As the debate over ObamaCare raged, President Obama strenuously denounced the charge that the mandate (requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine) was a tax during an interview with George Stephanopoulos.
Now that several states, including Virginia and Missouri, are fighting back, however, the Obama administration has changed its tune in court.
According to The New York Times, “In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is ‘a valid exercise’ of Congress’s power to impose taxes.” (“Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax,” Robert Pear, The New York Times, July 16, 2010)
Finally, the administration has conceded what the freedom movement has been warning Americans about all along: the mandate is nothing more than another way to reach into our pockets.
ObamaCare wasn’t about reforming health care… it was about grabbing even more POWER and forcing us to submit to their agenda.
Big Government will grow even bigger as the IRS alone could hire thousands of new employees to “ensure compliance” with the mandate.
Even worse, the IRS may diminish or completely withhold your tax refund unless you either carry Obama-approved health insurance or pony up more of your money to cover the fine.
And the power of politicians and bureaucrats will expand dramatically as they FORCE U.S. citizens to buy insurance as a condition of citizenship and seize unprecedented control over American health care and businesses of every size.
That is… unless everyone who loves liberty stands up and FIGHTS BACK.
Once again, the Champion of the Constitution is leading the way.
To combat this new tax and defend our health freedoms, Congressman Ron Paul has introduced H.R. 4995, the End the Mandate Act, which would completely REPEAL ObamaCare’s mandate on citizens and businesses.
Failing to carry Obama-approved health insurance could cost households and businesses thousands of dollars.
If you agree that we can’t let this stand, won’t you please sign the first page of Congressman Ron Paul’s END THE MANDATE Act (H.R. 4995)?
I can tell you, your signed copy of the bill — and those from millions of others all over the country — will make an enormous impact.
The statists in Congress believe they’ve beaten YOU.
After all, the politicians saw the polls. They knew they weren’t doing the “will of the people” when they rammed ObamaCare into law.
But they think they’ll get away with it anyway.
They hope you’ll give in to discouragement and stop paying attention to politics.
This is our chance to prove to them we’re not going anywhere – no matter what they throw at us – until we’ve reclaimed our Republic and restored our Constitution.
But to really make an impact and End the Mandate, C4L will need to contact and mobilize millions of Americans in support of Ron Paul’s H.R. 4995.
Your support of sound money made Audit the Fed a mainstream issue eventually supported by 80% of Americans.
We now have another opportunity to advance a key issue. As more people realize how what’s buried in ObamaCare affects them, they’re looking for real answers to address our nation’s health care crisis.
Campaign for Liberty members know the solutions can be found in our message of health freedom.
But only your continued generous support enables us to spread this message and fight ObamaCare on all fronts.
After signing your petition, please consider chipping in a contribution of $10 toward C4L’s efforts to End the Mandate and fight for health freedom.
I know times are tough, but unlike the federal government, C4L can’t print money when it wants to take action. Only your generous support allows us to stay at the forefront of the battle to restore the Constitution.
Several states are standing up to say “NO” to ObamaCare’s health insurance mandate.
The outcome of their court cases could dramatically tip the scales back in favor of limited government and state sovereignty… or guarantee the federal government is empowered like never before to further invade our lives.
It’s imperative we take a firm stand against the mandate and bring even more concerned citizens into our movement right away.
Please, sign our petition in support of Congressman Ron Paul’s H.R. 4995, and if you are able, consider chipping in a contribution of $10 towards Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to End the Mandate !
P.S. Now that ObamaCare has been rammed into law, the statists think they can get away with admitting the ObamaCare mandate is a tax.
ObamaCare had nothing to do with reforming health care and will only expand the power and reach of government. Now is our opportunity to advance the message of freedom and liberty by Ending the Mandate!
Click on the image below to sign our petition in support of Congressman Ron Paul’s H.R. 4995, and if you are able, considering chipping in a contribution of $10, or whatever you can afford toward Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to End the Mandate!