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    Wink Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase

    Liar, Liar. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and looks like a duck.....


    Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase - Yahoo! News


    Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase
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    WASHINGTON 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."

    "What it's saying is, is that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore," said Obama. "Right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase."

    Obama faces an enormous political and communications challenge in selling his health care plan as Congress debates how to pay for it all.

    He told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he will keep his pledge not to raise taxes on families earning up to $250,000, and that much of the final bill hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years can be achieved from savings within the current system. Coming up with the rest remains a key legislative obstacle.

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said there is no way Obama can achieve his goals without raising taxes.

    "He has to. How else do you pay for it?" he told CBS.

    Obama put his support behind the idea of taxing employers that offer high-cost insurance plans.

    "I do think that giving a disincentive to insurance companies to offer Cadillac plans that don't make people healthier is part of the way that we're going to bring down health care costs for everybody over the long term," Obama said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Obama's network interviews were taped Friday at the White House. He became the first president to appear on five Sunday network shows in the same morning, an extraordinary effort to build public support for his top domestic priority.

    The goal is to expand and improve health insurance coverage and rein in long-term costs.

    Yet despite so many weeks of speeches, town halls and interviews, Obama said he has found it difficult at times to make a complex topic clear and relevant.

    "I've tried to keep it digestible," Obama said. "It's very hard for people to get their arms around it. And that's been a case where I have been humbled and I just keep on trying harder."

    Obama told Univision's "Al Punto" ("To the Point") that the strong opposition to his plan is part of a political strategy.

    "Well, part of it is ... that the opposition has made a decision," he said. "They are just not going to support anything, for political reasons."

    Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Obama doesn't understand Republicans' opposition.

    "I don't know anybody in my Republican conference in the Senate who's in favor of doing nothing on health care," McConnell said. "We obviously have a cost problem and we have an access problem."

    But he told CNN's "State of the Union" that the Democrats' plan is simply too rushed.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Obama has ignored grave concerns over his plan and his media blitz won't change that.

    "The president is selling something that people, quite frankly, are not buying," Graham told NBC's "Meet the Press."

    "He's been on everything but the Food Channel," he added.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Liar, Liar. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and looks like a duck.....


    Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase - Yahoo! News


    Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase
    AP


    WASHINGTON – 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."

    "What it's saying is, is that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore," said Obama. "Right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase."

    Obama faces an enormous political and communications challenge in selling his health care plan as Congress debates how to pay for it all.

    He told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he will keep his pledge not to raise taxes on families earning up to $250,000, and that much of the final bill — hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years — can be achieved from savings within the current system. Coming up with the rest remains a key legislative obstacle.

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said there is no way Obama can achieve his goals without raising taxes.

    "He has to. How else do you pay for it?" he told CBS.

    Obama put his support behind the idea of taxing employers that offer high-cost insurance plans.

    "I do think that giving a disincentive to insurance companies to offer Cadillac plans that don't make people healthier is part of the way that we're going to bring down health care costs for everybody over the long term," Obama said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Obama's network interviews were taped Friday at the White House. He became the first president to appear on five Sunday network shows in the same morning, an extraordinary effort to build public support for his top domestic priority.

    The goal is to expand and improve health insurance coverage and rein in long-term costs.

    Yet despite so many weeks of speeches, town halls and interviews, Obama said he has found it difficult at times to make a complex topic clear and relevant.

    "I've tried to keep it digestible," Obama said. "It's very hard for people to get their arms around it. And that's been a case where I have been humbled and I just keep on trying harder."

    Obama told Univision's "Al Punto" ("To the Point") that the strong opposition to his plan is part of a political strategy.

    "Well, part of it is ... that the opposition has made a decision," he said. "They are just not going to support anything, for political reasons."

    Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Obama doesn't understand Republicans' opposition.

    "I don't know anybody in my Republican conference in the Senate who's in favor of doing nothing on health care," McConnell said. "We obviously have a cost problem and we have an access problem."

    But he told CNN's "State of the Union" that the Democrats' plan is simply too rushed.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Obama has ignored grave concerns over his plan and his media blitz won't change that.

    "The president is selling something that people, quite frankly, are not buying," Graham told NBC's "Meet the Press."

    "He's been on everything but the Food Channel," he added.
    Obama lies like a mattress on a bed...

    President Obama Lies Again On Sunday Shows–Breaks No New Tax Promise–Compulsory Health Insurance Is A Tax Increase–Cut The Weasel Words Mr. President! Pronk Palisades

    In the recent words of a great patriot "YOU LIE"! ...
    Again...

    Very interesting that Fox News has the market share and has more listeners then the 5 other media outlets combined that Obummer gave interviews this weekend...

    Guess we can take Prince Harry Reid on his word that IF they don't get 60 votes in the Senate, they will ram it down our throats with the nuclear option...

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    That's funny cause the last story I read last week said that after cuts from other government programs there would still be a shortage of 350 billion. Of that about 10 billion would come from new fees that insurers, labs, drug makers, and medical equipment manufacturers would be forced to pay. That leaving about 340 billion for tax payers to pick up........

    Sooooooo I say..... You lie

    Oh crap I just disagreed with the president I guess that makes me racist.
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    The numbers simply don't add up. Obama is completing the work of FDR (Social Security) and LBJ (Medicare and the Great Society) by trying to ram down our throats another expensive social program that can only be funded through an increase in taxes. If this passes, 20 years from now there won't be any rich people left for him to tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    The numbers simply don't add up. Obama is completing the work of FDR (Social Security) and LBJ (Medicare and the Great Society) by trying to ram down our throats another expensive social program that can only be funded through an increase in taxes. If this passes, 20 years from now there won't be any rich people left for him to tax.
    Heck, 20 years from now there may not be any middle class left. We will all be surfs.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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