Since the Supreme Court ruling upholds Obamacare and the individual mandate by renaming it a “tax,” the Obama administration’s policy has been to lie and dodge all mention of the Obamatax, lest Americans catch on that the president has rasied taxes on the middle class.
On Wednesday, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius followed the president’s lead and, in a talk on Obamacare’s implications for health care and public health, mentioned virtually nothing about the Obamatax.
Speaking at George Washington University, Sebelius stressed that when it comes to healthcare, the “health and economic security of middle class families across America is really at stake.”
We agree. So why, when the health and economic status of Americans is at stake, would Congress and the President encourage bringing into law a healthcare bill that requires as many as 16,500 new IRS agents to compute the taxes embedded in the law?
Why does the law encourage establishing federal committees with new and unprecedented authority for lobbyists to target in the already isolated and corrupted bubble inside the Beltway?
Why did Sebelius tell her audience Wednesday that Obamacare received an “enormously enthusiastic response from doctors across the country” when the non-partisan Doctor Patient Medical Association recently released a survey showing that 83% of America’s doctors have considered quitting because of Obamacare?
Sebelius noted that, in Washington there is “a lot of agreement that our healthcare costs are too high… [but there has not been] a lot of action in Congress prior to [Obamacare] passing.”
But if Obamacare, and the Obamatax that the law cannot exist without, is the only action Congress can manage to muster, perhaps we are all better off waiting. At least we would then be spared the indignity of being actively deceived by our President and his Secretaries.