Obama solicitor general: “If you don’t like mandate, earn less money”

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Obama solicitor general: If you don’t like mandate, earn less money
By: Philip Klein 06/02/11 12:52 PM
Senior editorial writer Follow Him @Philipaklein Washington Examiner

President Obama’s solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn’t like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money.

Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general, made the argument under questioning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, which was considering an appeal by the Thomas More Law Center. (Listen to oral arguments here.) The three-judge panel, which was comprised of two Republican-appointed judges and a Democratic-appointed judge, expressed more skepticism about the government’s defense of the health care law than the Fourth Circuit panel that heard the Virginia-based Obamacare challenge last month in Richmond. The Fourth Circuit panel was made up entirely of Democrats, and two of the judges were appointed by Obama himself.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/06/obama-solicitor-general-if-you-dont-mandate-earn-less-money#ixzz1OAbEG7ci

14 Comments

  1. “President Obama is already well on the way to seeing that we make less money, and keep less of what we do make.”

    Now be honest, Dana, we’ve been making less money since Reagan, since your ilk has been busy shifting income and wealth upwards ever since, while enticing the middle and poor into taking on more debt, a mistake in judgment by the latter as well.

    Now the near zero interest rates are further enriching many of these fat cats, as can be seen by the huge corporate profits, profits that have not translated into expansion and the creation of more jobs. Why do so; they get richer by doing what they are doing, to hell with their home country! And why do so; it would make Obama look good!

  2. Perry, where in the Constitution does it say the government can FORCE you to buy health insurance???

  3. Perry, that the big question. In part of the Constitution does it say the Government can force you to buy anything you either don’t want or need. If that’s the Government you want, then move to Cuba where health care is great according to Michael Moore, move to Canada or England where health care is rationed.

  4. “Perry, where in the Constitution does it say the government can FORCE you to buy health insurance???”

    Eric, where in the Constitution does it say that the government can FORCE you to buy car insurance???

    This health insurance mandate feature will undoubtedly come before the Supreme Court, which I predict will then overturn the mandate on political ideological grounds. In my mind, it will be like Bush v Gore and Citizens’ United, showing that the current SCOTUS makes some important decisions based on politics, just one more indication of a government corrupted by money from corporations and the wealthy elite.

  5. “Perry, that the big question. In part of the Constitution does it say the Government can force you to buy anything you either don’t want or need. If that’s the Government you want, then move to Cuba where health care is great according to Michael Moore, move to Canada or England where health care is rationed.”

    How silly!

    Yorkshire, I think you will appreciate both your Social Security check and your Medicare insurance coverage, into which you were “forced” to contribute throughout your employment career. Tell me I’m wrong!

  6. Eric, where in the Constitution does it say that the government can FORCE you to buy car insurance???

    It doesn’t. That is a state function. Besides, you don’t have to own a car, but it’s pretty hard to stop existing.

  7. Perry says:
    3 June 2011 at 18:19
    “Perry, that the big question. In part of the Constitution does it say the Government can force you to buy anything you either don’t want or need. If that’s the Government you want, then move to Cuba where health care is great according to Michael Moore, move to Canada or England where health care is rationed.”

    How silly!

    Yorkshire, I think you will appreciate both your Social Security check and your Medicare insurance coverage, into which you were “forced” to contribute throughout your employment career. Tell me I’m wrong!

    Well Perry, you’re wrong. For the last 32 years, 10 months, and 28 days I have $0.00 towards Social Security. I worked for the Feds under the Civil Service Retirement System where I paid 7% of my salary for retirement. That changed in 1984 for New Employees that paid SS. Those under CSRS had the option of staying in CSRS or move to the new plan. I stayed. The new plan pays into SS. Now Railroad employees have a different system, and local Governments can opt out of collecting SS if they have a plan like CSRS. I think the City of Houston took that option.

  8. This health insurance mandate feature will undoubtedly come before the Supreme Court, which I predict will then overturn the mandate on political ideological grounds. In my mind, it will be like Bush v Gore and Citizens’ United, showing that the current SCOTUS makes some important decisions based on politic

    Interesting how any decision that goes the way you don’t like is “Partisan” and “Ideological”. Presumably the decisions that go the way you DO like are also partisan and ideological?

  9. Oh, and PS, you never DID answer my question: Perry, where in the Constitution does it say the government can FORCE you to buy health insurance???

  10. Eric says:
    3 June 2011 at 19:25
    Oh, and PS, you never DID answer my question: Perry, where in the Constitution does it say the government can FORCE you to buy health insurance???

    He won’t, and can’t.

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