When is a tax increase not a tax increase?

When Obama says it isn’t, that’s when. In Obama’s new order, you will be mandated to purchase health insurance whether you believe you need it or not. If you don’t buy insurance, the IRS will forcibly collect funds from you to cover your insurance.

Let’s review.

1) If you don’t pay for health insurance now, you keep your money.

2) In the future, if you don’t buy health insurance, the IRS collects additional funds from you. This is money you pay to the IRS that that you don’t pay today.

Obama says being required to send a check with more of your money to the IRS is not a tax increase.

President Barack Obama says requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they don’t would not amount to a backhanded tax increase.

“I absolutely reject that notion,” the president said. Blanketing most of the Sunday TV news shows, Obama defended his proposed health care overhaul, including a key point of the various health care bills on Capitol Hill: mandating that people get health insurance to share the cost burden fairly among all. Those who failed to get coverage would face financial penalties.

Obama said other elements of the plan would make insurance affordable for people, from a new comparison-shopping “exchange” to tax credits.

Telling people to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase, Obama told ABC’s “This Week.”

The Audacity of Bullshit is getting too deep for even the MSM. George Stephanopoulos calls Obama out on the spin and Obama, in turn, subjects Stephanopouos’s to a significant increase in RPM.

The cowbell is ringing furiously today.

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9 Responses to When is a tax increase not a tax increase?

  1. James says:

    People will tolerate any lie as long as they are getting “free” stuff.
    Why else would having a blatant liar in charge be acceptable?

  2. Notamobster says:

    “George Stephanopoulos calls Obama out on the spin and Obama, in turn, subjects Stephanopoulos to a significant increase in RPM.”

    HAHAHAHA!!!!! I love the way your brain works, Sir!

    The thing he doesn’t take into account (or maybe he does, and is counting on it) is the fact that the chronically unemployed (lazy, good-for-nothing, useless eaters) won’t be affected, as they don’t pay taxes to begin with. Thus, they won’t be fined, because they have no tax with holdings to draw from. Come to think of it… theirs will be free insurance anyway. Shit! If they can’t charge $10 to register to vote, because it disproportionately affects minorities, then they won’t be able to fine them, either!

    Shit!

  3. jacksonsdad says:

    Lots of things “disproportionately affect minorities” don’t they Notamobster….

    Like absent “baby-daddys” and felonies just to name a coulple. How ’bout that new cigarette tax? Price of cigs had almost doubled in 6 month…..I wonder what “proportion” of the $250,000+ crowd that affects.

    I wonder what the statistics are on minorities income-to-car-payment ratio? I mean, if we’re gonna insinuate that minorities are poorer then we should make sure that they are at least attempting to live within their means.

    Every time I drive past the “Gubmint Housing Complex” (what Elvis called “The Ghetto”) I am amazed at the fine automobiles in the parking lot.

    “Boomin’ systems” and “spinner rims” but not a dime for rent. What a Country!!

    btw…the “Gubmint Housing Complex” got a makeover a coupla years ago and let me tell you…..dems sum phat cribs now! Ya’ feel me? ;-P

  4. notamobster says:

    You apparently didn’t see my anecdote about the fourth of July call I received (police officer).

    The woman called because her 14 yr old daughter “stepped off the porch”. Being under house arrest (2 of her 6 kids were under house arrest), the daughter was not allowed to leave the front porch. Mom didn’t want to take my advice and spank the child, so in typical liberal fashion, she asked someone else to do her work.

    When I pulled up to her government home, I noticed a brand-spanking-new car in the drive. Upon entering the residence, I couldn’t help being gobsmacked by the 82″ Mitsubishi, 3-D LCD tv and home theatre system. Now, government housing isn’t as spacious as it should be, so the tele was sitting about 4 feet from the couch – (about a $4,000 leather sectional). The electronics in the living room cost about $12 grand! (not counting the sweet electronic monitoring systems, paid for by you and I)

    “sum phat cribs” indeed.

  5. CitizenJoe says:

    If 50 million people cant afford health insurance now, how are they going to afford it when the government takes over? Is the IRS going to take it out of their welfare check?

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Joe: The government is going to credit it back to the poor. This is a tax increase on middle class people who opt out of buying health insurance because, you know, it is a free country.

    Don’t worry about the slack asses. The government will make sure they keep getting goodies for free.

    The problem the government has is that their aren’t enough rich people to tax to pay for bread and circuses for the slack asses. Therefore, the Bamster has to tax the middle class. He has to be tricky, however, since he said he wouldn’t do it.

  7. jacksonsdad says:

    yup. that’s what he said. Hell, he had the audacity to say we’d “actually see a tax cut.” WOW!!! Hubris is a fascinating thing.

    He remembers, as we all do, what BJ Clinton did to Bush Sr. and knows he can’t repeat that mistake. Looks to me like he already has. Buncha idiots.

    I still say the best clip to pound them with (when the time comes) is the “speed-reader” fiasco. Dumbass dims took a dump in front of God and everybody. So much for “the majestic chamber”, huh?

    Yeah notamobster, I used to see quite a bit. Back when I was a painter we landed a big job to paint a housing project. A couple of thousand units. I wouldn’t say “most” but I would say “a bunch” of them had “phat kwipment” and lotsa bling too.

    Several of them were drug dealers and prolly had more money than Brinks….livin’ in gov’t housing… cuz they got no income and besides that it keeps ’em close to their peeps.

  8. R.D. Walker says:

    Heh.

    A proposed requirement that all Americans buy health insurance does in fact include a “tax” increase, according to the Senate — even though President Obama insisted Sunday that it “absolutely” does not.

    Obama gave ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos a stern talking-to Sunday for suggesting that the mandate to buy health insurance would amount to a tax. He even taunted the host for citing the dictionary definition of “tax” to make his point.

    “The fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now,” Obama said.

    But the language of the health care reform plan proposed by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., explicitly labels the penalty attached to the mandate as an “excise tax.”

    Penalties for failing to obtain coverage would range from $750 to $3,800 under the plan. This is addressed in a section labeled: “Excise Tax.”

    “The excise tax would apply for any period for which the individual is not covered by a health insurance plan with the minimum required benefit,”
    the Baucus plan says.

  9. James says:

    Taxes on the middle class have always been the plan. The strategy being to drain their wealth and destroy their independence while offering government dependence. The socialists want them all in the fold.

    It’s not much different than how labor unions treat independents who simply want to work, i.e. “scabs.”
    Coercion, fraud, threats of violence, property destruction…

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