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Obama to Americans : individual health insurance mandate IS NOT a tax. Obama to the court

In order to protect the new national health care law from legal challenges, the Obama administration has been forced to argue that the individual mandate represents a tax -- even though Obama himself argued the exact opposite while campaigning to pass the legislation. Late last night, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the Florida-based lawsuit against the health care law, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that the State of Florida and fellow plaintiffs haven't presented a claim for which the court can grant relief. To bolster its case, the DOJ cited the Anti-Injunction Act, which restricts courts from interfering with the government's ability to collect taxes. The Act, according to a DOJ memo supporting the motion to dismiss, says that "no suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any person, whether or not such person is the person against whom such tax was assessed." The me

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During the worst recession since the Great Depression Obama has forced (unaffordable) health insurance, new taxes and regulatory costs on U.S. citizens and businesses that will inhibit investment and hiring of new employees for years. Obama has forced heath insurance costs on Americans that will prevent millions of self-employed middle class home buyers from qualifying for home mortgages; yet qualified home buyers are desperately needed in this recession to support and stabilize home values that secure trillions in bank-held mortgages so banks don’t fail. Assuming Obama’s intention is to help the U.S. economy, it appears he is doing most everything one would do to destroy it.


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