial. The former Penn State assistant football coach, who was charged with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.
Read Story HERE
June 23, 2012 -
June 22, 2012 – North Carolina – No great surprise who killed 60-year-old Zhen Bo Liu, a man who came here from China to work honestly for his money. His life snuffed out by six worthless black thugs, members of the growing culture of violence.
There’s no Barack Obama, no Jesse Jackson, no Al Sharpton, and no cries for justice. Just another innocent person murdered because a certain culture has no value on life. Mr Liu was a father whose lifeless body was found slumped in his 10-year-old Honda. He was shot in the foot and in the face. After they murdered him, they stole his food and $48 cash, took the food home, ate it and then returned to gawk at this dead fathers body. Tell me, what kind of person does this?
Look at their mug shots. Do any of these little punks appear to have any degree of remorse on their faces? Hell no they don’t. Look at their faces and see the cold and cowardly glares each has. These are examples of young thugs brought up in a society that has no concern for human life or even their own. They just go out and look for victims like ruthless animals running around in packs seeking their prey. These people are of a different breed. Just like wild rabid dogs in the night.
How many more lives will be snuffed out before the black community takes a stand against this culture of violence in America? Or do they even care? Some cities have laws banning dangerous pit bulls. Maybe the time has come to control this breed of dangerous animal. -JRoycroft
Read Story HERE
- White Mother Stabbed 50 Times And Murdered By Two Black Teen Thugs: Black Leaders Don’t Give A Damn! (theroycroftreport.com)
- 15 Year Old Hispanic Boy Beaten By 7 Black Teens (theroycroftreport.com)
- Another White Victim Of The Black Culture Of Violence (theroycroftreport.com)
- 19 Year Old White Man Attacked By Two Separate Groups Of Black Thugs (theroycroftreport.com)
- Culture Of Violence (theroycroftreport.com)
- Allen Coon : Where is Obama, Jackson, Sharpton and the Black Panther Nazi Party? (theroycroftreport.com)
- 18 Year Old Black Thug Charged With Hate Crime (theroycroftreport.com)
June 20, 2012 – If there’s one thing I don’t like – it’s being bothered by pushy little jerks. I don’t like crowds and I couldn’t care less about social events or hanging out with the masses. I like my own personal space to be free and clear of other beings. In other words, leave me the f**k alone!
In the news today we have Mr Alec Baldwin, a really great actor but a guy who I dislike simply because of his liberal politics. However when it come to those insipid little paparazzi goons, I must take sides with Baldwin and every other person who has fallen victim to their attacks.
Today we all heard about what a mean asshole Alec Baldwin was when he shoved that sissy little photographer, Marcos Santos, after leaving the marriage bureau. Cry me a damn river you little candy ass. You all spend your lives stalking your victims, shoving your cameras into their faces and pretend to believe you have some God given right to commit an assault on anyone within inches of you for the sake of that one money shot. So what if it’s your damn livelihood. Has the thought ever once crossed your inconsiderate minds that maybe, just maybe your targets have the right to self defense when you block their right of way or shove that camera into their faces? How about when you stalk their families? In as much as I personally dislike most celebrities I do however understand and side with them on the issue of personal space and privacy. When you little bitches with your cameras become equivalent to irritating little gnats flying around my face, then you have become the aggressor and also the target of whatever the f**k comes your way. You infringe on my space, you’re gonna pay for that infrigment. It’s an equal playing field out there. So shut your crying little mouths and deal with the fact that two can play your little games. You get in my face and guess what jerk, I’m getting in yours twice as damn hard.
I’m so sick and tired of seeing these little cowards crying in front of TMZ or Entertainment Tonight because some big bad celebrity pushed them while they were just attempting to do their jobs.
People have a right to some degree of personal space no matter how damn famous they think they are. They also should have the right to shove back and protect that personal space with equal force or whatever means necessary to get you the hell out of their damn way so that they can walk down a sidewalk or drive on a city street.
For every celebrity that’s ever bitch slapped a paparazzi, God bless you for that! -JRoycroft
- Alec Baldwin PUNCHES A Paparazzi PHOTOS HERE!!!! (lukewilliamsgossip.wordpress.com)
- Alec Baldwin ‘attacks’ photographer: ‘They should all be waterboarded’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Alec Baldwin defends himself after altercation with paparazzo (hollywood.com)