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Congressman Gosar on Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling: “If it walks like a tax, talks like a tax, and quacks like a tax, the Supreme Court will tell us it’s a tax”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2012
CONTACT: Apryl Marie Fogel
Congressman Gosar on Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling:
“If it walks like a tax, talks like a tax, and quacks like a tax, the Supreme Court will tell us it’s a tax”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold President Obama’s nationalization of our country’s private health care system. The constitutionality of the law was challenged on several grounds, including its justification grounded under the Commerce Clause. The Court ruled that the Commerce Clause would not support such a broad federal power grab, but, the Court also ruled that Congress had the power to nationalize healthcare under the taxing powers.
“When Obamacare was sold to the American public by Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and other Democrats, they essentially lied to the public and said it was not a tax. However, in order to pay for this monstrous government takeover, taxes were imposed in a variety of ways, including through the individual mandate that required everyone to buy government insurance or pay penalties. Today, the Court said Congress can impose new taxes and that the individual mandate is constitutional as a new tax. In short, if it walks like a tax, talks like a tax, and quacks like a tax, the Supreme Court will tell us it’s a tax. And so it did.”
Gosar continued, “Hard working American people already suffer under a crushing weight of taxes. The last thing they need is yet more taxes. This is what Obamacare is, however, and I will not rest until this excessive and wasteful tax is repealed.”
“Americans stand resolved that this legislation will spell the ruin of health care in this country by driving up taxes, increasing health care costs as well as weakening the physician patient relationship with bureaucratic interference,” Dr. Gosar, stated.
“As a healthcare provider, I remain confident that the best solution is a full repeal of this costly burdensome legislation which will hurt patients by undermining access to quality care while adding billions to our deficit. I will continue to advocate for stronger, smarter and more cost effective measures to solve our nation’s healthcare crisis without government interference. We must remember that the driving force for all healthcare reform should be a patient centered and patient friendly system.”
The U.S. Supreme Court decision can be found here.
Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. is a member of the GOP Doctor’s Caucus and has been a healthcare provider for over 25 years. Congressman Gosar has voted for the full repeal, partial repeal, or partial defunding of Obamacare 28 times.